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



"Finding Fossils in Point Rock Park"

Saturday, October 14 from 2-4 pm

This program will feature paleontologist Dr. Robin Whatley, Associate Professor in the Science and Mathematics Department at Chicago’s Columbia College.

Residents who have fossils and interesting geological specimens in their possession are encouraged to bring them to the program for a “show and tell”

Following the introductory program, Dr. Whatley will then lead an informal fossil hunt and walk in Point Rock Park to look at the fossil record of ancient animals and environments that can be seen in the park’s limestone rock faces.

For information and to sign up for the geology program, call the Mount Carroll District Library at 815-244-1751 This program is open to all ages.


Saturday, October 21 at Henry's Double K in Mount Carroll at 7:00 pm

A special evening of performance poetry and spoken word.
Hosted by Marc Kelly Smith
Featuring-from France!-the Slam Poetry Group "Zurg and Yopo"
The Round Midnight Jazz Trio from Dubuque
Guest Poets from The Green Mill in Chicago
Local performance Poets form the poetry workshop in Mount Carroll
This is an Open Mic! Speak your mind!
$50 fo Best Performance
Tickets $10.00 - H.S. Students Get in Free!
Tickets available at the Mount Carroll Library
Proceeds will benefit future library programs.
Sponsored by The Mount Carroll District Library and Henry's Double K



Reincarnation Blues – Michael Poore
Seeing Red – Sandra Brown
The Right Time – Danielle Steel
The Driver – Hart Hanson
Sourdough – Robin Sloan
The Address – Fiona Davis
Home Fire – Kamila Shamsie
How to Find Love in a Bookshop – Veronica Henry
The Velveteen Daughter – Laurel Davis Huber
Emma in the Night – Wendy Walker
Garden of Her heart – Shanna Hatfield
Home of Her Heart – Shanna Hatfield
Stalking Ground – Margaret Mizushima
Hunting Hour – Margaret Mizushima
Virtue Falls – Christina Dodd


Jackie’s Girl: My Life with the Kennedy Family – Kathy McKeon
The Cancer Revolution – Leigh Erin Connealy
Living with Cancer – Vicki A. Jackson
Chronic Relief: A Guide to Cannabis for the Terminally & Chronically Ill – Nishi Whiteley
Minecraft: The Island – Max Brooks


The Hero
Beatriz at Dinner
Paris Can Wait
The Big Sick
Longmire Season 1


No Middle Name: The Complete Collected Jack Reacher – lee Child
Boar Island – Nevada Barr
Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect – Jonice Webb

Mount Carroll District Library Expands Service Area

All persons residing in the West Carroll School District will soon have access to public library services. The Mount Carroll District Library Board of Trustees, at its regular September 13th board meeting, approved an ordinance to expand its district north and east of Mount Carroll, eliminating the West Carroll School District’s public library service gap. The area includes parts of Salem, Freedom, and Woodland Townships.
“The Mount Carroll District Library has come under increasing pressure over the years to provide materials, electronic access, research assistance and programming to school children and individuals who reside nearby, but outside our boundaries,” said Dan Brinkmeier, President of the Mount Carroll District Library Board. Expansion planning began in 2013 with a series of focus group meetings consisting of community members, board members, and library consultants.
“The library isn’t just about books anymore.” said Pam Naples, Director of the Mount Carroll Library, “The mission of the library is to serve as a gathering place and a gateway to knowledge, community resources, and an opportunity for life-long learning.”
During the past 15 months, 8,414 people visited the library and 2,011 people participated in 241 programs. Over 11,000 items (almost 6 items per hour) were borrowed from the library’s collection of books, e-books, and DVDs. Five public access computers were in constant use. Free, open-access WIFI was used day and night both inside and outside the library building.
By expanding its service area, the Mount Carroll District Library expects to better meet the needs of all patrons. The library will increase hours, services, and programming. In the longer-term, a facilities upgrade and addition to the west side of the current building is planned to provide needed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility compliance, rest rooms, a meeting room, distance-learning facilities, and space for services, materials, and additional programming.
New patrons are invited to a special event at the library on Saturday, September 23rd at 10:00 am to learn more about the expansion and library services. For more information contact: Pam Naples 815-244-1751

Poetry Slam Workshop

Sign up today for performance poetry workshops with Marc Kelly Smith at the Mount Carroll District Library!

Starting Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6:30 to 9 pm for 3 sessions at the Mount Carroll Library
208 N. Main

Participants from high school age and above are encouraged to sign-up today. There is no charge for the workshops. Space is limited.

To register please call the Library at 815-244-1751

Brain Health Series

Join us for an interactive, three-part series designed to better understand our brains as we mature. Each session will cover information related to brain health research, as well as fun and interesting strategies and exercises to challenge ourselves.
Sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension

September 19 & 26 at 2:00pm and October 10 at 10am

New Materials

Before We Were Yours – Lisa Wingate
The Broken Road – Richard Paul Evans
Y is for Yesterday – Sue Grafton
If the Creek Don’t Rise – Leah Weiss
Gone to Dust – Matt Goldman
Class Mon – Laurie Gelman
The Boy Who Loved Too Much – Jennifer Latson
The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II – Svetlana Alexievich
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption – Bryan Stevenson
American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land – Monica Hesse
What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories – Laura Shapiro
A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety – Jimmy Carter

Trapped in a Video Game – Dustin Brady
Victor Sparks: The Apocalypse Hero – Joe Smith
The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
Dragons Love Tacos 2 – Adam RubinMinecraft: The Island – Max Brooks
Black Belt Bunny – Jacky Davis
What Do You Do With an Idea? – Kobi Yamada
Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth – Judd Winick
Game Changer – John Coy
Around the World – John Coy
Night Driving – John Coy

Gap Life – John Coy

The Lost City of Z
The Dinner


The Last Secret of the Deverills – Santa Montefiore
Leopard at the Door – Jennifer McVeigh
The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness - Anthony A. Goodman
The War That Saved My Life – Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Escape Room in a Haunted Library!

Reginald, the resident ghost, has been stealing books from the library and hiding them in the basement. Do you have what it takes to find the books and return them to the librarian?
Thursdays in August! Two Sessions offered!
6:15-7:15 & 7:30-8:30
For High School Students, Adults, and Families. Teams of 2 to 6 people. Register online or at the Mount Carroll Library. Free of Charge.

New Materials!

Testimony – Scott Turow
Whiskey & Charlie – Annabel Smith
Do Not Become Alarmed – Maile Meloy
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
The Salt House – Lisa Duffy
The Little French Bistro – Nina George
Camino Island – John Grisham
Jewelweed – David Rhodes
Same Beach, Next year – Dorothea Benton Frank
Since We Fell – Dennis Lehane

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me – Sherman Alexie
Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam – Mark Bowden
Settle for More – Megyn Kelly
Born a Crime – Trevor Noah
Ripley’s Believe it or Not! 2017
Guinness World Records 2017
Minecraft: Guide to Creative

Dog Man, Dog Man Unleashed, Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties – Dav Pilkey
The Wishing Spell, The Enchantress Returns, and The land of Stories – Chris Colfer

The Shack
Planet Earth II
Life Animated


My First Love – Francine Pascal
For Keeps – Natasha Friend
So Much Closer – Susane Colasanti
The Infinite Sea – Rick Yancey
Let It Snow – John Green

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