Reading Takes You Everywhere!

Children’s Summer Reading Program: Thursdays June 7-July 19 Sign up NOW! Program Leader: Leslie Klockenga Ages 3 years through 5th grade are welcome. Earn prizes and rewards for completing your reading goals. Summer activities will focus on the excitement of exploration and new discoveries to be found in books, libraries, our community and beyond! Thursday…

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Happy Birthday Carlock!

To celebrate the Village of Carlock’s 130th birthday and in honor of the State of Illinois’ 200th year, the Carlock Public Library’s history group will update the dwelling and business directory of the Carlock Centennial History Book. Volunteers from the history group will distribute questionnaires at each address in the village to gather information about…


Small Town Scandal

In 1971 federal bank examiners closed the Farmers State Bank of Carlock (now a branch of Heartland Bank and Trust). The story is chronicled in a new book of all relevant newspaper clippings from the Daily Pantagraph (and other news sources). A gift from Bonnie Ewins, of rural Carlock, the clippings are a sometimes day…

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Niepagen Gift Certificates

Purchase gift certificates for Wendell Niepagen Greenhouses in any amount with no expiration date. On sale at Carlock Public Library, 202 East Washington Street, Carlock IL. Niepagen gift certificates make great gifts. Or buy them for yourself: if you’re a gardener and would shop at Niepagen’s anyway, please use our gift certificates and help out…


June New Books

Adult Fiction The Buffalo Soldier by Chris Bohjalian Closer Than You Think by Karen Rose The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware Dreams of Falling by Karen White The Emperor of Shoes by Spencer Wise The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian The Gray Ghost: A Sam and Remi Fargo Adventure by Clive Cussler and…


New Movies for June

Sherlock Gnomes: Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments. Rated: PG

Winchester: Ensconced in her sprawling California mansion, eccentric firearm heiress Sarah Winchester believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle. Rated: PG-13

New Audiobooks

Adult Fiction

  1. The Outsider by Stephen King
  2. The President is Missing by James Patterson and Bill Clinton
  3. Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts
  4. Us Against You: Beartown Book Two by Fredrik Backman

Juvenile Fiction

  1. Refugee by Alan Gratz
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About the Carlock Library

The mission of the Carlock Public Library District is to provide educational, informational, and recreational materials and services to people of all ages in the Library’s service district. Our goal is to enrich the community and introduce all of our patrons, especially the children, to the joy of books. The Library cooperates with other libraries…