805 N. Chicago Street,
Geneseo, IL 61254


Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 - 5:00 PM
Closed Sunday

Events at the library

Check our online calendars and online Newsletter for more events and information!


10 Car practice tests
6 Motorcycle practice tests
1 CDL practice test
3 Handbooks
Access here http://geneseo.driving-tests.org/illinois

Monthly Activities Listed Below

Genealogy Group: Meets on the second Friday of each month at the library.  All meetings are free and open to the public.

Adult Book Group: Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 pm for a book discussion. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Needleword Arts Group: meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month  at 2:00 pm. New and experienced crafters welcome. Any kind of needlework is encouraged - embroidery, knitting, crocheting, or hand sewing. Come and enjoy the company and pick up helpful hints. Contact dwyffels@geneseo.lib.il.us for more information. All meetings are free and open to the public.

Card-Making Class: Meets on the third Monday of each month at 5:30 pm. Young adults, as well as adults, are welcome. No experience is necessary. A $4 fee will be collected for paper supplies each month to make two cards. Call the library at 944-6452 to register. Registration is required.

Adult Display or Children's Display cases: Contact Donna Murray at 944-6452 if you would like to sign-up to display your collections at the library.

Entry Displays: The Library is grateful to the Geneseo Community Park District Quilters Guild for coordinating the rotating display of quilts. Be sure to look for the rotating exhibit of art and quilts at the library’s entrance. The Geneseo Art League and Geneseo Community Quilters Guild change out the exhibits on a regular basis.

Lego Builders & Snap Circuits Power Hour: after school fun from 3:30-4:30 PM  on the third Thursday of each month. Kids, ages 6+ up, are invited to drop in and work—play—invent—create with the library’s Snap Circuit and Lego sets. A library staff member will supervise. Parents may choose to stay at the library or will be asked to provide a contact phone number. Please pick-up promptly at 4:30 pm.

The Rubber Ducky Club: meets weekly on Wednesday from 10:30-11:15 am for children ages birth to 35 months and a caregiver. Simple stories, songs, bounces, rhymes and exploratory play.

Sprouts . . . growing the love for reading meets weekly on Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 am for children ages 3 years to preschool with their caregiver. Songs, stories, simple crafts and more!

Music Time for Ages 0-3: Christina Heald, Early Music Education Specialist, holds a class for children birth to 3 years of age on the first Friday of each month at 10 am.

JigSaw Puzzles for Patrons: If you like puzzles and have a few extra minutes while you’re visiting the library, stop by the jigsaw puzzle tables and lend a hand. One table is located by the computers near the center of the library for more advance puzzles and there is a table for younger patrons in the Young Adult area. Once a puzzle is finished, another will be brought out for assembly. We also have a puzzle swap at the library. Bring in a puzzle and swap it with another puzzle - this is on an honor basis. Ask at the circulation desk for puzzle location and details.

Board Games for Patrons: If you like board games come to the library. We have a Board Game Swap. Bring in a game and swap it with another game - this is on an honor basis. Take home and play the board game, bring it back, get another game - it is that easy.  Ask at the circulation desk for game location and details.


Due to overwhelming response and limited storage space for this purpose, we will accept only two boxes of books per patron.
This will help us make the best use of our limited space. All items must be in good condition. Please dispose of dusty or musty older books rather than bring them to the library. Also note that we do not accept Reader’s Digest Condensed books, encyclopedia sets, old text books, or bibles. We wish to express continued thanks to our book sale volunteers for replenishing the shelves each week.

Safety-Wise in the Library:
All children under the age of 12 years must be under the watchful eye of an adult at all times.

Library Outreach:
Are you or a loved one an avid reader and unable to access the library? Our Outreach program may be able to help! We can set up a pre-selected gathering of books so that a family member or caregiver can pick them up. Call Sarah at 944-6452 for information and to set this up.

Field Trip Pack: Available for three-week checkout
The Illinois Department of Natural  Resources has developed this educational resource to use with  children in grades Pre-K thru 3.The “field trip pack” contains hands-on equipment to encourage young children to explore nature.

Suggestions for activities are included.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
The Illinois DNR has developed a variety of educational resource trunks for use by educators and families. The trunks are filled with books, posters, and items for related hands-on activities. Suggestions for activities are included as well as Illinois Learning Standards. Recently two of these trunks were made available to our library for check-out to patrons. Inquire at the check-out counter or contact Donna Murray at dmurray@geneseo.lib.il.us
People and Animals from Illinois’ Past Suggested grades: PreK-6
Illinois Trees Suggested grades: PreK-10

Questions on enrolling or reinstating health insurance? Contact Julie Wager at the Henry County Health Department for an appointment:309-525-0054 She will meet you at the library!



Library Information

805 N. Chicago Street,
Geneseo, IL 61254
Phone: 309-944-6452
Fax: 309-944-6721
Email: gpld@geneseo.lib.il.us
Toll free number for renewals: 1-888-542-7259