Closings for Easter

We will be closed on Good Friday, April 6th, and Easter Sunday, April 8th, for the Easter Holiday. We will be open Thursday, April 5th, from 7:45 pm to 10 pm. Saturday, April 7th, the Brown Library will be open from 9 am to 2 pm.

Please contact us if you have any questions. Our number is 815-740-5041 or at



Remember to Spring Forward!

Daylight Saving Time begins SundayMarch 11, 20122:00am. So don’t forget to change your clocks Saturday night!! 

So why do we have Daylights Savings Time?  The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called “Summer Time” in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. People change their clocks during the summer months to move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Countries have different change dates. Did you know that Daylight Savings Time was first thought up by Ben Franklin?  For more great information, check out