Help for Parents

Resources and Links for Parents during the Covid-19 Epidemic

We know it's a challenging time to be a parent, and we're here to help! Follow us on Facebook for virtual story time, and the latest information.

If you need help feeding your children while they are not in school, most school districts locally are providing bagged lunches for pick up. Please contact your local district for information, but for McHenry School District 15, this is the current information:

Additional community resources for food can be found here:

Food Pantries


The Covid-19 Epidemic

Advice For Patrons

We know it's a confusing time, and one thing the library has always offered is information, we're here to help! Below please find some links regarding information on the Covid-19 epidemic, the upcoming stimulus checks, and when we can expect things to get back to (somewhat) normal.


Illinois Dept. Of Health Covid-19 Updates

CDC Information on Covid-19

Chicago Tribune Covid-19 Updates

Information Regarding Stimulus Checks



Hours and Location


The library is currently closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Please continue to check our website and Facebook pages for the latest updates.



Find us at:

813 IL-120 

McHenry, IL 60051

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