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Summer Reading 2021 Is Here!

Summer Reading begins June 5! Fill out reading log entries for chances at weekly prizes. Call or come in and sign up for our programs and events for all ages, such as Paint Pouring for teens & tweens, special edition Lab Ratz for 1-5th graders, “Dance in the Rain” Elephant Painting for adults, and more. Drop by our outdoor Storytimes in Chapin Park and the library garden.

Thank you to our sponsors this year!

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News Archive
18 hours ago

Rose guides you through this paint (then sip!) project.
Take a picture of your project and either comment below or email it to for an entry into the weekly prize drawings!

1 day ago

Adults! Create Your World with our Pressed Flower Art program on Tuesday, June 29 at 6. Call or come in today to save your spot!

1 day ago

Listen in on Matt & Rose's conversation on how you can Create Your World with us this week!

2 days ago

Create Your World with this Summer Reading edition of Lab Ratz! Your 1st-5th grader will make their very own geodes! Call or come in today to save a spot.

2 days ago

Nighty Night Storytime is every Thursday at 6:30. Bring your blankie!

2 days ago

Adults- don't forget all the fun programs we have for you, like this marbled coaster DIY! Register soon, as space is running out!

3 days ago

Look at this Summer Reading Program activity for teens and tweens- the Sea Creature Light. The first session at 2 pm is for tweens; the second session at 3:30 is for teens. Call or come in today to ... See more

4 days ago

Register your Pre-k kiddos for the Monster Puppet craft! This program will be on Wednesday, June 23 at 2 p.m. Save your spot now, and continue Creating Your World!

4 days ago

Thank you to our friends who came to this weeks Children’s Department Crafts. If you missed this weeks remember we have them every week during Summer Reading!

The ones we choose
The book woman of Troublesome Creek
The age of witches
The saboteurs
Hour of the witch
Triple chocolate cheesecake murder
The bounty
The red book
Double jeopardy
The night portrait
Klara and the sun
Animal instinct
The Beirut protocol
Miss Julia happily ever after
No way out
A matter of life and death
Destined for you
Danger in numbers
21st birthday
Finding Ashley
Lover unveiled
That summer
The Venice sketchbook
When the stars go dark
Turn a blind eye
A gambling man
A distant shore
The bookstore on the beach
The final twist
Robert B. Parker's payback
Legacy of war
The newcomer
Find you first
Basil's war
The bullet
Local woman missing
The president's daughter
Every last fear
Family reunion
The summer of lost and found
Castle shade
Golden Girl
Project Hail Mary
Arctic storm rising
Tom Clancy's Op-center.
The unforgiven
Independent bones
Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty
A touch of ruin
Cold truth
Million Dollar Demon
Unfinished business
The kobalt dossier
The seeds of change
The good sister
Should we stay or should we go
Widespread panic
Love for beginners
The Clover Girls
Good company
Of women and salt
A Guide book of United States coins.
Baseball card price guide.
The Legal guide for starting & running a small business
Social Security, Medicare & government pensions.
The unofficial guide to Walt Disney World.
Here we are
Selling your house
The home place
Raised-bed gardening for beginners
Help yourself now
Some assembly required
This book is anti-racist
What it's like to be a bird
The light of days
World travel
What they don't teach teens
Psychic witch
Real talk about sex & consent
The 10 greatest conspiracies of all time
Lady Bird Johnson
Dusk, night, dawn
Irreversible damage
Plant-based intermittent fasting diet plan
A swim in a pond in the rain
Four lost cities
The madman's library
The women of the Bible speak
The code breaker
The God equation
Killing the mob
No pain, no Gaines
Notes from a young Black chef
Broken (in the best possible way)
The soul of a woman
Last call
The spymaster of Baghdad
The daughters of Kobani
Urban quilting
Facing the mountain
Cirque du Freak
Tunnels of blood
Since you asked--
The vampire's assistant
The lines we cross
Tigers, not daughters
Clown in a cornfield
Dating makes perfect
Go the distance
This is not the Jess show
Chain of iron
Love in English
The electric kingdom
The initial insult
The project
Love is a revolution
Every single lie
Yesterday is history
A queen of gilded horns
Down comes the night
Hot British boyfriend
The iron raven
Game changer
As far as you'll take me
Kisses and croissants
List of ten
Take three girls
A ph̉ơ love story
Rise of the red hand
The girl from Shadow Springs
Everything that burns
A taste for love
A shot at normal
The obsession
The desolations of Devil's Acre
Some other now
The queen's secret
Amelia unabridged
Tell me my name
Can't take that away
Infinity reaper
The Castle School (for troubled girls)
Once upon a quinceañera
Red Tigress
Sweet & bitter magic
Perfect on paper
Love is for losers
The lake
When we were infinite
The cliffs
The mirror season
Our last echoes
#MeToo and you

Library News

Masks in the library Morris Area Public Library Mask Policy

 The Morris Area Public Library will follow the State of Illinois Phase 5 guidelines safety recommendations. Anyone who is fully vaccinated does not have to wear a mask in the library.

Anyone who is not fully vaccinated is still required to fully and correctly wear a mask while in the library.

Thank you for your cooperation. Everyone stay safe.

Dog Days of Summer

Join doggo Matha and her friend Trudy for our special Friday Storytime at Chapin Park. We’ll be there 1:00 pm on Friday, June 18th. No registration required.

From July 19-August 9, we will have a Monday morning doggo storytime.  Sign up for a 10 minute reading session with one of our guest therapy dogs. Please call 815-942-6880 to register. 

Storytime with Martha
Wags & Tales Monday Storytime
Outdoor Storytimes

Starting in June, the Morris Area Public Library will have outdoor Storytime. Our regular Wednesday Morning 10:00 am Storytime will take place in Chapin Park across the street, and our Thursday 6:30 pm Nighty Night Storytime will take place in the library garden. The outdoor Storytimes are drop in, and no registration is required. We look forward to seeing you there!

Bookworm Bundle Summer Bookworm Bundles

Sign up today for our July Bookworm Bundle book subscriptions! Once registered, our librarians will pull a selection of books for your child and have them ready to be picked up each month.

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