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

Mon. 1 Oct, 2018

Toddler Time

Mon. 1 Oct, 2018 9:30 am - 10:00 am

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

 

Fall Story Time Themes:

September: Things that Creep, Crawl or Fly

October: Fall Fun! 

November: Leaves and Owls-Hoot Hoot!

Toddler Time

Mon. 1 Oct, 2018 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 StoryTime

Mon. 1 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 11:00 am

All 3 -5 year olds are welcome!

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

 

Fall Story Time Themes:

September: Things that Creep, Crawl or Fly

October: Fall Fun! 

November: Leaves and Owls-Hoot Hoot!

Preschool StoryTime

Mon. 1 Oct, 2018 10:30 am - 11:00 am

All 3 -5 year olds are welcome!

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

 

Sat. 6 Oct, 2018

Lego Club (grades K-4)

Sat. 6 Oct, 2018 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 (grades 5-8)

Sat. 6 Oct, 2018 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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For Children's programs, include grade of child(ren)
Event Signup *
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Mon. 8 Oct, 2018

Special StoryTime

Mon. 8 Oct, 2018 9:30 am - 10:15 am

Miss Mary will be having a special combined StoryTime for all toddlers and preschoolers on Monday, October 8, at 9:30.  She has invited a special guest for Fire Prevention Week.  The kids will hear from a real fireman!  All toddlers through preschoolers are welcome!

Toddler Time

Mon. 8 Oct, 2018 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 StoryTime

Mon. 8 Oct, 2018 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. 11 Oct, 2018

Toastmasters

Thu. 11 Oct, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Say it better with Toastmasters.  Share your interests and goals in a positive, supportive environment.  Let us help you expand your knowegde and horizons.

Toastmasters gives you the courage to:

  • Speak with confidence
  • Improve communicatin with family and friends
  • Give and get constructive feedback
  • Thrive in a supportive learning environment

 Toastmasters meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday at the Sterling Library.

For more info, contact:

Jeff Carl, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-718-3664

Jim Jaeger, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-632-0918

Paul Kane, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 815-626-7650

Mon. 15 Oct, 2018

Toddler Time

Mon. 15 Oct, 2018 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 StoryTime

Mon. 15 Oct, 2018 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. 16 Oct, 2018

Medical Cannabis Program

Tue. 16 Oct, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Click here to read event flyer.

Thu. 18 Oct, 2018

BiblioBoard Training for Authors

Thu. 18 Oct, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Sterling Public Library together with BiblioBoard is offering open training on using the free services of BiblioBoard for authors.  Biblioboard focuses on indie authors. 

It’s a great way for self-published authors to get their books into libraries (across Illinois) and to make sure their work is discovered by library patrons.  Biblioboard Library has two very useful add-ons (Pressbooks and Self-E) that help authors format their e-books (for free) and submit them to the Indie Illinois Collection.  To put it simply: You use Pressbooks to create your e-book---either by writing directly into the editor or uploading the finished files.  Then you can use Self-E to share it with the rest of residents of Sterling and all of Illinois.   

From Biblioboard Library, your work can be discovered by anyone using the Biblioboard Library app in Illinois.  Create. Share. Discover.  It’s that easy.  Books submitted to Self-E are even reviewed by Library Journal. The best of them are featured in indie collections all over the United States.  Some have gone on to snag publishing deals and become best-sellers. 

We’ll be offering free workshops on Pressbooks and Self-E on Thursday, October 18th at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Sterling Library community room.

You can download the Biblioboard App on your smart device or visit library.biblioboard.com on any web browser.  It’s geo-targeted so as long as you’re in Sterling, it’s completely free to use (no need to sign in).  Outside of the City of Sterling, you use your Sterling Public Library card to sign in.  

BiblioBoard Training for Authors

Thu. 18 Oct, 2018 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Sterling Public Library together with BiblioBoard is offering open training on using the free services of BiblioBoard for authors.  Biblioboard focuses on indie authors. 

It’s a great way for self-published authors to get their books into libraries (across Illinois) and to make sure their work is discovered by library patrons.  Biblioboard Library has two very useful add-ons (Pressbooks and Self-E) that help authors format their e-books (for free) and submit them to the Indie Illinois Collection.  To put it simply: You use Pressbooks to create your e-book---either by writing directly into the editor or uploading the finished files.  Then you can use Self-E to share it with the rest of residents of Sterling and all of Illinois.   

From Biblioboard Library, your work can be discovered by anyone using the Biblioboard Library app in Illinois.  Create. Share. Discover.  It’s that easy.  Books submitted to Self-E are even reviewed by Library Journal. The best of them are featured in indie collections all over the United States.  Some have gone on to snag publishing deals and become best-sellers. 

We’ll be offering free workshops on Pressbooks and Self-E on Thursday, October 18th at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Sterling Library community room.

You can download the Biblioboard App on your smart device or visit library.biblioboard.com on any web browser.  It’s geo-targeted so as long as you’re in Sterling, it’s completely free to use (no need to sign in).  Outside of the City of Sterling, you use your Sterling Public Library card to sign in.  

Sat. 20 Oct, 2018

Lego Club (grades K-4)

Sat. 20 Oct, 2018 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. 22 Oct, 2018

Toddler Time

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 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 StoryTime

Mon. 22 Oct, 2018 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. 23 Oct, 2018

Wits Fitness

Tue. 23 Oct, 2018 10:00 am - 11:30 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.

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

(no classes in June or September)

view flyer here

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018

Young Adult Game Night

Thu. 25 Oct, 2018 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.

Mon. 29 Oct, 2018

Toddler Time

Mon. 29 Oct, 2018 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 StoryTime

Mon. 29 Oct, 2018 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. 30 Oct, 2018

Meet & Greet Libertarian Governor Candidate Kash Jackson

Tue. 30 Oct, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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