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Family Reading Night will be Thursday, November 14 from 6:00-7:30. Free for all!

Ghost Hunters at Wood River Library

Meet two local ghost hunters who are making a name for themselves on A&E’s Ghost Hunters. On Thursday, October 17 at 6:30, Richel and Brian will be at the library to do a presentation on how they got into the paranormal and the road that led them to being on television. Space is limited. For more information please call the library at 618-254-4832.

Consider donating to the library!

The Wood River Public Library strives to provide space for patrons of all ages. Our most recent project has been to create a space for the teens in our community. We have started a wish list on Amazon for those wanting to support this endeavor and give back to the young adults at our library. Remember your donation to the library is a tax deduction.

We are holding a Toiletry Drive for our Ferguson Avenue neighbor, Riverbend Family Ministries. They are looking for household sizes of shampoo, body wash, deodorant, wash cloths, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and laundry detergent.

12 in 12 Challenge

Join our year long reading challenge today! Download the Beanstack app and get registered. Challenge yourself in the new year to read in a variety of categories.


During our 3rd Annual Amnesty Month, Wood River Public Library waived $874.50 in late fees for 183 patrons. The oldest item returned was checked out July 3, 2013. The largest fine waived was $70.18. Twelve items were returned, valued at $213.91.

In the month of September we had 44 library cards added/renewed. It’s always a great time to get a library card at Wood River Public Library!

What’s happening at the Wood River Public Library

For more information on any of the programs and events featured above, check out our Calendar of Events, our Facebook page, or call us!