Arthur Public Library District promotes a better world!

About Us

The Arthur Public Library was founded in 1900.  Now, we support a collection of 20,000 materials.  Check out what our library has in stock  by visiting our catalog at:

I'll Share

We are a member of Illinois Heartland Library System.  This Library System serves the libraries of southern and parts of central Illinois.  Their mission is to provide a community of muli-type libraries developing partnerships and sharing resources in the pursuit of excellent service.

The System covers 28,141 square miles and serves a population of 2,248,634.  There are 585 member libraries.

225 S Walnut, Arthur, IL | 217-543-2037

Summer Reading Programs:

Summer Reading begins June 1 when children may pick up their reading sheets.  Children keep track of their reading and get recognition at the library.  Everyone is a winner.

Programs are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m on the following dates:
June 10--Hawaiian Luau complete with Limbo and Leis  Anita  Dukeman is the special guest presenter.
June 17-- Fun with Chain Reactions  Using Legos, Popsicle sticks and dominoes, we will learn Physics with familiar tools.
June 24--Game Day  Each year we have a program devoted to games.  This year Jennifer Hostetler will lead the fun
July 1--Douglas-Hart Nature Center  Musical Animals is the theme for this years program.
August 5--Celebrate Reading and all of our readers

Preschool Story Hour:

This summer we are hosting a Preschool Story Hour at the library once again.  Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to attend.  They are scheduled for Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m. and will last approximately 45 minutes.  The schedule is as follows:  June 9, June 23, 
July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28 and August 4.  Everyone is invited.

Online services:

ZinioDownloadable Magazines Now Available!  Zinio offers digital magazines, complete with color pictures, intuitive navigation, and interactive audio and video at no charge to Arthur Public Library patrons.  Magazines can be viewed in full color on your iPad, color tablet, PC laptop or smartphone.  Click on the link above or on the Library Catalog in Arthur Public Library Resources.  Enjoy!

Library Catalog

We have a new website.  Hopefully. you will find what you liked about the old site on the new one.  This site is your gateway to the library catalog and my media mall It is your place to check your record and order materials.

My Media Mall is no longer available from the library catalog.  Click the My Media Mall link above and enter your login or go to