Skip to main content
Carlinville Public Library

Welcome to the Carlinville Public Library

Find us on Facebook

follow us on Instagram @carlinvillelibrary


 Your library resources are available anytime, anywhere

 Your library resources are available anytime, anywhere

Search catalog for:

Advanced Search | Your Account



NEWS AND COMING EVENTS::::::::::::::::::::::::::::



NEW! STARTING JUNE 13TH, We are adding a second PRE-K STORYTIME to our weekly schedule for the summer. If you can't join Ms. Hannah on Tuesdays at 10am, why not come on THURSDAYS AT 11AM?!





Registration forms HERE



Storytime and Story Sessions every Tuesday, Special Events EVERY Friday, Crafternoons twice per month, Reading Logs for all ages, and at least one Picnic Storytime per month over at the Macoupin Housing Authority Playground!

Plus Lego Days, Stop-Motion Animation Days, and a Kick-Off Party to start it all off!

Oh, and did we mention that the GOLDEN BOOK RETURNS JUNE 1st?!

See you this summer at the library!!


Alzheimer's Association

Monthly Dementia Caregivers Support Group

at Carlinville Library

2nd Wednesday of every month from 5:30-6:30pm in the Library Meeting Room. Registration requested by not required. Contact the library with questions and/or to register.

Meeting Dates:  May 8th, 2024

                            June 12th

                            July 10th



Do you enjoy cooking? Would you like to try new recipes and share your favorites? Join our new COOKBOOK CLUB! We choose a new cookbook or cookbook author each month, and everyone makes and brings a dish from that book to share.

Next Meeting: June 20th, 6-7pm sharing our father's favorite recipe (for Fathers' Day).

Questions? Contact the library: 217-854-3505 or



Carlinville Library now has LIBBY- the app for e-books and e-audiobooks!

Get in touch if you need help downloading the app and/or signing in. We're happy to help!


Now it's easy to manage multiple accounts, keep track of checkouts and due dates, and renew items from your mobile device using the SHARE Mobile Library, Carlinville Public Library's new app! Search for books, DVDs, video games, audiobooks, e-books, and more. Find it now in the Apple App store or Google Play Store.   Search for SHARE Mobile Library

Brought to you by Carlinville Public Library and the SHARE library consortium, a division of Illinois Heartland Library System.


Carlinville Library cardholders now have access to Explore More Illinois, a cultural pass program that provides discounts and other offerings from museums, historical societies, performing and visual arts centers, and other attractions across the state of Illinois. Offerings differ by attraction and include free or reduced admission, free parking, discounts at attraction shops, and more.  

 To begin, simply follow this link, and enter your valid library card number and password to log in. Call the library with any questions 217-854-3505.

 Current attractions include the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (Springfield), Chicago Children’s Museum, and Discovery Center Museum (Rockford). Visit to see a complete list. New attractions are added on a regular basis so be sure to check back frequently.

Explore More Illinois is a service of the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS). RAILS is funded by a grant from the Illinois State Library through the Office of the Secretary of State Jesse White and provides a number of different programs and services for Illinois libraries and library users.

Donations to the Carlinville Public Library may be tax deductible; donors should check with their tax advisor. 


Please use our Cloud Library services for access to eBooks and eAudiobooks. 

Through your library account, you will have access to more than 37,000 eBooks and 28,200 eAudiobooks

To set up an account, go to

  • You will need: your patron barcode and pin number
  • Follow the prompts
  • When asked for your home library, choose
  • Illinois Heartland Library System
  • New titles may have a waiting list due to the licensing agreement with the big 5 publishing companies
  • If you have questions, call the library 217-854-3505 




We want to say THANK YOU for a fabulous Summer Reading program this year!

THANK YOU to our amazing, talented, and capable volunteer teachers: Andrea Duncan, Erin Crain, Dawn Peterson, Kelly Kaganich, Doug Aikin, Cynda Zeidler, Macy Walker, Mary Beasley, Joan Klaus, Mallory Bendorf, Jill Graham, Nadia Kahl, Nikki Harris, and Susan Millard. 

THANK YOU to the local businesses and organizations that donated Summer Reading incentive prizes: Boente Shell donated a $25 gift card for the adult grand prize, Carlinville Dairy Queen, Subway, and McDonald's donated coupons for free food for reading log prizes, Casey's donated coupons for free cookies and provided cookies for our After Hours Talent Show and Party on July 21st, and Carlinville Mason's -Mt. Nebo Lodge donated two Gotrax scooters that will be given out during our grand prize drawings on Friday, July 21st, and St. Louis Cardinals L.L.C. donated tickets to the Aug. 3rd game as a grand prize.

THANK YOU to the performers who visited us this summer: Magician Dan Gogh, percussionist Dennis Maberry, cast members and director from the Carlinville Summer Repertory Theatre, musician Bill Passalacqua, and storyteller Will Stuck.

And finally, THANK YOU to the KIDS and their parents and guardians who chose to spend part of their summer here with us at the library. You make our jobs fun! Thanks for being good readers and enthusiastic participants.

We love our community!!

Thanks to YOU  ALL!!


Reading logs will come in two varieties this year: one that will track how many books the child reads (or is read to), and another that will track how many minutes the child reads. Kids and their families can pick which style they'd like to use. Read to win new badges and prizes each week. It's going to be a FUN summer! Questions? Call the library at 217-854-3505.


Resources - Work and research from the office or from home, anytime:



First Monday of the month at 4:30 in the
Library Meeting Room unless otherwise noted

December 4th, 2023

January 8th, 2024

February 5th

March 4th

April 1st

May 6th

June 3rd

July 1st

August 5th

Tues. September 3rd

October 7th

November 4th

December 2nd



November 22- close at 3pm

November 23rd- 25th

December 23rd- 27th

Monday, January 1st, 2024

Monday, January 15th

Monday, February 19th

Friday in April or May for staff dev day

Monday, May 27th

Wednesday, June 19th

Thursday, July 4th

Friday, August 23rd (close at 1pm for Staff Development Day)

Monday, September 2nd

Tuesday, November 5th

Monday, November 11th

Wednesday, November 27th (close at 3pm)

Thursday-Saturday, November 28th-30th

Monday, December 2nd

Monday-Thursday, December 23rd-December 26th

Tuesday, December 31st

Wednesday, January 1st, 2025


Library main email address:

Library Board of Trustees e-mail address: