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

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Upcoming Events at the Library

While the library is still closed, we are continuing with various online programs - including a weekly virtual Escape Room for everyone to enjoy! Can you solve the puzzles?

The Colona Library may be closed, but who can deny a visit from a Disney Princess?? Princess Ariel has graciously accepted an invitation to share one of her favorite stories and answer any questions from our audience, all from the comforts of home by using Zoom! Register here!

The Zoom story time will be on October 24th at 3:00 p.m. Please register as soon as possible!

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

  • You can access digital books and audiobooks through OverDrive and Biblioboard.

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.

Since we are unable to host in-person programing at this time, be sure to check out the links to some virtual programs and story times with Ms. Bailey!

Respond to the Census

The 2020 Census is happening now. You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.

Your response matters- Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community!

Distance & Remote Learning

Keep up-to-date with what is happening at your local schools!

Online Resources for Parents & Students:


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