Colona Public Library

911 1st Street, Colona, IL 61241    ~    Phone: (309) 792-0548  ~  Phone Renewal: (888) 542-7259
Hours:  Monday-Friday 10-8  ~  Saturday 10-3

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ABCmouse Early Learning Academy

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The Library will be opening on Monday, June 1st with regular hours!

The Colona District Pubic library is committed to the well-being of its patrons. The library Board of Trustees, with careful consideration, will be reopening with some new restrictions in place. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Please keep in mind:

  • New system requirement - cards must be presented in order check out items
  • If you have a fever, sore throat, cough or any COVID-19 symptoms, PLEASE DO NOT ENTER the library
  • There will be <= 10 patrons in the library at a time
  • Patrons may be in the library once per day for 1/2 hour at a time, which includes computer usage
  • Patrons must practice social distancing, 6’ a part
  • Patrons must “sanitize” their hands when entering the library
  • Patrons must wear masks while in the library
  • Patrons will enter through the East door (by the flag)
  • Patrons will leave through the West door
  • There will be no entry through the West door
  • Only Colona items will be available for checkout with limits
  • The HOLD system is limited
  • Returned items will be quarantined for 7 days and will not be available for check out
  • You can access digital books and audiobooks through OverDrive and Biblioboard   

Check back here and our Facebook for further updates!

Distance & Alternative Learning

Keep up-to-date with what is happening at your local schools!

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Explore More Illinois

Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by your library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues. All you need to do is log in with your library card credentials and browse for passes by date or attractions.

Find More Illinois

Are you having trouble locating some hard-to-find books? We now have Find More Illinois available! All you need to do is Find it! Click it! and Get it! The Find More Illinois resource searches through libraries across the state of Illinois. Your book will then be sent to our library to check out.

Learn How to Place Holds


Biblioboard Now Available!

Colona library now has access to Biblioboard, an free online resource for patrons living in Illinois! On Biblioboard you can access both new and Classic e-books, historical documents, and more!

*When you access Biblioboard for the first time, you will need to allow it to pinpoint your location to confirm that you are an Illinois resident. Create a free account to easily save your information and favorites!*

Introducing Inkie! is a suite of resources - available to everyone in Illinois at no charge - that supports local authors with online creation and publishing tools and allow readers to access locally-produced content! These resources, Pressbooks, Indie Author Project Select, and the Biblioboard Library, are free to anyone in Illinois.

  • Create: Pressbooks enables writers to convert their manuscripts into a variety of e-book and print formats. Pressbooks helps writers format their books with professional design templates and includes tools to assist with book organization. After converting their book into different formats, authors can distribute their book however they choose.

  • Share: Writers have several free potential options for sharing e-books through

    • Indie Illinois: A statewide collection of e-books promoting independently published local authors.
    • Indie Author Project Select: A Library Journal reviewed collection of adult and young adult fiction available to readers across the country.
    • Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Project: An annual author contest in Illinois. 
  • Read: BiblioBoard Library is the place where readers find independently-published content. The Library provides access to e-books in the Indie Illinois collection and Indie Author Project Select collection. BiblioBoard Library features work from a wide variety of genres, including history, art, graphic novels, young adult novels, and romance. Unlimited checkouts and no return periods give readers instant access to all titles all the time. A library card is not needed to access these titles.

Self-publishing is not one size fits all. Individuals are welcome to use the resources together as a cohesive process or to select individual tools that work for them.

Pay Fines Online With Credit Cards!

You can now pay for fines and fees online through Encore. Simply log into your account with your card number and you PIN, and you will see the option to pay using E-Commerce. Any fine listed must be paid in full, and there is a minimum amount of $1.00. There is no charge to use this service. See staff for help with this convenient service.

Read About the Latest Library News with the Newsletter online

We are happy to provide access to our newsletter online here. You can check it out online just in case you recycled yours or it's not at hand at the moment. We hope you'll find this handy access to the lastest news and program information helpful!

Coming Soon!

New Children's ResourceABC Mouse

Visit ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy for exciting educational activities. It's a website that helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studeis, art music and much more! For kids ages 2-7+!

This resource is free to use at the library


Check out our Miscellaneous Links page for some great sites to find reviews of movies, TV shows, games, and more!

Recycle at the Library


Colona Public Library is collecting aluminum cans (empty and rinsed please!) The aluminum is sold by the pound and the profits go towards funding various library programs.

~Please do not drop off bags of mixed recyclables!~

Library Cards

If you are living in the area and don't yet have a library card, please stop in to apply for one today!

Did You Know?

We have free internet usage on library computers and wi-fi access. If you're 18 or over, you can borrow movies and television shows on DVD - we have most new releases, in addition to holiday shows and old favorites! We now have videogames available, too!  We have books for any age for recreation and research. We can show you how to get books from any other library in our system to be delivered here for your convenience. You can request books or renew them on-line. You can even download audiobooks and e-books for free from the comfort of your own home! We also have a copier which has great features to print, scan or copy in color.


Thank you to all of the patrons who have donated to the library! 

And thanks to everyone who donates their aluminum cans, too!


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