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Adult Winter Reading Program – “Reading Colors Your World”

January 20, 2021

“Reading Colors Your World” is a program created to give high school students and adults incentives to use their Gridley Library card!  The adult reading program runs from January 25 through March 8.  For each book read from the Gridley Public Library, you will receive an entry slip to enter your name in a drawing for prizes.  Books can be owned by Gridley Public Library, borrowed through inter-library loan, or ebooks from eRead Illinois or Alliance Digital Media Library.  Both of the ebook platforms are accessible through our website, and are free with your library card.   

Gridley Library is quarantining books for three days and sanitizing frequently touched surfaces.  If you do not feel safe coming into the library, please call (309-747-2284) as the librarians will be happy to assist you in checking out library materials contactless. 


November 23, 2020

Gridley Library is OPEN, but due to COVID-19, we will be closing at 5:00 p.m. on weekdays this winter. We will also offer curbside pickup upon request. If you have any questions, please give us a call. We are happy to assist you with any library service.

Library Patrons’ Safety

November 23, 2020

For everyone’s safety, all books that are returned will be quarantined for three days before being checked in on a fine free discharge. Our staff also frequently sanitizes equipment, door handles, and counter surfaces.

Library Card Sign-Up Month in September

September 1, 2020

Since 1987, Library Card Sign-Up Month has been held each September to mark the beginning of the school year. During the month, the American Library Association and libraries unite in a national effort to ensure every child signs-up for their own library card.

This September, DC’s Wonder Woman is embarking on a new mission to champion the power of a library card as Library Card Sign-up Month Honorary Chair. A founding member of the Justice League, Wonder Woman is known for strength, compassion and truth. Armed with the Lasso of Truth, Wonder Woman makes a perfect ambassador to support the value of learning and the role libraries play in transforming lives and strengthening communities through education.

If you live in Gridley Township or Southern Waldo Township, you can get a library card free at the Gridley Public Library. A child must be 7 years old to sign up for a card. Once you have your card you can not only use it at Gridley Public Library, but  it can also be used  to order books (or other items) we do not have from other libraries.  So, come in today and sign up for a card – it will open up new worlds for you!


Gridley Public Library is OPEN with “Grab and Go” Service!!!

July 20, 2020

“Grab & Go” service includes browsing, material check outs, copying, faxing, and public computer use. If you want to reserve a specific time and/or make sure we are not at capacity, feel free to call ahead. Otherwise, just stop by. We look forward to serving you!