102 W 3rd St, Sterling, IL 61081 ∙ (815) 625-1370
Monday - Tuesday: 9AM–8PM ∙ Wednesday - Friday: 9AM–5PM 
Sat: 9AM-1PM    ∙    Sun: Closed

Programs held at the library open to the public

Toastmasters

Thursday, June 28, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Month until May 28, 2019

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

Toastmasters

Thursday, July 12, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Month until May 14, 2019

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

Toastmasters

Thursday, July 26, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Month until May 28, 2019

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

Toastmasters

Thursday, August 09, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Month until May 14, 2019

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

Linda Von Holten on site for artwork display

Monday, August 13, 2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Linda Von Holten on site for artwork display

Monday, August 13, 2018 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Fall Garden Cleanup

Friday, August 17, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Join University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Bruce Black as he discusses what garden activities need to be done in the fall to prepare your gardens for winter.  This program will offer a monthly checklist of end-of-the-year garden tasks including plant division, planting spring flowering bulbs, and more.

Toastmasters

Thursday, August 23, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Month until May 28, 2019

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

Toastmasters

Thursday, September 13, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Month until May 14, 2019

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

Toastmasters

Thursday, September 27, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Month until May 28, 2019

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

Toastmasters

Thursday, October 11, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Month until May 14, 2019

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

Medical Cannabis Program

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This event does not repeat

Click here to read event flyer.

BiblioBoard Training for Authors

Thursday, October 18, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This event does not repeat

The Sterling Public Library together with BiblioBoard is offering open training on using the free services of BiblioBoard for authors.  Biblioboard focuses on indie authors. 

It’s a great way for self-published authors to get their books into libraries (across Illinois) and to make sure their work is discovered by library patrons.  Biblioboard Library has two very useful add-ons (Pressbooks and Self-E) that help authors format their e-books (for free) and submit them to the Indie Illinois Collection.  To put it simply: You use Pressbooks to create your e-book---either by writing directly into the editor or uploading the finished files.  Then you can use Self-E to share it with the rest of residents of Sterling and all of Illinois.   

From Biblioboard Library, your work can be discovered by anyone using the Biblioboard Library app in Illinois.  Create. Share. Discover.  It’s that easy.  Books submitted to Self-E are even reviewed by Library Journal. The best of them are featured in indie collections all over the United States.  Some have gone on to snag publishing deals and become best-sellers. 

We’ll be offering free workshops on Pressbooks and Self-E on Thursday, October 18th at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Sterling Library community room.

You can download the Biblioboard App on your smart device or visit library.biblioboard.com on any web browser.  It’s geo-targeted so as long as you’re in Sterling, it’s completely free to use (no need to sign in).  Outside of the City of Sterling, you use your Sterling Public Library card to sign in.  

BiblioBoard Training for Authors

Thursday, October 18, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This event does not repeat

The Sterling Public Library together with BiblioBoard is offering open training on using the free services of BiblioBoard for authors.  Biblioboard focuses on indie authors. 

It’s a great way for self-published authors to get their books into libraries (across Illinois) and to make sure their work is discovered by library patrons.  Biblioboard Library has two very useful add-ons (Pressbooks and Self-E) that help authors format their e-books (for free) and submit them to the Indie Illinois Collection.  To put it simply: You use Pressbooks to create your e-book---either by writing directly into the editor or uploading the finished files.  Then you can use Self-E to share it with the rest of residents of Sterling and all of Illinois.   

From Biblioboard Library, your work can be discovered by anyone using the Biblioboard Library app in Illinois.  Create. Share. Discover.  It’s that easy.  Books submitted to Self-E are even reviewed by Library Journal. The best of them are featured in indie collections all over the United States.  Some have gone on to snag publishing deals and become best-sellers. 

We’ll be offering free workshops on Pressbooks and Self-E on Thursday, October 18th at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Sterling Library community room.

You can download the Biblioboard App on your smart device or visit library.biblioboard.com on any web browser.  It’s geo-targeted so as long as you’re in Sterling, it’s completely free to use (no need to sign in).  Outside of the City of Sterling, you use your Sterling Public Library card to sign in.  

Meet & Greet Libertarian Governor Candidate Kash Jackson

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Toastmasters

Thursday, November 08, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Month until May 14, 2019

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

Library Board meeting

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Detached from recurrence

The Sterling Public Library Board meets the first Tuesday of each month in the conference room at the Library.

To see Library board (and City of Sterling) meeting agendas and minutes, click here.

Author Fair

Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This event does not repeat

Author Fair to be held at Sterling Public Library, Saturday, December 1, from 10:00 am-2:00 pm. 

Over twenty authors of both fiction and non-fiction books will be available to discuss and autograph their books which will be available for purchase. Some of the categories include Romance, Science Fiction, Mystery, Civil War, Human Interest, Horror, Young Adult, and Adult, as well as books by Children's authors.  Books make a wonderful gift for the book lover on your Christmas list. 

Authors, please note: Applications can be picked up at the Sterling Public Library or by contacting Kay Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or clicking the link below. The deadline for submitting applications will be November 19th. 

Click here for author application form.  

Toastmasters

Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Every Month until May 14, 2019

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

Library Board meeting

Tuesday, January 08, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Detached from recurrence

The Sterling Public Library Board meets the first Tuesday of each month in the conference room at the Library.

To see Library board (and City of Sterling) meeting agendas and minutes, click here.

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