The library has over 18,000 material holdings that include books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, and DVD's. Within these materials, we have both Fiction and Non-fiction, Large Print, Inspirational Fiction, Westerns, Boardbooks, Leveled Readers, Early Chapter books, Graphic Novels, and more. We strive to offer current bestsellers!
If you cannot find what you are looking for, we can Interlibrary Loan the item from another library for FREE.
In addition, we have 3 digital libraries that have downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, and more. See the homepage where you can access all of them!
The library also has copies on our desktop computer of our local Mendon-Dispatch newspaper in files that are searchable dating back to 1878.
Other files on our desktop computer include access to the Unity High School yearbooks.
Our Local History section also houses local cemetery records, census records, and other local history items donated by local library patrons. All can be viewed at the library.
The library hosts monthly programs that include the following:
Preschool Story Hour on Saturdays at 10 a.m. All area preschool children are welcome. No reservations needed. Participants enjoy great stories, songs, a craft, and a snack.
LEGO Club for area K-5th graders once each month at 6:30 p.m. Participants will build a creation around a specified "theme". There is also a time for "show & tell".
Kids Coding Club for 3rd-5th graders after school from 3:15 to 5 p.m. Children 8 and under need to be accompanied by a responsible caregiver.
Craft Circle is offered once each month for ages 9 and up at 6:30 p.m. Participants will make a specified craft where all supplies will be provided. Participants are also invited to "show & tell" any of their own current craft projects followed by refreshments.
Our Cover 2 Cover Book Club meets once each month on the 4th Wednesday at 7 p.m. for discussion. The library will supply the books for each month's discussion for anyone who would like to participate. Come join other book lovers!!
In addition, we offer an annual Summer Reading program for all ages!
In today's digital age, the library has evolved to offer more than books. We offer FREE Wifi with access to a desktop computer with Windows 10 and MacBooks. Each computer comes with Microsoft Office. You are invited to bring your device to access as well.
We also provide a Community Hotspot! It is located at the southeast shelter house in Chittenden Park. The password is Library1234.
We also offer hotspots and laptops to check out to our patrons who are "in good standing". Purchased using American Rescue Act funds awarded by the Secretary of State/IL State Library using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services.
You can also BOOK-A-LIBRARIAN for
one-on-one basic computer training. We can also help you set up your device for using our digital libraries.
Our newest service is access to our Makerspace! Kids will enjoy LEGO, a Cubetto Robot, Meeperbots, electrical circuitry, Kids Kindle Fires, paper, crayons, markers and more to create at any time the library is open! Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a responsible caregiver. We only ask that you clean up after yourself.
For our adults who like crafting, we provide access to a Cricut where you can make cards, cut vinyl for crafts and more!
Are you HOMEBOUND due to accident, illness or injury? Call us at 936-2131 to deliver materials to you!
The library also has a printer, scanner, and copier available for public use. The charge to print or copy is .15 per page.