The Warren County Public Library is the recipient of a $3,000 "Back to Books" grant for comic books and graphic novels for children, teens and English language learners. Funding for this grant project was awarded from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Secretary of State/Illinois State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). We will begin purchasing books in mid-May, including superhero comics, Greek mythology, sports, comedy, history and science, manga, and other popular titles in English, Spanish and French. If you would like to give us your opinion on what to buy, please fill out a survey at the circulation desk. We will also be hosting monthly events from May through October 2013, focusing on this new collection. Please help us spread the word about this exciting addition to the library!
Presentation and book signing by Lewis L. Gould on Thursday May 23rd at 6:30 pm
Theodore Roosevelt’s wife, Edith, is a beloved figure in American history, revered as a dignified, discreet and nearly perfect First Lady, mother, and wife. However, in the new book, Edith Kermit Roosevelt: Creating the Modern First Lady, by distinguished historian and nationally known author Lewis L. Gould, newly discovered sources unveil a different and more nuanced depiction of Roosevelt. She was highly involved in the interpersonal relationships of other politicians and celebrities, dedicated to bringing classical music and other performers to the White House, and crucial to the development of the institution of the first lady. Gould reveals Roosevelt’s bigotry toward African Americans and provides a dissenting opinion of her as a “perfect” mother.
Join us for a lively and interesting presentation by Gould on Thursday May 23rd at 6:30 p.m. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. All proceeds will be donated to the Warren County Public Library. Refreshments will be served.
Want to travel the world without leaving Monmouth?
Sign up for the Have Book, Will Travel Summer Reading Program! We'll have cool prizes, amazing entertainment, and books that will send you around the universe. Meet a famous storm chaser with his new search and rescue drone robot! Watch gravity-defying bubbles float through the library! Enjoy international musicians and performers! Learn how to breakdance, belly dance and hula! Build your own airplanes, instruments and dinosaur fossils! Climb into a 14-foot pirate ship or study a 200 gallon aquarium! Watch movies, take a Zumba class and so much more! Children aged 1 month to 18 years can participate--and it's free! Pre-registration begins May 28th with the official kickoff date on June 1st. Come to the library at that time to receive your passport and reading log. Let's have a globe-trotting adventure!
We are the new recipients of a 200+ gallon fish tank, generously donated to the library by Monmouth College. Together we are forming the Aqua Project, an aquatic adventure and partnership between the library, the college, area schools and our patrons. Two local species of fish currently reside in the tank: bass and blue gills. The purpose of the project is to raise awareness about the importance of water in our community, to educate our patrons on the ecosystems that thrive in an aquarium, and to offer a scientific resource to the students in Monmouth. For more information on the project, check out our wiki: https://sites.google.com/site/wcplaquaproject/
Attention ADML users
(our downloadable ebook and audiobook service):
The majority of accounts expired at the beginning of January. If you have noticed an interruption of service, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 734-3166 so we can renew your account. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Library Receives “Business and Libraries: Working Together” Grant
Warren County Library was one of sixty-three Illinois public libraries to receive a “Business and Libraries: Working Together” technology package including a computer and books to help businesses and entrepreneurs create new economic growth opportunities. Each of the sixty-three libraries received a tablet computer and a collection of business related books totaling approximately $1,000.
Library card holders are welcome to check out the tablet for a period of one week (renewals are allowed if no one is waiting). The borrower must be in good standing and must pay a $50 deposit at the time of check out. For more information, contact the library at 734-3166 or email@example.com.
Check out our video!
Made by students in Mrs. Bertelsen’s class at Central Intermediate School and students at Monmouth-Roseville Junior High, it explains the services and materials available at the library, especially for children and teens. Many thanks to Mrs. Bertelsen, Kelsey Wyman, Hannah McVey, Alexia Golden, Shelby Strange, Eric Sikorski, Karl Wilson-Bahoun and Amber Godsil Harvey.
The Book-a-Librarian service from the Warren County Library allows patrons to reserve appointments with librarians for up to one hour of uninterrupted, personalized assistance.
Get help with:
E-mail and attachments
Cut, copy, and paste
Finding books or articles in the library
Our online catalog
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please contact Larisa at 734-3166 or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Please note: The purpose of Book-a-Librarian is to provide one-on-one instruction for beginning learners. Unfortunately, we cannot help with secretarial work, online purchases, forms that require confidential information, computer problems, or connectivity issues.)
Do you know that city ordinances are maintained online by the Municipal Code Corporation (MCC) at www.municode.com. Click on "Search Free Municipal Code Library," then the state of Illinois. You will see Monmouth listed.
Now Available: Legal Aid
The library now has access to a new internet-based legal self-help center. The new center will provide legal information to lower income people in Warren County who are not able to find a lawyer to represent them in court. The internet-based center also provides legal information on a variety of non-court legal issues such as unemployment compensation, Medicare, Medicaid and many other topics. The Warren County Legal Self-Help Center can be found at http://warren.illinoislegalaid.org. For those individuals who do not have a computer with internet access, public access computers are available at the Warren County Public Library in Monmouth.
Genealogy Assistance Available
Every Tuesday, 1pm- 4:30pm
Need help searching your roots? Meet at the Warren County Genealogical Library (located on the 2nd floor). Volunteers will be available to answer questions and give some directions. All are welcome.
With downloadable books available 24/7, the library will always be open!
Click on the above logo to begin. To checkout, you will need your library card number (ex: P12345, include the P, no space) and password. Call the library at 309-734-3166 to learn your password or email email@example.com.