If you were unable to vote for your favorite spaces in the new library either at the public meeting or for several days afterwards in the library, then you have another chance! There are many options for us  in a new library building - 19 in all and we want to hear from you!

Coronavirus Impact on Library

The Brown County Public Library District has made the difficult decision to close our library effective  immediately, due to the Coronavirus Virus outbreak and to limit the spread of the virus.  All programing and circulation activities will be canceled at least through April 7, 2020, with the hope of rescheduling our programs at a later date.  

If you currently have any library materials checked out, the due date 

will automatically be extended to a future date in accordance 

with the reopening of the library.

We will be monitoring Local, State or Federal government direction and 

will reevaluate our status on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.  Any questions may 

be directed to the library by calling 217-773-2013.  Updates will also be 

posted on Facebook and here on our website.

During this closure, we will not be receiving any holds from other libraries and  will not be filling holds locally.  During our closure, we ask that you continue to use our online digital services through Libby (Overdrive), Axis 360 and Hoopla.  All of these are available as apps on both the Apple Store (IOS) and the Google Play Store (Android).  If you  are new to these services and need any assistance with setting them up on your mobile devices, please call the library for assistance at 217-773-2013.  


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kaplan interactive learning board

We are now taking appointments online and in person for our Kaplan Interactive Learning Board, designed exclusively for young children 2-8 years old. Check out this video to learn more about it.

2020 Census Video

How Do I Take the 2020 Census?

Things you should know about the Brown County Public Library


Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

To create a community focused library which meets the informational, educational, technological and recreational needs of a widely diverse public.  We are committed to progress on all levels.


Library Hours

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Monday – Thursday: 9am – 7pm
Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday: 9am – 12pm
Sunday: Closed


Holiday Closings

Mission Statement

Holiday Closings

New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King’s Birthday
Presidents' Day
Spring Break (Friday before Easter)
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veteran’s Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Eve Day
Christmas Day