Reading Takes You Everywhere!

Children’s Summer Reading Program: Thursdays June 7-July 19 Program Leader: Leslie Klockenga Shopping day is Thursday, July 19th. All classes will meet at normal times. Thursday Program Schedule Preschool: 9:00-10:00 am K-1st: 10:15-11:15 am 2nd-3rd: 1:00-2:00 pm 4th-5th: 2:15-3:00 pm Based on the grade just completed. Teen and Adult Summer Program *Begin reading Thursday June…

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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…


July New Books

Adult Fiction All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky Bring Me Back by B. A. Paris Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hiller Liar, Liar by Lisa Jackson The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah The Patchwork Bride by Sandra Dallas The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand Red Mountain by Boo…


New Movies for July

Chappaquiddick: Depicting Ted Kennedy’s involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne. Rated: PG-13 I Can Only Imagine: The inspiring and unknown true story behind MercyMe’s beloved, chart topping song that brings ultimate hope to so many is a gripping reminder of the power…


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…