Contact Us

650 Deerwood Drive
Shorewood, IL 60404


Youth Services: 815-725-4368
Fax: 815-725-1722


MON - THU      9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
FRI & SAT      9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SUN      1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
What's New At Your Library

National Library Card Sign Up Month
September is National Library Card Sign Up Month, and we're celebrating at the Shorewood-Troy Library! Stop by to sign up for your library card and adults and teens will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Chili's gift card. If you already have your card, every time you use it to check something out, you'll be entered for a chance to win a $50 Applebee's gift card. Plus, kids who sign up for a card or use it to check out will be automatically entered for a chance to win a $25 Toys 'R Us gift card. So stop by the library all month long for a chance to win!

Pet Supply Drive
Starting September 1st, the library will be collecting pet supplies for our annual pet supply drive. All donations will benefit the Will County Humane Society. The drive will take place through September 30th. Needed items include unopened cat/dog food, paper towels, and blankets. For a complete wish list, visit the WCHS online. Thank you for helping local animals in need.

Lease of Land by the Library
The Shorewood-Troy Library and Shorewood Plaza, LLC, owned by the Bill Michas and the George Michas families, are finalizing a 20-year lease deal for the approximate acre of land across the street from the Library.  The lease terms are $1 of rent per year.  The Michas family have been long-time supporters of the Library; the land the facility currently sits on at 650 Deerwood Dr. was donated by the Michas family.  Bill Michas says, “I hope that this very favorable lease will allow the Library District to continue to provide its excellent service to the residents of the Shorewood-Troy Library District.”

The Library hopes to use the lot as potential parking for the library in the future.  There is also the possibility of expanding the current facility onto the existing parking lot to provide needed additional square-footage, with the new parking lot being the primary parking lot for the library.  Any expansion of the library’s facility would be subject to a referendum successfully passing.

No definitive plans for the land has been determined at this time.  For more details or questions, contact Library Director Jennie Mills at or at 815-725-1715.

Library Notice
On Thursday
evening, September 10th, at 6:30 p.m., a public hearing will be held by the Shorewood-Troy Public Library on the Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for FY 2015/2016. A tentative copy of the Budget & Appropriation Ordinance is available for inspection here and at the Shorewood-Troy Library, 650 Deerwood Drive, Shorewood, Illinois.

The hearing will be held in Meeting Room A of the Library that is located at 650 Deerwood Drive, Shorewood, IL.

-- Thomas Novinski, Board President

Upcoming Programs

Arts and Crafts Club

Tuesday, September 1st
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Tweens and teens, join us for our monthly arts and crafts club and make your own unique project. All supplies provided. Ages 11-15. 
Drop-In Minecraft

Attention Minecraftians! Did you know that you can stop in to play Minecraft in groups or on your own any time you want? If your library card is in good standing, just ask a librarian and get started playing today! Minecraft is available on all public computers, so all ages are welcome to play. 
Cookin' With Books: The Cookbook Club

Wednesday, September 2nd
6:00 - 7:00 PM

We’re cooking up something fantastic at the library! Pick your favorite recipe from the featured cookbook, make it, and share it. Everyone will get to taste each other's creations and talk about the recipe!  
Lunch and Learn: Ted Talk Tuesdays

Tuesday, September 8th
12:30 - 1:30 PM

Bring your lunch to the library, have some extra snacks on us, and enjoy a "Ted Talk" video. "TED Talks - Ideas Worth Spreading" explore a variety of topics like culture, technology, design, science, and more. 

This Week at the Library...

Most programs & events require Registration

Monday, August 31st
10:00 AM - Tiny Tots Time (0-30 mo.)
6:30 PM - Sleep Tight Stories

Tuesday, September 1st
9:30 AM - Tiny Tots Time (0 - 30 mo.)
11:00 AM - Early Morning Explorers (2.5-6)
11:45 AM - Stay & Play (4-12)
6:30 PM - Arts & Crafts Club (11-15)
7:00 PM - Book Buddies (6-10)

Wednesday, September 2nd
6:00 PM - Cookin' with Books: The Cookbook Club

Thursday, September 3rd
4:30 PM - STEAM Jr. (6-9)

Friday, September 4th
1:30 PM - Afternoon Adventurers (2-9)
2:15 PM - Stay & Play