Children three years and older are eligible for a free library card. Parents must reside in the Morris Area Public Library District. (Check your voter registration card, property tax bill, or call the library at 815-942-6880.) When applying for a child’s library card, parents must provide two forms of current identification, one must be a photo ID. Library card applications are available at the main desk or in the Children’s Department.
Using the Computer at the Library
Children age 11 and up may use a library computer on their own with a signed parental permission form on file at the library. Children 10 or younger must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian.
The Teen & Young Adult Area of the library has fiction books for 6-12th grade reading levels, along with graphic novels, and magazines. Young adult non-fiction books are shelved with the adult non-fiction books. Teen & young adult books are tagged with either a “YA” (suitable for grades 6+) or “Teen” (suitable for grades 9+) sticker on the spine.
Have an e-reader? Browse the Teens Collection on OverDrive, the library’s free e-books lending service!
Teens ages 11-18 may access library computers with a completed parental permission form on file. These forms are available at the Circ Desk at the library.
Until age 18, parents must apply for a card on behalf of their children. Parents must reside in the Morris Area Public Library District. When applying for a minor’s library card, parents must provide two forms of current id (including a photo ID).