You can now get your library holds through our new drive-up window! 
The drive-up window takes the place of our curbside service in the parking lot.
No more phone calls/texts—just drive up to the window, located on the west side of the building, next to the book returns. Learn more.

Summer Challenge 2020

Teens can earn cash prizes for writing short stories and poems in our annual writing competition sponsored by the Gift of Carl Foundation. It’s the 15th anniversary! And, new this year, we have a contest for grades 4-6.

Learn more here.

Be The Change, Summer Challenge 2020

Stay Up-to-Date

October 17 • Star Wars Reads Month
"Read. This is the way." Celebrate reading and Star Wars for the ninth year of Star Wars Reads Month... Read More
October 15 • Tribute to Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen, the legendary guitarist, songwriter, and co-founder of the rock band, Van Halen, passed away ... Read More
September 30 • Celebrating Diana Rigg
Veteran movie, stage, and television actress, Diana Rigg, passed away on September 10 at the age of 82. T... Read More
Plant Updates: Thank you for following the chronicles of the Prairie Patch all season. This is our last post o... Read More
September 28 • October Programs for Littles!
Check out what programs we have for your littles in October! If you like to learn while having fun, check out…... Read More

New Materials

Staff Faves


The wives on the Flitcroft military base are facing six months on their own after their spouses were called up to active duty. It is not easy when your spouse gets deployed. They get le... Read More
This is a charming story of city girl Jen whose family leaves the big city for the country and farm life. If farm life was not bad enough for a city girl, Jen also has two new stepsisters who live in ... Read More
If you love the original Cards Against Humanity, you will enjoy this family-friendly edition of the game. If you are new to Cards Against Humanity, the Family Edition is a great game to start with. Th... Read More

TryIt Illinois

Now through Nov. 30, try more than 5,000 databases through TryIt Illinois. Click on the green chat button to get the username and password or call 630/887-8760.


Search your family history from home with Ancestry. A database that is normally only available from home, it is temporarily available remotely.

Learn a new language

Spotlight on Foreign Language Collection

Our foreign language fiction collection includes books in Spanish, Russian, Polish, and Chinese. We also have DVDs in languages like French and Japanese. Have suggestions? email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reading is fun

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Reading 1,000 Books before kindergarten gives students a good foundation for school. Join our program now. It's easy to participate through Beanstack.