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You are cordially invited...

2014 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park.
Celebrate by joining the Jane Austen Reading Group!

We will meet Fridays, May 2nd, 9th, and 16th, from 11:00-12:30 at the Buchanan Center for the Arts.

Pick up a free copy of the book at the public library; please read one volume of the novel before each meeting.

You are welcome to bring a sack lunch; we will provide tea and cookies!


Countdown Clocks

Summer Reading Program: PAWS TO READ

Preregistration: Tuesday, May 27th – Monday, June 2nd
Kickoff date: Tuesday, June 3rd
Programs runs from June 3rd to July 19th

This year’s program promises to be even more exciting—with great entertainment, more and better prizes, and an improved way to involve those from one month to eighteen years.  Our animal-centric performers will include the Forest Park Nature Center, the Warren County Sherriff’s
K-9 unit, and a repeat visit from Bubba, the 10-foot alligator from Cold Blooded Creatures!  We’ll also be hosting magician Rick Brammer, scarf juggling with Ronald McDonald and rocket making with Bob Windt, a retired aeronautical engineer, as well as weekly crafts and movies.

Big Read: March-April

This year, the Big Read selection is Love Medicine. A novel-in-stories about passion, family, and the importance of cultural identity, Love Medicine examines the struggle to balance Native American tradition with the modern world. Using an eclectic range of comic and tragic voices, Louise Erdrich leads the reader through the interwoven lives of two Chippewa families living in North Dakota. This modern classic is an often sad, sometimes funny look at the ways family and tradition bind us together.

In honor of the Big Read, we will have the following programs at the library:

Stories 'n Stones
Marilyn Kinsella, Taleypo the Storyteller, of Fairview Heights, IL, has been telling stories since 1981. Come see our keynote speaker for The Big Read present "Stories 'n Stones," and hear Native American themed stories told by a master storyteller. The importance of keeping stories alive in order to remember the past and enlighten the future will be discussed. All ages welcome.
Date: Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm


Food for Fines: April 14-19th

During National Library Week, the Warren County Public Library will sponsor its 7th annual "Food for Fines" drive. From Monday, April 14th thru Saturday, April 19th, for every canned good donated, the library will waive $1.00 from outstanding fines on any library account. For those without fines, donations will also be welcome.
Donations will be given to Jamieson Center’s food pantry.

Only canned goods that are not expired will be accepted.
This program is for existing fines only and does not apply for lost or damaged materials. Library materials must be returned before the fine can be waived.
Please help those less fortunate and donate generously.


Recommended Reading by Susan Van Kirk

Looking for the next great book? Look no further! Our resident author, Susan Van Kirk, has a book to share.

Seldom has a book moved me to tears, but Sandrine’s Case certainly did because of the beauty of its prose and its exquisite ending. Do NOT read the ending first!

Professor Sam Madison is on trial for the murder of his wife, Sandrine, who was found dead in their bed in a posed position. But did he murder his 46-year-old wife, who was also a professor at Coburn College in their small Southern town, or did she commit suicide? Click HERE to read more...


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The Aqua Project

After a few cases of ich depleted our tank, we’ve got some new fish!  The Jake Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery near Peoria donated a large mouth bass, several black crappies and more bluegills to our library.  Check out the new plants and fuller tank! 


Library Receives “Business and Libraries: Working Together” Grant

Warren County Library was one of sixty-three Illinois public libraries to receive a “Business and Libraries: Working Together” technology package including a computer and books to help businesses and entrepreneurs create new economic growth opportunities. Each of the sixty-three libraries received a tablet computer and a collection of business related books totaling approximately $1,000.

Library card holders are welcome to check out the tablet for a period of one week (renewals are allowed if no one is waiting). The borrower must be in good standing and must pay a $50 deposit at the time of check out. For more information, contact the library at 734-3166 or wcpl@wcplibrary.org.


Check out our video!

Made by students in Mrs. Bertelsen’s class at Central Intermediate School and students at Monmouth-Roseville Junior High, it explains the services and materials available at the library, especially for children and teens.  Many thanks to Mrs. Bertelsen, Kelsey Wyman, Hannah McVey, Alexia Golden, Shelby Strange, Eric Sikorski, Karl Wilson-Bahoun and Amber Godsil Harvey.




The Book-a-Librarian service from the Warren County Library allows patrons to reserve appointments with librarians for up to one hour of uninterrupted, personalized assistance.

Get help with:

  • Beginning computing
  • E-mail and attachments
  • Beginning Internet
  • Cut, copy, and paste
  • Facebook
  • Finding books or articles in the library
  • Our online catalog
  • Scanning
  • Downloadable books

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please contact Larisa at 734-3166 or email your request to lgood@wcplibrary.org.

(Please note: The purpose of Book-a-Librarian is to provide one-on-one instruction for beginning learners. Unfortunately, we cannot help with secretarial work, online purchases, forms that require confidential information, computer problems, or connectivity issues.)



Reference Spotlight!

Do you know that city ordinances are maintained online by the Municipal Code Corporation (MCC) at www.municode.com. Click on "Search Free Municipal Code Library," then the state of Illinois. You will see Monmouth listed.


Now Available: Legal Aid

The library now has access to a new internet-based legal self-help center.  The new center will provide legal information to lower income people in Warren County who are not able to find a lawyer to represent them in court.  The internet-based center also provides legal information on a variety of non-court legal issues such as unemployment compensation, Medicare, Medicaid and many other topics.   The Warren County Legal Self-Help Center can be found at http://warren.illinoislegalaid.org.  For those individuals who do not have a computer with internet access, public access computers are available at the Warren County Public Library in Monmouth. 

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With downloadable books available 24/7, the library will always be open!

Click on the above logo to begin. To checkout, you will need your library card number (ex: P12345, include the P, no space) and password. Call the library at 309-734-3166 to learn your password or email cshuler@wcplibrary.org.

Pay Your Fines Online

The Library has partnered with the Illinois E-Pay Program to provide you with a secure, convenient, and easy way to make payments for fines and fees, lost materials, item(s) purchased, gifts and donations to the library.
Please note: convenience fee will apply.

Click here for more details.


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Library Locations
Main Branch
62 Public Square
Monmouth IL, 61462
Phone: 309-734-3166
Hours: Winter
8am-8pm Monday -Thursday
8am-5pm Friday-Saturday
Closed Sunday
8am-6pm Monday- Thursday
8am-5pm Friday- Saturday
Closed Sunday

Roseville Branch Library
145 West Penn
Roseville, Illinois 61473
Phone: 309-426-2336
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 1:00-4:00 P.M.
Saturday 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Wednesday, Sunday Closed

Kirkwood Branch Library
134 South Kirk
Kirkwood, Illinois 61447
Phone: 309-768-2173
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:30-5:30 P.M.
Saturday 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.
Wednesday, Sunday Closed

Alexis Branch Library
102 West Broadway
Alexis, Illinois 61412
Phone: 309-482-6109
Monday 2:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Thursday 2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Friday 2:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Saturday 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Sunday Closed