309-944-6452

805 N. Chicago Street,
Geneseo, IL 61254

Hours:

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!

 

PRACTICE TESTS FOR ILLINOIS DRIVER’S PERMITS
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.

Knit & Crochet Gathering: meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month at 1:30 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. (except in January, February, and March we meet on the fourth Monday night due to library closure for holidays and the election).  Young adults, as well as adults, are welcome. No experience is necessary. A $2 fee per card will be collected for paper supplies each month. Call the library at 944-6452 to register. Registration is required.

Monthly Yoga Class: The library and the Geneseso Community Center are partners in bringing a free instructional yogo class to the library on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Come dressed to participate in the class with your yoga mat and water. 

Adult Display or Children's Display cases: Contact Lori O'Mara for Adult Collections or Sandy Rahn for Children's Collections 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, RutabagA, 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 3 years 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 0-2 year olds (9:15-9:45 am) and 3-5 year olds (10:00-11:00 am): Christina Heald, Early Music Education Specialist, holds a class for children birth to 5 years of age on the first Friday of each month. Class size is limited, registration is required by calling 944-6452 or stopping by the circulation desk.

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.

FYI

BOOK SALE DONATION PROCEDURE 
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 Lori 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.
GREAT RESOURCE FOR TEACHERS AND YOUTH GROUP LEADERS AS WELL AS FAMILIES

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
RESOURCE TRUNKS AVAILABLE FOR CHECKOUT
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. These trunks were made available to our library for check-out to patrons. 
People and Animals from Illinois’ Past Suggested grades: PreK-6
Illinois Trees Suggested grades: PreK-10

RECYCLE AT YOUR LIBRARY:
NOW ACCEPTING USED EYEGLASSES AND ALSO SMALL PRINTER INK CARTRIDGES

 

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