Book lovers rejoice! Follow the footprints to the second floor sale room Saturday, September 22nd to the next Friends of the Library Used Book Sale. The sale room will be open 8am-3pm. Free will donations accepted. All proceeds benefit the Warren County Public Library.

Did you know you can register for our events and reading programs online?! Use our handy form and choose the Fall events you would like to register for and get reminders about. Receive reminder texts about upcoming programs!

Saturday, September 8th-Thursday, November 15th

Children birth-12th grade can participate in this reading program. Reading logs will be available at the Monmouth Branch front desk, Teen Lounge and Children's Room, starting Saturday, September 8th.

Participants must register using the Registration Form (or at the front desk). Each participant is given a reading log and must read all 6 books in their category to earn a prize. Reading logs must be turned in by Thursday, November 15th by 8pm in order to earn a prize. 

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

Rhymes with Fool by Jim Courter

This story starts off dry. If you like that, great; if you don't, keep reading because it picks up by chapter 10.  It reads like an old black and white cop show starring Sam Spade -- at least, that's what it reminded me of. But our guy is Barry Pool, an ex-investigative reporter now working as a P.I.

Barry's trying to do the right thing, but his hands are tied just trying to get somebody to listen to him, and to do something as the clock ticks down to... Well, not what you think. Do the ends justify the means? I guess only Barry Pool -- and his priest -- knows the answer to that.

Meet the author Tuesday, September 11th at 4pm! Jim will be at the Warren Co. Library to sign and sell copies of Rhymes with Fool. The novel is also available for $10.99 through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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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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Fall hours have begun at the Monmouth branch. The library is open Monday through Thursday 8am-8pm, and Friday and Saturday 8am-5pm. Closed on Sundays.

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:


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.


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)

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