Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books …  Children learn to read being in the presence of books.

Horace Mann

Exhibits & Displays

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


The End of Empires: The Last Imperial War 
Main Entrance and Marquette Entrance

This year marks the 100th anniversary of America's entry into World War I.  Stop by to view detailed models of World War I aircraft and ships, personally crafted and authentically detailed by Historian, Victor Croasdale.  Also on loan are models from Lou Scheri of Oglesby.  An authentic period American military uniform, worn by Private Cecil E. Erickson, and personal belongings, on loan from his daughter, Marilyn Dunker of Spring Valley, are on display.  


Spring 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.

Poetry Month and National Library Week 
Children's Room and Adult Services

Checkout the youth collection of poetry and enjoy poems by American poets, including retired librarian and local poet, Marydale Stewart in the Adult Services.  Libraries transform lives every day by opening up a world of possibilities for you!  Celebrate National Library Week!  Stop in the Children's Room to browse "library" themed books like "Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library!" by Vicki Myron, "The Library Dragon," by Carmen Agra Deedy and "The Boy Who Was Raised by Librarians" by Carla Morris.  In the Adult Services, patrons and visitors can write on a large poster what the Library has done for them!

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!