New Website Coming Soon!

Schmaling has been working on a fresh, new website that we are excited to be launching very soon!


We hope our new site will provide even more ways for you to stay connected with us: event listings, meeting schedules, posts featuring new items or highlighting the fantastic resources we already have; educational links, reading recommendations, a Fulton Journal microfilm index, and quick and easy access to services like eRead Illinois and PrairieCat - the "card" catalog for all the libraries in our lending system.

Schmaling Memorial Public Library Brings Access to E-Books

Schmaling Memorial Public Library provides free access to e-books through the eRead Illinois Program. Now Available

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.

We have placed the link on the homescreen of the children's computers to make this new service easily accessible whenever you are here.

Teddy Bear Tuesdays

Mar 17 2015 6:00 pm
Mar 17 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!


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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