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Follow us on Instagram and Facebook – Mount Morris Public Libraryor lending purposes we will not be having any in person activities this summer. We are also working on how to include those that will not be able to use an internet based program. Keep your eyes open for more information as we work through this change. Follow us on Facebook for more frequent updates and details about .


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

Website: mtmorris-il.org

E-mail: mmlib@mtmorris-il.org
Hours:
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
THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
 PER THE GOVERNOR'S DIRECTIVE.

    You may drop books off at the drop box. It will be checked daily. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but we are hoping to protect both our staff and patrons. Thank you for your cooperation!

    Please check our website www.mtmorris-il.org or follow us on Facebook for any updates as we adapt to this ever-changing situation.

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Community Scrabble
Firefighter's Week - Mark, Jordan, and Justin. Kids - Leona, Jay, Charlie & Claire.
Crafting-mason jar pumpkins and scarecrows
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".
Storytime
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



Curbside Pickup Beginning June 1st
Only Mt. Morris patrons can place holds on Mt. Morris items.
There is NO library to library delivery.
Neighboring patrons will not be able to place holds on our materials using Encore.
ALL Patrons may check out items if they call in or request through email. This is the same for all libraries not just our neighboring institutions. You may leave a voicemail with your full name, number, and requests if we are unavailable.
There is no fine on previously checked out items. 
All notices for holds will come from library staff members.
PrairieCat has turned off all notifications. We do not have an option to turn them on for only our library. We call or email all patrons to notify them when to pick up their items.
No overdue or bill notices will be sent.
Curbside Pickup will happen during the hours of 11am-7pm Monday through Thursday and 11am-5pm Friday.
Please note that hours are subject to change based on demand and public health. We will notify of all changes as they come. 
Patrons can start to place their holds on Monday, June 1st. We will call to notify them when their items are ready for pickup. Please update your contact information if needed.
Library staff is quarantining all returned items for a period of time. Recently returned materials may remain on your account longer than usual. When checked in, library staff will backdate materials. No overdue fines will be charged.
All patron cards that have expired in March, April, and May have been renewed through July 1st.
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 mmlib@mtmorris-il.org

Summer Reading Program!
Summer Reading Program is upon us! Unlike years past we will have no in person programs. Instead we will be using an online resource to track books, provide missions to complete at home, and track rewards. We will have fun rewards for those who reach goals at the end of the summer. This will include Mary Cheatwood dressing up as either a Princess, a Clown, or a Dinosaur if we collectively can read 1700 books! The missions are fun activities to do at home or outdoors that will earn you badges. Badges will earn raffle tickets for prizes at the end of the summer. 

Signing up for Summer Reading Program- Registration begins May 26th
This summer we will be using a program called READsquared. You can use both the website or the app found in most app stores. To register you or your child just follow the steps below.

If using the app: first download the app then enter your library as Mt. Morris Public Library, IL. Click register on the next prompt.
If using a web browser: visit mtmorrisreads.readsquared.com then click register at the top right corner of the page.
Once in the app or website you will be guided through registration. Your age will automatically place you in the right group. Create a user name and password that is easy to remember and follow prompts.
After you have registered feel free to explore the page! There are places to log books, write reviews, see suggestions, view and complete missions, and even play games. New games will unlock for every 2 books read. Feel free to contact us any time for help with READsquared.

Though the library has been able to reopen for lending purposes we will not be having any in person activities this summer. To include those that will not be able to use an internet based program, please call us at the library to state your goals and keep track of your reading and missions. Follow us on Facebook for more frequent updates and details about SRP.

New Missions- Every Monday
Log onto READsquared for new missions every week. These Missions are activities you can do at home and may include take home materials you can pick up from the library with your books. Completing Missions earns you badges! Remember each badge = 1 raffle ticket at the end of summer for those who reached their goals!
Pre-K Virtual Story Time- Every Wednesday
Join Miss Kaitlyn for story time at home! Visit our Facebook page or YouTube every Wednesday for new books. Every book read can be logged for your Summer Reading goals. You can also mark that you watched the video in the Missions area of READsquared for badges. 

Did You Know?- Every Friday
Join Miss Kaitlyn for interesting facts about the weeks theme. We will post a video every Friday on both Facebook and YouTube. You can mark that you watched the video in the Missions area of READsquared for badges. 

Get a Digital Card!
Big news! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mt. Morris and Oregon Public Libraries are temporarily waiving nonresident fees and offering that anyone living within the boundaries of the Oregon Unit School District can sign up for a temporary library card.

This special digital card will allow access to the library’s electronic resources for a limited time period which will be helpful in supporting students’ e-learning as well as meet other informational and recreational needs. This temporary card is valid until September 1st, 2020.

To apply for a free temporary card, please email Mt. Morris library at mmlib@mtmorris-il.org.
The Mount Morris Public Library is located at 105 S. McKendrie Ave. Mt. Morris IL 61054 –
 815-734-4927 Fax-815-734-6035 www.mtmorris-il.org