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Library Cards:

Obtaining a Resident Library Card:

Anyone wishing to obtain a library card, will be required to present a photo ID and proof of residence.  Library cards will be issued to residents of the Village of Shabbona free of charge as part of your tax-supported library service.  This card entitles use of the facilities and to borrow materials under library rules and regulations.  Anyone owning real estate property within the Village of Shabbona limits and pays taxes to the library, may obtain one library card free of charge upon presentation of a photo ID and tax bill.  Resident cards are valid for three years.

Obtaining a Non-Resident Library Card:

Pursuant to Illinois state law statute ILCS 16/30-55.60, those who live in areas where no library services are provided may purchase a card at the nearest library within their school district.  The fee for a non-resident library card is $75 per household per year.  All requirements for application of a non-resident library card are the same as for a resident card.

(If you are unsure if you pay taxes to the library, please check your tax bill.)

Other Services Provided:

In House Collection:

Our in house collection includes over 12,000 materials available for patron checkout.  These items include fiction/non-fiction adult, young adult, teens, and youth books.  As well as youth dvd's, magazines, puzzles, and games.  Our collection is added to on a regular basis.

Inter-Library Loans:

If you can't find what you're looking for in our library, we can get it for you from another library and have it delivered to ours.

Axis 360/Boundless:

Prefer to download e-books or audiobooks directly to your phone or computer?  Our Axis 360/Boundless collection has a total inventory of 65,229 items.  We have 20,354 audiobooks and 44,875 e-books available for patron checkout.

Reciprocal Library Card:

This means you may use your Flewellin Memorial Library Card at any other reciprocal public library in the state of Illinois.

Homebound/Prairie Crossing Delivery:

Are you or do you know a loved one who is homebound or is a resident at Prairie Crossing?  Give us a call at the library and we will bring the materials to you!

Children's Room:

Our Children's Room is always open during normal hours of operation for free play to color, draw, read, or play with our toys.


We currently have 3 computers, copy machine, printer, fax, laminator, wi-fi access, and NEW to the library a Cricut Maker available for public use at the library.  While these items are available for the public to use there is a fee associated with some of these items.  This helps to cover the cost of paper, ink, maintenance, etc.  Copies/prints are $.20 per page (for black and white) and $.40 per page (for color).  Faxes cost $1.00 for the first page and $.50 for each additional page.  Laminating cost is $.50 per page.  The Cricut Maker is free to use, however, you must supply your own materials to use.  We also have Cricut Access for the Cricut Design Maker, which is free to use as that program is purchased monthly by an anonymous donor.


We provide a number of fun and educational programs for children and adults throughout the year.  Including two weekly programs.  Every Wednesday we have Toddler Time at 10AM and every Saturday we have Story Time at 10AM.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates as we add new programs/events!

(Since we are a public library, ALL are welcome to attend our programs and events.  You do not need to be a Village of Shabbona resident or library patron to attend.)

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