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Happy Labor Day!We are closed Monday, September 7, in honor of Labor Day. Please have a safe and fun holiday!

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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

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September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

As Arthur says, “Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!” We couldn’t think of a better way to say it! In honor of that spirit, libraries across the United States celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month every September. This year, the American Library Association’s Honorary Chair is the Justice League’s Wonder Woman. Although we can’t be together in person, stay tuned to our social media and website for some library card fun online. Until then, here are five reasons you should see about getting your library card.

5 Reasons You Need a Library Card

  • More than a building.

A 2019 Gallup poll showed libraries were more popular last year than going to the movies, sporting events, concerts, museums and even the zoo. Cutting across gender, race and household income, among other factors, families reported an average of 10.5 visits to the library per year. (The half-visit was when they started to the library, only to realize they left the books they were supposed to return at home.)

This popularity might be from the fact that libraries are so much more than books. See numbers 3 and 4.

  • Access to more than 500 libraries and their materials.

Your library card is good at any other IHLS library in our area, which covers a geographic region of Illinois that is roughly Springfield and below. You can also request their items and be able to pick them up right at your own Millstadt Library.

  • Access to more than 70,000 books and audio books online.

Through the Cloud Library, you can access items anywhere and at any time. Available on desktop, mobile phone or tablet and up to five devices.

  • So much more than books! (DVDs, CDs, video games, magazines, etc.)

Sure, you can get the latest best-sellers, but you can also get the latest blockbusters, music, video games and more. (Much better than paying $30 just to read or watch something once, right?)

  • If you live within the Millstadt village limits, you’re already paying for one.

Look at your taxes. If it says Millstadt Library, then yes, you’ve already paid for your card. All you have to do is come in an Illinois driver’s license and fill out a quick registration card. Then you’re good for the next three years until you have sign-up again. That’s it and that card is your all-access pass to everything the library system offers.

What if you don’t live within the Millstadt village limits? Then you qualify to purchase a non-resident card. This fee is calculated yearly by a formula provided by the State of Illinois and keeps costs fair for residents who already pay taxes.

Still don’t want to get a card? That’s fine too. The library offers free computers, WIFI, programs and more. Check out our website,, for a list of free resources you can use now and for more information about our library and what we have to offer.

-Play along with our BINGO card and win a free book from our "Sell-Shelf!" Stop by the library to pick up your card, or print it from the image above.-

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Virtual Happenings this Week!

Knitting NightLooking to connect? Join us every Tuesday night for Virtual Knitting & Crochet Night or every last Saturday for Virtual Book Club.

No library card is necessary for these programs. Simply head over to our Facebook Page  and go to our events. You can find our Zoom links in the descriptions.


For Knitting & Crochet Night

For Virtual Book Club

For any questions or help, stop by, give us a call, or send us a message. See you there!

September News Book Club

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Millstadt Library Board Opening

Looking to make a difference_Looking to make a difference? Make your mark on your community? Love libraries and learning? Then we may just be what you're looking for!

The Millstadt Library has a vacancy on its Board of Trustees and we're looking for a great candidate who would do their best to better our library and help us as we move forward with our plans and projects. (Even a new building!)

Please visit the library for an application, or fill out one right here: Library Trustee Application. The application details what a trustee member is expected to fulfill. For questions, please stop by the library, give us a call, or send us an email.

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Summer Reading is Here!

Social Media Summer Reading Announcment (1)Summer Reading July 6 – August 15

We're changing up our Summer Reading Program this year. We want everyone to have a chance to do some reading this summer! Running from July 6 to August 15, three groups will be able to participate; Children: (Pre-K - 5th), Teens/YA (6th - 12th), and Adults (18+).

Instead of earning an entry for each book, pages will be counted to earn a ticket; Children: 50 pages = 1 book; Teens/YA: 200 pages =1 book; Adults: 250 pages = 1 book. 

