Donate to Schmaling with the Giving Tree

During this Yuletide season, Schmaling Memorial Library is humbly requesting that you keep us in mind by considering making a donation through our GIVING TREE located in the side entrance lobby. Simply choose an ornament from the tree, bring it up to the main desk, and choose the amount or even the specific item from the wish list you would like to see the money go towards.
Any gift of any amount is always appreciated! Now Available

Schmaling Memorial Library now has FREE ACCESS to!, from "Age of Learning, Inc.", is an award-winning curriculum designed to help young children (ages 2 to 6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. is 100% educational with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas - reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

Seats Open on the Library Board of Trustees

Schmaling Memorial Library is now accepting candidate petitions and certificates of nomination for the Consolidated Election to be held
April 7, 2015.

There are two seats available on the library's Board of Trustees; one is a two-year term, the other is for six years.

Any interested persons may pick up the nomination papers at the library during normal business hours.
Candidate petitions and certificates of nomination need to be filed between December 15 and 22.

Schmaling's seven member Board of Trustees is the governing body of your library. Its existence is essential in maintaining a local voice in the direction, care, and management of this valuable community asset that is the library.

River Bend Readers Adult Book Discussion Group

There will be NO meeting in December
for the River Bend Readers Book Club

Meetings will resume January 27th at 6 pm and will be discussing
the book Halfway to Heaven by Mark Obmascik

Copies of the discussion book are available at the library.

Teddy Bear Tuesdays

Dec 16 2014 6:00 pm
Dec 16 2014 6:30 pm


Beginning September 2nd and running through April, the Children's Department invites all children preschool aged through second grade to attend a story time led by our very own Miss Gwenn.

This event is anticipated to happen every Tuesday the library is open, from 6 to 6:30 pm. It is also kindly expected that all children be accompanied to this event.

So wear pajamas, bring a favorite stuffed animal, and then enjoy the story, make a craft, and scarf a snack!


Schmaling Memorial Public Library Brings Access to E-Books

Schmaling Memorial Public Library is bringing access to e-books through the eRead Illinois Program. Axis 360 is the digital media platform providing a system for circulating e-books from the eRead Illinois shared collection. This access is made possible through a grant from the Illinois State Library. Patrons will be able to check out e-books for free. Patrons will have access across a number of devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, Kindle Fire, Nook and Sony Reader devices and many more.

Borrowing Items from Other Libraries

Did you know that Schmaling Memorial Public Library has access to the collections of more than 300 libraries across the state of Illinois? You can look up holdings for more than 300 libraries in the PrairieCat library consortium by clicking on the "Catalog" link above. Simply search for a title, author, subject, or keyword for the item that you're looking for to see if any of the PrairieCat libraries have it.

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