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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 It  or  Library Catalog

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

 Up and Coming Event!

Join us on Saturday, February 6 at 2 p.m., for Healthy Families in the Kitchen with Anita Dukeman.

Anita has spent eight years working as a culinary arts volunteer in our community at the ALAH High School and is now a part of Sarah Bush Lincoln's Healthy Kids program, offering kids cooking classes throughout the school year and summer cooking camps.  She is currently a monthly guest chef on WCIA's CI Living.

This presentation will focus on back to basics cooking, including how to choose and handle the most important knife in your kitchen (and what to do with it once you have one), basic pantry staples to keep on hand to prepare a delicious meal, and a couple of family-friendly recipes.

Visit our Facebook page after the event to view a new recipe to try at home!

 Come and Join us for something NEW!

Starting January 2016 we will be having previews of The Great Courses DVD's.

January 23rd from 2-4pm -- Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History

February 20th from 2-4pm -- Fundamentals of Photography

These are just two of the many new DVD's and books from The Great Courses that the Library has to offer. 

Also available:

Masters of Photography

The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries

How to Stay Fit as You Age

The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking

Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy


Did you know...

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"

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