We have a special ongoing event this week, September 25th through September 30th, at the Monmouth branch library! Every day this week, in honor of Banned Books Week, we have a select passage taken from a classic banned book on display at the front desk. If you guess the correct title of the book from which the passage was taken, all of your fines will be removed!**
**Does not apply to lost or damaged items.**
"On August 9, 1832, several Meskwaki, in retaliation for an attempt by drunken militia men to kill the peaceful Chief Tama, shot and scalped 23 year-old William Martin near Little York, Illinois in Warren County. This is a true story of prejudice, revenge, compassion, and justice."
Local history buffs delight! Russ Fry will be at the Monmouth Branch of the Warren County Public Library on Thursday, September 28th to present his research on the murder of William Martin. Following the presentation, he will screen his documentary, which was shown at the Snake Alley Festival of Film in Burlington, Iowa this summer. Signed copies of his book and documentary will be available for sale after the program.
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The Monmouth branch will begin its Winter hours Monday, September 11th. The library will be open Monday through Thursday 8am-8pm, and Friday and Saturday 8am-5pm. Closed on Sundays.
This Saturday kicks off our new Fall/Winter Children's & Teen Programming. We begin with our Drop-In Saturdays: Lego Party at 10 am in the Aquarium Room. September brings returning Children's & Teen programming, as well as new programs. Read below for more information:
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:
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.
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Location: Second Floor of the Main Library
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Room is available without assistance)
10:00 A.M.- ?? P.M. or by appointment (Assistance available)
The book-a-librarian service from Warren County Library allows patrons to reserve appointments with librarians for up to one hour of uninterrupted, personalized assistance. Patrons can get help with many things such as finding books in the library or learning how to use a computer for the first time. The librarians have a strong foundation with regards to computer use.