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

Teen and Adult Programming


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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. As you complete each square, you can fill out a slip for a weekly drawing for prizes and books. When you complete your first BINGO, you will get a BINGO prize.  This program will run from June 6 - July 30.  Don't worry if you don't get signed up right away; you can join anytime throughout the program.


Summer Reading Programs for 6th-8th graders – These programs will be held from 4-5:30 pm on every other Tuesday.  The dates are June 7 & 21 and July 5 & 19.  Check the program calendar for details on individual programs.


Natural Garden Remedies – Kick off your gardening season making a hand scrub, bug spray, garden stone marker, seed tape and seed starter.  $5 fee for all.  Drop in workshop from 10am - noon on Saturday, June 4 at the Sterling Public Library. Presented by Whiteside County Master Gardeners.


Teen GameIMG 2329 Night – All teens ages 6th grade - 12th grade are invited for games, snacks and discussion.  These will be held on the second Tuesday of each month from 5:30 - 7:30pm in the conference room at the library. No registration required.


From the Stacks – Teen Librarian, Beth, recommends Young Adult books in short videos.  Check out our YouTube page.  You can also find all of Beth's videos on this page.  Children's Librarian, Abbigail, also makes videos about children's books. 


Illinois Libraries Present – 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.  Click here to see upcoming programs.