Adult Summer Reading Announcement:

Those participating in the Adult Summer Reading Program may claim their prizes for Reading Challenges by 4:55pm Saturday, July 21st. Please submit your book logs no later than 5:30pm Monday, July 23rd if you are competing for our "Most Books Read" prize. If you have any questions or concerns about deadlines, please contact Rebecca Eaton at (309) 734-3166 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The final drawing for the Adult Summer Reading Raffle is Monday, July 30th. You may continue submitting slips for the raffle through Saturday, July 28th.

If you are currently out of town, or are unable to make it to the library by the deadline, here are some other ways to submit your log:

  • Send a picture of your log to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Send a picture of your log to the library's Facebook page @wcplibrary
  • Call Rebecca Eaton at (309) 734-3166 to make other arrangements

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Adult Summer Reading Program!

Looking for your next great read? Betty is willing to help. Read below for her latest review...

The Guardian Series by Karen Robards

This series is just good escapist fun! If you want something that makes you put the real world on hold for a little bit this is it!  The first book is called the Ultimatum. The second book, The Moscow Deception, is just as good as the first! Move over James Bond meet your female counterpart with a little more heart and conscience. Bianca St. Ives has learned to make the most of of what she's been dealt. Learning that you're not like everyone else, that you're part of a secret government experiment that certain parties want to make sure stays secret can put kind of a damper in your spirits, but it doesn't stop Bianca from getting the job done even if that means staying on high alert 24/7 and using every trick in the book that she'd been taught by the person she use to know as Dad. She's going to need every one to stay alive because just about every killer for hire wants her dead. She does get a little help from her friends, one in particular that seems to show up at just the right time. And who may be turning out to be more than just a friend. There is just enough of everything in this book. There's humor and drama and the hint of a romance heating up. I have found a new best author.

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Things are looking bright in the library due to an Ameren grant, which allowed us to change out our florescent bulbs with energy efficient, LED light bulbs. The new lights are brighter and use half the watts—a great savings for the library! Thank you Ameren for contributing $2,790 towards our project.


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Summer hours have begun at the Monmouth branch. The library is open Monday through Thursday 8am-6pm, and Friday and Saturday 8am-5pm. Closed on Sundays. Fall/Winter hours begin September 10th.

The Warren County Public Library and Warren County Genealogical Society now offer Library Edition. Start searching billions of records and discover your family's story. (Access available only in the library.)

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The Warren County Public Library would like to recognize the following individual for her many years of service on our Board: Nancy Gossett -- 26 1/2 years.

Mrs. Gossett has been the Secretary since her first meeting on May 13, 1991. We will miss her as a Trustee. Thank you Nancy!

Were you aware that eBooks and audiobooks can be “borrowed’ from your library? The Warren County Public Library has memberships with two downloadable services, Alliance Digital Media Library (ADML), and eRead Illinois. ADML has 1,632 downloadable audiobooks and 7,014 ebooks.  eRead Illinois has 4,506 audiobooks and 26,198 ebooks. What does this mean? This means you can borrow a book, anytime, anywhere.

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The Warren County Public Library offers a broad assortment of materials that are available to check out or use.  From newspapers to DVD's, the Library has an extensive collection of items.  Below is a list of the types of items available to check out or use at the library.

  • Books
  • Large Print Books
  • Audio Books
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
    • Daily Review Atlas (Monmouth)
    • Journal Star (Peoria)
    • Oquawka Current
    • Register Mail (Galesburg)
    • Wall Street Journal
    • Investor's Business Daily
  • Videos and DVD's


Special Collections

There is also a small collection of special materials available for use at the library.  These items are not available for check out, but they may be used while you are at the library. Below is a list of items available.

  • The Lincoln Collection
  • Sheet Music




Services At Main Library

The Library also provides many services to people looking for help.  They can help you with all your information needs through reference assistance.  If you can't find what you're looking for, stop in, e-mail, or call us during open hours.  Below is a list of services available at the library.

  • Copy Machine (fee)
  • High Speed Internet Computers and Printers (fee for printing)
  • Fax 309-734-5955 (fee)
  • Meeting Rooms available by reservation
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Reference Assistance
  • Proctoring, call 309-734-3166 for more information
  • Laminating (fee)