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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.


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Library Temporary hours

Library Temporary hours

For the month of February we will be having temporary hours. Our hours will be as follows: Monday: 10-6pm Tuesday: Temporarily closed Wednesday: 10-6 pm Thursday: Closed Friday: 12-5 pm Saturday:...

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We are hiring!

We are hiring!

We are hiring a part-time Library Assistant for 15 hours per week with a potential for additional hours. Availability during library hours until 6pm and Saturday rotation 9:00-12:00. Thursdays the...

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Digital Resources

Our Community Archives, a digital history of Walnut, Illinois. View editions of The Walnut Leader from 1893-August 2023 and search for news articles by name. 

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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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Introducing Boundless, our new community-centric platform that allows you to explore your library’s programs and e-media like never before!

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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.


101 Heaton Street
Walnut, IL 61376


Monday: 10-6 pm
Tuesday: 12-5 pm
Wednesday: 10-6 pm
Friday: 12-5 pm
Saturday: 9-12 pm
Thursday & Sunday: Closed

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