Genealogical researcher Jennifer Holik discusses the basics of researching WWII military records on Thursday, October 8 at 7 p.m. Register.

The Library will close on Friday, October 16 for staff training. We will re-open on Saturday, October 17 at 9 a.m.

Congratulations to Kathy Caudill, Trustee of the Ela Area Public Library and recipient of the 2015 Illinois Library Association Trustee of the Year Award. Read more.

There are several ways to manage your account so that items do not become overdue. Read about our renewal options.

Check Out Our App of the Month!

Monster Checkers

Have more fun this Halloween with Monster Checkers! Play checkers like you never have before… with live monsters! Choose to be the blue monsters or Black Death. Share your phone with a friend to play. Each monster has a unique name and remembers how many pieces it has jumped. When you pick up a monster, you’ll know exactly what kind of mood it is in. Get ready to laugh!

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