Michael McNerny will discuss how a specific style of gravemarker can be used to track the migration of some of the families whose names are inscribed on the markers.


Join us as we discuss this fascinating aspect of genealogy and other topics found in Michael’s book, A Shape in Time and Space.







Looking for a new and fun book club to join?

Try our brand new group:


January 24th at 5:30pm at the library’s community room.

Refreshments will be provided.









  Try out this new program…





Tuesday, February 6th at 1:30pm in the library’s community room.

Read a book or article, listen to a podcast, or watch a documentary about the Olympics and come in to discuss!


Your book discussion group — your way!




Support your library via the Friends of the Anne West Lindsey District Library!

Sign up to become a member today!



Thank you to everyone who volunteered at the Book Sale!



3M Cloud Library – New and improved ebook and digital audiobook service!

3m menu buttonNow you can check out ebooks and digital audiobooks from one convenient place, the 3M Cloud Library! Our e-book consortium is moving its entire collection from Overdrive (Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go) to the 3M Cloud Library (formerly called eRead Ilinois). This will provide you with access to more than 32,000 e-books! These ebooks and digital audiobooks can also be found when searching the online SHARE catalog. To download the new service or for more 3M Cloud Library information, go to If you need assistance please call the Library at (618) 985-3298.

(When you reach the section on library name, click on Illinois Heartland Library System.)




If you prefer audiobooks, click on the OneClickDigital link below. After a quick one-time account set-up process, you will be able to checkout and download even more audiobooks!


Just create your account and off you go!


Coming soon: Hoopla!

Watch movies, download books, audiobooks and so much more!




Check out the new databases available on the library’s website!

Click on Resources and then on Research.

Everything from foreign languages to videos on how to run your business!


The Library now has!

If you have an Anne West Lindsey District Library card, you can access this database at the Library!

Come see us!

We would love to tell you more! lib edition


If you like try on our Resources page!

world vital records




Try our latest genealogy database: Fold3

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records.







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new Story Hour Pinterest boards!





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Display Case ApplicationHave an interesting hobby?

Want to share information about your business or organization?

The lighted, glass display case is now available for community displays.
Fill out the application and turn it in to the library. Upon approval, a time slot will be reserved in your name.





The Library now accepts these major credit cards…

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