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Walnut Public Library

The Walnut Public Library is a non-profit organization supporting Walnut and the surrounding areas by providing a wide array of print, audio and online resources, onsite wi-fi, public computers, children’s programs and more.

2023 Reading challenge

2023 Book Challenge Guidelines

1. Check out each book from the library – interlibrary loan is allowed.
2. Have your book challenge sheet stamped at checkout.
3. Turn in your challenge sheet and collect a prize!

12 Books Recommended by 12 Friends

1. Check out each book from the library – interlibrary loan is allowed.
2. Write the title in the empty book on the challenge sheet.
3. Have your book challenge sheet stamped at checkout
4. Share the title and author with us so we can share with others
5. Turn in your challenge sheet and collect a prize!

2023 Children’s Bingo Guidelines

1. All books need to be checked out from the Walnut Public Library
2. An adult has to initial the bingo square
3. Color in your bingo square when
4. Bring your bingo to the library and collect a prize!

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News & Announcements

Stay updated with the latest information from the Walnut Public Library

2022 Year in Review

2022 Year in Review

A recap of 2022 at the library! What a great year!! 91 New Library Cards 912 Holds Placed 70 Program Sessions 6,640 Check-outs 4,434 Patron Visits $101,805 saved by checking out from the library...

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Digital Resources

One hundred thirty-six libraries in Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) share an integrated library automation system known as PrairieCat. 

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Libby was engineered from the ground up with many new features and enhancements requested by readers and library staff. As of July 1st, it replaced our Axis 360 Reading app.

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Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by your library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues.

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Quick Info

Library Card Policy

All residents of Walnut and Walnut Township may obtain a library card upon providing a form of identification which bears their name and address. Read our full policy here

Our Long Range Plan 2021-2026

A five-year report that recognizes goals, objectives and responses for the future of the library. Read the full document here.

Summer Reading Program Registration

Our Summer Reading Program spans two months (June and July) and is for ages Kindergarten through High School. You can find out more and register for our Summer Reading Program here.

Location

101 Heaton Street
Walnut, IL 61376

LIBRARY HOURS

Monday: 9-6 pm
Tuesday: 12-5 pm
Wednesday: 9-6 pm
Friday: 12-5 pm
Saturday: 9-12 pm
Thursday & Sunday: Closed

Phone & Email