Best Books of 2014

Come see our display of the Best Books of 2014. Our list was compiled from 25 lists from sources such as Booklist, Publishers Weekly, NYT Book Review, Amazon, Chicago Tribune, People Magazine, Kirkus Reviews, etc.

The top five fiction books were: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr; Lila by Marilynne Robinson; A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James; Paying Guests by Sarah Waters; and Station 11 by Emily St. John Mandel.

Belly Fire Farm Program

Do you love fresh produce? do you want to "eat local", but don't have the time or space for a garden of your own" Do you want to help support a local grower and get good food too? Join us as we learn about Community-Supported Agriculture. The program, presented by Belly Fire Farm, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 25. Refreshments will be served. Registration is encouraged but not required.

Change in Service Hours

The Mt. Morris Public Library board of trustees has found it necessary to reduce library hours due to shrinking tax revenues. Beginning September 2nd, the library will close at 7:00 p.m. instead of 8:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday.

More E-Books/Audiobooks Available!

The Mt. Morris Library has joined the OMNI eBook consortium (OverDrive) and eRead Illinois. Mt. Morris Library card holders are now able to access thousands of eBooks--and audiobooks (through OverDrive only)--free of charge through this library website. You must have a valid library card (either resident or non-resident) in order to access these collections. The eBooks are downloadable to your computer and laptop, and are supported by popular reader devices such as the iPad, Kindle,Sony Reader, Nook, and Apple and Android devices.

New Catalog/Circulation System

The library has just switched to a new catalog and circulation system called Sierra Encore. This will provide many benefits for the library user and will connect the Mt. Morris Library to over 100 other libraries using the same system. All of our library members will have to be issued a new library card as part of this transition.

Students--Homework Help Online Here!

Students of all ages (especially junior high, senior high and college)--are you looking for reliable, accurate information for a school paper or project? You can link to hundreds of excellent reference books right here.

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