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

Sun. 8 Sep, 2019

There are no events on this day.

Mon. 9 Sep, 2019

Toddler Time

Mon. 9 Sep, 2019 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. 9 Sep, 2019 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. 10 Sep, 2019

Serious Reader's Book Club

Tue. 10 Sep, 2019 10:00 am - 11:30 am

The library hosts this Adult Book Club.  Copies of the book are available 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.


Book Club Books:

January 8:  Hillbilly Elegy:  A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance  (Nonfiction)

February 12: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

March 12:  The Girl with Seven Names:  A North Korean Defector's Story by Hyeonseo Lee  (Nonfiction)

April 9:  The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler

May 14:  I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai  (Nonfiction)

June 11:  The Dressmaker by Rosalie Ham

July 9:  Comparison of these two books:  John Dollar by Marianne Wiggins and Lord of the Flies by William Golding

August 13: In Hiding: The Life of Manuel Cortes by Ronald Fraser  (Nonfiction)

September 10: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

October 8:  Before the Fall by Noah Hawley

November 12: The March by E. L. Doctorow

December 10: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shatterly  (Nonfiction)


Wed. 11 Sep, 2019

Local Author/ Sterling Reads Kickoff

Wed. 11 Sep, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Susan Chapman Wolff, children's author and Sterling native, will be here on Wednesday, September 11 at 6:30 to talk about writing and her books: Quackers Wants to Fly and Ollie and the Missing Hoos.

Ms. Wolff is an SHS graduate and taught elemetary school in the Chicago suburbs. 

This is also the kickoff for Sterling Reads, but everyone is invited to this event.  Please join us!


 The Cheerleading Squad will be here on Sept.11 to read with the kids.

Sterling 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)


Thu. 12 Sep, 2019


Thu. 12 Sep, 2019 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

Fri. 13 Sep, 2019

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Sat. 14 Sep, 2019

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