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Upcoming Events at theTiskilwa Public Library

The Tiskilwa Public Library has events for members of the community every week. Skills programs, technology tips, local businesses & everything in between. Here are a few…

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Exciting New Books

State of Illinois Awards Book List

Monarch Award (Grades K - 3rd)

> Invasion of the Unicorns by David Biedzycki

> Lou by Breanna Carzoo

> There’s a Ghost in this House by Oliver Jeffers

> Tig and Lily: Tiger Trouble by Dan Thompson

> Big Truck, Little Island by Chris Van Dusen

> Gibberish by Young Vo

> Wildfire! by Ashley Wolff

> Cornbread & Poppy by Matthew Cordell

> Norman Didn’t Do It! (Yes, He Did) by Ryan T Higgins

Bluestem Award (Grades 3rd - 5th)

> Shine On, Luz Veliz! by Rebecca Balcarel

> Isaiah Dubb is My Hero by Kelly J Baptist

> The Girl in the Lake by India Hill Brown

> Marshmallow & Jordan by Alina Chau

> Not If I Can Help It by Carolyn Mackler

> Garlic and the Vampire by Bree Paulsen

> Air by Monica Roe

> Weird Kid by Greg Van Eekhout

> Wretched Waterpark: Sinister Summer by Kiersten White




Rebecca Caudill Award (Grades 6th - 8th)

> The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

> Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros

> A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga

> The Golden Hour by Niki Smith

> A First Time for Everything by Dan Santat

> Lasagna Means I Love You by Kate O’Shaughnessy

> Hummingbird by Natalie Lloyd

> A Duet for Home by Karina Yan Glaser

> How to Become a Planet by Nicole Melleby

Serving the Tiskilwa community and surrounding area

For Over 145 Years!

Tiskilwa Public LIbrary

The first library in Bureau County was created in 1875 when 7 members of the Owl Club each contributed 3 dollars to launch the Tiskilwa Library Association.

In 1894, the Tiskilwa Public Library was created under state law and the Tiskilwa Library Association was formally turned over to the Library Board and management.

In 1908, the building was erected to house the library. This building still stands and show cases the ornate tin ceiling and hand lain mosaic tile floor. This building is known as the Community Room.

In 2014, the Tiskilwa Public Library moved into a new 3,800 square foot addition. This building was made possible through an Illinois Public Library Construction and matching donations and savings from the library…


Library Text Alerts 

The Tiskilwa Public Library has lots of events and programs going on each week. We post the events on this website and our Facebook page, but we are now offering text alerts for those interested. 

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