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December Events

Saturday, December 10--Cooking Class for Middle School 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, December 14--Adult Coloring 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Friday, December 16--Evening Story Hour 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 29--Afternoon Matinee for Kids 1:00 p.m.

Illinois Heartland Library System

We are a member of Illinois Heartland Library System. The library system serves the libraries of central and southern Illinois.  

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

They also maintain the Library Catalog

Arthur Public Library District

225 S Walnut Street, Arthur, IL 61911  

Phone:  217-543-2037;  Fax:  217-543-2037

Services we provide

Outreach to Seniors:  The library offers Home Delivery Service to home-bound individuals living in Arthur.  If you or someone you know would benefit from this service,  please contact us.

Preschool craft packets for children 3 to 5 years old:  During the school year our volunteer, Rachel Allen assembles activities parents can use with their preschoolers.  These activities are often book related or help your child acquire a new skill.

Copy, fax and scan to email service available:  We charge standard business rates for these services

Display your collection:  We have a locked display cabinet.  If you would like o showcase a treasured collection at the library, please let us know.

E-Books available from My Media Mall:  Use your Arthur Public Library District library card to download them to your devise.  Chose Illinois Heartland Library System as your location.

Notice

Petitions available for the April library board election. Go to the About Page for more information.


Memorial Books

In honor of Zach and Jaquie Hopkins from Jim and Carol Yoder and David and Carol Crist the following books have been placed in the Arthur Public Library:  Day Dreamers:  A Journey of Imagination (Board Book);  Look, Look (Board Book);  The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy;  The Littlest Family's Big Day; Parts; Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn; In My Heart: A Book of Feelings (Growing Hearts); Before Morning; Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You; Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina; Teacup; The Not So Quiet Library; Thankful; Little Owl's Colors; The Wonderful Things You Will Be; The Chicken Problem; Nanette's Baguette; The Hat; Paddington Bear; Stuck; A Small Thing...But Big; Take Heart My Child: A Mother's Dream; Joel Meyerowitz:  Seeing Things: A Kid's Guide to Looking at Photographs; Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey; The Little Red Hen;  Knuffle Bunny Too; Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleepover; What Goes Up; and A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats

Thanks for the many memorials made to the library in memory of Neal Graham.  Neal served on the Board of Trustees for many years.  The Library Broad is currently in the process of deciding how the donations should be spent.  They would like to do something special.  Donations to the library were from:  Joel and Sherry Fitzjarrald, Randy and Paula Murry, Mary Etta and Rusty Thomas, Tanya Walker, Diane Mackey, Joanne Swonger, Sandra Dolan, Kevin and Kimberly Mandrell, Ezra O  and Lise Helmuth, James and Shelly Holland, McGuirem Yuhas, Huffman and Buckley, P.C., Norman Simmons and Kelley Fryman, Theron Redfern, James Tracy Scott and Laury High Scott, Ann Huffman, James and Patricia Jurgens, Fryman Family Trust and S. M. Fryman, Milton and Martha Yeakel, Randall Electric, Ollie and Kay Mandrell, Nadine Maddelena, and Maxine Tipton 

In memory of Jack Mattox from the Class of 1951, "The Desire of Ages" by Ellen G White