Join us in the library's boardroom Tuesday, March 20th from 1:30 - 3:30PM for our Rules of the Road Refresher Course offered by the Illinois Secretary of State. Enjoy coffee, donuts, and good company while learning about road safety.

This FREE Rules of the Road Refresher Course is offered by the Illinois Secretary of State's Office at the Warren County Public Library in Monmouth, Illinois. A representative from Jesse White's office will update drivers on current rules of the road, review the vision and driving exams, and prepare drivers for the general written and road sign exams. This course is intended for drivers over the age of 16 who are preparing for their renewal exam.

Please register in advance at the front desk of our Monmouth branch library, e-mail your Adult Services Librarian at reaton@wcplibrary, or call us at (309) 734-3166.

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 Feb. 19th-Whittling: Learn how to whittle a fish out of soap with Thomas Best! This is a free program open to youth 4th-6th grade. Please register in advance.

 

Feb. 26th-Civil War Ladies: Mindy Knapp will lead a program on Civil War etiquette for women. Join us for a tea service, and learn about Mary Todd Lincoln and dresses of the Civil War period. Youth 7th grade and up encouraged to attend.

 

Sponsored by the Warren County Lincoln Committee.A special thank you to Monmouth College students for their help with this event. 

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.

 

The Warren County Public Library now loans free Wifi hotspots to individuals and families to increase access to the internet and the library’s digital resources. A hotspot is a small device you can use to connect a wireless enabled device, such as a laptop, smartphone, or tablet, to the internet. Stop by the library for more information. Please note: Not intended for heavy use of streaming or video gaming.

Click on RSAcat (image above) to access books, movies, and more.

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:

http://ancestrylibrary.proquest.com

 

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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Collections

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.

  • Books
  • Large Print Books
  • Audio Books
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
    • Daily Review Atlas (Monmouth)
    • Journal Star (Peoria)
    • Oquawka Current
    • Register Mail (Galesburg)
    • Wall Street Journal
    • Investor's Business Daily
  • Videos and DVD's

 

Special Collections

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)

Teacher Services

  • Class Storytimes by appointment
  • Kindergarten Library Card Sign-up