Toulon Public Library
The Genealogical Society and the Toulon Public Library have digitized its collection of Toulon area newspapers from 1859 to 2000. Click here for more information on the Stark County Genealogy Society. Our newly digitized microfilm is now searchable from this website, for free!
NEW DIGITAL ARCHIVES: See Past Issues of The Stark County News and Prairie Times: http://toulon.advantage-preservation.com (The digital archives do not work well with Google Chrome web browsers; use IE or Firefox for best results.)
Hi, Everyone! As the director of the Toulon Public Library I would like to take a moment to tell everyone who we are and welcome them personally to our online home. We are a small, rural, public library district located approximately 35 miles north of Peoria in the Heart of Illinois that is a member of the Reaching Across Illinois Library System. Even though we are a small library, we have access to millions of volumes of print and digital media through our library system. Usually, we can locate any book/DVD/audio within a week. We serve 2700 people in our library district as well as many others from the surrounding area.
Our library was first founded in 1891 and moved into a permanent home with the help of Andrew Carnegie in 1915. Through private donations and a state Live and Learn construction grant our new building opened in August of 2012. We are the only ADA accessible library in our county. We have free WI-FI with no password needed as well as 12 computers for public use. Please feel free to stop in to the Toulon Public Library where we strive to open new worlds for both our patrons and our community. Michael Baumann, Director
Check out Michael's New Building Photo Journal and Blog for photos of the building process as well as the finished result.
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