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Library News and Updates


Tomato Tasting

Christy Howell of Plants Everywhere will provide a variety of tomatoes for us to taste and compare. 

This program is open to everyone and free to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Registration is required.


All Ages Interactive Movie - Hocus Pocus

Hocus Pocus

Rated PG

Runtime 1 hour, 36 minutes

Monday, October 9, 4 - 6 p.m.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

We have a movie prompt, props, and snacks for a fun interactive movie experience!

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Monthly Story Hour

Story hour will be back in September!

Story hour will be the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 11:00 a.m.

Upcoming Storytimes:

September 20

October 18

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7th-12th graders are invited to join TAB!

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will be back in session in September!


Meetings will be the last Wedensday of every month from 3-4 p.m.

Upcoming meetings:

September 27

October 25

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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5th Annual IHLS Library Crawl

How it works:


  • Ask for a library crawl passport


  • Visit participating IHLS libraries and have your passport stamped (you may receive a small prize as well!)


  • Return your passport by October 31 to be entered into a prize drawing! One entry for every library visited!


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!


Lego & Craft Clubs

Lego club and craft club will be back in September!

Lego Club will be the first Wednesday of the month September through May from 3-4pm.

Craft Club will be the 2nd Wednesday of the month September through May from 3-4pm.


Lego and Craft Clubs are for Kindergarten through 5th grades.


Children must be signed up by the October session to attend for the rest of the year. This ensures that we have supplies for every child.

Tutor and Student

GED Classes & ESL Tutoring

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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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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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: The Patron Saint of Second Chances by Christine Simon

Up next: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Next Meeting: August 25 at 4:15p.m.

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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.

We're Hiring!
You can pick up a job description and application at the library or by clicking the link below to download. You can also apply online by clicking "APPLY HERE" below.

APPLY HERE - Part Time Circulation Clerk

Download Job Description and Application HERE

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