During National Library Week, the Warren County Public Library will sponsor its 12th annual "Food for Fines" drive. From Monday, April 8th thru Saturday, April 13th, for every canned good donated, the library will waive $1.00 from outstanding fines on any library account. For those without fines, donations will also be welcome.
Donations will be given to the Jamieson Center’s food pantry. Only canned goods that are not expired will be accepted.
This program is for existing fines only and does not apply for lost or damaged materials. Library materials must be returned before the fine can be waived.
Please help those less fortunate and donate generously.
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.
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/Winter 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:
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.
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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.
- Large Print Books
- Audio Books
- Daily Review Atlas (Monmouth)
- Journal Star (Peoria)
- Oquawka Current
- Register Mail (Galesburg)
- Wall Street Journal
- Videos and DVD's
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)