Millstadt Library

January Adult Coloring Night


Join us this Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Adult Coloring Night!

We bring the materials, you bring yourself.

Besides coloring being a great way to relax, it's also a great way to get acquainted with the library and many of the patrons who use it. Anyone teen and up is encouraged to come. Stay as long or as little as you want and bring a friend to have a really great time.

We hope to see you there!

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The Holidays are Here!

2HOH3First off, we wanted to send a big thanks to everyone who came out to our Second Annual Holiday Open House!

Thank you to Millstadt IGA, Breadeaux Pizza, and Casey's General Store for the gift cards and thank you to our Santa and his family for all of their time and effort (like running home to get stirring utensils for the Hot Cocoa and opening doors). We could not have done it without you.

In spite of the weather, we had a great turnout and the Millstadt Community Choir's voices helped to warm our hearts from the chill.

A big thank you to all who donated to the Millstadt Food Pantry. Every little bit helps this time of year and all throughout the year as well.

So thank you to everyone for another splendid Open House and we look forward to the next one!


The Holidays are also upon us, meaning that we will be closed Monday, December 24th, Tuesday, December 25th, Monday, December 31st, and Tuesday, January 1st. So get your books now to have something to read during the downtimes of your holiday festivities (or to cope with the relatives).

We've had a great year and none of it could have happened without you.

So to you and yours, Happy Holidays and here's to another year filled with love, laughter, and literacy.


The Millstadt Library

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2nd Annual Holiday Open House

Join us Thursday, December 6th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the Millstadt Library's 2nd Annual Holiday Open House!


We'll have refreshments, attendance prizes, a visit from Santa, and of course, the Millstadt Community Choir will stop by at 6 p.m. to gift us some of their music!

From now until our Open House, sign-up for a library card for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Millstadt IGA for adults or a $25 gift card to Breadeaux Pizza for youth.

Also, drop off your Millstadt Food Pantry Donations at the library! Each donation equals an entry into our Food Pantry prize drawing.

You do not have to be present to win.

Remember, a Library Card is a gift that keeps on giving as are Libraries. If you're not sure what your Library can do, just stop by and         find out for yourself!

Come out and celebrate with us on Thursday!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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We're closed on Thursday, but we hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We'll be back open on Friday.

Be sure to come out Friday night at 7 p.m. for the Village of Millstadt's 3rd annual Christmas Lighted Parade to see our float! We'll be cruising around town in our lighted boat and then we'll drop anchor at the VFW after the parade and host a table with DIY ornaments and activity sheets. We hope to see you there!

(Stay tuned for next week, we'll be giving you the skinny on our 2nd Annual Holiday Open House, December 6th, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.)

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Pre-School Reading Program

Craft sit readIt's that time of year again!

Join us every Wednesday in October at 10 a.m. for our Pre-School Reading Program! Children ages 2 - 5, accompanied by an adult, will enjoy an interactive story and craft.

It is a well-known fact that the earlier your children start to read, the better their comprehension and communication skills will be later on in life. So why not stop by the library and get started?

The program is free and a library card is not required to participate.

If you have any questions, call us at 476-1887 or stop by at 115 W. Laurel, Millstadt, IL.

Mon - Thurs: 12 - 8 | Fri - Sat: 10 - 2

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Food Truck Night!

Beep! Beep! Rev up your appetites and come out to the Millstadt Library’s Food Truck Night!

Join us Thursday, September 13th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for some food, fun, and music. We’ll be hosting three local trucks, General Sherman’s, the Spud Shack, the STL Philly Wagon and the Bomb Pop Man Ice Cream Truck in the side yard next to the library, located at 115 West Laurel, Millstadt, Illinois, 62260. Offsite parking is provided by Zion Evangelical Church at 117 West White Street, Millstadt, Illinois, 62260. For guaranteed seating, feel free to bring a lawn chair and please, no outside food or drink.






















You might be wondering, what does a food truck have to do with a library? (We don’t blame you.) So, here’s the answer; one of the main jobs of libraries is to educate our communities by giving experiences that might not be readily available to them. Hosting Food Truck Night is just one of the ways we help to enrich our community’s culture through this mission. It’s also a great way for us to celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month!

So, join us for a great night, all about bringing communities together. After all, it’s just one of the many things libraries are good for!

For more information about our event, feel free to call us at (618) 476-1887, check out our event page on Facebook, @MillstadtLibrary, our website,, or stop by at 115 West Laurel, Millstadt, IL 62260.

We’re sure to keep you well read and fed!



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Comic Book Night

Comic Book Night has come and gone and we had a wonderful time.  The Library would like to thank Sam Weber and Fantasy Books of Belleville for making sure everyone had a great time.  Sam brought us comic books to give away, Nichole took great pictures, the popcorn was great, and our Library Board supported us by helping us by filling in with willing hands wherever they could.

Here are a few of the pictures taken that night.

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Coloring Night This Thursday!

Don't forget, this Thursday, July 19th is our 5th Adult Coloring Night! 000

Come join us from 5pm to 7pm for a great night of relaxation. We provide the colors, pages, and the artist, Charles Flemming! (He'll create a one-of-a-kind piece of art using your name!)

We hope to see you there!

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Fandoms Unite!

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The Millstadt Library's Comic Book Night is coming faster than a airplane!

Adventure to the Millstadt Library, 115 West Laurel, Thursday July 12th, starting at 6 p.m. for an all-ages, action-packed night of:

  • FREE comics from Fantasy Books
  • FREE pictures with our super hero photo props
  • FREE popcorn, a drawing for a free-standing promo of Marie Lu’s book, "Batman Nightwalker"
  • Guest presentation from a local comic book writer and illustrator, Sam Weber!
    (Sam's web comic, "Oarsworn," can be found at

Bring your friends and family, you're in for a super time!

Questions? Call us at 476-1887, Stop by, or Message us on Facebook!

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Let Freedom Ring!

In honor of Independence Day, the library will be closed on the Fourth of July.

To get everyone in the spirit of the holiday, here's Emerson's famous poem about the Revolutionary War that immortalized the phrase, "the shot heard round the world."

Don't forget the fireworks at Liederkranz on the 4th, starting at 9 p.m.

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"By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world,

The foe long since in silence slept,
Alike the Conqueror silent sleeps,
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone,
That memory may their deed redeem,
When like our sires our sons are gone.

Spirit! who made those freemen dare
To die, or leave their children free,
Bid time and nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and Thee."