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:

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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.

One of the important services the Illinois Heartland provides is delivery service.  They ship 6.4 million items annually between member libraries and throughout Illinois

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The library has a Flatbed Scanner you can use to convert your photographs from paper to digital?  You can save them in several formats, a flash drive or sd card are the easiest.  The staff can give you a short demonstration, then you do the rest.  Our scanner will do a variety of types and sizes.  We have recently added  couple of books to our collection on archiving your photos:  "How to Archive Family Photos; a step-by-step guide to organize and share your photos digitally" and "Photo Restoration: From Snapshots to Great Shots"

 Summer Reading 2015 

Summer Reading has come to an end. Thanks to all the parents who helped to insure the success of Summer Reading at the library by bringing their children to programs and helping them select books to complete their reading sheet. Parents who value reading have children who love to read.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make our program successful.  To all Readers:  Monica and Cade Miller, Stevie Stutzman, Jason Yeakel, and Heather Fraser.  Opening our program with a book read by someone in the community demonstrates the importance of reading. Thanks also to everyone who presented a program or helped with an activity:  Hawaiian Luau--Anita Dukeman; S.T.E.M. Science with common toys--Jennifer Hostetler and Darcie Peck; Game Day; and Douglas-Hart Nature Center.  It made for a great line up of fun and learning.

 Watch for information on the Fall Session of Preschool Story Hour.

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