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Friends of the Library is having a used book sale Saturday September 23rd from 8am-2pm. The sale is located on the second floor of the Warren County Public Library in Monmouth. Free will donations accepted.

The Monmouth branch will begin its Winter hours Monday, September 11th. The library will be open Monday through Thursday 8am-8pm, and Friday and Saturday 8am-5pm. Closed on Sundays.

This Saturday kicks off our new Fall/Winter Children's & Teen Programming. We begin with our Drop-In Saturdays: Lego Party at 10 am in the Aquarium Room. September brings returning Children's & Teen programming, as well as new programs. Read below for more information:

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.)

Click below to begin your research:


Meant for the novice, the gardening series will introduce you to basics in flower and vegetable gardening.

Last session of the series! (Note: New participants are always welcome.)

Saturday, Sept. 23rd at 10am
Planning for Next Year:  Share successes. Discuss fall work, and start dreaming about next year. Exchange plants and flowers after the presentation!

The Warren County Public Library would like to recognize the following individuals for their many years of service on our Board:

Jan DeYoung - 25 ½ years (May 13, 1991)
Sandy Wallace – 21 ½ years (May 8, 1995)
Mary Distin – 25 ½ years (May 13, 1991)
Diane Spitzer – 17 ½ years (June 14, 1999)

We will miss you as Trustees. Thank you!

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)

Teacher Services

  • Class Storytimes by appointment
  • Kindergarten Library Card Sign-up