Welcome to Colona Public Library
911 1st Street, Colona, IL 61241
Phone: (309) 792-0548 Phone Renewal: (888) 542-7259
Monday-Friday 10-8 Saturday 10-3
The Colona Public Library will reopen on Monday, November 16 for regular hours.
Please be advised, one public computer will be available for 15 minutes only. You can come in to check out materials, purchase Dinning Tour coupon books, copy, fax, print, and scan. You must have EXACT change.
Youth Services Assistant
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 25-30 hours per week
Salary: $12.00-$13.00 per hour
Responsible for collection development and maintenance of juvenile and young adult material. Develop and implement the library's youth summer reading program. Develop and implement a reading program at the local elementary school for Head Start and Pre-K students throughout the school year. Develop and implement an after school program one day a week for alternating K-3 students throughout the school year. Develop and implement youth programs throughout the year. Assist director with maintaining a well-organized library. Ability to create virtual story times desired.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Contact: April Hoste, Director
911 1st St.
Colona , IL 61241
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you gotten your flu shot yet?
The Colona District Pubic library is committed to the well-being of its patrons. The library Board of Trustees, with careful consideration, will be reopening with some new restrictions in place. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
We are entering Phase 4 of Restore Illinois, so some of our policies have changed.
Please keep in mind:
New system requirement - cards must be presented in order check out items
If you have a fever, sore throat, cough or any COVID-19 symptoms, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER the library
There will be <= 15 patrons in the library at a time
Patrons may be in the library once per day for 1 hour at a time, which includes computer usage
Patrons must practice social distancing-- 6’ a part
Upon entering the library, patrons must sanitize their hands and sign-in for contract tracing due to COVID-19
They may use liquid sanitizer or wash with soap and water
Patrons must wear masks while in the library
Patrons not wearing a mask will not be allowed into the library
Patrons will enter through the East door (by the flag)
Patrons will leave through the West door
There will be no entry through the West door
The HOLD system is limited with extended delays
Returned items will be quarantined for 3 days and will not be available for check out
Story Time is virtual until further notice
Summer Reading Program is July only with no in-person programming
Check back here and our Facebook for further updates!
Keep up-to-date with the latest information about COVID-19:
The Colona Public Library now has QC Dining Tour books available for purchase. At only $35, these books are a great deal! Stop by the library today to pick up your 2020-2021 book!!
Zoo Passes Available for Check-Out
Passes for Niabi Zoo are available to check out at the library, but advance reservations must be made by library staff. When checking out the zoo pass, the staff will ask which time slot you want to reserve and will print the tickets. Both the tickets and zoo pass must be presented when entering the zoo.
Distance & Remote Learning
Keep up-to-date with what is happening at your local schools!
Frequently Asked Questions (updated regularly!)
Online Resources for Parents & Students:
Storyline Onilne-listen to stories
FreeRice- play educational games & get rice donate!
Abdo Zoom (Primary)- Online research for beginning readers
Abdo Digital (Elementary)- Online research for K-8
Abdo Digital (Secondary)- Online research for teens
Vocabulary- Learn new words & explore language
Khan Academy- Remote learning resources for all subjects & grades
ABCYa- Educational games