Colona Public Library

911 1st Street, Colona, IL 61241
Phone: 309-792-0548
Phone Renewal: 888-542-7259

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10a.m.-8p.m.
Saturday 10a.m.-3p.m.


Just In Time for Earth Day!

Earth Day is April 22nd, and to help you celebrate the library has acquired a new selection of environmental DVDs!  There is information covering many topics, from alternative energy to beekeeping to protecting our natural resources.


Upcoming Programs:

  • Friday, May 30th at 4:00 - The Men of Omaha Beach.  In honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Robert Mueller, author of several books, including Fields of War: Battle of Normandy, will discuss the largest amphibious invasion in history.
  • Wednesday, July 23rd at 6:30 - Jim Gibbons will present an informative program on World War I, to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the war.
  • The Summer Reading Program starts in June!  Watch future announcements for the complete details about the many events and activities we have planned.  This year, in celebration of our receiving a $5,000 grant from the Illinois State Library for the purchase of new non-fiction materials, we will have special incentives for adult patrons who read non-fiction books!


Calling All Kids!

Join Us:
Story Time: Thursdays at 10:30 am and 6:30 p.m. 

Children will love these fun story times for all ages, featuring engaging stories and do-it-yourself crafts.
 


Stitching Fun & Friendship Together

The Colona Library is pleased to host the Betty Boop Needle Group! Join them Wednesdays at 1 p.m.!

Any and all stitching crafts can be covered.  Jolly Jackson will lead the group, and she has experience in crochet, knitting, cross stitch, and plastic canvas.  Beginners are welcome.  You are encouraged to bring a project with you, or find a new one at the class.  Join us to share patterns, ideas, talents, friendship, even recipes!  You can call Jolly at (309) 278-4778 with questions or suggestions.


Recycle @ the Library

The Colona Public Library is collecting aluminum cans (empty and rinsed please!)

Recycle!The aluminum is sold by the pound and the profits go towards library programs. Please do not drop off bags of mixed recyclables!


Library Cards

If you are living in the area and don't yet have a library card, please stop in to apply for one now!


Did You Know?

We have free internet usage on library computers and wi-fi access. If you're 18 or over, you can borrow movies on VHS and DVD - we have most new releases, in addition to holiday shows and old favorites! We now have videogames available, too!  We have books for any age for recreation and research. We can show you how to get books from any other library in our system to be delivered here for your convenience. You can request books or renew them on-line. You can even download audiobooks and e-books for free from the comfort of your own home! We also have a copier which has great features to print, scan or copy in color.


Donations

Thanks to the following patrons who have donated to the library:

Sandy Tallent, Judy Junis,Robert Oehrlein,Pat Perkins, Marian Welty, Marlene Schwartz, Kimberly Hicks,Loren Rathjen, Yuri Parker, Jackie Stickle, Harold Bennitt, Kari Clements, Eleanor Norville, Jane Forest, Betty Fisher, Marco Romero, Nancy Hamerlinck, Roland Behnke, Dennis Kelley, Jeannie Gless, Rosalie Duncan, Ramona Oltmann, Susan Brown, Sharon DeWulf, Lisa Shaw, Arlene Parker, Sandy Schneider, Jim Ausmus, Jolly Jackson.

And thanks to everyone who donates their aluminum cans, too!



 

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Internet Resources

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Helpful Links

Online Library Catalog

OMNI Libraries

Why Can't I Find the eBook I want?

Green Planet Films

Want to sign up to receive Colona Public Library Newsletters by email? Simply email the library with your request!

Internet Resources

Internet Use Policy

Helpful Links

Online Library Catalog

OMNI Libraries

Why Can't I Find the eBook I want?

Green Planet Films

Want to sign up to receive Colona Public Library Newsletters by email? Simply email the library with your request!

Internet Resources

Internet Use Policy

Helpful Links

Online Library Catalog

OMNI Libraries

Why Can't I Find the eBook I want?

Green Planet Films

Want to sign up to receive Colona Public Library Newsletters by email? Simply email the library with your request!

Internet Resources

Internet Use Policy