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Face Masks are Required at Libraries
Face masks will be required for all patrons and staff of the Newton County Public Library beginning Monday, July 27th, 2020.
Patrons 8 years of age or older must wear face masks to enter the Library. The Libraries will have a few masks for patrons that do not have them.
According to the Mayo Clinic, face masks, combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has extended his mandate for facemask use into March of 2021.
The Newton County Public Library Staff and Board thank you for your understanding and support as we move forward in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
NCPL Moves to Controlled Phase 6 of COVID-19 Response
Newton County Public Library system is pleased to announce that we are beginning a controlled introduction of Phase 6 of our COVID-19 response plan on Saturday, March 13th, 2021.
We will begin with book sales at each location, beginning Saturday, March 13th, and ending on Saturday, March 20th. All visitors must wear masks, and maintain appropriate social distancing.
On Monday, March 29th the community rooms at Lake Village, Morocco and Roselawn Libraries will be available for modified Library and public use as stated in the Addendum to the Community Room Use Policy. This means:
· Only one use per day is permitted. Our rooms will only be available for one use each day to allow staff to wipe down tables, chairs, door handles and countertops.
· Indoor Library programs will be strictly limited to 12 participants.
· Community gatherings for clubs and organizations will be strictly limited to 30 participants.
· All users, whether Library or Community, must wear masks and follow public health mandates. Hand sanitizer is provided.
· Community use will be permitted from 10 AM to 11 AM, Monday through Saturday.
· Should our communities experience a resurgence of COVID-19 the Library may cancel scheduled use.
Visit your branch of the Newton County Public Library to schedule community room use, ask questions, or learn more.
Thank you for your patience as we keep moving toward normal operations.
Register online for Evergreen Indiana Library Card
If you do not have an Evergreen Indiana Library card, and you want to use our electronic books, magazines, or downloadable audiobooks, you may register online for a card.
Staff will review your request, finalize it, and approve it. You will be mailed your Evergreen Indiana library card and Personal Identification Number (PIN) so that you may take advantage of our great selection of materials in downloadable format.
Newton County Public Library is committed to helping our communities work through this difficult time.
Newton County Public Library is proud to be an Evergreen Indiana Library - Evergreen Indiana is a growing consortium of more than 100 public, school and institutional libraries located throughout Indiana that use the Evergreen ILS. Patrons of member libraries can use their Evergreen Indiana library card to view the catalogs and borrow materials from the other member libraries, and are always welcome to visit member libraries.
The Indiana Digital Consortium is our consortium's online presence at OverDrive. The consortium is comprised of more than 100 public libraries across Indiana that are pooling funds to purchase digital content for their patrons. If Newton County Public Library is your home library you are welcome to checkout Ebooks/audiobooks from our collection.
The Indiana Gateway for Government Units is a data collection and transparency portal supported by the State of Indiana and Indiana University and used by thousands of local government officials, academic researchers, and taxpayers.
Gateway collects and provides access to information about how taxes and other public dollars are budgeted and spent by Indiana's local units of government.
INSPIRE is Indiana's Virtual Online Library. INSPIRE is a collection of online academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents. INSPIRE began in January 1998 as a project of the Indiana State Library, funded by a one-time development grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. Since that time, INSPIRE has been supported by the Indiana General Assembly through Build Indiana Funds and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), and through a partnerhsip with the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI).
INSPIRE includes full-text magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, full-text historic newspapers, multimedia, library catalogs, and much more.
INSPIRE is a free resource available to all Indiana residents who have Internet access. Other states may offer similar services to their own residents.