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The Franklin Grove Public Library will offer curbside service beginning Monday, June 8th, 2020. Our hours will be Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m., Friday, 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Only Franklin Grove patrons can place holds on Franklin Grove library items.

Neighboring patrons cannot place holds on our items.

Items can be checked out by calling the library at 815-456-2823, or by email at

Library staff will call or email patrons when they they can come to pick up items.

When arriving to pick up items, please call the library at 815-456-2823 and a staff member will bring your items out to your car.

Please update contact information, if needed.

We will be quarantining returned items for a period of time. Recently returned items may remain on your account longer than usual. When checked in, library staff will backdate the materials. No overdue fines will be charged.

Movie night and craft day are cancelled until further notice.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.



Due to the COVID-19 virus, the library will not be accepting any donations of books & other materials until further notice.
Thank you for your patience & understanding.





Summer Eats:
Free meals for kids & teens

Grab and go meals are provided free of charge for all kids and teens. No registration or paperwork needed. Three kid-friendly, ready-to-eat lunches plus extra goodies will be handed out to each person. Contact-less pick up will be at the Franklin Grove Public Library every Wednesday, June 3-August 12. Pick up time is 12:40 p.m. Check out for more information.

Story time with Amy!

















Director pick

"The Whisper Man", by Alex North
Alex North has written a very good book that is scary and keeps the reader on edge throughout. Tom Kennedy and his young son Jake have moved back to Tom's hometown after the untimely death of his wife. At the same time, a young boy disappears. Twenty years earlier, a person known as "The Whisper Man" abducted five children in the same area. Now, twenty years later, the similarities are uncanny. But the Whisper man is in jail, so who abducted this new child?
Could the Whisper Man have had an accomplice? Is this person responsible for this latest kidnapping? It's up to detectives Amanda Beck and Pete Willis to unravel this mystery. But along the way, long-hidden issues will be brought to the surface that will greatly impact the lives of each of the characters.
"The Whisper Man" is a creepy tale that is full of twists and turns. The story is very good, and the characters are well-developed. Highly recommended.




Children under age 8 need parental supervision.




Monthly Library Events

Be sure to check the Event Calendar for any last minute additions!

Movie Night - Last Friday of each month from 6-8 PM

Craft Day - Last Saturday of each month from 10:30 AM to Noon

Children under age 8 need parental supervision at all events.

Have an idea for a program or event? Email us today!

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Library hours:
Monday-Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

112 S. Elm St., PO Box 326
Franklin Grove, IL 61031
Phone: 815-456-2823
Fax: 815-456-2619

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