All programs are free (unless otherwise noted) and accessible.

Polo Public Library Lecture Series

Wednesday, April 5 at 6:00 p.m.

Each year the library offers a Lifelong Learners’ Lecture Series.  By offering this series we hope to bring events that are both entertaining and enlightening to the community. This year’s focus has been Abraham Lincoln and his family.  Wrapping up the three part series on Wednesday, April 5 at 6:00 P.M. Kevin Wood, Illinois Humanities Road Scholar, as Abraham Lincoln, will present “A New Birth of Freedom”.

This event is free and open to the public.  The library building is accessible but seating is limited so registration is required.  Please call, email or stop by to reserve your seat.

Visit the Polo Public Library at 302 West Mason Street, send an email at library@pololibrary.org, or phone 815-946-2713 for information and to register for the event.

 Children’s Program

 Story Time Class

Thursday, March 16, from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Theme: St Patrick’s Day

Instructor: Miss Randi

Every other Thursday morning children will learn the foundations of reading: creative expression, social skills, listening comprehension, letter recognition, plus vocabulary building.  Bring a friend and listen, learn and have fun.

Pokemon Club

Saturday, March 18, from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Learn the basics and play the game.  Bring your own deck of 60 cards.  For ages 7-12.  Parents or caregivers must remain in the library if their child is under 10.

Middle School/High School Program

Saturday, March 25, from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

The middle and high school group will have a book discussion, an activity, and make snacks.  The book selection will be Virals by Kathy Reichs.

Lego Club

Thursday, April 8, from 1:00 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Snack provided.

Build things large and small plus friendships, too.  Bring a bucket of LEGOs or use ours.  Let’s LEGO!  Parents or caregivers must remain in the library if their child is under 10.

Adult Programs:

 Pinterest Party

Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Activity: Scrapbook Paper on Canvas, taught by Pat Kuhn

Please register for the program.  There is a $5 fee to cover materials

 Book Discussion Groups

Library Book Club

Monday, March 27, 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Library

Book Selection:  The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Senior Center Book Discussion Group

Friday, March 24, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

The March meeting will be held at the Library.

Book Selection:  Women of GOD by James Patterson

Technology Classes

The Library offers classes on beginning computer, setting up emails, working on the internet, and other technology subjects that may be suggested by patrons.  If you would like to have a class or one on one session, call the Library at 815-946-2713, email library@pololibrary.org or stop by.

 New to the Collection

The following list is a small sampling of the new items available at the Library.  Please come in and check out our new books and other items on display located in each section of the library.  To look at our collection, visit our website (pololibrary.org) and view the carousel, follow the library on Pinterest or come in to browse the new sections in our bookcases.

 Adult Fiction

Death of a Ghost by M.C. Beaton

Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman


Waffle Street

Hacksaw Ridge

Rock River Center representative

Wednesday, March 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Rock River Center will provide a caseworker to answer questions about Medicare, Insurance, home care and anything else to do with caring for the older population. No appointment necessary. They will return every 4th Wednesday of each month.

Polo Public Library, 302 Mason St., Polo, IL 61064

Phone: 815-946-2713

Hours: Mon. through Thurs. 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Fri. 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. & Sat. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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