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Geneseo, IL 61254

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Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 - 5:00 PM
Closed Sunday

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The Geneseo Public Library is your destination for information! 

The mission of the Geneseo Public Library District is to provide materials and services to assist library district residents of all ages to obtain information for their professional, personal, educational, recreational, cultural and reference needs. The library provides timely access to a variety of materials relevant to and of general interest to the community it serves. We assist students of all ages in meeting educational objectives, emphasizing the pursuit of lifelong learning, promoting the enjoyment of reading, and providing outreach services.

Hours of the Geneseo Public Library District
 9:00am - 8:00pm, Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday - Closed

The library is closed during extreme weather conditions. Please call first.

Suicide Prevention Hotline

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Are you feeling desperate, alone, or hopeless? Call or text the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 or visit

Join Our Text Club

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Want to be a Geneseo Public Library VIP? Join our text club! Be the first to hear about deals, promos and announcements right to your cell! To join, text GENESEOLIB to 309-324-5628!

Passes Available for Geneseo Residents

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We have passes for Figge Art Gallery, Putnam Museum, and the Niabi Zoo. The Fun Bundle includes The Rock Island Botanical Gardens, Niabi Zoo, and Putnam Museum.

ATTENTION: Interlibrary Loan Patrons

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It is the policy of PrairieCat that we must return any interlibrary loan that is not checked out after six days on the reserve shelf. Please make an effort to abide by this policy. After the six-day period, the item (or items) must return to the home library. Thanks for your cooperation.

Illinois Veterans History Project

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The Illinois Veterans' History Project was established to create a permanent record of the names and stories of Illinois war veterans and civilians who served our state and country during the war so that their contributions will not be forgotten.
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Read, Renew, Repeat

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Summer Programs for Kids 2024 - Due to scheduling conflicts, we have to move July's Music Time with Miss Tina to the 3rd Friday of the month, July 19th. Also, the 2nd class of Repeating Notes has been moved so dates for Repeating Notes are June 26 at 11:00 am, July 2 at 10:00 am and July 23 at 10:00 am.

Report Scams and Fraud

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Visit or call - 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or 1-866-653-4261.

Explore More Illinois

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Permit Practice Test

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Simplified and fun take on the DMV handbook - a must-read for new drivers.

Bookends will make a great gift

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Library Fundraiser for Future Reading Garden, Price - $100 per pair

Genealogy Group

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Second Friday of each month at 1:00 pm at the Geneseo Public Library

Birdies for Charity

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Office of the IL Secretary of State

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Renew your driver's license/id online, renew your license plates/vehicle registration, search business databases, and much more!

Find Healthcare Providers

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Find and compare nursing homes, hospitals and other providers near you.

Illinois Digital Archives

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Look up digital collections of photographs, postcards, newspaper articles, maps, posters, and much more!

Alternatives for Older Adults

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Home Care - Caregiver Respite - Support

Why It's Important To Read To Your Kids

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The importance of reading to your kids

Scholastic Teachables

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There will be new content coming to Scholastic Teachables this month! We add approximately 100 new items each month.

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Library Information
805 N. Chicago Street
Geneseo, IL 61254
Phone: 309-944-6452
Fax: 309-944-6721
Toll free number for renewals:

Contact Information:
Claire Crawford, Director

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