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The library has a variety of things to interest adults.


Our physical collection contains fiction and non-fiction books in regular and large print versions. We have audio books in cd format, dvd’s, music cd’s, magazines, newspapers, and a local history/genealogy area.

Book Clubs

Two book clubs are available for adults – the Adult Book Club (ABC) which meets the last Monday of the month and the 20&30 Something Book Club which meets on the second Tuesday of the month. Both clubs meet in the library’s meeting room, located on the lower level.


The library’s genealogy / local history collection is cataloged in PrairieCat and WorldCat for easy research. Indexes are available for the Shadensack Journals, the WestClox Tick-Talk newsletter, and portions of the local newspaper.


A variety of instructional and/or programs are offered throughout the year. Adult programs include two monthly book club: an Adult Book Club and 20&30 Something. Our Color Me Calm group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays and the weekly Peruvian Purlers (knitting and crochet) meets on Saturday mornings. We also have evening programs. Retirement Investing, Nellie Bly, Victorian Medicine, and Abraham Lincoln are a sample of past programs. Prior to Covid, the library has hosted AARP Tax Service during tax season for area residents needing assistance filing their taxes. Check back in January 2023 for an update regarding AARP Tax Service.

Library programs are free. For planning purposes, registration is required for youth programs but not required for most adult and teen programs.

Check our Event Calendar for dates and times of specific events or programs. Or follow us on Facebook to keep up with events.


We have two ebooks collections for downloading by our patrons, OMNI and eRead Illinois. Both collections also have eaudiobooks. 

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