Catlin Public Library District

101 Mapleleaf Drive
Catlin, IL 61817


History :

The Catlin Public Library was established in the spring of 1972 by the initiative of the Catlin Junior Woman's Club. The first library was located in a single room of the city hall located on the southeast corner of Sandusky and Davis Streets. In the spring of 1974, taxpayers approved a referendum for a district library for the residents of Catlin Township. During the same spring, the old town hall was torn down for the construction of a new municipal and township building on the same site. During construction, the library had temporary quarters in a city maintenance building on Commercial Street. In October of 1978 the new municipal-township building was dedicated, housing a 928 square foot library among other offices. In the fall of 1998, Provena United Samaritans Hospital donated their former medical clinic for a new library. In the spring of 2003, the Catlin Public Library District moved to their new facilities at 101 Mapleleaf Dr. The attractive new building provides over 3,000 sq. ft. of space which allows for more materials, comfortable sitting areas, study tables, and 8 public computers. Catlin Public Library provides many services to the Catlin Community including a summer reading program for preschoolers – 6th graders, seasonal preschool programs, LINC connection, 3 daily newspapers, magazines for adults and children, fax, copier, printer, current best sellers, large reference area, free video and dvd check out, and many more.

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