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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.

The library will be closed Monday, January 30 due to icy roads. 

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Book Tasting

Adult Fiction

Tuesday, February 14

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Sample a variety of books in different genres, keep track of the ones that sound the most intriguing, and go home with your favorite! 

A light brunch will be served. 

Seating is limited. Call the library to register: 618-965-9732


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!


Trick-or-Trash Candy Wrapper Recycling

This Holiday season, 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.

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Monthly Story Hour

Starting in September, the library will hold a toddler story hour every 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Story hour will include a few themed stories and a related craft or activity.

2023 Story Hour Dates:

February 15 at 11:00 a.m.

March 15 at 11:00 a.m.

There will be no story hour in April.


Lego & Craft Clubs

Lego club and Craft club will take place on Wednesday afternoons this fall at the library! These clubs are for children in kindergarten through 5th grades. Registration for Lego & Craft clubs for this school year will close at the December dates. If you missed registration, your children can sign up next year.


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

2/1/23          3/1/23           4/5/23

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

2/8/23          3/8/23          4/12/23

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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: Due or Die by Jenn McKinlay

Up next: The Year of Taking Chances by Lucy Diamond

Next Meeting: January 20 at 4:15p.m.

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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:

**No December meeting

January 25

February 22

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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Blind Date with a Book

February - all month long!

Check out a specially wrapped "blind date" book from our Blind Date with a Book Display in February. Rate your date and return your Rate Your Date card to the library by March 1 to be entered into a prize drawing!

Teens and adults only.


We will have separate adult and YA blind date book displays.

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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.

Tutor and Student

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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