Carlinville Public Library

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Welcome to the Carlinville Public Library

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Tickets for

Seussical the Musical

are now here!


Come one, come all!!

It is Summer Reading Time!!

A Circus of Books

The summer's reading program starts

Monday, June 5th, 1:00

with Serengeti Steve, the world renowned Reptile Guy!

Kindergarten & 1st Graders:  Tuesdays 2-3 pm

2nd & 3rd Graders:  Wednesdays 2-3 pm

Every week in June


The Library is celebrating its

90th Anniversary


Carlinville's Public Library

Join us as we celebrate.  Some of the upcoming events are:

Fine forgiveness week

Chance to to win a Kindle Paperwhite eReader

 Cookie week

Library magnet week

Displays of the top selling books 1927-2016


The 3M Cloud Library has been renamed and upgraded.  It is now the Cloud Library.  To search for the Cloud Library eBooks in the catalog, use the keyword "cloudlibrary."  For example, a search for "cloudlibrary disney" will result in a list of all of the Cloud Library eBooks about Disney.  Just a reminder, patrons using Kindle Fires will need to update by downloading the new app from

Patrons now also have access to browser-based reading through the Cloud Library web portal.  Patrons with older devices that are no longer compatible with the app, can now use any web browser to go to:

Just log in with: library barcode number and pin.  Patrons can then navigate to My Books.  Click on the Read button to access and read the borrowed items.  There is a hyperlink to this website in the Resource section of the Homepage.






The library is proud to present "Well Read & Well Fed," a hardbound cookbook with 318 recipes from many of Carlinville's best cooks.  Special features include:  the history of the library (1870 to present), the names of the library trustees, the names of all the library directors starting with Annie Welsh in 1871, and 24 pages of cooking tips.  A photograph of the library's bronze statue, "Two Kids on a Bench," is on the cover.  Each recipe includes the contributor's name, so it is easy to find the recipes of friends and loved ones.  Recipes are indexed separately by contributor and title.   Available at the library, the price is $18.  It also can be ordered by sending a check for $21 (which includes $3 postage) to Carlinville Public Library, PO Box 17, Carlinville, IL 62626. For more information, call the library at 854-3505.

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Days Closed in 2017

January 1

January 16

February 20

April 16

May 28, 29

July 4

September 3, 4

November 11

November 23, 24

December 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

December 31

Dates for 2017 Board Meetings

 January 2

February 6

March 6

April 3

 May 1

June 5

July 3

August 7

September 5

October 2

November 6

December 4

To contact Library Trustees, e-mail them at:


 Library e-mail address: