Mundelein's Fremont Public Library to reopen Monday with new safety rules

  • Mundelein's Fremont Public Library will reopen to the public Monday.

    Mundelein's Fremont Public Library will reopen to the public Monday. Russell Lissau | Staff Photographer, 2016

Updated 7/3/2020 6:37 PM

With Mundelein's Fremont Public Library set to reopen to the public Monday after months of inactivity, officials have finalized new procedures to keep patrons and employees safe.

Anyone at least 2 years old must wear a mask inside the building, 1170 N. Midlothian Road. As supplies last, masks or face shields will be available for people who need them.


Social distancing will be enforced. Plastic barriers will be placed at staff desks to separate employees from patrons.


• No eating will be allowed in the building. Instead, use picnic tables and benches near the front entrance.

• Seating will be limited and spaced out more than usual.

• Study rooms and meeting rooms will be unavailable.

• No live programs will be held.

• All returned items will be quarantined for seven days.

•Anyone younger than 13 must remain with a caregiver at least that old.

And if you're feeling sick, please don't enter the building. Curbside pickup service still will be offered.

Fremont's operating hours will be reduced, too. The library will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information, call (847) 566-8702 or visit

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