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Library News and Updates

Masks are currently OPTIONAL at the library. Please respect each patron's choice to wear them or not. Masks will remain available at the library by the front door for no cost for those who want one.
Masks requirements may change if state or national requirements change.



Ginger Womick from the Illinois Treasurer's office will be at the library on March 27 from 10:00-12:00 to help Illinois residents search for any unclaimed money they may have with the State of Illinois.


First come first served, no appointment necessary.

·  Over $3.5 billion in unclaimed money and property is being safeguarded by the Illinois Treasurer’s Office.

· The Treasurer’s Office has made claiming unclaimed      money and property even easier with FastTrack and e-claiming.

· Check twice a year to see if you have unclaimed property at


Trick-or-Trash Candy Wrapper Recycling

We're still working on filling our candy recycling box. Feel free to keep bringing in wrappers!

Save your candy wrappers instead of trashing them! Bring them to the library and put them in our Trick-or-Trash candy wrapper recycling box.


Your candy wrappers will be recycled instead of ending up in landfills or the ocean.


Lego & Craft Clubs

Lego club and Craft club will take place on Wednesday afternoons at the library! These clubs are for children in kindergarten through 5th grades. Our last Lego and Craft Club sessions for the school year will be May 3 and 10. We will break for the summer and send out new registration sheets at the beginning of next school year.


Lego club will be the first Wednesday of the month from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Upcoming Lego Club dates are:

4/5/23           5/3/23

Craft club will be the second Wednesday of the month from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Upcoming Craft Club dates are:

4/12/23           5/10/23

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Join Book Club!

Book Club meets monthly on Friday afternoons. Book Club is for adults 18 and older. To join, call the library to request a copy of our current book, and attend our next meeting!

Each month, we prepare a list of books that fit a specific genre or theme and book club members vote on which book to read. 

Current Read: Blind Date Books

Up next: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Next Meeting: March 17 at 4:15p.m.

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Monthly Story Hour

Story hour is now on break for the spring and summer. Look for more info on Summer Reading coming soon, and we will start regular story hour back up in the fall!

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8th-12th graders are invited to join TAB!

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meetings will be the last Wedensday of every month from 3-4 p.m.

Upcoming meetings:

March 29

April 26

As a member of TAB you will:

1) Attend monthly meetings

2) Help plan and host library events (specifically teen events) 

3) Have input into which books and movies the library purchases

4) Earn volunteer/ community service hours


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 books before kindergarten encourages families to read with their children and develops a love of reading while children are young! Reading with our children helps improve imagination, creativity, vocabulary and promotes family time! ​Children birth-5 can participate.

Sign up at the library, log each book read, and for each 100 milestone children get to pick out a prize and put their picture on the achievement wall & in the newspaper!

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Monster Bash!

Steeleville Area Public Library's Monster Bash!

Saturday, April 29

10:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Games, crafts, prizes, movies, snacks, costumes, fun!

Click the orange button for more information!

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Summer Reading Program 2023

Camp READ: Find Your Voice!

Pre-K - 5th Grade

Weekly programs themed around finding your voice! 

Reading logs and prizes! Family movies!

6th - 12th Grade

Weekly programs themed around self-expression!

Reading BINGO with prizes! Teens-Only Interactive Movie!

Adults - This year we are planning some fun adult programs too! Adults can also participate in a Reading BINGO to win prizes!

Click the button for more info! Full schedule coming soon!

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Check out our mobile app!

Manage your accounts, keep track of checkouts and due dates, and renew items from your mobile device using the SHARE Mobile Library, Steeleville Area Public Library's app!


Search for books, DVDs, video games, audiobooks,            e-books, and more. Find it now in the Apple App store or Google Play Store. 


Brought to you by Steeleville Area Public Library District and the SHARE library consortium, a division of Illinois Heartland Library System.

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GED Classes

GED classes are back in session at the library!

Summer hours vary, call for more info.

Additional days and times may be available.

Call 965-9732 and ask for Kim to sign up now!

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Book Recommendations

We asked our staff and library board members about the best books they read this year, and compiled a list of recommendations for you. Click the orange button above to view the list.

Have a recommendation for us or other patrons? Click the orange button and scroll to the bottom of the page to submit your picks!



625 S. Sparta Street, Steeleville, IL 62288






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Monday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


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