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NEWS RELEASE  -June 1st, we are moving to Stage 3-where you can get books and other materials by appointment, curbside delivery.

Starting June 1st, the Roanoke Public Library will deliver to your car your holds by appointment. 
Once you are contacted by an automated phone call that your holds are ready for pick-up, call the Library at 260-672-2989 during our regular open hours for an appointment time. Once you have arrived at the Library at your appointment time, call us at 260-672-2989 to let us know of your arrival and we will bring your items to your car.
Holds can be placed above, click on the catalog tab, search for the items you want and place them on hold. 
You will need your library card’s barcode and password to successfully place a hold. When they are available at the Roanoke Public Library, you will receive the automated phone call telling you your holds are ready for pick-up at that time please follow the above instructions.
If you do not have access to the Internet or have issues with placing a hold, call the library staff at 260-672-2989 and we will assist you.

Roanoke Public Library Board and Staff

Continuing Services

  • Will be offering to allow the public inside to use Library’s computers for work, job hunt, obtaining social services or school assignments by appointment only (call 260-672-2989). Precautions will be taken such as

    • covering the keyboard with plastic seal, changed after each visitor

    • enclosing the mice in plastic bags, changed after each visitor

    • spacing appointments out so no contact with other visitors

    • staff wearing masks and possibly gloves

    • requesting visitors wear masks

    • cleaning/sanitizing after each visitor

  • To see Library Safeguards, click here.

  • Will be offering to fax and/or print your documents sent to director’s email (director@roanoke.lib.in.us) that can be picked up at library by appointment.

  • Or you can call (260-672-2989) or email (director@roanoke.lib.in.us) with other requests as we will plan to be here most regular library hours.

  • Dropbox will be opened but nothing is due till June 30th or after.

Remember there are eBooks, eAudio and other resources available here. If you wish to take advantage of these services, but don’t have a Roanoke Public Library card, contact the library by email or phone to set up an appointment to get one.

Please check our website (www.roanoke.lib.in.us ), social media and door signs for any further updates as the situation changes rapidly.

Plant, Sow, Read & Grow logoWe are planning a “grab & go” summer reading program. For more information and to register, click here.



NOTE: no library cards will expire until June 30.

NOTE: no items are due until June 30th (at this time, may be extended more.)

NOTE: NO Late fees will be assessed until 2 weeks after full re-opening (hoping for end of May or beginning of June) or June 30th which ever is later.

NOTE: There are free books and magazines on the porch in front of the Library.  We ask that you please keep all the books you don’t want in the box so that others may benefit also!

coronavirus clipartList of free books about Coronavirus for kids: https://nycdoe.libguides.com/COVID-19ebooks/free


Census 2020 logoThe Census is happening now. Wednesday, April 1 is Census Day. The data collected by the Census Bureau impacts how we respond to pandemics like the current one. It’s important that Hoosiers are counted. 

  • Resource page for common questions about the 2020 Census, fraud prevention tips, and additional tools for those encouraging participation in the census.
  •  Fill out the census safely from your home online at https://my2020census.gov/, by phone at at 1-844-330-2020, or by mail.
  • Please visit the Census in Indiana website for updates and additional outreach resources.
  • If you have questions about the 2020 Census or need assistance with 2020 Census outreach, please contact the Indiana State Data Center.

Kid ResourcesHere is a great list of resources . 

These are different things you can do while you are stuck at home that are educational and fun. You can get them all online.  Let me know if you have issues.

Coronavirus ResourcesFor Covid-19 Coronavirus information: https://roanoke.lib.in.us/covid-19-information/

tax helpFor organization that help with filling out your income tax, click here

Gales Courses came on July 1, 2018 to the Roanoke Public Library’s Patrons-see the tab at the top of this page to be connected to this new learning tool or click Gale Courses!

Gale Courses Promotional Material

Gale Courses Promotional Material


“Roanoke Public Library Renovation: from dirt floors to grand openings”….

ABCmouse.com logo saying available free at our library! with books, games, puzzles, art activities, songs and more!ABCmouse.com For Kids Learning

ABCmouse.com: With 5,000+ Interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-7+) . From Age of Learning, Inc


Basic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum. Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation. Click on Basic ESL to begin. No computer experience is necessary. At the website, click on “Instant Access” to enter without registering.

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ReferenceUSA is the number 1 source of information on businesses and people for small business owners, marketing professionals, researchers and job seekers.  ReferenceUSA helps user create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people.

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