Pick up a winter reading packet starting Saturday, December 15th, or register online. Each time you read a book, check it off your bingo sheet. Once you earn a bingo, bring it to the library for a prize! Sheets must be submitted by Friday, March 1st. 

The Warren County Public Library is seeking an innovative, creative Adult Services Librarian to be part of our team. The Adult Services Library Assistant/Librarian is responsible for:

• Planning, designing, and coordinating a variety of Adult Programming for our public.
• Developing, leading and assisting technology classes.
• Marketing programs and the library.
• Selecting of Adult materials. Oversees the ordering of books for the library, evaluates book donations for acquisition, and maintains adult material collections including deselection.
• Provides technology oversight, working with an outsourced technology company to ensure that technology is up-to-date and in good repair.
• Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills for our diverse community.
• General circulation duties.
• Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree, required. An MLS from an ALA-Accredited University, preferred
• Knowledge of current trends in libraries and technology.
• Demonstrated computer skills. Strong knowledge of computers, creative technology and software, Microsoft Office, and the Internet.
• Experience providing group or one-on-one technology instruction, preferred

Normal office skills such as the ability to work with Microsoft Office products, phone skills, reliable transportation to work, and the ability to lift 25 pounds are also required.
Full time, requires some evenings and Saturdays. 
Benefits include vacation and sick time, and IMRF retirement plan. We offer coverage for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Salary: $12 per hour

The Warren County Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. This position will report to the Director. Please submit resume and application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 62 Public Square, Monmouth, IL 61462.

Attachments:
Download this file (employmentapplicationform.pdf)Application form[PDF document]117 kB

Did you know that in celebration of the Illinois Bicentennial, the Warren County Public Library is giving YOU the chance to win a $50 gift card AND an official publication in the Review Atlas? All you have to do is read and review a book on the Illinois Bicentennial Reading List! See attached reading list and contest rules to find out how you can win! Submission deadline is December 15th, 2018. Contact Rebecca Eaton at (309) 734-3166 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Attachments:
Download this file (Bicentennial Contest Reading List.pdf)Contest Reading List[ ]141 kB
Download this file (Bicentennial Review Contest Rules.pdf)Contest Rules[ ]232 kB

The Warren County Public Library have 2 passes available to be checked out on a first-come, first-served basis to patrons with a valid, and in good standing, WCPL library card. The pass can be checked out for one week, no renewals.  Holds can be placed only in person or by calling (309) 734-3166. The pass includes general admission for the individual or the household.

Please note that passes are non-transferable. Borrowing patrons may be asked for photo identification or their library card, in addition to the pass, to gain admission to the museum.

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. 

Attachments:
Download this file (2018_Book_Poster.pdf)2018_Book_Poster.pdf[ ]893 kB

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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 Ancestry.com: 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:

http://ancestrylibrary.proquest.com

 

We are thankful for...you! We love our patrons and during the month of November, we are going to show our appreciation by waiving all fines on Fridays. If you return an overdue book, DVD, or magazine on a Friday, no fines will be accrued. It's our gift to you!

(Fine Free Fridays only apply to overdue fines, and not to lost or damaged materials. Fine free Friday will take place on the following dates: November 2, 9, 16, & 23, 30)

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.