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PO Box 617
Rochester, IL 62563 Phone: 217.498.8454 Fax: 217.498.8455
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Children's Summer Reading Program
Pack your bags and take a vacation to the Rochester Public Library for our "Have Book - Will Travel" Summer Reading Program! Sign up begins Monday, May 20th. Children ages 3-11 will receive a library bag for their books, a reading goal sheet, a pencil, and a bookmark. We ask that you read 30 days this summer. For every five days you read, come to the library to receive a prize! Please return reading goals sheets by July 27th. Teens (ages 12-18) are asked to also read 30 days and for every 5 days you read, come to the library and put your name in for a prize drawings at the end of the summer!
Keep up to date and check out some fun programs by visiting the webpage below!
Library Services and Technology Act Grant
The Library has been awarded a $5,000 Library Services and Technology Act Grant with the LSTA Back to Books grant funds. The Rochester Public Library District will expand their newly created Parent/Teacher collection with this grant. The library wishes to support parents and teachers by providing information on the development and education of children from infancy through young adulthood. The Parent/Teach collection will contain materials on parenting, homeschooling, and classroom curriculum. The Rochester Public Library will work closely with the Rochester School District, local care givers and homeschooling parents to create a Parent/Teacher Collection that will be beneficial to all patrons. Funding for this grant project was awarded from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Secretary of State / Illinois State Library under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
Library Nights by Braden
A young patron named Braden was asked to write a book about his favorite place and guess what he picked?
The Rochester Public Library!
Braden submitted his book to Young Authors contest and he won! To read a copy of his book please select the link below.
2012 Commitment To Community Award
In December of 2012 Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White, presented the Rochester Public Library with the 2012 Commitment To Community Award. To view the award please stop by the library!
Come to the library for a good book, $1.00 coffee and 25¢ candy.
Free WiFi is also provided at our location!