Welcome to the library!


The Wood River Public Library Board of Trustees and Library Director met on Thursday, May 21 and approved a phased reopening of the Library. The book drop will be unlocked soon. Curbside Hold Pick Up will begin with we are in Restore Illinois Phase. We will begin contacting those who have items on hold soon. More details will be released soon. The Library staff is eager to see you all again. Thank you for being patient with us!

Wood River Public Library Trustees and Director will continue to monitor this situation closely and things may change in order to protect the health of our communities. Please check Facebook, the website, or call the library for the most up to date information.

Our regular events/programs are being done virtual! Between Facebook and Zoom we are still here for you. Zoom links can be found in the event description on our calendar of events. For questions please email info@woodriverlibrary.org

Temporary Library Cards

During the current health crisis, we are offering temporary library cards to Wood River residents. To apply, please fill out this form and a staff member will get back to you via email within 24 hours.

Summer Reading will run May 11-July 13.

Log your reading, complete activities, earn badges and win prizes! This is going to be a fun filled summer because Reading is SOOO Delicious!

Whether you’re participating in our Summer Reading Challenge, our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, or our 12 in 12 Reading Challenge, you can help us reach a community goal of 3,000 books read during summer 2020. If the community reaches this goal, the Library will provide an ice cream sundae bar. Get logging in the Beanstack app!

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.