102 W 3rd St, Sterling, IL 61081 ∙ (815) 625-1370
Mon - Thurs: 9AM–8PMFri: 9AM–5PM
Sat: 8AM–5PMSun: Closed
Month Flat Week Day

Wed. 1 Jan, 2020

Library Closed

Wed. 1 Jan, 2020 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

The Library will be closed for New Year's Day.

Sat. 4 Jan, 2020

LEGO Club, K-4th grade

Sat. 4 Jan, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Building Challenges with regular Lego 

Register by stopping in at or calling the library at 815-625-1370 or by filling out this form:

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LEGO Club, 5th - 8th grade

Sat. 4 Jan, 2020 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Building Challenges using computer software

Register by stopping in at or calling the library at 815-625-1370 or by filling out this form:

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Mon. 6 Jan, 2020

Toddler Time

Mon. 6 Jan, 2020 9:30 am - 10:00 am

All 18 months-3 years old are welcome!

 This is an interactive story time where the toddlers are encouraged to participate in stories and play while learning to listen and share.

PreSchool Story Time

Mon. 6 Jan, 2020 10:30 am - 11:00 am

All 3 -5 year olds are welcome!

Stories, poems, finger plays/songs and craft at each story time.

Tue. 7 Jan, 2020

Library Board Meeting

Tue. 7 Jan, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Sterling Public Library Board meets the first Tuesday of each month in the conference room at the Library.

To see Library board (and City of Sterling) meeting agendas and minutes, click here.

Mon. 13 Jan, 2020

Toddler Time

Mon. 13 Jan, 2020 9:30 am - 10:00 am

All 18 months-3 years old are welcome!

 This is an interactive story time where the toddlers are encouraged to participate in stories and play while learning to listen and share.

PreSchool Story Time

Mon. 13 Jan, 2020 10:30 am - 11:00 am

All 3 -5 year olds are welcome!

Stories, poems, finger plays/songs and craft at each story time.

Tue. 14 Jan, 2020

Serious Readers Book Club

Tue. 14 Jan, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The library hosts this Adult Book Club.  Copies of the book are available a month before the meeting for cardholders of the Sterling Public Library. The monthly book discussion takes place on the second Tuesday of the month at 10 am in the library conference room.

 

Here is a list of 2020's books:

January: The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe, 369  pages, Non-Fiction

February: Waiting by Ha Jin, 310 pages Fiction

March: Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution by Woody Holton, 384 pages Non-Fiction

 April: Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett, 369 pages Fiction

 May: Firebrand: The Life of Horace Liveright, the Man Who Changed American Publishing by Tom Dardis 394 pages Non-Fiction

 June: The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing, 336 pages Fiction

 July: The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State by Nadia Murad, 306 pages Non-Fiction

 August: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, 326 pages Fiction

 September: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers, 342 pages Non-Fiction

 October: The Round House by Louise Erdrich, 323 pages Fiction

 November: Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh, 304 pages Non-Fiction

 December: Not selected yet....

 

The books may be subject to change based on availability.

 

 RPG Club

Tue. 14 Jan, 2020 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Do you want to try a Role Playing Game like dungeons and Dragons?  Is it something you already enjoy?

Anyone 10 or older is welcome to come join the game!  No experience necessary.

If ou can't stay the whole time, you are elcome to come when you can.

The game in January will be King Arthur Pendragon. Players take on the role of knights following the chivalric code. It introduces traits and passions that reward players acting as virtuous knights as they compete for glory. King Arthur Pendragon integrates seasonal adventures where players are able to experience running not only a knight, but later, their children in long epic campaigns.

Contact Mike at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

 

Wed. 15 Jan, 2020

Sterling Reads

Wed. 15 Jan, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

terling Reads is a program that offers one-on-one reading mentoring for children. They will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings this fall.  The reading mentors will be high school students trained for this program.

Sign up at the Library, 815-625-1370 or online here.

(You only need to sign up once, not for each date)

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Thu. 16 Jan, 2020

Young Adult Game Night

Thu. 16 Jan, 2020 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

There are a variety of activities for teens that could include book discussions, board games, movies -- and there is always good conversation and food.

Sat. 18 Jan, 2020

LEGO Club, K - 4th grade

Sat. 18 Jan, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Building Challenges with regular Lego 

Register by stopping in at or calling the library at 815-625-1370 or by filling out this form:

Fields marked with * are required
Name of person(s) attending *
Phone or email *
Number attending
For Children's programs, include grade of child(ren)
Event Signup *
Send Reset

Mon. 20 Jan, 2020

Toddler Time

Mon. 20 Jan, 2020 9:30 am - 10:00 am

All 18 months-3 years old are welcome!

 This is an interactive story time where the toddlers are encouraged to participate in stories and play while learning to listen and share.

PreSchool Story Time

Mon. 20 Jan, 2020 10:30 am - 11:00 am

All 3 -5 year olds are welcome!

Stories, poems, finger plays/songs and craft at each story time.

Thu. 23 Jan, 2020

Wits Fitness

Thu. 23 Jan, 2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Brain Exercise Classes at the Sterling Public Library

Join University of Illinois Educator Karla Belzer each month as she leads participants through interactive activities designed to exercise the brain to maintain and enhance cognitive function and memory.  You are never too young or too old to get started training your brain, so join Karla in this fun and informative class!

This class is free and open to the public. You are welcome to join any time.

View Flyer here.

Call 815-632-3611 or register online: go.illinois.edu/witsfitness

Mon. 27 Jan, 2020

Toddler Time

Mon. 27 Jan, 2020 9:30 am - 10:00 am

All 18 months-3 years old are welcome!

 This is an interactive story time where the toddlers are encouraged to participate in stories and play while learning to listen and share.

PreSchool Story Time

Mon. 27 Jan, 2020 10:30 am - 11:00 am

All 3 -5 year olds are welcome!

Stories, poems, finger plays/songs and craft at each story time.

Wed. 29 Jan, 2020

Sterling Reads

Wed. 29 Jan, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

terling Reads is a program that offers one-on-one reading mentoring for children. They will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Wednesday evenings this fall.  The reading mentors will be high school students trained for this program.

Sign up at the Library, 815-625-1370 or online here.

(You only need to sign up once, not for each date)

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