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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]
Mon.-Thur. 11:00am-6:30pm

Fri. 11:00am-4:30pm

Sat. 10:00am-1:30pm

Book sale September 23rd through October 13
It’s time to use those gift certificates you earned from Summer Reading Program-Our annual book sale will start on September 23rd! All sales will be by donation. Nothing will be priced. We would like to thank the high school for sending students to help with the heavy lifting in preparation for the sale.

Story Time!
Mrs. Donna will be reading books and children will create a craft this Wednesday, 10/4. Story time is every Wednesday @11:15, bring your little ones to enjoy stories and a craft at the Mount Morris Library!

Axis360 is changing to BOUNDLESS
Your library’s Axis 360 digital service will be upgraded to Boundless in September 2023. The library can provide you with information about the date of 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. Please make sure that you have updated to the latest version of the Axis 360 app on your devices. Beginning a few weeks before the library’s Boundless transition, Axis 360 users will be directly notified about the transition through the Axis 360 apps and website.

Adult Book Club
​The October book is “Dear Fahrenheit 451” by Annie Spence. Described by as “A Gen-X librarian's snarky, laugh-out-loud funny, deeply moving collection of love letters and break-up notes to the books in her life.” Everyone is welcome to join this book club group! Copies of the book are available at the library. This group will meet in-person at 3:30pm on Monday, October 30th at the library.

Cookbook Club! Next Meeting November 7th!
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, and bring your dish to pass at our next meeting! Join us on the first Tuesday each month, 6pm at The Senior Center for another exciting meal!

Ink with a Friend: Card Making at the Library
Fall is a great time 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, October 12th from 5-7! You will get all the materials to make four beautiful cards to take home. Stop by and see the samples, fees are by donation. Registration is limited so call the library or stop by to save your spot before Oct 5th!

Lego Club!
Our next Lego night is Thursday, October 19th, from 6:00 – 6:45pm. 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.

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.

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.

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!

Explore More Illinois Welcomes Back DuPage Symphony Orchestra for 2023 Season
Explore More Illinois, RAILS’ online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes back attraction, DuPage Symphony Orchestra in Naperville! The DuPage Symphony Orchestra is an award-winning local orchestra located in DuPage County and the 2021 Community Orchestra of the Year, as designated by the Illinois Council of Orchestras. Join us for a season of musical adventures, drama, and emotion as we perform some of the best-loved orchestral works of all time, plus hidden gems of the repertoire just waiting to delight audiences of all ages. No musical background is necessary; listeners of all ages are welcome!

DuPage Symphony Orchestra is offering $5-$10.00 off select performances. Explore More Illinois users can access and reserve passes from any of our attractions on their participating library’s website. Explore More Illinois users can access and reserve passes from any of our attractions on their participating library’s website. 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, 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.

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,