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


    Come out to the ARKS book club! Click the link below for more info.
  • LEGO Club

    LEGO Club

    For school aged children. Register by calling or stopping by the children's desk.
  • Illinois Libraries Present

    Illinois Libraries Present

    Check out the author programs that we are now able to offer! This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration between public libraries offering high-quality events.
  • Book Clubs

    Book Clubs

    Friday, Dec. 8: All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle and Monday, Dec. 11: Playing for Pizza by John Grisham
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Sterling, IL Library

The Sterling Public Library is a modern library with thousands of resources as well as programs for children, teens, and adults.

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The Sterling Public Library offers these book clubs for adults.  They are open to anyone in the public.  They meet once per month. No registration necessary. The Sterling Library will get enough copies of the chosen book for everyone to be able to check one out. (all you need is…
The Sterling Public Library will have programs for all ages this summer! Click the one you're interested in to read about them.The age groupings are suggested; if you or your child fall close to the edge of a range, you may choose the program you feel fits the best.  Children's…
8/27/2022 #     Genre                                  Title                                                           …
9/10/2022  Storm Front by Jim Butcher (#1 in the Dresden Files)   The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett  Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis  Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens  No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (#1 in the series of the same name) by Alexander McCall Smith  Amina’s Voice…
Let our library staff select your next read! When you sign up for the SPL Book Subscription Box, you will receive one book each month selected by qualified staff to support your reading goals and interests. The box will also include additional fun freebies that might go along with the…
Abbigail talks about different children's books from our collection.  Check out these short, informative videos about some of her favorites From the Stacks. Abbigail talks about My Aunt is a Monster by Reimena Yee and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler Abbigail talks about My Brigadista Year…
Regular Yearlong Programs: SPL Picture Book Bundles - Similarly to SPL Subscription Book Boxes, staff will choose up to 8 picture books each month to support your child's reading needs and interests. Parents, caregivers, teachers, and any other patron with a library card are welcome to use this service for…
 MONTHLY PROGRAMS:A.R.K.S. Book Club - Join us at the library to discuss children's books with other adults who enjoy children's books! This meeting will be held monthly on the last Tuesday of each month, 5-6pm.  If you have any questions, please call the library or reach out to Abbigail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) Mixed Genre…
The Sterling Public Library strives to have programming to meet the needs and desires of our patrons. Click to select specific kinds of programming. If you have programming suggestions, please fill out our suggestion form here. Children  Teens and Adults Program Calendar
From the stacks is a book talk series from our staff librarians.  You can click below to find the type of books you are interested in. Young Adult Middle Grade Picture Books
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