Philo Public Library District
P.O. Box 199
115 E. Washington
Philo, Illinois 61864-0199

Phone: (217) 684-2896
Fax: (217) 684-2719

Monday-Friday: 9am-12N, 3pm-7pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm
Sunday: 2pm-5pm

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Spring Information

Just a reminder, the Philo Public Library will be closed on Friday, April 18th and Sunday, April 20th.  Also with the possibility of spring storms approaching, we would like to extend the reminder that if the weather looks iffy and if your power is out, please call ahead before coming. It might save you a trip out in nasty weather. 684-2896

Spring Programs

This has been a long winter but we are  hoping for spring and starting our Spring Program Schedule. The After-School activities will begin on Thursday,  March 6th, 3:30-4:30pm. This program is for school age children. Miss Sue will be having Crafts ‘n Stuff on March 6th & 20th and April 3rd, & 17th. The alternate Thursdays- March 13th & 27th and April 10th & 24th will be Game day featuring board games, adult supervision and a light snack. Feel free to call the library 684-2896 if any questions. There will not be a preschool storytime this spring but we hope to bring it back for summer programs.

Book Bags for Sale

The Friends of the Philo Public Library have book bags for sale for $12.00. They the perfect size to carry your favorite books, dvds, and magazines.

Our New Email Address

You may be noticing changes in our local Library system. The formerly Lincoln Trails Library system is now the Illinois Heartland Libraries System. The Philo Public Library webpage can still be found at, however our email address has been changed to We will continue to let our patrons know of changes as they occur.
Children’s Programs
We offer a variety of programs for preschool and school-age children. Please see calendar for dates and times.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library meet once a month, generally their meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday at 3:00 PM, in the library's meeting room. Membership dues are currently $5 per year. The Friends mission is to assist the library, and to have a good time while doing it. Please call ahead for current information.
Book Club
We have a unique book club where you pick your own book to read with others. We meet on the last Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm. Please call ahead, since we will not be meeting on holidays or in inclement weather.