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

    Saturday Story Time

    Miss Abbigail will be having Saturday Story Time on Saturday, December 10 at 10 am.
  • 5 Star Reads Book Club

    5 Star Reads Book Club

    Got a book you LOVE and want to rave about it? Come recommend a 5 out of 5 star book you've read. Maybe you'll hear about your next great read from someone else!
  • Picture Book Bundles

    Picture Book Bundles

    Staff will select up to 8 picture books each month to support your child's reading needs and interests. Click the link below to get started!
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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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8/27/2022 #     Genre                                  Title                                                           …
9/10/2022 Storm Front by Jim Butcher (#1 in the Dresden Files)   The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett Teen and Adult Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Maragret 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 …
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 Caves by Nell Cross Beckerman, illustrated by Karen Chock; Arab Arab All Year Long! by Cathy Camper, illustrated by Sawsan Chalabi; Berry Song by…
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…
  5 Star Reads Book Club - Got a book you absolutely LOVE and want everyone to know about it? Then do it! At 11:30, Saturday, December 10, SPL will be hosting our 5 Star Reads Book Club. Feel free to drop by and recommend your favorite book or a book you…
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
Cricut Explore 3 The Cricut Explore 3 machine is available for use inside the library.  You must call or come in to reserve a time to use it. We have a laptop with Cricut software available, but you may bring in your own computer, phone, or tablet to connect to…
Sterling Public Library's GoGo Gadget Library consists of STEAM educational kits and other items available for loaning to our patrons. To see the items available, search 'GoGo Gadget' in our online catalog. (or click here) See our brochure here. GoGo Gadgets Policy Borrowing and Use: Objects lent by the Sterling…
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Upcoming Events

  • Saturday Storytime Sat. 10 Dec, 2022 (10:00 am - 10:30 am) This storytime will be geared towards children preschool through first grade, but all ages are we...
  • 5 Star Reads Book Club Sat. 10 Dec, 2022 (11:30 am - 12:30 pm) Got a book you absolutely LOVE and want everyone to know about it? Then do it! At 11:30 am SPL wi...
  • Preschool Storytime Mon. 12 Dec, 2022 (10:00 am - 11:00 am) Join Ms. Abbigail for storytime every Monday morning from 10-10:45am. We will sing songs and rhym...