The St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library's outside book drop
will be gone for repairs starting Monday, June 5th.
We hope it is only gone for a few days.
During this time, please call to renew and return items when we are open.
Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
We would like to thank Sullivan-Parkhill for the courtesy repair of our outside book drop!
At the St. Joseph Township- Swearingen Memorial Library, you will find big city library services provided with a small town friendliness.
The library has a weekly email newsletter! If you would like to sign up for our newsletter, go to the "Wowbrary" link on the left and follow the instructions. The newsletters come out every Saturday. It announces new materials added during the week as well as upcoming events happening at the library.
Now it's easy to manage multiple accounts, keep track of checkouts and due dates, and renew items from your mobile device using the SHARE Mobile Library, the St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library's new app! Search for books, DVDs, video games, audiobooks, e-books, and more. Find it now in the Apple App store or Google Play Store.
Brought to you by the St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library and the SHARE library consortium, a division of Illinois Heartland Library System.
This month we’re featuring new movies and series just added to biblio+ including new seasons of the hit BBC series Happy Valley (Editor’s Pick), the international thriller A Perfect Enemy, and the romance musical Hal King. We’re also highlighting a cozy selection of mystery series, like Father Brown, Shakespeare & Hathaway, and The Moonstone.
New selections from the BBC this month include Brexit starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Banished starring Russell Tovey, MyAnna Buring, and David Wenham, and the stand-up comedy series Live at the Apollo.
We’re also featuring a brand new lifelong learning selection, Rich Bitch, based on the New York Times’ bestseller from journalist and financial expert Nicole Lapin.
Explore some of our May featured titles available on biblio+:*
• Happy Valley (Editor’s Pick) New Seasons
• A Perfect Enemy
• Hal King
• Rich Bitch
• Brexit: The Uncivil War (New from BBC)
• Banished (New from BBC)
• Live at The Apollo (New from BBC)
• Shakespear & Hathaway
• Father Brown
• The Moonstone
• Cozy Fireplace
• The Mindfulness Movement
*availability subject to territory
To get to Biblioplus, go to www.biblioplus.com
The library is excited to offer Biblio+, a free video streaming service for all St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library card holders in good standing. You will need your library card number and pin number to register. Please stop by the library to pick up the flyer!
Join us for an evening with two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. Hailed as “the new Toni Morrison” by the American Booksellers Association, Jesmyn will discuss her life, her literary vision and her unique perspectives on love and loss. Tracie D. Hall, Executive Director of American Library Association, will join her in conversation.
Jesmyn Ward is the critically acclaimed author of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, including bestselling Sing, Unburied, Sing, Salvage the Bones, and the memoir Men We Reaped. Her many honors include the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, a MacArthur Genius Grant, and a Strauss Living Award.
In 2017, she became the first woman and first person of color to win the National Book Award for Fiction twice. The standout writer of her generation, Ward’s stories are largely set on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, where she grew up and still lives. A professor of creative writing at Tulane University, Ward’s latest book, Navigate Your Stars, is an adaptation of her 2018 commencement address at Tulane that championed the value of hard work.
Tracie D. Hall is an American librarian, author, curator, and advocate for the arts. She is the first African American woman to lead the American Library Association, where she's served as Executive Director since 2020, and fights for social justice, access to information, and universal broadband.
Click here to register!
This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email email@example.com.The library joined the Illinois Libraries Present (ILP), a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The library is excited to be a part of ILP.
These are our current COVID rules! If you have questions, please call or email us.
1. Masks are not required, use your best judgment.
2. You are limited to 2 hours a day.
3. Curbside service is still available.