Her-Story: The Hands Project

"Her-Story: The Hands Project" Photographs by Award-Winning Photographer, Elizabeth Chambers of Mt. Carroll is now on display at the Mt. Carroll Township Public Library. (July – August 2013)

"The Hands Project" is a photographic compilation of women’s stories through their hands. “Through this project, I wanted to spread awareness of the struggles, joys, triumphs and passions that are unique to women,” Elizabeth shares. "Her-Story" is the birth of "The Hands Project", which will continue to develop to tell the stories of people across the world, through photographing their hands.

Breakfast Book Club


The Mt. Carroll Township Public Library has started another new book club.

Our Breakfast Book Club is now meeting the last Wed. morning of every month at 10:00 am.

We still have openings for a few new members.  Call the library at 815-244-1751 if you would like to join us!

Barnes and Noble comes out with a Nook app

For those of you patrons who have a Barnes and Noble Nook Tablet, there is great news!

Barnes and Noble has released a Nook app that you can download to make OMNI LIBRARIES checkout easier.

Here is the link to access the download:


Please call the library 815-244-1751 if you have any questions.


Small Business Grant

Are you a small business owner? Thinking about opening your own business?

The Mt. Carroll Township Public Library has received a grant from the Illinois State Library to assist you.

Our library has the following materials available for checkout:

Digital Camera



Smart Interactive Board

Motorola Xoom

Portable Projector Screen

Training DVDs, Business Plan Software, Sales and Marketing Software, 'How to' guides and Business manuals.

Contact for library for more information - 815-244-1751



Teen Advisory Board

The Mt. Carroll Township Public Library is proud to announce the newest members of our Teen Advisory Board:

Tom Watson Jr., Natalie Comeau, Joel Ricketts, Darby Rumler and Quinn Rumler.

Teen Board members will assist in children and teen programming, give input on popular book selections and other issues pertinent to teens.




'Shake It up Tot Tales'

Come join us for Tot Tales, a story time for toddlers through Kindergarten age children.

We meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month  ( Sept - May) from 10:00 - 10:30 am. 


Are you a Friend of the Library?

If yes, we thank you and ask that you consider renewing your membership at this time.  If you're not a Friend then please consider joining now.  See the attached form for details.

"Friends" Book Shelf Quilt

Book Shelf Quilt

The Friends of the Library have compled the work on the Book Shelf Quilt that is hanging in the library.  Patrons have the unique opportunity to have their name or a loved one’s name inscribed on a book within the quilt. The quilt  will also reflect events and activities of the Friends of the Mount Carroll Township Library commemorating their past, present and future fund raising efforts. This will be something that can be cherished for years to come.

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