More E-Books/Audiobooks Available!

The Mt. Morris Library has joined the OMNI eBook consortium (OverDrive) and eRead Illinois. Mt. Morris Library card holders are now able to access thousands of eBooks--and audiobooks (through OverDrive only)--free of charge through this library website. You must have a valid library card (either resident or non-resident) in order to access these collections. The eBooks are downloadable to your computer and laptop, and are supported by popular reader devices such as the iPad, Kindle,Sony Reader, Nook, and Apple and Android devices.

Sorry about the mess!

We want to apologize to our patrons for the way things look outside right now. We know that it has been difficult lately to get in and out of the library with the sidewalk torn up at both ends, and the equipment parked in front of the building. We didn't know it was going to happen, or we would have tried to let you know. We were told that things will be back to "normal" sometime next week. We hope so, but in the meantime, we wanted you to know that we understand your frustration. We are feeling it too.

Annual Book Sale

September 17th will be the start of our annual book sale. We have something for everyone. There will be books for adults and children. We have DVDs, VHS tapes, and CDs. The sale will continue for several weeks, but the best variety will be seen at the beginning. Make plans to attend.

Identity Theft, Fraud, and Scams

On May 15th at 2:00 PM, Jason Leviskas from the Illinois State Comptrollers office will be here to talk about these important topics. Learn how to identify potential scams and frauds,protect yourself from identity theft and address your concerns. Registration is requested, but not required. Refreshments will be served following the program.

Coming Soon: A new webpage!

We are in the process of revamping the webpage. We are changing the format and trying to make it a little more up to date. Please be patient with us as this is not an easy task. We will let everyone know when we are ready to unveil it. In the meantime, the best place to stay current is on our Facebook page. Thanks!

7th Annual Tea

On March 13th at 2:00, the library is once again hosting our Tea at the Disciples United Methodist Church. The Performing Arts Guild will be presenting a Reader's Theater in the style of an old time radio show. We will of course be serving scones, quiche, an assortment of sweets, and lots of tea. We are adding to the fun this year with a raffle of a special tea themed basket and some "surprise" items. The cost is still only $15 per person. Make your reservations by March 10th. We look forward to seeing you there.

Long Journey Home

Speaker Carol Chandler from Dixon, IL will present stories and facts about the orphan trains that were a part of our national and local history from the mid 1800's to 1929. Join us on Sunday, January 24 from 2 until 4 PM. Registration is requested not required. Refreshments will be served following the program.

Fines and Fees Increase

Beginning May 1, 2015, fines and fees will increase. The cost for most photocopies will go up five cents per page. This includes computer print-outs. Overdue fees will be fifteen cents per item per day, except for DVDs which will be $1.00 per day. There is a one-day grace period on all items. Every patron should be receiving multiple notices (either by phone or email) from PrairieCat as reminders that their items are due. If you are not getting these messages, please let us know.

More DVDs--Just for You!

The limit on the number of DVDs that may be borrowed from the Mt. Morris Library has increased from two to three. Each person with a valid library card may now have a total of three DVDs from our collection at any given time. DVDs may also be borrowed from any other library that is a member of PrairieCat. The total number of DVDs that may be borrowed from libraries within the PrairieCat system (including Mt. Morris) is five.

Students--Homework Help Online Here!

Students of all ages (especially junior high, senior high and college)--are you looking for reliable, accurate information for a school paper or project? You can link to hundreds of excellent reference books right here.

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