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In-House Services

The Kewanee Public Library offers a variety of in-house services. All of our services are free of cost, though donations are always appreciated.
Faxing
Laminating
Copying
Disc Cleaning
Printing
Scanning
Notary
Books for Babies
Text Messaging
Test Proctoring
Automatically Yours
Voter Registration

Faxing

Patrons may stop by the Circulation Desk on the main floor to send or receive faxes. If you plan to receive a fax, we do ask that you notify us beforehand, so that we know to set it aside for you.

Laminating

The library offers a drop-off laminating service. Bring your materials to be laminated to the Circulation Desk on the main floor. Library staff will call you when your items are ready to be picked up.

If you have a small item and staff allows, we may be able to use our non-heat laminator to laminate your item with no wait time.

Copying

There are self-service, black and white copy machines located on the main floor and the lower level of the library. If you need a color copy, please ask at the Circulation desk on the main floor for assistance.

Disc Cleaning

The library offers a disc cleaning service. If you have DVDs, CDs, or video games discs that have scratches on them we can run them through our cleaning machine. We cannot guarantee that the item will work after cleaning but do have a good success rate with our own materials.

Printing

Each public computer in the library is connected to our printers and allows access to both black and white printing and color printing.

If you need to print from your own device, a wireless printer is located on the main floor across from the Circulation Desk.

Public Computers and WiFi information

Scanning

The Adult Computer Lab also offers use of a scanner; if you would like to scan documents, ask at the service desk on the lower level for assistance.
Public Computers and WiFi information

Notary

We have several staff members throughout the building that are registered notaries and offer our services free of charge. While we do have several Notary Publics on staff, we ask that you call ahead of time to make sure that a notary is in the building and available to notarize.

Anyone requesting notarization must provide the completed, but unsigned document to be notarized, a witness or witnesses if required by the document, as well as a valid, unexpired state, federal, or government ID that features their signature and photo.

As deeds, mortgages or other real estate closing documents can require technical or legal knowledge beyond the scope of our knowledge, we cannot notarize those items, nor can we provide any legal or professional advice in regards to documents being notarized.

Illinois law requires that the notary and person requesting notarization be able to communicate directly with each other, and we are, therefore, unable to notarize documents in languages which we are not fluent.
If you have further questions regarding our notary services, you can contact us at 309-852-4505 or consult the Illinois Notary Public Handbook linked below.

Books for Babies

If you or someone you know lives in the areas served by the Kewanee Public Library District and the Neponset Public Library and has had a child within the last year, the baby is eligible to get a free book with a commemorative book plate featuring their name and birthdate!

To get started, fill out the form at either library and return it to your home library.

Check with your library for details.

Text Messaging

The library offers two separate text messaging services, one to send library notices straight to your mobile device, Shoutbomb, and one, the KPL text list, to keep you up to date on the programs that we are offering to the community.

ShoutBomb - Account Notifications

Shoutbomb registration gives you access to text notifications about holds to pick up, items that are due soon, and overdue items.  Once you’ve signed up for the service, item renewal will be right at your fingertips. 

Instructions on how to sign-up and use this service are in the brochure below; if you have any problems, stop by any of our service desks to ask for help.

Once you have signed up, please notify the library, so that we may update your contact information in our system.

KPL Text List - Program Notifications

Worried that you’ll miss out on one of our programs? Sign up for the KPL Text List to immediately begin receiving texts announcing upcoming programs. We promise not to bombard you with texts, but we will be sure to keep you in the loop. For more details on how to sign-up, check out the text list flyer below.

Test Proctoring

As part of our commitment to life-long learning, the Kewanee Public Library provides free test proctoring for written or online exams during regular library hours. Procedure
  1. All proctoring must be pre-arranged with the Library Director before having an examination sent to us by the testing institution.  
  2. We require the student’s name, contact information, and the name of the testing institution at the time that arrangements are being made. 
  3. If the testing institution requires proctor information, the student is responsible for providing those forms to the library and arranging for any tests to be sent to the library contact. 
  4.  Once we’ve received your test, we will call you to set up a time for you to take the exam. 
While we do offer proctoring services, the library does not stock copies for real estate continuing education. If you have further questions, call us at 309.852.4505 or click the link below to read our test proctoring policy.

Automatically Yours

Interested in getting the latest titles from your favorite authors as they come out? Sign-up for our Automatically Yours program. Once you’ve signed up and returned the author selection form to the Circulation desk on the Main floor, we will automatically place you on a holds list for new books by the authors you have selected.

The Automatically Yours program is on a first-come, first-served basis, so we cannot guarantee how close to the top of the holds list that you will be.

Ask at the Circulation Desk on the main floor for an Automatically Yours form or download a copy of the form from the link below.

Voter Registration

We have library staff trained as “Deputy Registrars,” who are authorized by Henry County to assist you in registering to vote.  We do ask that you call ahead when possible to ensure that a Deputy Registrar is here to help you.

Requirements

  • be a US citizen,
  • be at least 17 years of age on or before the date of the Primary Election and turn 18 on or before the date of a General or Consolidated Election Day,
  • reside in the precinct in which you are registering for at least 30 days before Election Day.

 

Documents Needed

the state of Illinois does require that you provide two forms of identification, one of which must show your current address.


Time Frame

Registration is open year-round with two exceptions:

  1.  You cannot register to vote during the 28-day period just prior to an election.
  2. You cannot register to vote during the 2-day period directly following an election.

While the state of Illinois does allow “Grace Period” registrations up to an election day, those must be completed at the Henry County Courthouse as you will vote immediately after registering.

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