The Polar Express Story Time December 20th


Climb aboard The Polar Express on Tuesday, December 20th @ 10:30 am.  Children of all ages are welcome to join us for a magical Christmas adventure!  Please call the Herrin City Library at 618-942-6109 if you have questions about this event.  The event is free and open to the public.  Registration is not required, but appreciated.  All children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.     … Continue reading →

The Harrison Family Bible Finds a New Home @ Herrin City Library


The Harrison Family Bible found a new home in the Linda Jennings Banks History Room at the Herrin City Library. The Harrison Bruce Historical Village on the campus of John A Logan College received The Harrison Family Bible in May, 2016  from the heirs of David Ruffin Harrison, one of the early settlers of Herrin’s Prairie and a community and business leader in the area in the mid to end of the 19th Century.    … Continue reading →

Herrin City Library Salutes Our Veterans


The Herrin City Library would like to take this opportunity to thank our military veterans! We would like to show our support for the men and women who have served our country over the years.  All services at the Herrin City Library will be Free to all Veterans and Active Duty Military & Active Duty Immediate Family on Thursday, November 10, 2016. Services include faxing, copying, and more. Must present an ID or paperwork with proof of … Continue reading →

Trick or Treat Hours


Halloween is coming and Trick or Treat Hours have been set!  Trick or Treat for Herrin is 5:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 28th.   Here is list of other Halloween activities in Herrin: Pumpkins in the Park: (replaces Trail of Treats) will be held at Herrin City Park on Friday, October 28th beginning at 5 p.m. There are plans to show the movie “Hocus Pocus” at 7 p.m. King’s Food Service will be passing … Continue reading →

Now Hiring: Children’s Librarian/Assistant Librarian


The Herrin City Library is now taking applications for the position of Children’s Librarian/Assistant Librarian. We are seeking an enthusiastic, resourceful, creative addition to our team who is passionate about providing an exceptional library experience for children. The successful applicant will possess excellent communication and customer service skills. Responsibilities include: answering reference questions, preparing and conducting programs for children and families, and cataloging and collection development. Position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, … Continue reading →

Author Blaine Greer to Speak Friday, October 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm


The Herrin Area Historical Society presents author, Blaine Greer, who has just published a seven-hundred page chronicle non-fiction book,  Willow Sieve Chronicles – Eavesdropping from the Wilderness at the Herrin City Library on Friday, October 21, 2016, at 2:00 pm.  This is the story of his sixty plus day trip from the mouth of the Mississippi River to New Orleans in a canoe with his only companion, his dog, Shocker.  The author will have his books for sale at the event.  … Continue reading →

Have a Frightfully Good Time @ Herrin City Library


Fall is in the air and with that comes one of our favorite holidays here at the Herrin City Library. During October, nature sets the perfect mood for you to sit down with a scary book or movie. Bring the children in to visit the haunted castle and get a fun book about haunted houses or pumpkins!!!  Adults may find a spooky read in the Adult Fiction: Frightfully Good Books Display.             … Continue reading →

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!

French Flyer not pdf

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 →