Community cultural programs are supported by the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Children's programs will begin in November!  

Coming on November 2:  Special Illinois Turns 200 Live Event at Union Hall (Broadcast on NPR)



- Yoga at the Library - Every Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m,

Instructor:  Carmen Shaffer                        Individual and package rates available.   Talk to Carmen!


- ZUMBA at Union Hall - Pick up a schedule at the Library. 

Instructor:   Chris Thomas                           Individual and package rates available.  Talk to Chris!     


Dinner Programs:  Celebrating Community    

Always fun and informative, our dinner programs at the Palms Grill begin on October 6 with a performance by the Illinois Symphony Woodwind Quintet.   Come for dinner at 5:30 and enjoy a concert of music inspired by the rural landscape, as well as other great music.  This program is supported in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.   

The Lincoln College Jazz Orchestra is our featured guest on October 19.  This event is sponsored by Abbott & Associates.   
Events fill up fast.  call 217-648-5077 for reservations.   


This Golden Age:  Learn from the Locals

This popular program kicks off on October 16 at 9:00 a.m. at the Library.   This year's theme is Learn from the Locals, and this month we will host Neal Stimpet, CEO of the Atlanta National Bank.   Neal will discuss the challenges facing small-town banks, changes in regulations facing community banks, and the efforts the ANB makes to provide personal service to it customers.  Come and get to know Neal, enjoy continental breakfast, and join the lively conversation.   


Blind Date with a Book

Blind Date with a Book returns for a 5th year from September 15-October 19.  It's easy and fun, and you just might meet a book you never would have imagined loving so much.  All you have to do is read the personal ads created by your library staff, choose a book "sight unseen" and read to your heart's content.  For every book you read, we enter your name in a drawing to win fun prizes.  Then join us on October 22 at 6:00 p.m. for our annual Blind Date with a Book Party.  Enjoy a light supper and share your "dating" experiences!  Find out what other might have to recommend as well!


Worldviews Book Group:  The Many Faces of Community 

This year's Worldviews group will explore community relationships through a variety of lenses.  Join us to discuss a wide-ranging variety of novels sure to capture your interest.   Our first book is Jessica Shattuck's "The Women in the Castle".  Set at the end of World War II in a crumbling Bavarian castle, the book examines how three widows become a makeshift family coming to terms with complicated and dark secrets that threaten to tear them apart.   Books are available at the Library.   We will meet at the Library for a light supper and discussion at 6:00 p.m. on October 29.  




The Atlanta Public Library offers a wide variety of services to its Patrons. In addition to a collection of over 9,000 books, the Library also hosts a collection of DVD'S and Audiobooks, all available for checkout to any anyone with a current Illinois Library Card. The Atlanta Public Library is also a member of the RAILS system which allows Patrons access to the collections of other Illinois Libraries as well as a large database of Ebooks. For more information on how to take advantage of Inter-Library Loan and Ebooks or to explore our entire collection from the comfort of your own device, click here. If you have more questions please feel free to contact our staff at or call the Library at 217.648.2112 during regular business hours.

In addition to traditional library services, the Atlanta Public Library also offers other services to its Patrons, including:

Internet access via 10 computers available for public use

Access to Photoshop software 

Copy Services

Fax Services


For more information on how to take advantage of these services please feel free to contact our staff at or call the Library at 217.648.2112 during regular business hours.


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