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    We need volunteers! Can you give us an hour once a week or month of your time? Your help really does make a big difference.

    If you are interested in helping, please call Marge, our volunteer coordinator, at 815-734-6553. Thank you in advance for anything you can do to help!

Lynne Fleming Wilburn, Volunteer
Jan Francis, Co-Director
Barb Diehl, Food Drives Chairwoman

Just a reminder that our library is a true Mt. Morris treasure, having existed for over 100 years thanks to so many dedicated people sharing their time and financial support.

If it has been awhile since you visited the library, or never have, we encourage you to stop and check it out! If you are so inclined, we would be most appreciative if you would consider becoming a Library Foundation Member. A ONE YEAR SUSTAINING is $25.00 and a LIFE MEMBERSHIP is $100. Please deliver or mail mail your support check written to Mt. Morris Community Library Foundation, to 105 S. McKendrie Ave, Mt. Morris, IL 61054

It is amazing that in this digital age, Libraries are still very popular places to frequent. The staff and programming at ours are amazing.

Your support to the Foundation will help ensure free library cards to all Village residents and low cost cards to non-residents. Thank you.

Mt. Morris Community Library Foundation Board Members:
        Jan Dietrich                Paula Diehl                Phillip Labash
        Julie Mastny               Julie Robinson          Dora Ubben  
        Rob Urish                      Mary Jane Warkins       
        Mary Ann Watt          Donna Wells

Please donate your plastic bags and help us collect 500 pounds of plastic!

The MM Senior Center is working with the Trex Community Recycling Program to recycle plastic bags.

In six months the Senior Center needs to collect 500 pounds of plastic. They will receive a bench from the company if they reach their goal.

They are asking for help from residents to bring clean, dry plastic bags from 9 am to 1pm Monday through Friday at the Mt. Morris Senior Center, 9 East Front St.

Any plastic that stretches is the right kid of plastic to recycle with this program. They can’t take any hard plastic, but plastic bags and plastic wrap will work.

Be sure that all plastic brought in is clean and dry. If you need to drop it off at a different time, call the Senior Center at 815-734-6335 to make arrangements. They can also be dropped off at the Village Hall anytime during regular office hours. 

Thank You for helping us recycle plastic and obtain a Trex Bench!

The US National Straw Sculpting Competition is an exciting presentation of fine art in straw. Giant sculptures  were on display  in August from 2017  - 2021. The competition winners were determined by visitor’s vote.  Additional information is available at
..and the 2017 winners are:
Second Place
First Place
Straw Sculpting Competition for August 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, & 2017
..and the 2018 winners are:
Third Place
Second Place
First Place
Third Place
And the 2019 Straw Sculpting Winners are:
Third Place: Eternal Peace
First Place: Giraffe
Second Place:  Rocking Horse:
And the 2020 Straw Sculpting Winners are:
Third Place: People's Choice
First Place - 
Something Strange in Your Neighborhood
Second Place:  Flamingos
Third Place: Show Off (tie)
And the 2021 Straw Sculpting Winners Are:
First Place: The Child
Second Place:  Mr. Peanut
Third Place: Show Off (tie)
Third Place: Show Off (tie)
Third Place: Artist's Choice
The Winners of the 2022 Strawfest Festival
Along with winners from 2017 through 2021!
Loaves & Food Fish Pantry
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The Winners of the 2023 Strawfest Festival
 Scroll to the bottom to see the winners from 2017 through 2022!
1st Place People's Choice
2nd Place Artists' Choice
"Oscar the Grouch"
Danica & Mark Rogers
1st Place Artists' Choice
2nd Place People's Choice
"Three-toed Straw Sloth"
Chris & Cecilia Mann
3rd Place People's Choice
"For the Love of Rose"
Doreen White
3rd Place Artists' Choice
"Swimming Bliss"
Steve Lentz