Putnam Museum Pass

 The Mount Carroll District Library has purchased a Library pass to the Putnam Museum.  This pass can be presented at the Putnam’s Ticketing Counter to be redeemed for up to five tickets to the General Admission Exhibits and Science Center.

The Putnam Museum, located in Davenport, is the oldest museum west of the Mississippi.  Known for its unique, submersive, and hands-on exhibits for people of all ages, the Putnam draws 150,000 visitors a year.

The pass is not redeemable for the Movie Theater or Blockbuster Exhibition Tickets, for the ASTC Reciprocal Program and does not provide discounts at the Museum Store or Snack Stop.

Please call or drop by the Library for details or to reserve the pass for a day or weekend. 815-244-1751

Architectural Evolution of Downtown Mount Carroll

A second program from The “Building Downtown Communities Program” series of seminars will be
presented on July 18, 2018 at 6:30 PM at the Mount Carroll District Library. The first program focused on
the Mount Carroll Carnegie Public Library. This second program will discuss the evolution of Downtown
Mt. Carroll. The series of programs were created by Architectural Restoration Consultants, Inc. to
further the understanding of historic preservation in the local community. The downtown has
traditionally been the commercial and social center of community activity. The historic downtown
usually has the most unique buildings creating a sense of place. This program will combine the history of
building development from the original mill site up Market Street to the branching of building along
Main Street. The architectural styles, building materials and preservation, businesses, and the history
will be discussed along with a walking tour of the downtown.

The program will be presented from an architectural restoration consultant’s perspective. Ernst Nemeth
is recognized by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and the National Park Service as an historic
building assessor with over twenty five years of experience. A handbook concerning the presentation
will be provided along with information concerning the preservation and restoration of historic

Seating is limited and to ensure receiving a handbook please make a reservation by contacting:
Mount Carroll District Library: 815-244-1751

Go North to Alaska! A Travelogue

The Mount Carroll District Library continues its Travelogue Series  on Thursday, June 21st, with  Mount Carroll’s own Tom and Nola Charles. Tom and Nola will share tips on how to take “the road off the beaten path” when visiting Alaska, based on their extensive vagabonding around the 49th state in 2016 and 2017.  Their presentation begins at 6 pm.


Memorial Day Presentation

Learn about what it meant to “Fly over The Hump” with WWII Army Air Corps

veteran Jim Hartman during a special Memorial Day presentation on Monday, May 28, at 2 pm at the Mount Carroll District Library. The library is honored to feature Jim, one of Mount Carroll’s WWII veterans, as he talks about his experiences flying B-24 Liberator heavy bombers in the China-Burma-India Theater of War, and what it was like to fly over the Himalayas (“The Hump”). Jim’s presentation will also feature photos of bombers from his personal collection taken during the war, as well as maps and diagrams that help to explain where he flew, and why.

History buffs, students, and the general public are encouraged to attend this special District Library presentation, and learn first hand

about WWII flying from someone who was there and saw it all!


New Materials


The Secret Sense of Wildflower – Susan Gabriel

The Girls in the picture – Melanie Benjamin

White Houses – Amy Bloom

An American Marriage – Tayari Jones

Now That You Mention It – Kristan Higgins

The Masterpiece – Francine Rivers

The Hush – John Hart

Only Killers and Thieves – Paul Howarth

Force of Nature – Jane Harper

The Accidental Empress – Allison Pataki

The Chalk Man – C.J. Tudor

Sisters Like Us – Susan Mallery

The Promise of Dawn – Lauraine Snelling

The Hunger – Alma Katsu

Need to Know – Karen Cleveland

Closer Than You Know – Brad Parks


Cat Knit – Jacob Grant

Raisin the Littlest Cow – Miriam Busch


Murder on the orient Express

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Darkest Hour

The Shape of Water

Lady Bird


Come North to Alaska: A Travelogue

The Mount Carroll District Library’s new Travelogue Series begins on Thursday, February 22, with a slide show presentation by Mount Carroll’s own Tom and Nola Charles. Tom and Nola will share tips on how to take “the road off the beaten path” when visiting Alaska, based on their extensive vagabonding around the 49th state in 2016 and 2017.  Their presentation begins at 6 pm.


Tell It Like It Is w/Stephanie Samuels

Make your own Edible conversation Hearts! Bring your ideas to the library and create your own valentine sweets.  All supplies provided. 



