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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

Library Will Be Closed Friday, August 7th
The library will be closed on Friday, August 7th for a staff in-service training day. We will re-open with our regular hours on Saturday, August 8th at 9:00 AM.

Wrapping Up the Summer Reading Program
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 Summer Reading Program!  We had a record-breaking number of over 1600 participants thanks to our great sponsors, volunteers, community participants, and YOU!  The drawings for the prize winners has taken place and the winners have been notified.  Thanks again for another great year of summer fun!

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

Harry Potter Day

Friday, July 31st

Stop by the library to celebrate all things Harry Potter on his birthday, July 31st. Enjoy programs, trivia, and more! 
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. 
Library Closed

Friday, August 7th

The library will be closed all day for staff in-service training. We will re-open with our regular hours on Saturday, August 8th at 9:00 AM. 
Download Library E-books on the Kindle

Thursday, August 6th
Learn the basics of how to download e-books onto your Kindle. 

This Week at the Library...

Most programs & events require Registration

Monday, July 27th
10:00 AM - Tiny Tots Time (0-30 mo.)
4:30 PM - Family Yoga in the Garden

Tuesday, July 28th
9:30 AM - Tiny Tots Time (0 - 30 mo.)
7:00 PM - Doctor Who Night

Wednesday, July 29th
5:00 PM - Drawing at the Garden

Thursday, July 30th
10:00 AM - Learning Windows 8 (2-8)
1:30 PM - Story Time in the Park (0-12)

Friday, July 31st
ALL DAY - Harry Potter Extravaganza
11:00 AM - 'Potions' Class (4-8)
1:30 PM - Quidditch (7-13)
3:00 PM - Movie and Birthday Celebration
6:00 PM - Harry Potter Trivia

Saturday, August 1st
12:00 PM - Summer Reading Finale Party