Thursday, November 21, 2013

Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange

We now have Jigsaw Puzzles for you take home. If you have some
you would like to donate for exchange, please bring them in.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"BOOK SALE"Sat Dec. 7-8-9

"ADOPT- A - BOOK Dec. 2 through Dec. 23

Create a unique holiday treasure by purchasing a book for Talcott Library's permanent collection in someone's name as a gift! Come to the library and select a book from our display that you would like to give as a gift.



Join us for chocolate treats, live music, and holiday shopping that supports YOUR library.

"Book Club" Dec. 5 & 9

Please come and join in anytime.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Here it is…your Thursday Appetizer!

Here it is…your Thursday Appetizer!

This week’s appetizer comes from :
The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. 

First lines read: “YOU– You’ve chosen and chosen well. Maybe this one will be the one who stops you. Maybe she’ll be different. Maybe she’ll be enough.”


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Please take our Magazine Survey

Please click here for our: Magazine Survey

Please fill out this survey to help us understand how our magazines are being used. We are looking at the possibility of an online magazine subscription service called Zinio and would like your input. This does not mean we will be removing our magazine collection—we will still have physical copies of magazines at the library. Thank you for participating.

Thursday Appetizer..."The door slid open, and Clarke knew it was time to die. Her eyes locked on the guard's boots, and she braced for the rush of fear, the flood of desperate panic."

Monday, October 14, 2013

Book Club

Check our Newsletter to see when our Book Club meets.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


This week’s appetizer comes from :
Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013


THURSDAY APPETIZER, be the first one to read this compelling novel of the Holocaust.
You won't want to put it down.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Something old is new

Previously used as a display table for children's books, now stop in and pull up a bench at the Reading Table.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Famous Last Words by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Check out our "ONLINE DATABASES"

Tests & Job Skills
Pleasure ERadomg & Book Discussions

Did you know: Talcott Free Library History

Library History

On July 17, 1875 a Public Library Association was organized with 60 volumes. Each person paid to use the library. The original building was built in 1854 and used as a feed and grain store. On June 29, 1888, Wait Talcott gave the building to Rockton Township to be used as a Township Library, providing the town would organize under the laws of Illinois and vote to establish a tax to support the library. Later the house and lot next door were deeded to the library to provide income to help defray incidental expenses and increase the funds for the purchase of books. The library was dedicated on August 22, 1889.

The building had a flat roof, the present roof was installed soon after the building was transferred to the library. The upper story was used as a meeting hall for a number of years by various organizations. The first addition was added in 1968 when the outdoor staircase was removed and an inside staircase built. Since then, three more additions have been added to accommodate a growing community.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Civil War Remembrance   July1 thru 8, 2013
In remebrance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, the Rockton Township Cemetery will host a week long observance of the epic battle.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Let us know what you think of these new free audioBooks. Like us Facebook also.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

"LEGO CLUB" April 25

Check us out on
to see all the pictures of what these imaginative Kids can make in
1 hour. What great fun!


Money Smart Week is to help promote children to save.  "First National Bank and Trust Company Branch Manager, Bonnie Gundry will be on hand to read the classic "Berenstain Bears and the Trouble with Money" plus she'll discuss some savings basics for children. We invite children to attend the reading of the book. There will be some special attendance prizes. Come hear how the Brother Bear and Sister Bear learn to save.

Saturday, March 23, 2013


Even though "NATIONAL PARK WEEK" isn't until April 22-26 you want to be ready. You can go to  and get e-Books on where to take you trip. Did you know that during "National Park Week" every one of the 398 national parks waives the entrance fee (although 265 of them are always free!).

"LEGO CLUB" March 28

Thursday, March 28 3:30pm-4:30pm at Talcott Free Library. Come create at YOUR library!
  • Talcott provides LEGOS.
  • For kids, ages 8-14
  • No sign-up required
If you would like to donate the small size legos, we would be glad to have them.