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

    Summer Reading

    Click the link to read about our programs for all ages!
  • Let's Feed Our Children

    Let's Feed Our Children

    The Sterling Public Library will once again be a site for United Way’s Let’s Feed Our Children Program. Lunches will be handed out on the North side of the Library.
  • 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.
  • intro to spanish

    intro to spanish

    Check out this low cost introductory class! Click the link for more info.
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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 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…
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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…
For information about our 2023 Summer Reading Program, please visit this page on our website!   Storytime Survey for Fall 2023 Starting this fall, we will go back to doing Preschool Storytime one day per week, and we would like your input in choosing the day that is best for…
Summer Reading - The reading challenge will run from June 1-July 31 this year.  Check out the Summer Reading Page for challenge info as well as special programs for teens and adults!   A.R.K.S. Book Club - Join us at the library to discuss children's books with other adults who enjoy…
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…
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Upcoming Events

  • Toddler Time Mon. 5 Jun, 2023 (10:00 am - 10:30 am) Join us during the summer reading program for Toddler Time! We will be reading books, singings so...
  • Summer Storytime Mon. 5 Jun, 2023 (11:00 am - 11:45 am) Join us during the summer reading program for Summer Storytime! We will be reading books, singing...
  • Role Playing Game Club Mon. 5 Jun, 2023 (3:30 pm - 7:30 pm) Join Mike to play Call of Cthulhu, King Arthur Pendragon, RuneQuest, and Castles & Crusades (...