The Library building will be closed until further notice, but our digital library is open 24/7.
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Spring Challenge – Final Week

How have you been using the library from home? Share with us and you’ll be entered into a raffle to win a prize each week.  All you have to do is complete the entry form (you can complete it more than once if you’ve done multiple activities).  Each week, there will be a winner from each age group: adult, teen, and children. Adult prize is a $20 gift card from Good Earth Greenhouse. Teens and Children will get a $10 gift card from River Forest Chocolates.

Don’t have a library card?

While the library may have the doors closed, we are still here to serve you! You can now register for an online-only library card that will grant you access to the library’s eBooks, eAudiobooks, streaming services, and research databases. Learn more. 

Already have a library card? No need to register, just use your library card to access your library’s electronic resources. If you are having trouble logging in, email

Social (Distance) Stitching on Zoom

Wednesday, 5/27, 11 AM

Do you enjoy knitting, crochet, cross-stitching, or sewing? Then join us virtually to socialize on Zoom while you stitch! Registered participants will be sent a link to join the event the day of the program.

Virtual Book Club

Discussion on Zoom, May 28, 7 PM

We invite you to read the book The Revisioners by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton and then join us for a live Zoom discussion. This title is instantly available on hoopla. We will meet virtually through zoom. You will receive an email with the zoom link when you register.

Stream and Download Your Entertainment

Get all the entertainment you need at home through our free streaming services. Find hundreds of eBoooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, educational resources, and music on hoopla, kanopy, and libby.  Checkout dozens of popular magazines through Flipster. See all of our digital offerings.


Digital Learning From Home

Take advantage of the free learning tools that you can access with your library card! Learn a language on Mango, get learning resources through our Testing and Education Center, and review products on consumer reports. See all of our digital offerings.

Unlimited Access to TumbleBooks

Read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device you want with TumbleBooks through August 31. You don’t need to check anything out, place any holds, or take up space on your device with bulky downloads. Expanded offerings are available for all ages.

TumbleBooks for kids: Animated talking picture books
AudioBookCloud: Digital audiobooks for all ages
RomanceBookCloud: Steamy romance novels for adults
TeenBookCloud: eBooks for students in grades 7-12
TumbleMath: Math eBooks for students in grades K-6


Library Closed Until Further Notice

In accordance with Governor Pritzker’s executive order to extend the stay-at-home order through May 31st, the library and our exterior book drop returns will remain closed through May. The earliest we would be open at this time is Monday, June 1st. Please know that we are working to develop a reopening plan that will allow […]

Your Virtual Library

We can’t wait for the day we open our doors and welcome you back to our building. In the meantime, we are working to bring you as much as we possibly can virtually. Questions? We are here for you! Email  and we’ll get back to you. Don’t have a library card? While the Library […]


Tuesday, May 26, 10 AM - 11 AM
Mini Story Time
Tuesday, May 26, 2 PM - 2:30 PM
Crafting with Maria
Wednesday, May 27, 10 AM - 11 AM
Mini Story Time
Wednesday, May 27, 11 AM - 12 PM
Social (Distance) Stitching on Zoom

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