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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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. 16th at 2pm
Planning for Next Year:  Share successes. Discuss fall work, and start dreaming about next year.

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.

Want to read Susan Van Kirk's new book, but don't own a Kindle? Well, now you can borrow ours. Van Kirk's novels, Marry in Haste and The Locket, are preloaded on our Kindle along with these titles:

Seeds of Deception by Linda Castillo

A Hidden Secret by Linda Castillo

Long Lost by Linda Castillo

The Staff of Serapis by Rick Riordan

The Son of Sobek by Rick Riordan

The Crown of Ptolemy by Rick Riordan

Come checkout our Kindle today!

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This year’s summer reading program is themed Reading by Design! Pre-registration begins Tuesday, May 30th at 8 am, and is open to ages 18 and under. The first day to collect prizes for week 1 is                 Tuesday, June 6th, which is also the same day as our summer reading kickoff event at 12 pm.

Saturday, June 17th from 8am-3pm.
Location: 2nd floor of the library
Just follow the footsteps!
Free will donations.

Summer Hours at the Main Library

Monday- Thursday    8am-6pm

Friday-Saturday        8am-5pm

Sunday                   Closed




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
    • Rock Island Argus
    • Daily Review Atlas (Monmouth)
    • Hawk eye (Burlington)
    • Journal Star (Peoria)
    • Oquawka Current
    • Register Mail (Galesburg)
    • USA Today
    • Wall Street Journal
    • Investor's Business Daily
  • Videos and DVD's
  • Telephone Book


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

Teacher Services

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