911 1st Street, Colona, IL 61241
Phone Renewal: 888-542-7259
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10a.m.-8p.m.
Have you ever wanted
to talk to R2D2, high-five Chewbacca, or hug an Ewok?!? Come to
Star Wars Reads Day on October 10 from 1-3 p.m.!
Dress up like your favorite Star Wars Character and you may win a
prize in the Costume Contest! Join the Jedi Training Academy, enjoy
some Star Wars themed munchies, crafts, and much more!
**Please note: this event is being held at the Colona Grade School- 700 1st Street, Colona, IL**
Come join us for a HOWLING good time at our Fall Festival! Wear your costumes and get your face painted by the talented Laura Anderson. We'll have fall-themed crafts, treats, and activities for all ages, with magic and balloon animals by local favorite, Rick Eugene!
The Illinois Paranormal Research Group will be at the library on Wednesday, October 28th at 6:30 p.m. to share ghostly tales from the local area!
New at the library- You are now able to
check out a Putnam Museum family pass! The family pass is good for
free admission of two adults and four children, and can be checked
out for two days. The pass will be available on a first come, first
*ID will need to be provided at time of use.*
Visit ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy for exciting educational activities. It's a website that helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studeis, art music and much more! For kids ages 2-7+!
This resource is free to use at the library
The Colona Public Library is proud to announce a new partnership with Driving-Tests.org to offer free online test prep for students preparing for their Illinois driving tests! Visit our exclusive website, where you can choose from several different practice tests. No library card number or personal information is needed! This resource is also great for anyone looking to brush up on their knowledge of Illinois's traffic laws or interested in getting their motorcycle license or CDL. Patrons can also download handbooks with driving rules and regulations. A helpful FAQ section addresses questions residents might have about visiting their local DMV.
Check out our Miscellaneous Links page for some great sites to find reviews of movies, TV shows, games, and more!!
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!)
The aluminum is sold by the pound and the profits go towards library programs. Please do not drop off bags of mixed recyclables!
If you are living in the area and don't yet have a library card, please stop in to apply for one now!
We have free internet usage on library computers and wi-fi access. If you're 18 or over, you can borrow movies and television shows on 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.
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!
Contact the Colona Library Board.