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Open Trustee Positions
We have two Trustee positions expiring. If you are interested in being in the Spring elections, packets are available for pickup from Village Hall.

Halloween Grab-N-Go
We will be passing out treat bags from 3- 5pm on Friday, October 30th. Come show us your costume! We will use gloves and masks while passing out bags of treats. First come, first served and while supplies last.

To-Go Craft Kits!
Kids Craft (ages 3-9): Travel Calming Jar while supplies last. We will provide everything except warm water.

Tween/Teen Craft (ages 10 – 18) while supplies last. This month is a motivational keychain. We provide everything except a pair of scissors. Call the library or email to reserve your kit then come pick it up curbside.

Adult Craft (ages 19 and up): Pebble Magnet. Available October 15th (while supplies last). We will provide everything. Call the library (815-734-4927) or email to reserve / pick up yours.

Virtual Storytime & To-Go Kits
Virtual Storytime will be at 11:15am via Facebook Live every Wednesday. Weekly Storytime themed kits will be available and will include a free book, a craft, a letter book, stickers and tracking page. Call the library (815-734-4927) or email to pick up yours!

Family Storytime {In-person}
In-person family storytime is available on Fridays by appointment and for one family at a time. It will last approximately 45 minutes and will include books, rhymes and a craft. Masks will be required for ages 3 and up and you will be asked to use hand sanitizer upon entry to the library. Call the library (815-734-4927) or email to register. 

Browsing & Computer Use By Appointment
We are open for browsing and computer use by appointment; call the 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, Interlibrary Loans, Library Cards
Curbside Service and Interlibrary 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
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105 S. McKendrie Ave.

Mt. Morris, IL 61054

Phone: 815-734-4927

Fax: 815-734-6035


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Fri. 11:00am-5:00pm

Sat. 10:00am-3:00pm
PrairieCat/Encore Catalog 
Search approximately 160 libraries in northern Illinois, including Mt. Morris for that special book.
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.

Petitions available for Mount Morris Public Library Board

Nominating petitions for open Board of Trustee positions for the Mount Morris Public Library are now available. The petitions are available at the Village Hall.

Two Trustee terms are expiring, so they will be on the ballot for April 6,2021 election. The current members of the Board are Bruce McKanna, Denise Welsh, JoLynn Ward, Diana Stahl, April Bold, Jerry Knodle, and Kathy Heid.

To be considered for election, candidates must file a petition of 25 signatures by voters in Mount Morris. Candidates must have lived within the library district for at least one year at the time of filing the petition.  Petitions must be filed with the village clerk between December 14 and December 21, 2020.

If anyone is interested in more information, please contact Paula at the Mount Morris Village Hall, or Mary Cheatwood at the Mount Morris Public Library.