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Beginning February 28, masks will no longer be required in the library but will be recommended.

Masks will remain available at the library by the front door for no cost for those who want one.

Masks will still be required for most events when social distancing may not be possible.

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Book Club!

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!


May book: Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

June book: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

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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:

May 18 (changed to the 3rd Wednesday in May only)

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! 


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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Camp READ!

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

Registration begins Monday, May 23.

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

Summer reading will start on June 6  and end on August 1.

Pick up your reading logs, bingo sheets, and information packets at the library beginning May 23!

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GED Classes

GED classes are back in session at the library!

Mondays 2:00-4:30

Wednesdays 10:00-12:00

Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00-5:00

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!


We're hiring!

Interested in joining our team? 


Stop by the library to pick up an application or download the application by clicking the orange button above! 

The part-time Circulation Clerk is responsible for answering phones, assisting patrons with locating items, re-shelving books, dusting and cleaning library shelves, working during events and programs. 

10-12 hours per week. Must have high school diploma or equivalent. May be required to work some Saturdays.

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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.



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.