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Welcome To The Central Citizens' Library District
Whether you are a sometime visitor or a regular patron, the staff and the collections of the library are at your service. While the materials are selected with you in mind, we welcome suggestions for improvements. We hope you will use your library and work with us to make it successful. Come visit the Library!
Library Hours:
Sunday: Closed
Monday-Thursday: 8am-8pm
Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm


foodforfines3FOOD FOR FINES

The CCLd Library is sponsoring Food for Fines November 16-December 11 to help take care of your overdue fines and to help neighbors in our local communities. The library will forgive $0.50 of overdue fines for each nonperishable food item that is not expired, damaged, or opened. Food items may not be used for library materials that have been lost or damaged and credit will not be given beyond the total amount of the fine. Donations must take place in person during regular library hours. The items will be donated to the local food pantry. Don’t owe any fines? Please consider making a food donation anyway! 



All middle and high school aged students are invited to submit an original holiday drawing that will be used for the library’s annual Christmas Coloring Contest. The drawing should be done on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper and should include “CCLD” and books. The drawing should be suitable for younger children to color. Artists should include their name and phone number on the BACK of the drawing. The winner will receive a $50 cash prize. All entries should be turned in to the library by 8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 18.


Central Citizens’ Library will join over a thousand libraries around the world on Saturday, November 21, 2015, for the eighth  annual celebration of gaming in libraries-International Games Day @ Your Library. Like so many other libraries across the country and around the world, CCLD will offer families the opportunity to come and play games with each other. Anyone and everyone interested in playing card games and board games are welcome to attend. The library will supply games which will be set up at various tables around the library from 9:30 – Noon. International Games Day @ Your Library is supported by the American Library Association, the Australian Library and Information Association, and Nordic Game Day. For more information on the events at Central Citizens’ Library District, please call 815-694-2800.



The library is now offering a wide variety of shaped cake pans for checkout! Novelty shapes such as teddy bears, castles, tractors, and footballs are available as well as round, heart, and hexagonal tiered pans. Also available are different sized cupcake pans, tart/quiche pans, and springform pans. A Castle Decorating Kit and a Carousel Kit can also be used. A set of decorating tips is also available. Items may be checked out for a two week period. Many pans include baking and decorating directions and ideas. See a list of available cake pans or contact the library at 815-694-2800.



Central Citizens’ Library District is now offering access to dozens of popular magazines that can be read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone through Zinio for Libraries. Recently added magazines include Bon Appetit, Brides, and Self. See the complete list of available magazine titles here. All magazines are complete editions, some with enhanced content such as audio and video. Get started with Zinio by setting up your accounts, one to view the library’s magazine collection and one for your personal viewing collection. Get helpful tips setting up your account here. Best of all, there is no waiting list and no need to return issues!

Central Tots

The Central Tots program will be starting up again for this coming school year. The first session will be on Tuesday, September 8th, at 6:30 PM. This program is for preschool-age children and features read-aloud stories, some skills work, and a related craft. It is also an opportunity for both children and parents to socialize with others. The Tots program is offered twice a week with an evening session on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM and a repeat session on Friday mornings at 10:00 AM. No registration is required. Contact the library at 815-694-2800 for further information.

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