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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 may be required at large events or if state or national requirements change.

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Join Book Club!

Interested in joining book club? 

Book club is currently meeting monthly (usually on Friday afternoons). For our next meeting date and/or to request a copy of our current book, call the library!

Current book: Holes by Louis Sachar

Next Meeting :

August 26 at 4:00p.m.

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Fantasy Fest!

Don your best fantasy costume and join us at the library on Saturday, September 17th for fantastical games, mythical crafts, and magical fun!

What: Fantasy themed games, activites, and snacks.

Where: Steeleville Area Public Library!

When: Saturday, September 17, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Who: Games and activities are geared towards children in kindergarten through 5th grades, but all ages are welcome to join in the fun at fantasy fest!

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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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Camp READ!

This year's summer reading program theme is "Read Beyond the Beaten Path: Camp READ!

Sign up today!

Click the orange "Summer Reading Program" button for more information!

Pick up your reading logs, bingo sheets, and information packets at the library.

Camp READ Mondays at 11:00 (& Tuesday, July 5)

Curbside Crafts every Wednesday!

Summer Movie Fridays!

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Check out our new app!

Now it's easy to manage multiple 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 new 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.


Virtual Field Trips!

Does the pandemic have you missing travel? 

Try a virtual field trip! Click the orange button to go to our Useful Links page, then scroll to the bottom to the Virtual Travel and Field Trips section.

You can virtually travel around the world, see views out of someone else's window, tour museums, visit the Great Wall of China, and travel to the North Pole! All from the comfort of home!

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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. Click the orange button to download a printable permission/ sign-up form.


Lego club is back!

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





Kids Craft Club

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

Craft Club fall dates are:





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8th-12th Graders:
Join TAB!

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

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

Upcoming meetings:

August 31 at 3p.m.

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

8th through 12th graders welcome! 

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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.