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Window renovations

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Interior Window Restoration Begins May 16

On May 16, ONLY the CHILDREN’S ROOM will be open 4:00-7:00 PM. The Upstairs will be CLOSED all day. There will be no public computer access available. Wi-Fi will still be accessible on personal devices.

We’re having some work done! Our interior window renovation work is beginning on May 16th. As this is the first day of the project, we will be getting a feel for how smelly it is. We are planning on opening the CHILDREN’S ROOM ONLY at 4 PM on the 16th. We will try our best to provide some new and popular adult and young adult materials downstairs, as well. However, there will be NO public computer access on this day! After the project gets under way, we will know more about which hours and departments can be open when. This project is estimated to last about one month. Throughout the course of the project we will do our best to be open as much as we can and due to our odd hours, we will be lenient with fines. Please visit our website, Facebook page, or give us a call to find out what our hours are going to be for the day. 

FREE Practice Driving Tests

Image Link for Practice Driving Tests

You can now access Free Illinois DMV driving tests from Driving-Tests.org through Schmaling Memorial Public Library. Just click on the “Start Now” button above (or the image located on the left hand side of the library’s home page) and you will be directed to Driving-Tests.org’s range of practice driving tests covering everything from car and motorcycle tests to CDL tests and driving handbooks. Whether you’re a new driver just getting your license or you just need to bone up on those obscure road signs, you’ll find tools to prepare before that big exam!

Expanded Large Print Section

Photo of new Large Print Bookshelf

Large Print readers rejoice! Due to popular demand (and the fact that we’ve completely run out of room) we’ve expanded the Large Print Collection with this beautiful (made-to-look like our old) new shelf built by local craftsman, Mark Pruis, and stained and varnished by our very own multi-talented librarian, LeAnn Smith! We’ve got lots of new large print books to help fill it as well!