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Schmaling Memorial Library now has FREE ACCESS to!, from "Age of Learning, Inc.", is an award-winning curriculum designed to help young children (ages 2 to 6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. is 100% educational with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas - reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

River Bend Readers Adult Book Discussion Group

Join us for the next River Bend Readers Book Club meeting on January 27th at 6 pm. We will be discussing
the book Halfway to Heaven by Mark Obmascik

Copies of the discussion book are available at the library.

Closed for President's Day

Feb 16 2015

The library will be closed Monday, February 16th for President's Day. The regularly scheduled board of trustees meeting has been moved to the following evening: Tuesday, February 17th, 5pm.

SOS Meeting

Feb 10 2015 6:00 pm

"Supporters of Schmaling" will meet Tuesday, February 10th at 6 p.m., at the library. We will be discussing the new Flikkema grant and upcoming projects. We encourage anyone and everyone to attend these meetings! It doesn't cost anything to be a friend of the library, just pop in for a quarterly meeting and lend your opinion and ideas!

Teddy Bear Tuesdays

Jan 27 2015 6:00 pm
Jan 27 2015 6:30 pm


Beginning September 2nd and running through April, the Children's Department invites all children preschool aged through second grade to attend a story time led by our very own Miss Gwenn.

This event is anticipated to happen every Tuesday the library is open, from 6 to 6:30 pm. It is also kindly expected that all children be accompanied to this event.

So wear pajamas, bring a favorite stuffed animal, and then enjoy the story, make a craft, and scarf a snack!


Schmaling Memorial Public Library Brings Access to E-Books

Schmaling Memorial Public Library is bringing access to e-books through the eRead Illinois Program. Axis 360 is the digital media platform providing a system for circulating e-books from the eRead Illinois shared collection. This access is made possible through a grant from the Illinois State Library. Patrons will be able to check out e-books for free. Patrons will have access across a number of devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, Kindle Fire, Nook and Sony Reader devices and many more.

Borrowing Items from Other Libraries

Did you know that Schmaling Memorial Public Library has access to the collections of more than 300 libraries across the state of Illinois? You can look up holdings for more than 300 libraries in the PrairieCat library consortium by clicking on the "Catalog" link above. Simply search for a title, author, subject, or keyword for the item that you're looking for to see if any of the PrairieCat libraries have it.

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