“A Look Back – Images of Herrin’s Past – Volume IV” During Herrinfesta Italiana


  “A Look Back – Images of Herrin’s Past – Volume IV” comes to life again during HerrinFesta Italiana 2016 in a special slide show presentation on Friday, May 27, 2016, with two showings at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the Tony Galines Meeting Room here at Herrin City Library.    We have prepared another interesting and original slide show volumes on Herrin history. Please mark your calendar and invite family and friends to see one of the … Continue reading →

On Your Mark! Get Set…Read! Children’s Summer Reading 2016

Read for the Win 2016!!! The Summer Reading Program is getting reading to kick-off at the Herrin City Library! Race on down to the Herrin City Library to catch a show and read, read, read for fun, games and prizes! Readers of all ages will exercise their minds this summer during the “On Your Mark, Get Set….Read!” Summer Reading Program. Special programs include: Animal tales with cold blooded competitors Mime baseball with Laughing Matters Jeanie B rock and … Continue reading →

3M Cloud Library Update Available


Summary  We are pleased to announce we will be releasing a new version of our iOS app Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 This new version has several enhancements which include: Patrons can easily add and store books of interest. Quickly find youth content in Browse by using the Youth tab and Fiction/Nonfiction sub-tabs. Return books with ease using the new ‘Return’ tab in My Books. Navigate with ease using the new 3D touch menu.   This … Continue reading →

Herrin City Library Open House Big Success


The Herrin City Library Open House was a big success.  The Friends of the Herrin City Library conducted their meeting and annual election of officers.  William Randall, was also presented with a plaque in recognition of his many years of service on the Herrin City Library Board of Trustees. The Open House followed with 43 people in attendance. There were fun activities, games, refreshments and prizes!  And the winners are… Polar Whip 4 pack – … Continue reading →

Summer 2016 Rushing Fellowship

Update:  After reviewing applications, Maria Hammond and Michaela Tauber were chosen to join veteran Fellow, Kenneth Weber this summer.  We will begin the internship program the week of June 6, 2016.   The Herrin City Library is now accepting applications for the Summer 2016 Rushing Fellowship. Fellowship applicants must complete their sophomore or junior year of high school this spring (senior students are not eligible) and they must be residents of the Herrin Unit 4 … Continue reading →

Herrin City Library History Room Preserves the Town’s Past

Lisa History Room

The Herrin City Library’s History room was featured in an article in the Southern Illinoisan newspaper. A ROOM TO REMEMBER   Herrin City Library History Room preserves the town’s past   Herrin has a history that includes coal mines, Italian immigrants, gangsters and even an amusement and entertainment complex. Some of that history is tucked in a room at the north end of Herrin City Library. The library’s Herrin History Room was part of an … Continue reading →

Herrin City Library Open House ~ Sunday, April 24th


           You’re invited to the Herrin City Library’s Annual Open House, Sunday, April 24th, 2016, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Herrin City Library.  The theme is “A Hole Lot of  Fun!” There will be refreshments, fun activities, & prizes. Prizes include 2 x 18 holes of golf with cart @ Pine Lakes, coupons for cheese burgers, fries, and drinks from The Polar Whip, $25 Annex gift card and … Continue reading →

Glenn Poshard Spoke April 22

Update:  View the video of Glenn Poshard @ Herrin City Library Video – HAHS Presents Glenn Poshard. Dr. Glenn Poshard will speak to the Herrin Area Historical Society at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 22, 2016, at the Herrin City Library. In his long and storied career Dr. Poshard most recently was the president of Southern Illinois University, but he has also been a coach, a history teacher, and a U.S. Congressman. In his talk he will … Continue reading →

Attention eBook Readers


We’re delighted that you are using the Herrin City Library as your source for eBooks. We are happy to announce that we have chosen the 3M Cloud Library as our exclusive platform for eBooks and downloadable audiobooks which will begin in early April. Join us to celebrate the launch of our new eBook collection, the Cloud Library. Bring in a personal device or play with one of ours and see just how easy borrowing eBooks can … Continue reading →

Change of date for the Library Trustees April 2016 Meeting

Public Service Announcement (PSA) – date published 03/15/2016   RE: Change of date for the Herrin City Library Board of Trustees April 2016 Meeting   The regular monthly meeting of the Herrin City Library Board of Trustees has been rescheduled to April 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm. The Library Board normally meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm in the Tony Gailnes Memorial Meeting Room, but will meet one week early in … Continue reading →