Book Sale ~ Saturday, Sept. 24th & Monday, Sept. 26th


The Friends of the Herrin City Library will be having a Big Book Sale on Saturday, September 24, 2016, from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Monday, September 26, 2016, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  All Items in the sale will be .25¢!  The BOOK SALE will be held in the library’s “Tony Galines Memorial Meeting Room,” which is near the library’s main entrance. Proceeds of the BOOK SALE will be used by the … Continue reading →

Historic Slideshow at the Herrin Civic Center Saturday!

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Saturday, September 10, 2016, there will be two slideshows at 1:00 pm and 6:00 pm. The Herrin City Library presents a glimpse into the The French Studio Collection. This historic event is possible through the cooperation of French Studio and sponsored by the Herrin City Library with the support of the Herrin Area Historical Society, Herrin Civic Center and the Herrin Independent. Admission is free and the public is invited. The slideshow presents over 200 … Continue reading →

Reserve Your Copy Today: New Forthcoming Titles!


Take a look at these exciting new titles which will be arriving in November 2016. You may place a hold on these with your account online or at the circulation desk! You may see a list of all past and present forthcoming titles @ the Herrin City Library’s Forthcoming Titles Page.  … Continue reading →

Did You Know? Herrin City Library has a Meeting Room!


Did you know, Herrin City Library has a meeting room which may be rented by groups and public organizations? The meeting room may be rented for $25.00 for up to four hours which includes set-up and clean-up time before and after.  Any additional hour is $10.00 per hour.  The primary purpose of the meeting room is to support library functions and to promote the library’s programs of service to the community.  If you are interested … Continue reading →

HAHS Guest Lecture: Mark Wagner ~ Friday, August 26th

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The Herrin Area Historical Society hosts Mark Wagner on Friday, August 26, 2016, at 2:00 pm in the Tony Gailnes Meeting Room at the Herrin City Library.  Mr. Wagner is the director of  SIU’s Center for Archaeological Investigations and professor of anthropology.  He will be discussing The Crenshaw House: The Old Slave House.  Attendance is free and open to the public.  Annual membership to the HAHS is $25.00 for an individual and $35 for a couple.  For … Continue reading →

Book Sale Time!!!

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  Book Sale! Presented by The Friends of the Herrin City Library.  There will be two big days of book sales; Saturday, August 6, 2016, from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, and Monday, August 8, 2016, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.  All proceeds from the Book Sale support the Herrin City Library.      … Continue reading →

It Starts With a Story…


It starts with a story…We are pleased to present a Library Oscar to Gayle Davis in recognition of her guidance in leading her day care group in meeting the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten goal. Congratulations to Victoria, Graham, Ella, Ian, Silas, Hadley, Serenity, Zoe, Logan and Madison who all participated in the program! … 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 or call 618-439-2504.  Organizations in attendance will include: The Treasurer’s Office The Secretary of State’s … Continue reading →