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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 & the full schedule!

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Epilepsy First Aid Chat & Training

With Rob Kellar of the Epilepsy Foundation

May 5,   10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

June 7,   12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Drop in any time during these sessions to chat with Mr. Keller about epilepsy and seizure first aid and learn more about the first aid training session he will be holding in the library in July!

Seizure First Aid Certification Training

Tuesday, July 11 - 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Click the orange button to register.

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May is Amnesty Month!

We're waiving late fees this month!

Return all your overdue books are have all your overdue fines waived!


Look around your house, car, bedroom, etc - see if you have anything that needs to be returned to the library! We want our books back even if they're overdue!

Thank you for returning your library books!

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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: Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Up next: Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Next Meeting: May 26 at 4:15p.m.

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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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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!


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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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:

May 31

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

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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.


Lego & Craft Clubs

Lego club and craft club are over for this year! We are breaking for the summer and send out new registration sheets at the beginning of next school year.

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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






Open and Curbside

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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