There will be prize drawings every week for each group. For participating, you get one ticket. For each book read, you get an extra ticket put into the weekly prize drawing, as well as the grand prize drawing. Participating in weekly challenges posted on our Facebook (@MillstadtLibrary) and on our Instagram (@millstadt_library) will earn you extra entries.

Reading logs for each group will be available digitally as a Google Form on our website,,  and available physically at the library. Return them every Saturday and we will draw our winners the following Monday. Winners will be called to discuss prize delivery.

What are these prizes? This year, we will be giving out gift cards to Millstadt businesses, like Ott’s and Happy Days, and to local businesses, like Barnes & Noble and Walmart. In addition, the grand prizes will feature Movie Nights hosted here at the library (following COVID-19 social distancing rules).


  • Bliss Floral and Gifts
  • Breadeaux Pizza
  • Coffee Mill Café
  • Happy Days
  • IGA
  • Lee's Hardware
  • Millpond Brewing & Incubator
  • Millstadt Pharmacy
  • Ott's Tavern
  • Xtreme Paintball Park


Please click on the links to access the Google Form version for the daily record. There is also a Word Document version of the physical weekly copy available, if you would like to print off your own copy - or stop by the library during Summer Reading to pick up a log and a welcome bag!




Word Document Children

Word Document Teens/YA

Word Document Adult

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Starting June 29, 2020 – We Are Back!

Starting June 29, 2020, the Library will be open at our regular hours!




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How to Order a Book Online

We'll see your requests and give you a call to let you know they are ready.

Give us a call when you arrive at the library and a librarian will bring your materials already checked out!

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 476-1887.

Our limited hours are M-Th: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

F-S: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday: Closed

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Open for Curbside, Limited Hours

Ready for some good news?

The Millstadt Library is open… well, sort of.

Since the State of Illinois has been under a Shelter in Place, the library had no choice but to close. Under Phase 3 of Restore Illinois, the library is allowed to open with some serious guidelines.

Starting June 1, the library will be offering Curbside pickup for materials. We will not be open for the public, so patrons will need to order items either through “Your Account.” Here, you can search for your item. Be sure to “Limit By” “Your Library” as only items from the Millstadt Library will be available for check-out. When you request an item, login with

Username: Barcode

Password: Last 4 digits of your phone number

This will alert our system; we will check out your items and call you when they are ready for pickup. Simply drive to the library and give us a call when you’re outside and we will bring it out to you.

Not driving? Let us know and we can set up a Porch Pick-Up with your items outside the library door.

Ordering online not your thing? Give us a call. We’ll help you find something.

Please limit your selections to 10 items per card.

We understand that this is a challenging situation that no one has ever traversed before. We are doing our best to accommodate your needs and will stay fluid with our plans in order to serve you all to the best of our abilities.

Please look at the picture below and this Phase and Curbside How To Brochure for more information on our Curbside services and Phase Guidelines.

Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for more information.

Please call us at 476-1887, email us, [email protected], or message us on Facebook for questions, comments or concerns.

Our Phase 3 hours are:

M-Th: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Fri-Sat: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sun: Closed


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Closure Prolonged

We understand that not having a physical book is a bummer. Trust us, we'd like to have them too. But for right now, it's still safer that we read e-books from home. Therefore, the library will be closed until at least June 1.

Please use our Cloud Library for access to e-books and e-books on audio.

If you do not have a library card but would like access to this resource, please sign-up for a temporary library card.

Both of these links can be found under the Bookmarks section on the right hand side of this page.

Please visit our Online Resources (found in the same place) for access to other free, virtual books, audio books, and activities.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, email us at [email protected]

Until then, please take care!


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Sign Up for a Temporary Library Card!

VIRTUALBooksExciting news! If you don't currently have a library card, you can sign up for a temporary one! Head over to the right-hand side of our page and under "Bookmarks" check out our Self-Registration for Temporary Library Card link. For instructions, check out the link in the same place, labeled, How Do I?.

More questions? Message us on Facebook @MillstadtLibrary or email us at [email protected]

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