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 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 →