102 W 3rd St, Sterling, IL 61081 ∙ (815) 625-1370
Monday - Tuesday: 9AM–8PM ∙ Wednesday - Friday: 9AM–5PM 
Sat: 9AM-1PM    ∙    Sun: Closed
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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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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 When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff, Mama and Mommy and Me in the Middle by Nina LaCour,  Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica…
  Summer Reading Program 2022  Join us at the library for our Summer Reading Program! The theme for this year is "Read Beyond the Beaten Path." The program runs from June 6 to July 30, but patrons can start registering on May 23. You can register in person at the…
  Summer Reading 2022 – Try out some different paths in our Summer Reading Program: "Read Beyond the Beaten Path."  Starting Monday, May 23, you can sign up and pick up a BINGO card.  This BINGO card is designed to encourage you to try new things the library has to offer.…
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…
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 is part of Illiniois Libraries Present.  This gives our patrons access to exciting programs with authors that we would not otherwise be able to offer. Upcoming Free Programs:   An Evening with Chef Kwame Onwuachi Wednesday, June 15 at 7 p.m. CST | Zoom A James-Beard award-winning chef,…
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Upcoming Events

  • Summer Reading: K-2nd grade Tue. 28 Jun, 2022 (10:00 am - 10:45 am) Join us during week four of the summer reading program to learn about bears! During this program ...
  • Summer Reading: 3rd - 5th grade Tue. 28 Jun, 2022 (2:00 pm - 2:45 pm) Join us during week four of the summer reading program to learn about bears! During this program ...
  • Illinois Libraries Present Jennifer Zauner Thu. 30 Jun, 2022 (7:00 pm - 8:00 pm) An Evening with Michelle Zauner Thursday, June 30 at 7 p.m. CST | Zoom Fresh off a tour with he...