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 →

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

Old Slave House

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!!!

august book sale

  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 →