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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!


June 23, 2020

Gridley Library will be opening for appointment only beginning Monday, June 29.  Please call and reserve your time so that we may be able to practice social distancing.   Beginning June 29th the library will be open our normal hours.

  • Please stay home if you are sick!
  • Masks are encouraged.
  • All high-touch surfaces will be wiped down throughout the day.
  • Items will be quarantined.
  • Curbside services will still be available upon request by calling the library, 309-747-2284.


2020 Teen Summer Reading Program

June 9, 2020


The staff is excited that we will have a Teen Summer Reading Program, “Dig Deeper:  Read!  Investigate!  Discover!,” beginning Monday, June 8.  All students 6th grade through high school are invited to participate. As in past years, for every Gridley Library book read, you will receive an entry slip to go into a prize drawing at the ending party!

The week of June 8 – 12, there will be the library cat murder mystery posted at the library windows… guess who murdered the library cat and win a prize!

On Thursday, July 9 at 4:00 pm there will be a Photo Scavenger Hunt, followed by the ending party with the prize drawing and ice cream.

Please make sure your parents sign the Photo Liability Release form on our website under the 2020 Summer Reading Program link

Hope to see you soon!