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!

Mourning Customs

On Sept. 28, 2:00 p.m., Sharon Atkins will share with us all aspects of mourning customs from the Civil War through the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The program is presented in costume and many items will be on display. Refreshments will be served following the presentation. Reservations are encouraged. Contact the library for more information (815-734-4927 or

Used Book Sale

The annual used book sale will begin Sept. 27 and continue through Oct. 11, or possibly longer. Books, for adults and children, magazines, DVDs, music CDs, and more will be for sale. Proceeds from the sale will be used to support library services and programs.

Non-Resident Cards at Reduced Rates!

If you live near Mt. Morris but not within the village limits, you normally have to pay the equivalent of what a village resident pays in library tax. That cost is currently $62.00 annually for a household. However, if you come in between September 22-30, a non-resident card will be available for only $42.00. Cards sold during this time will be subsidized by the Mt. Morris Community Library Foundation. This is being offered in recognition of Library Card Sign-Up Month.

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.

Farmers Market Moves On

The library is no longer hosting the Mt. Morris Farmers Market. The market is now being organized by Lynnette Hough and is located in the parking lot of Union Savings Bank on Friday evenings. Please contact Lynnette for further information. We wish her great success.

Students--Homework Help Online Here!

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