Holiday Cookie Sale

The Mt. Morris Community Library Foundation will host a “Cookies by the Pound” fundraiser on Saturday, November 22 at the Mt. Morris Public Library, 105 S. McKendrie Ave. A wonderful assortment of cookies will be available for purchase at $3.50 per pound from 9:00 am – Noon. Packaging for your purchases will be provided.
No need to bake this Thanksgiving! Choose an assortment of “Cookies by the Pound” to serve to family and friends this year!

iPad Raffle

The Mt. Morris Community Library Foundation is raffling a new Apple 16GB iPad Mini with Wi-Fi technology. Chances are $1.00 per ticket or six tickets for $5.00. Chances can be purchased at the library or from Foundation board members. The drawing will be held Dec. 13 and the winner need not be present to win. All proceeds will benefit the library. A big thanks to Cindy Byrd (CFP Financial Advisor, Edward Jones, Oregon) and Bob Byrd for donating the iPad.

What is an Aronia Berry???

On Nov. 23rd, 2:00 p.m., learn about the new super fruit--the aronia berry. Jeff Warren of BerryView Orchard will be here to tell us about this interesting and healthful fruit that might be growing in your own backyard. He will have some product available for tasting and purchase. Registration is appreciated, if possible (815-734-4927 or

Book Sale--Most Items FREE!

Most items in the annual used book sale are now FREE. Books that were marked $2.00 or $3.00 are now 50 cents. Help us clear off the tables! The sale will continue through November 22.

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.

Read the Rainbow

Preschool story time has begun! Come "Read the Rainbow" with Mrs. Immel every Thursday (except holidays) at 1:00 p.m. There will be stories, activities, music and more. Children ages 3 to 5 are invited to come join the fun!

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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