Jam Space Open House

Friday, January 26 at 6:00 pm

The Mount Carroll District Library is highlighting a new community informal music effort called "Jam Space" by hosting an evening of live music featuring regional band members, Evan & Drew, from "Westfield." Patrons, parents, and musicians of all ages and representing all musical genres are invited to learn and share ideas about the library's plan to make a vacant basement space available for the fostering of informal musical groupings. The space will be used to learn, teach, and explore music. This program is still being developed, and the library is inviting public participation in helping define the use of the space and helping in its management. The Jam Space is not limited to Mount Carroll-based musicians. 

New Materials



End Game – David Baldacci

The Midnight Line – Lee Child

Cardinal Cabin – Joanne Demaio

The Amish of Bee County Series – Kelly Irvin

The Freedom Broker – K.J. Howe

The Marsh King’s Daughter – Karen Dionne

Fierce Kingdom – Gin Phillips

Ginny Moon – Benjamin Ludwig



Endurance: A year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery – Scott Kelly

Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century – Jessica Bruder

Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill – Deanne Stillman

Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do – John Bargh

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body – Roxane Gay

Dining In – Alison Roman

What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism – Dan Rather

Succulents – Terry Hewitt

Ghost of the Innocent man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption – Benjamin Rachlin



Five Nights at Freddy’s – The Silver Eyes and The Twisted Ones – Scott Cawthon


Owl Diaries – Rebecca Elliott

Squish – Jennifer L. Holm

Full Color Captain Underpants and the perilous plot of Professor Poopypants – Dav Pilkey

Annabelle the Drawing Fairy – Daisy Meadows

Gamora’s Galactic Showdown – Brandon T. Snyder

A Smart Girl’s Gide to Cooking – Patricia Daniels

Practical Knots: A Step by Step Guide – Barry Mault

Far Out Fables – Stephanie Peters

Totally Amazing Facts About Outrageous Inventions – Cari Meister

Modeling Clay – Bernadette Cuxart

Britannica Kids Animals All Around



Game of Thrones Season 7

Miracle on 34th Street

It’s a Wonderful Life

Arctic Currents



The Midnight Line – Lee Child

Killer of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI – David Grann


Traveller – Chris Stapleton

Ripcord – Keith Urban



The Summer Before the War – Helen Simonson (Large Print)

First Women – Kate Andersen Brower


New Materials



The Cuban Affair -  Nelson DeMille

To Be Where You Are – Jan Karon

The Identicals – Elin Hilderbrand

The Lady of the Lakes – Josi S. Kilpack

Jane, Unlimited – Kristin Cashore

Love and Other Consolation Prizes – Jamie Ford

The Trick – Emanuel Bergmann

Hanna Who Fell From the Sky – Christopher Meades

Caroline Little House, Revisited – Sarah Miller

George & Lizzie – Nancy Pearl

The Child Finder – Rene Denfeld


Six Seasons: A New Way With Vegetables – Joshua McFadden

An American Sickness: how healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back – Elisabeth Rosenthal

The last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation’s Largest Home – Denise Kiernan

The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery – Bill James

Dear Fahrenheit 451 – Annie Spence

The Flower Chef: A Modern Guide to Do-It-Yourself Floral Arrangements – Carly Cylinder

The Flower Workshop – Ariella Chezar


The Famouse Fjord Race – Geronimo Stilton

Stay Strong, Geronimo! – Geronimo Stilton

Who Would Win? Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark – Jerry Pallotta

Bird & Squirrel on the Run! – James Burks

JoJo and the Big Mess – Jane O’Connor

Rappy Goes to the Library – Dan Gutman

Hello Kitty’s Superterrific Sleepover! – Mark McVeigh

Captain underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets – Dav Pilkey

The Bad Guys – Aaron Blabey

The Boy Who Cried Vampire – Benjamin Harper

The Book That Dripped Blood – Michael Dahl

The Eye in the Graveyard – Michael Dahl

Peppa Goes Apple Picking – Meredith Rusu

Can You See What I See? Big Book of Search-and-Find Fun – Walter Wick

Thomas’ Color Book

Which Came First? Food Creations & Clothing Creations – Jacqueline A. Ball


The Vietnam War – a Film by Ken Burns

Home Fires Season 1



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