Why do you "Love Your Library"?! Let us know on Facebook!

Each person who leaves a REVIEW on our Facebook Page during the month of February will be entered into a drawing for a "LOVE"LY Prize Basket!

Limit one review per person. One winner will be randomly drawn on Wednesday, March 1st.

Want to dip your toe into the world of virtual reality (VR)? Discover easy ways to create virtual reality experiences using different types of materials next Tuesday, January 31 at 6:30-7:30 PM.

No registration is required for this free event. Grades 5-12.


PNG is back! The Teen Initiative program encourages teens to learn more about science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM). It all starts with a Teen Initiative library card, which allows you to earn points by visiting the library, checking out items, attending programs, bringing friends, and more. With those points you can pay overdue fines or buy special items such as robotics kits and drawing tablets that are only available to Teen Initiative participants. Teen Initiative cardholders also gain entry to special STEAM-related programs throughout the year, plus bonus events like lock-ins. For more information, visit our Teen Initiative page.

Funding for this grant was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of the 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).
Location Community Room - Ground Floor 

Good news!  Our 2017 roster of special events is now ready to roll.  The next session, "Experience Virtual Reality," takes place on Tuesday, January 31 at 5:00 PM (Fairmont City) and 6:30 PM (Collinsville).  Check out the full list of activities and mark your calendars!

It's that time of year again!  If you have any overdue fines (oops), you can pay them down and help your neighbors at the same time.

For each non-perishable, non-expired food or hygiene item you donate during Food For Fines, we'll waive $1 of your overdue fines (does not apply to processing fees or lost/damaged items). Donated items will help to stock the shelves at local food pantries.

Food For Fines donations can be dropped off at the Collinsville Memorial Library Center (408 West Main, Collinsville) or the Fairmont City Library Center (4444 Collinsville Road, Fairmont City).

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