Library News

Library card login ability temporarily suspended (Fixed!)

Friday, July 19, 2019

UPDATE 2:30 PM: Everything should be stable and working now. If you have any issues, please call the Library and let us know. Thank you!

ORIGINAL: Our system for checking library card logins for My Account and resources such as and Consumer Reports is currently having access issues. You may not be able to login to these services, or may only be able to log in intermittently. We apologize for the inconvenience and are in contact with our providers about a solution. In the meantime, if we can assist by phone, please call the library at 815-485-2605.

Petting zoo at the Library for a Summer celebration

Thursday, July 11, 2019

It's a Summer Learning Challenge wrap-up party!

Event Details
Saturday, July 27, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
All ages
Outside behind the Library

Illustration of a Petting Zoo with the Forest View Farms logo, a pink pig, orange chicken and white fluffy lamb

Come see, feed, and pet a variety of farm animals from Forest View Farms. Petting farm animals include pigs, chickens, sheep, geese, ducks, llamas, goats, and some surprise animals too!

Event occurs rain or shine, so dress for fun whatever the weather.

Air conditioning failure — July 10–12

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Update on Friday, July 12: The second floor is cool again! Thank you to our community for being flexible and patient with our AC issues.

Original Message: We are currently having issues with rising temperatures on the second floor of the Library. The second floor may be unavailable due to temperatures in excess of 85º. Temporary laptops for public use/internet access will be available in the meeting rooms downstairs. Staff will be available to retrieve items upstairs if requested. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your flexibility as we fix this issue.

Library internet service, phones down

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The library’s internet and phone services are currently down. We are working with our provider on the problem and will keep you updated. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Update at 12:45 PM: Our service is back up.

Text to speech now available on RBdigital for iOS

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

RBdigital has redesigned its mobile apps! Now on iOS (Apple products), RBdigital users can listen to all articles in audio format, which improves reading comprehension and allows you to listen to the article while doing other things.