The Carlock Library will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the White Oak Township Library. We invite you to join us during the month of November as we celebrate our anniversary.

The Library, now called the Carlock Public Library District, currently serves White Oak and Dry Grove townships in McLean County and Kansas township in Woodford County.

During November, children and adults can enter a drawing by answering a question about the library on a leaf to hang on the anniversary tree. A winner will be drawn on December 6th at the Christmas Party at the Library. The winner will be given a $40 gift card. Various other special activities will be offered during November, including a puzzle contest which will also entitle the puzzler to enter the drawing.

The Library began to serve White Oak Township in 1979 in a basement room at the Carlock Grade School with books donated by the Cornbelt Library System. In 1980, the Library received the donation of the former Carlock Bank from Mrs. Carey E. Burdette to honor her husband who was originally from Carlock. The Library is housed in the Carey E. Burdette Building.

The books were carried from the School to the Library by a charming parade of the school’s students.

In 2000, the Library size doubled with the acquisition of the building next door. A further remodeling created a small Children’s area. In 2017 the new addition in a third attached building added a Children’s room and a meeting room.

Everyone is encouraged to visit the Library. Drop in and play the puzzle contest or stop by on Cookie Day. There will be other fun activities for both kids and adults throughout the month.

Come help us celebrate 40 years of service to Carlock and the surrounding area!