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

Mt. Morris, IL 61054

Phone: 815-734-4927

Fax: 815-734-6035

E-mail: [email protected]
Hours:
Mon.-Thur. 11:00am-6:30pm

Fri. 11:00am-4:30pm

Sat. 10:00am-1:30pm
​Cooking with Julie Class February 29th
Bring your appetite and your curiosity as we delve into the cooking world with Chef Julie! We will be tasting a variety of different soups! Julie will be there to give tips and tricks for each recipe that you can take home. Bring a container to take home a bowl of your favorite soup at this delicious event! This program is open to ages 15 and up! And it's Free! Stop by or call the Mt. Morris Library to register! 815-734-4927

Crafty Connections Tuesdays from 2:30 - 4:00 PM
Mount Morris Library is giving crafters an opportunity to come to an open session for working on their craft! Winter is a great time to start a new project or work on an old! Bring your project, meet other crafters, connect with old friends, and make new friends! Any portable craft is welcome: hand sewing, needlepoint, crochet, knitting, felting, beading, painting, or any craft you enjoy. Join us each Tuesday at 2:30 for friends and fun!

Story Time!
We will be reading books and the children will create a craft on Wednesday, February 28th. Story time is every Wednesday @11:15, bring your little ones to enjoy stories and a craft at the Mount Morris Library! 

Lego Club March 21st
Lego night is the third Thursday of each month. Stop by on March 21st, from 6–7pm! Bring a friend and build some fun with Lego bricks! All children and parents are invited every third Thursday of the month. Children under 8 need to bring a parent with them.

Axis360 is changing to BOUNDLESS
Your library’s Axis 360 digital service has been upgraded to Boundless. The library can provide you with information about the transition to Boundless. All your user info and history, including holds position, bookmarks, notes, and other saved data will be seamlessly transitioned to the new Boundless platform. 

Adult Book Club
The February book, The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love by Jill Conner Browne, is available! “To know the Sweet Potato Queens is to love them, and if you haven't heard about them yet, you will. Since the early 1980s, this group of belles gone bad has been the toast of Jackson, Mississippi, with their glorious annual appearance in the St. Patrick's Day parade.” Everyone is welcome to join this book club group! Copies of the book are available at the library. Meeting will be held at the library on February 26th at 3:30pm.

Cookbook Club Next Meeting March 5th!
Join us as we explore The Cookbook Club! Wonderful recipes combined with friendship creates something both beautiful and delicious! Stop by to choose your recipe from this month’s book, Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld, and bring your dish to pass at our next meeting! Join us on Tuesday, March 5th, 6pm at The Senior Center for another exciting meal!

Ink with a Friend: Card Making at the Library Thursday, March 14th
What a great time it is to make some lovely home-made cards to send to family and friends. We will be offering a card-making class from local crafter, Liz Gullett. She will be here on Thursday, March 14th from 5-7! You will get all the materials to make two beautiful cards to take home. Stop by to see the samples, fees are by donation. Registration is limited so call the library or stop by to save your spot before February 1st!

Display Case Showings
We are always looking for collectors or artists who are willing to share their treasures in our display cases. If you are interested, please call, 815-734-4927. 

Explore More Illinois 
Explore More Illinois allows cardholders from participating RAILS and IHLS public libraries to reserve free and discounted admission, parking, and gift store purchases from cultural and recreational attractions in Illinois, including museums, cultural centers, zoos, aquariums, gardens, historical societies, park districts, and more. Explore More Illinois is easy to use with your library card. Visit the library’s website to browse attractions. You can find the information on our website, www.mtmorris-il.org under the resources page.

Adult Programming
We are trying to get back into the swing of offering monthly programs for adults. We would love to hear from you. Do evenings or weekends work better? Do you have any program ideas? Do you have a program you would like to share? Contact Mary Cheatwood at the library through email at [email protected] or call 815-734-4927.

Memorial Gifts
Give a gift that lasts, brings joy to many, and doubles in value. Your memorial gift to the library is matched by the Mt. Morris Library Foundation, doubling your generosity! Many thanks to all who gave memorial gifts in 2023.

Newspaper Available!
We will now be receiving the Dixon Telegraph daily! We receive the Ogle County Life, Sauk Valley, and Mt. Morris Times. If you want to keep up with the local news-stop on by!

Curbside Service is available!
We want to remind everyone that you still have the option of having your materials delivered to your vehicle. If you have holds waiting for you, call us to tell us you are on your way, and we will bring them out to your vehicle when you arrive. Call us if you need more information.

Additional Services Offered
We make copies ($0.25 per black and white page). We fax ($2 for the first page and $0.50 each additional page). We can scan a document and send it to email ($2 per document). You can use a computer without a library card for $1.00. Resume software is available on our computers. Come visit us and let us help you!

Monthly board meetings are the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm
 at the library  unless otherwise noted. The public is welcome to attend.

The Mount Morris Public Library is located at 
105 S. McKendrie Ave., Mt. Morris IL 61054 
Ph-815-734-4927, Fax-815-734-6035 www.mtmorris-il.org