3M Maintenance Tuesday Night

On Tuesday, July 26, 2016, we will be having extended maintenance to 3M Cloud Library beginning at 7:00 pm and lasting approximately 12 hours until 7:00 am. The ability to borrow new books will be unavailable. Patrons who already have items downloaded to their devices will still be able to read or listen to their content. After this downtime, over the following days, patrons will also get new apps. The older apps will still work, but the … Continue reading →

Illinoisan Confirmed as Librarian of Congress


On July 16, the Senate approved the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to serve as the nation’s 14th Librarian of Congress. Dr. Hayden, director of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland, is the first female and the first African-American to lead the Library of Congress. She also is the first professional librarian to be confirmed in more than 60 years. While in Illinois, Dr. Hayden’s Illinois library service included Deputy Commissioner and Chief … Continue reading →

Murder in the Heartland Author Harry Spiller Presentation & Book Signing


On Friday, July 22, 2016, at 2:00 pm, the Herrin City Library will host author Harry Spiller for a presentation and book signing. He will discuss his book Murder in the Heartland.  Having just released his fourth book in the series, Spiller will discuss some of his experiences in researching and investigating cases that took place in Southern Illinois.  Mr. Spiller is a former law enforcement officer and Williamson County Sheriff, retired Professor of Criminal … Continue reading →

Herrin Senior Fair 2016 ~ Monday, July 25th

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State Senator, 59th District, Gary Forby along with The Williamson County Programs on Aging present Herrin Senior Fair 2016, on Monday, July 25, 2016, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Williamson County Programs on Aging at 1201 Weaver Road, Herrin, IL.  Come learn more about important services available to seniors. For more information and to register, visit www.SenatorForby.com or call 618-439-2504.  Organizations in attendance will include: The Treasurer’s Office The Secretary of State’s … Continue reading →

Chris McBrien: the Magic Storyteller: Thursday, July 21st


Join us Thursday, July 21, 2016 @10:00 am for Chris McBrien: the Magic Storyteller.  This magical adventure show features ventriloquism, puppetry, and storytelling. To learn more about Chris McBrien visit his website @ http://www.magicstoryteller.biz/.  This will be the last event for our Summer Reading Program 2016, and as always we will have Paws For Reading immediately following the event.   … Continue reading →

The Next Summer Reading Event: Movie – Airbud: Thursday, July 14th


Join us on Thursday, July 14, 2016, @ 10:00 am for Airbud, a movie about  a young man who has recently moved and when he signs up to be the school basketball team’s manager, he discovers that his pet dog Bud, a stray golden retriever he took in, can play the sport amazingly well. Immediately following the show, we will have Paws for Reading again!  Watch the trailer here:  https://youtu.be/m6JlitBtblI Summer Reading Event Calendar: Thursday, July 14th: Movie – … Continue reading →

Summer Reading: Runaway Puppet Theater with Ed May


Join us on Thursday, July 7, 2016, @ 10:00 am for An Outstanding Olympic Odyssey at the Herrin City Library. The Runaway Puppet Theater presented by Ed May uses hand and shadow puppetry to tell the story of how the Olympics were begun. During his career, Ed has performed on projects for The Jim Henson Company, Sesame Workshop, NBC, and Gaylord Entertainment. In addition to performing in feature films, television series, commercials, and videos, Ed toured nationally with a … Continue reading →

Herrin City Library – Closed for Independence Day – Monday, July 4th


The Herrin City Library will be closed in celebration of Independence Day on Monday, July 4, 2016.  We celebrate the Fourth of July every year because it’s Independence Day, a holiday celebrating the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  We think of July 4, 1776, as a day that represents the birth of the United States of America as an independent nation. Please have a safe and happy 4th of July.  … Continue reading →

Cloud 9 Movie Thursday, June 30th @ 10:00 am


Join us for the next exciting Summer Reading Activity! We will be watching Cloud 9 at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 30th! A snowboarder takes lessons from a former champion, inspiring him to reach for the stars once again. Immediately following the show, we will have Paws for Reading!  Summer Reading Event Calendar: Thursday, June 30th: 10:00 am – Movie – Cloud 9 Thursday, July 7th – 10:00 am – Ed May’s Outstanding Olympic Odyssey Puppet Show … Continue reading →

Rock, Roll and Dance up a Storm with Jeanie B.


Monday, June 27, 2016, @ 10:00 am, Rock, Roll and Dance up a Storm with Jeanie B. Jeanie B! is One of Chicago’s Best Children’s Musicians! Immediately following the show, we will have Paws for Reading again!  Summer Reading Event Calendar: Monday, June 27th:  10:00 am – Rock, Roll and Dance up a storm with Jeanie B. Thursday, June 30th:  10:00 am – Movie – Cloud 9 Thursday, July 7th – 10:00 am – Ed May’s Outstanding … Continue reading →