Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closing

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In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the library will be closed on Monday, January 16th. As always, our drop off bin, catalog, and e-book service will still be available so you will still have access to our services!

Auburn Public Library Holiday Amazon Wishlist

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Have you ever wished to give more to your library? Well here’s your chance! We have created an Amazon Wish List of items we would love to receive this holiday season! The wish list oft items can be found at this link:, by going to “Find a List or Registry” on and searching “Auburn Public Library Illinois”, or by clicking the Amazon icon on our website! As always, we are happy to accept monetary or item donations of any size, and we just want to thank all of you for your continued support and generosity!

Auburn Public Library Holiday Closings

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This holiday season, the library will be closed on Saturday December 24th-Monday December 26th and Saturday December 31st-Monday January 2nd! Our drop off box will be open, and patrons will still have access to e-books and the catalog as well!

Santa @ the Library

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Don’t forget as part of the Auburn Holiday Walk put on the Auburn Activities Committee , the library will be hosting Santa from 5:00-8:00 PM this Saturday, December 10th, so make sure you get those lists ready!

There will be a photographer there from HMK Photography to capture your kiddos with Santa! Get one 8 X 10 photo for $8 or one 5 X 7 photo for $5. If you purchase a printed photo you will be entered into a drawing for a 30 minute photo session. You may take photos with your own devices if you do not want to purchase the photographer option.

When you are done seeing Santa, there will also be a craft area set up in our Community Room for the kids! Make crafts and take them home that night!

We’re so excited to be part of this wonderful event, and we hope to see you there!

International Games Day

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The American Library Association, along with other international library organizations, is hosting International Games Day for people around the world to come together in their libraries to play games. We are happy to announce that Auburn Public Library will be hosting our event on Friday, November 18th from 3-5 PM!

People of all ages are encouraged to come in and play any of the games we have here at the library, computer or otherwise, or welcome to bring in their own games or devices from home! We’re excited to be part of this international initiative, and we hope to see you there!

Painting Class with Lonnie Cain

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We are happy to announce that on November 12th from 9:00 AM to
3:00 PM, we will be hosting a painting class with former Bob Ross certified instructor, Lonnie Cain.

Lonnie Cain is based in Springfield and is a Springfield Art Association member, and in addition to teaching oil and acrylic painting for over 20 years, he has also recently been taking classes with the famous floral painter, Gary Jenkins.

The class costs $45 per participant, and this covers all materials except for paper towels. Participants are also asked to bring lunches and/or snacks. The painting the class will be
creating is titled “Snowy Cardinal”, and can be viewed behind the library’s circulation desk. This is an oil painting, so registrants should be prepared to dress appropriately. The class is capped at 10 people, and there are only 5 spots left, so register and pay the fee with cash or check at the library ASAP to secure your spot.

For any questions, contact Auburn Public Library at 217-438-6211 or email

Trick or Treating @ the Library

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Don’t forget that this Monday (Halloween), we will be handing out candy to trick or treaters of ALL AGES! The only requirement is that you be in some sort of costume, so drop by the library any time during its opening hours (2-7 PM) and get some candy! The librarians will be in costume as well!