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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Summer Reading 2020 Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover!

Philo Public Library’s 2020 Summer reading theme is “Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover.” Summer Reading runs June 1-July 31 for Preschool and Elementary aged students.

We will have special programming during the June virtual storytimes each Thursday for Preschool-1st grade aged youth. We will have supplies available for the June 11,18, and 25th storytime activities. If you would like to receive the supplies for these storytimes call the library at 217-648-2896 by the Tuesday before the storytime in order to get your name on the list of supplies. Supplies will be ready for pick-up on Thursday morning for that week’s storytime in the afternoon.

This year we will also have Reading Bingo cards which are available to download on the website as well as on our Facebook page. Once you have completed a bingo take a picture and email it to and we will arrange a time to pick up a prize.

Fill out the form to register and we will make sure to contact you with more information on storytimes and reading bingo!

Summer Reading Registration



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.