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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!
Summer Hours:
Sun.-Mon.: Closed
Tue.-Wed.: 9am-5:30pm
Thursday: 9am-8pm
Friday-Sat.: 9am-2pm




Sunday-Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Wednesday: 9:00 AM-5:30 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM-8:00 PM

Friday-Saturday: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM


Now that many of you are finished with the Summer Reading Program, we want to encourage you to KEEP READING! CCLD cardholders can participate in our Read Your Way Back to School program for the rest of the summer. All you have to do is keep track of the books and minutes you read in your reading log. (Extra logs are available at the library if you need one.) You will be working toward earning school supplies for the fall. The more you read, the more supplies you get. Turn the reading logs in to the library by Saturday, August 2, at 2:00 PM. The next week, Saturday, August 9, at 10:00 AM, we will meet in the library for snacks, a few games, and the school supply prizes will be handed out. Join us in a fun way to start off the new school year! For more information, contact the library at 815-694-2800.


Calling all quilters! It’s time for our summer quilt retreat! There is nothing better than an uninterrupted time and plenty of space to quilt along with the great company of fellow quilters. Anyone can join this group for the weekend, the day, or just come whenever you can. The quilting starts on Thursday, July 24th, from 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Everything can remain set up for quilting again on Friday, July 25th, from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM. You do not have to be here the whole time. Quilting will resume at 9:00 AM on Saturday, July 26th, until 9:00 PM and then again on Sunday, July 27th, from 10:30 AM – 6:00 PM. Quilters may come and go to meet their own schedules. Bring your meals, wear comfortable clothes, and bring a big project or lots of small ones! Tacos will be provided for dinner on Friday and Saturday. Enjoy the fun of being around such great creativity. If you are interested in joining us for this quilter’s retreat, please register to help us determine how many tables will be needed. Register online or by calling 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. 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 Tots program is held every Tuesday at 6:30 PM and repeated on Friday mornings at 10:00 AM. Central Tots is for any preschool age child. The program includes a story time and a craft. We may sing songs, play games and do different learning activities. The children are always encouraged to stay after the formal program so they can play with others. The program is designed to practice readiness skills.

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