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48W447 Hinckley Rd.
P.O. Box 206
Big Rock, IL 60511

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JULY 1st Exciting News..... eReadIllinois is available for the Big Rock Library. Call the Library or stop in and meet with Annie to get your device set up.

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Go to and click “Login” in the upper right corner. You will be prompted to fill in your library card number, then some basic information. You will need to download the Axis 360 app to your device. Please note that e-books are not compatible with first generation Kindles.


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In August, ResourceMate, the company that handles the library data, has the Big Rock Library catalog ONLINE. (Yes, we do have one copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.) You will be allowed to put books on hold and request to renew things you have already checked out. This is a giant leap for us. Now you can log in online at your convenience to check for materials. We want the library to be available to you wherever you are.




MEET LOCAL AUTHOR: ANNIE HANSEN - Tuesday, November 15th at 7 pm. This third book by a local author features the Big Rock Library! The book, Take the Donut, will be in our collection and ready to read in early November. Annie Hansen will be doing an author appearance and book signing at the Big Rock Library at 7 pm on Tuesday, November 15th. We are limited to 20 people in attendance to meet Annie and participate in a donut bar. Patrons please call the Library before Oct. 15th to reserve a seat. Call during Library hours at 630-556-3604.

STORY TIME - Currently on Thursday 10:45 am on 1st & 3rd Thursday. Next Story Time on October 6th and October 20th

STEALTH HEALTH - Tuesday, at 7:00 pm, Virginia Waterstreet, Health Coach. Call Library at 630-556-3604 for information.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP - Last Monday of every other month at 6:30 pm. Schedule will continue on November 28th and January 30th

ONE BOOK GROUP - Our newest book group will only discuss one book and will meet on the Last Thursday of every other month at 6:30 pm. Dark, Dark Wood, by Ruth Ware will be discussed on October 27th. next One Book Club will be on December 30th.

NATIVE AMERICAN AND NATURAL HISTORY DISPLAY - continues upstairs at the Library during Library hours. The "Sacred Pipe" display will be dismantled soon.

BIG ROCK GENEALOGY & HISTORY QUESTIONS - contact Email or phone 630-698-0626


Next BIG BOOK SALE will be held on

2016 SUMMER READING PROGRAM, "Read for the Win" . Celebrating achievement began on May 23rd, rewards began on June 13th. The program finished on July 30th.

KNITTING FOR A CAUSE - Knitting for Your Cause is an informal chance to get together to make items for charity - - hats, scarves or gloves for the homeless, cancer caps, or baby blankets for hospitals, etc.. Our Thursday evening volunteers is willing to teach people to knit if you've always wanted to learn to knit. We have a yarn donation to use for whatever cause you choose to do. It's a social time to enjoy conversation and meet your neighbors. If you are interested in this activity, please email us at or call theLibrary at 630-556-3604 for more information.




Story Time:

For the Younger children has been changed to 1st and 3rd Thursday morning at 10:45 am. Come enjoy a story or two, a craft, and an indoor or outdoor parade with shakers, tambourines, and bells. Call the Library for a reservation or more information at 630-556-3604. Library cards not required to take part. Join the fun!!!. Story Teller Volunteers are needed, contact Mary at Library 630-556-3604. Next Story Time will be October 6th and then again on the 20th of October.


We will be continue to have a "Book Review". Just bring in your favorite book and review it. The Book Discussion will be every other month on the last Monday, November 28th and January 30th. When trying to decide what to read next, the library feels these books bits (good & bad) will give participants some ideas for what to read next. We will be discussing any book that you have enjoyed - Fiction or Non-Fiction. Anything to do with books and reading. Bring a book that you have read and liked, and share a short verbal summary. Tell us what you liked about it - maybe someone else would enjoy reading it too!

The newest One Book Group will meeting on the last Thursday evening of every other month. We will be discussing Dark, Dark Wood October 27th at 6:30 pm. The group will meet on the last Thursday evening of every other month ... by and December 29th

Ladies Night Out



The Green Library:

We are the Recycled Library From our 1908 House to our 7000 books. We even have a recycling bin for paper and lght cardboard on the site. Please check the Big Rock Historical Society website, we are working on helping you find a place to recycle many other household items. Good news, shredded paper in plastic or paper bags will be accepted. Did you see the sign in front of the Library??? By your recycling, we have SAVED 671 TREES!!! THANK YOU BIG ROCK Are you interested in beginning computer (Word or Excel) or beginning Internet classes for adults? Call the Library at 630-556-3604 if you are interesed. Class limited to 3 people per sessions. We have been having a very basic computer class on Tues. mornings. Planning an evening class (hopefully on Wednesday) in 2013. There is lots of value to your local Library. Stop by and get acquainted.


Big Rock Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) corporation.



Mondays 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursdays 10:00 AM to 8 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Closed on Holidays
Weather Closing: If the Hinckley-Big Rock schools are closed because of severe weather, the library will also be closed.


Desk: 630-556-3604
Off hours: Mary Hauge 630-556-3371
Email Mary Hauge

Annie Donahue-Grossman is our Library Manager. Email Annie


Library Card Donation
The Library was officially seven years old on July 26, 2016. Annual card donation renewals currently remain at $10 for an individual card.

We have some new volunteers that will begin their training soon. Please call Mary Hauge if you have a couple of hours a week or a month that you have time to volunteer at the desk at 630-556-3604

Plowing Match Celebration
The Plowing Match is a time of celebration. We look forward to September 16, 17 & 18, 2016 for the 122nd Plowing Match.


Big Rock Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) corporation.


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