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

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JULY 1, 2016 Old News, but Exciting News..... eReadIllinois is available for the Big Rock Library. Call the Library or stop in to get your device set up.

NEW NEWS..amazonsmile..You shop. Amazon gives...The Big Rock Historical Society Smiles at AMAZON SMILES. When you shop at Amazon, you will be asked if you wish to contribute to a local non-profit oganization. Big Rock Historical Society is registered with as a place to receive 0.5% of a shopper's order if they so choose. Thanks to you if you choose to support our local historical society as you shop.

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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.

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2018 SUMMER READING - "Reading Takes you Everywhere" has begun. Big Rock Library card is required. Sign up at the Library and track your reading progress. Awarding of prizes will begin on Monday, June 4th. Summer Reading ends of July 30th.

BOOK CLUB - Our "ONE BOOK CLUB" is reading Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann. Check the Library to see if a copy of the book is available for check out at the Library. Please call the Library at 630-556-3604 or email at for sign up. One Book Club will meet on Aug. 30th

STORY TIME - Currently on Thursday 10:45 am on 1st & 3rd Thursday. Next scheduled STORY TIMES on July 5th and July 19th Call the Library for Story Time in August



STEALTH HEALTH Wellness Classes contact Email or phone 630-392-3664 for upcoming events

ANY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP - Last Monday of every other month at 6:30 pm. Schedule will continue on August 27th and September 24th


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. . Call to find our new book Next One Book Club will be - Call to confirm schedule - August 30th and October 25th.

NEW NATIVE AMERICAN AND NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS - 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 Sunday, June 3rd.

Next BOOK SALE Second Saturday, July 14, Augugust 11th - 1 to 3 PM

2018 SUMMER READING PROGRAMstarts on May 21st and ends 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 the Library 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. Library cards not required to take part. Join the fun!!! Call Library for Story Times. 630-556-3604


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, July 31st and September 25th. 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 . August 30th at 6:30 pm. The group will meet on the last Thursday evening of every other month ... 

Ladies Night Out will not be limited to Ladies. All are welcome. See above STEALTH HEALTH



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

Kathy Rudolph is our Library Assistant. Email Kathy


Library Card Donation
The Library was officially Eight years old on July 26, 2017. 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 14, 15, & 16, 2018 for the 124th Plowing Match.


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


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