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THE LIBRARY IS OPEN!
Hours to be announced. Call the library for more details.
 815-734-4927

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

CHANGES/CLOSINGS/OPENINGS DUE TO THE CORONOVIRUS COVID-19
VILLAGE UPATE:
The Village Hall is now open to the public, all of the parks
 are open, and individual garage sales are also allowed.
 However, the social distancing of 6 feet guidelines
 must be followed, including wearing masks.
September 1st Update
Although some towns are now collecting flat plastic, Mt. Morris currently is not. As soon as it is restarted we'll post it, so keep checking back. Remember, the plastic used for recycling to create the benches MUST NOT contain any food! There has been a big problem with that in the past, with just one person having to check each and every bag. This is a very long and arduous process.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Halloween 2020 in Mt. Morris

Trick or treating will be held during its usual hours of 5:00 - 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 31.

People who wish to participate should turn their porch lights on. Social distancing is recommended and masks used on both sides of the door. 

Find the IDPH guidelines at 
http://www.dph.illinois.gov/covid19/community-guidance/halloween-guidance






Mt. Morris Loaves and Fish Food Pantry 
Seeks Donations for Thanksgiving Dinners

Mt. Morris Loaves and Fish Food Pantry is seeking donations to provide holiday meal boxes to local families in need. As in previous years, the pantry will be providing Thanksgiving meal boxes. The meal boxes, made possible in partnership with Northern Illinois Food Bank, contain a turkey, potatoes, stuffing, gravy, canned fruit and vegetables, coffee, and dessert – enough to feed a family of eight.

For the first time in the pantry's history, Mt. Morris Loaves and Fish Food Pantry will also be providing Christmas meal boxes to those in need as well. The Christmas meal box will contain a ham and all of the trimmings to feed a family of eight.

A $16 donation will allow Mt. Morris Loaves and Fish Food Pantry to provide a local family the opportunity to enjoy a traditional holiday meal with their loved ones this holiday season. A donation of $32 will provide both a Thanksgiving meal and a Christmas meal for a family of eight. To sponsor one, two or more families, please send your gift to Loaves and Fish Food Pantry, Att: Nelson Miller, Treas., P.O. Box 202, Mt. Morris, IL 61054. Please send your gift by November 15. The Thanksgiving meal boxes will be distributed on November 23rd and the Christmas meal boxes will be distributed on December 18th
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We need your help to make this project successful! The pantry hopes to raise $4,800 above our regular donations in order to purchase 150 Thanksgiving boxes and 150 Christmas boxes. Will you help us reach the goal to provide each family in need with a Thanksgiving and Christmas meal? Any donations received above the amount needed to purchase the meal boxes will be used to purchase food for the pantry.

Mt. Morris Loaves and Fish Food Pantry provides food to an average of over 350 individuals each month. The pantry is a partner with Northern Illinois Food Bank which provides food to food pantries and feeding programs across 13 Illinois counties.

For more information about the food pantry, please call Loaves and Fish Food Pantry at 815-734-4573. Thank you for helping feed the hungry in our community!




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.