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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:
Mon.-Thurs.: 8am-8pm
Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm
Sunday: Closed



We had so much fun in the Fall that the CCLD is having a Spring Quilter’s Retreat! Do you have any UFO’s (unfinished objects)? Come to the library for our Spring weekend Quilt Retreat. What can be better than an uninterrupted time and plenty of space to quilt! Anyone can join this group for the weekend, day, or just come whenever you can. The quilting starts on Thursday, April 24th, from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Everything can remain set up for quilting again on Friday, April 25th, from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. You do not have to be here the whole time. Quilting will resume at 9:00 AM on Saturday, April 26th until 8:00 PM and then again on Sunday, April 27, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 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! Enjoy the fun of being around fellow quilters in a place where you can stay set up for days. If you are interested in joining  us for the Spring Quilter’s Retreat, call the library to register at 815-694-2800 or click here.



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.

Library Use Value CalculatorLibraryWorthCalculator

What is your library worth to you? Use the Library Use Value Calculator to find out how much you would pay out-of-pocket for library services and how much value you are getting for your tax dollar.