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

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WELCOME the internet home of the Big Rock Library.

June UPDATE: Big Rock Library is open with new temporary hours Monday 12-6 PM. Thursday 10-6 PM. Saturday 10-3 PM.

We look a little different. All patrons and visitors are required to wear a mask unless you are fully vaccinated. We have a sneeze screen, pens you can keep or deposit into the used pen box at the desk. We have hand sanitizer. The patron computer keyboard is covered with a transparent washable skin. Upstairs is closed, unless you schedule a visit.

Summer Reading has begun, Reading Colors Your World.

We offer 3 Reading groups, "Read to Me" for infants thru preschool/kindergarten. Elementary-Middle School for Grades 1-8. High School students and adults. All reading levels have a reading log. Prizes will be available. Stop by the Library to sign up (Library cards are required).

We are open if you will be needing a new book(s). Or Patrons can check the the catalog on line and we will set aside for when you come in.  You can build  book lists, Book Bins. Curbside delivery is still available. Just email, or phone the Library 630-556-3604. You will need to provide a list of what books or other materials you would like along with your phone number. You can expect a return call to arrange a time for pickup. Your materials can either be brought to your car for contactless delivery or you can pick them up from the porch delivery box.


link to Big Rock Library Catalog on line

ResourceMate, the company that handles the library data, has the Big Rock Library catalog on line. (Yes, we do buy new books each month). 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. PLEASE RETURN ALL BOOK RETURNS to the Parking Lot Book drop.

The Library is sad that the Interlibrary Loan not being available. We look forward the it's return.

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Have you seen the latest newsletter? If you would like a copy, contact the Library at


Coming Soon - Special Event Saturday, July 10 for another awesome presenation about science and color by the Hellwig family. This event will take place outdoors and will be fun for the entire family. This Saturday afternoon event promises to be an interactive experience that you'll remember, Kids are still talking about the 2019 exploding film canisters family science fun event.

2021 SUMMER READING - Runs until August 7th. Big Rock Library card is required.

Special Event - Dan Gogh's Magical Color Zoo Art & Magic Show. Artist Dan Gogh has recorded a custom show for us that includes art, magic puppets and lots of fun. Also included with the presentation and available to attendees are three prerecorded drawing workshops and five fun activity sheets. More information on the date and location of this highly rated event will be coming soon. Find out more about Dan Gogh at

BOOK CLUB - Our "ONE BOOK CLUB" is reading Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey. call Library for current date in early July 630-556-3604 or email at for sign up. One Book Club

STORY TIME - Currently not scheduled. Call Library for schedule

ANY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP - Call Library for upcoming outside Schedule

Big Rock Genealogy & History questions -contact Email or phone 630-698-0626

Next BOOK SALE Currently scheduled for Plowing Match weekend.- Second Saturday, - 1 to 3 PM.  Call Library for upcoming schedule




Story Time:  For the Younger children to 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 current Story Times. 630-556-3604

The newest One Book Group will meeting on the last Thursday evening of every other month. We will be discussing . ?? at 6:30 pm. The group will meet on the last Thursday evening of every other month ... 

Ladies Night Out See above STEALTH HEALTH

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

Big Rock Library eRead Program link to Magic Wall

TO ACESS THE eRead Program:

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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Mondays 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thursdays 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturdays 10:00 AM to 3:00 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 will be officially Twelve years old on July 26, 2021. 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 is being planned
The Plowing Match is a time of celebration. We look forward to being able to celebrate September 17, 18, & 19, 2021 for the 126th Plowing Match.

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

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