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Main Library - Channahon
25207 W Channon Drive
PO Box 300
Channahon, IL 60410
Phone: 815-467-6200
Fax: 815-467-4012

Minooka Branch
109 N Wabena Avenue
PO Box 370
Minooka, IL 60447
Phone: 815-467-1600
Fax: 815-467-1632


Three Rivers Public Library District will begin summer hours on Saturday, May 24 with both locations closing at 3pm.  Both buildings will be closed on Sundays throughout the summer.  Normal library hours will resume Saturday, September 6.


What's Happening @ The Library...

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!

    • Frog has a card

     Do you have a Three Rivers Library card? 

    Beginning September 1, your Three Rivers Library card will get you more than great library materials!  Visit our Library Card Sign Up Month page for more details about the month and this prize basket!




Library Seeking Board Member

  • The Three Rivers Public Library District is seeking interested district residents to be appointed for a Library Board of Trustee position. The Board is comprised of seven members who each serve six-year terms.

    What does the Library Board do?

     The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the Library. While the Board does not manage the library, it does:

    • Create a long-range plan for Library services and programs

    • Oversee Library funds

    • Sets policies for the Library

    • Hire and evaluate the Library Director

    • Advocate for the Library

    What are the Duties and Responsibilities of Library Trustees?

    1. Attend monthly Board meetings and periodic committee meetings.

    2. Represent the community and its needs and interests as related to the library’s mission.

    3. Set written policies to govern the operation of the library.

    4. Establish rules and regulations governing the use of the library upon the recommendation of the Library Director.

    5. Secure adequate funds from the appropriating agency, and from new sources if necessary, to carry out the library's programs.

    6. Set the annual budget.

    7. Advocate for the library’s needs at the local and state level. Support state and national library legislation which benefits library service.

    By Illinois law, Trustees serve without compensation.


    Application (with resume) can be returned to either library location before close of business on Friday Sept. 5, 2014. 

    Download Board Application Form


Checkout an eReader!

  • Did you know you can check out an eReader from the library?  Each device allows you to download eBooks or eAudio from OMNI or Axis 360, our digita media lending sites, and are preloaded with additional titles for you to enjoy.  Checkouts are for those 18 and up and can be borrowed for 2 weeks at a time.  Ask our staff at either location for more information on checking these out!


    The devices avaliable include:

    Nook Simple Touch

    Nook HD

    Kindle Paperwhite

    Kindle Fire



Organizing Your Clothes Closet

  • Do you have too many clothes in your closet? Do you have a hard time deciding what to keep and what to get rid of? This presentation will help you to decide what to keep and what to do with what you are getting rid of. You will learn how to make the most of your closet even if you think it is too small. It is a simple solution that will add space to your closet without spending an arm and a leg on a closet system. Registration Required.


    Wednesday, September 17

    6:30pm, Minooka Branch



Alzheimer’s Early Detection: Know the 10 signs


    The warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as normal age-related memory changes. Attend this program to learn the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. We’ll separate myth from reality and address commonly-held misconceptions about Alzheimer’s. Hear from people who have the disease, find out how to recognize the warning signs in yourself and others, and learn why early detection matters.  Registration Required.


    Tuesday, September 9

    Minooka Branch, 6-7:30pm

The Skeleton Scene: Hands on Halloween Craft

  • Create a humorous Halloween "stage scene" featuring "Bones," the frightfully amusing skeleton. No bones about it, you'll have a shockingly hilarious time when Kathleen Obirek, floral designer and educator, returns. All craft materials will be provided. Please bring a hot melt glue gun and glue sticks. Registration Required and $5 craft fee due at the time of registration.  This program is intended for adults, and is limited to those 15 and up.


     Saturday, September 27

    1-3pm, Minooka Branch


Grimm’s Grimmest: The Darker Side of Fairy Tales

  • What really happened after Sleeping Beauty is awakened by the Prince's kiss? "Happily ever after..." is only relative, and what relatives inhabit these lurid tales! Listen to the 19th century tales of the Brothers Grimm as originally intended for adults, transformed through Judith Heineman & Daniel Marcotte's 21st Century interpretations. This event is being produced in part by the Illinois Humanities Council's Road Scholars Speakers Bureau. Registration Required.



    Tuesday, September 30

    7pm, Minooka Branch


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