Nonfiction Book Discussion

 Join us April 14th at 7 pm in a discussion of World War I as we consider loyalty-binding or blinding? We will be reading To End All Wars,: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion by Adam Hochschild. Books will be available at the Circulation Desk. 


Citizen of the Year: Kelly Davis

Kelly Davis - CItizen of the Year
Congratulations to trustee Kelly Davis for being awarded Manhattan's Citizen of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Manhattan. Kelly's work on bringing the One Book, One Manhattan project was honored at the State of the Village address on February 25, 2015. Thank you for encouraging a love of reading in our community!

Quilt Group Meeting

The Quilt Group meeting for Thursday, February 26th has been canceled. We will see you again on Wednesday, March 11th from 6:30-9 pm at the United Methodist Church!

Closed Feb. 2

Due to unsafe road conditions, the library will be closed Monday, Feb. 2. We will reopen Tuesday at 10am. Please be safe out there and email with any questions at

How to Polish Your Manuscript

Interested in getting published but don't know how to get there? Join us tomorrow evening, January 15th, at 6 p.m. for our "How to Polish Your Manuscript Until It Shines" program with author Analissa Russo! She will present her new lecture and discuss what it takes to get a manuscript ready for publication.

Raffle and Refreshments provided!

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Staff In-service

The library will be closed Tuesday, January 13th for a staff in-service. We will reopen Wednesday at the scheduled time. Baby time for Tuesday has been canceled. Please call with any questions. 815.478.3987

It's All About the Yarn!

We had a nice surprise at the library yesterday when a patron made this beautiful project with some yarn we had on display!

Join us every Wednesday in the month of January from 2-4 p.m. with Dale Ann, our knitting/crocheting mentor, as she helps new or experienced yarn addicts with projects or questions. Grab your needles and meet us at the library!


Thank You Hawk Health!

The library would like to thank Hawk Health for hosting our homeschool DIY Club! Club members earn badges for developing new skills, and Hawk Health helped us develop skills such as how to stay active and how to strengthen our core. We greatly appreciated our lesson.

For more information about Hawk Health, visit their website here.  If you are interested in DIY Club, stop by the children's circulation desk or call the library for more information.

Story Time with Santa




Santa will be here Monday 12/8 @ 5pm to hear what you'd like for Christmas! There will be stories, milk and cookies, live music from the Junior High Madrigals, a craft, and a treat for all! Some come in and to all a good night!

Shop and Support Your Library!


Make your Christmas shopping a little easier this year and help support the Library at the same time!  We have recently joined "", which helps non-profit organizations raise funds by shopping online at  Just click this "Amazon" box, which will take you to your Amazon home page, then begin shopping!  It's that simple!  Amazon will donate 3% of your total purchase to the Library.  Happy Shopping!