Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

It was at our library that I found Nancy Drew and fell in love with the genre.  I’ve been grateful ever since for those tolerant, book-loving librarians who allowed a child like me to read what I wanted to read.

Nancy Pickard
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Exhibits & Displays

Main Entrance: Route 6 or 3rd Street
Marquette Entrance or Historical Entrance: Marquette Street


Railways Around the World
Main Entrance

Read about the many different railways around the world.  Models of various trains are displayed, as well as books.  Models and books belong to Victor Croasdale. 


Summer Garden and Friends
Children's Room

Enjoy a burst of color with this display! Youth garden non-fiction and fiction, environmental, and spring animals like bunnies, chicks, birds and caterpillars are on display and are available for checkout.   When you look at this display...see if you can spot 15 plastic eggs, 5 bunnies, 2 ladybugs, a bumblebee and a bird. Look closely! 

Magic Tree House: 25 Years Later
Children's Room

This year marks the 25th year of the popular children's series, Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne.  Stop in and check them out!  A book list of each series is available to take.

Walk a While In Their Shoes
Biography Room/Adult Services

This display encourages readership and viewership on an often overlooked collection...biographies.  The Library collection of biographies is diverse including books on Richard James, the inventor of the Slinky (by accident!), Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer (in 1840s!), and Helen Martini, founder of the Bronx Zoo in 1944.  Although this display is located in Adult Services, patrons/visitors are welcome to browse the Young Adult biographies (located in Teen) and the Juvenile biographies (located on the lower level). 

Don't Judge a Book by its Movie!
DVD Area/Adult Services

What do the Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Gone with the Wind, Lord of the Rings and The Help have in common?  They have all been made into movies!  This display aims to promote the many, many books that have gone to Hollywood. Check it out today! 

Experience the 2017 Eclipse Across America
Main Entrance Hallway

View the path of the Eclipse across America, and specifically, Illinois.  Read about Solar Safety! Mark your calendar for August 21st...when the Sun and Moon align with you! Get your double certified Solar Safety Glasses at the Library!  Ask at the Circulation Desks!

Treat Yourself to Audiobooks
Children's Room

Celebrate Ice Cream Month with a sweet audiobook!  Displayed downstairs, this colorful display features ice cream cones in a variety of poses, all listening to audiobooks.  Be sure to ask if we have the companion book that goes with the audio to supplement the reading experience.