4 Star Library!

The Charles B. Phillips Library proudly announces that the Library Journal has named our Library a 2018 4 Star Library.

There were 7,361 U.S. public libraries that scored on the LJ Index of Public Library Service; from there 257 were selected as Star Libraries, 21 coming from Illinois. The index is based on per capita statistics: circulation, e-circulation, visits, program attendance, and public computers users.


The staff would like to thank the community for their support in helping the library become a 4 Star Library.  

The Legend of St. Nicholas

Dec 20 2018 6:30 pm
Dec 20 2018 8:00 pm



You’d better watch out! The Old English Father Christmas tells the stories of St. Nicholas, the protector of children throughout the ages on Thursday, December 20 at 6:30 p.m. Learn the origin of St. Nicholas characters in various countries, popular Christmas symbols, and Worldwide Christmas Traditions.


Morning Book Chat

Dec 11 2018 10:00 am
Dec 11 2018 11:00 am

 Enjoy tea, pastries, and the discussion on The Christmas Train by David Baldacci on Tuesday, December 11 at 10:00 a.m.  Books and audiobooks are available at the circulation desk.





Meet Sydney the Therapy Dog

Dec 12 2018 4:00 pm
Dec 12 2018 5:00 pm


Meet Sydney the therapy dog on Wednesday, December 12 at 4:00 p.m. Starting in January children can come to the library and read to Sydney. This program is designed to help encourage children to improve their skills. Sydney and her handler have been certified by an accredited organization. Drop in and sign up for a spot in January.


Hand & Foot Canasta

Dec 14 2018 12:30 pm
Dec 14 2018 4:00 pm

 Don’t know how to  play Hand & Foot Canasta? Don’t fret, learn how to play and enjoy the afternoon on Friday, December 14 at 12:30 p.m. playing with other card lovers.



Dec 17 2018 10:00 am
Dec 17 2018 10:30 am


Jump into the holiday spirit at Storytime! Dance, sing, listen to stories about Santa Claus, and create a craft on Monday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m. Registration required.



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