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CATCH Club (3RD – 5TH Grades)
Come join us, along with the University of Illinois Extension, while we learn about healthy eating and enjoy some outside physical activity (social distancing, of course). Every Wednesday at 3:00pm at Dillehay Park Shelter from September 23 – October 14. Call the library (815-734-4927) or email to register. Social distancing will be required.

Coloring “Contest”
Stop by and get a “We Love Our Local Library” coloring page. Color it, put it in your window and send a picture to Dawn Winters, Program Coordinator, at We will share it on Facebook and one winner will be randomly drawn on October 9th for a small prize.

“Talk Like a Pirate” To-Go Kits (ages 3 – 10)
In celebration of “Talk Like a Pirate” day (Saturday, September 19, 2020), stop by the library and get a “Pirate to-go kit” which will include a pirate themed library book, a craft and a “real” eye patch! Ages 3 – 10. Limited quantity available. First come, first served. Send a picture of your finished project to Dawn Winters, Program Coordinator, at We will happily share it on Facebook!

{Virtual} Lego Club
Our {Virtual} Lego Club will be starting Monday, September 14, 2020. We know you are all building away at home so join in our virtual Lego Club to share your creations with your friends! Check out our Facebook page, follow the weekly theme, build at home and send a picture telling us about your creation! Send to it to be featured on Facebook!

Family Storytime
Be watching for signups for “Family Storytime” starting soon. This will be by appointment only and for one family at a time. Masks will be required for ages 3 and up and you will be asked to use hand sanitizer upon entry to the library. More information coming soon!

Browsing & Computer Use By Appointment
We are open for browsing and computer use by appointment; call they library to schedule a time. Masks are required and you will be asked to use hand sanitizer upon entering the library. No unaccompanied children are allowed in the library at this time (please do not bring your children if you will be using the computer). Browsing is limited to 30 minutes and computer use to one hour.

Curbside Pickup, Inter Library Loans, Library Cards
Curbside Service and Inter Library Loans are available during regular business hours. Mt. Morris Patrons can place holds through the catalog, by calling or emailing. Library staff is quarantining all returned items for a period of time. Recently returned materials may remain on your account longer than usual. No overdue fines will be charged. New library cards: Patrons can call or email the library to renew or receive new library cards. Contact the library at 815-734-4927 or

Honor JoLynn Ward
At the end of the school year, a number of long-time employees retired. At the end of a normal year, there would have been parties and recognition ceremonies, but 2020 is not a normal year. JoLynn Ward has been an instructional aide with the Oregon School district for a long time. She was in Mount Morris at the elementary school until the fire, and went with her students to Oregon. In the time I have known her, she has been an instructional aide for the English Language Learners. For the library, she has been a Trustee for a long time, helped when the new addition was being built, and is currently our board secretary. Mrs. Ward, as the children know her, has spent her time recently making masks for people in the community, including library staff. We want to honor her in her retirement, and for her good works. A fund has been established in her name. We will be purchasing library materials in her honor. If you would like to join us in thanking her for her service to the children of the district and her work in the community, you may send a donation with the notation that it is in her honor.

Welcome to the new Mt. Morris Public Library page!
105 S. McKendrie Ave.

Mt. Morris, IL 61054

Phone: 815-734-4927

Fax: 815-734-6035


Mon.-Thur. 11:00am-7:00pm

Fri. 11:00am-5:00pm

Sat. 10:00am-3:00pm
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Mt. Morris Community Library Foundation
Community Scrabble
Firefighter's Week - Mark, Jordan, and Justin. Kids - Leona, Jay, Charlie & Claire.
Adult Winner
Group Winner
Pumpkin Carving Winner
Elton John
Haunted Halloween Party
Teen Winner
Family Reading Night with author Judith Schmidt reading her book "Let's Go Round in Alpha-Bug Town".
Making sock puppets
Joey reading with his sock puppet
Kelly Denton
 teaching her grandaughter to putt.
​Time Change: 11:30am-12:30pm
Dr. Suess's Birthday Party
 on March 2nd

Preschool Take Home Project at the Library
Tinley enjoying virtual storytime from home with her lightning bug craft.

New Staff Member  
We would like to welcome Dawn Winters to our staff. She is our new Program Coordinator. She is working on getting things ready to do story time and take-home kits. Be watching Facebook and our website for more information.