River East Library will be closed this Tuesday, November 3rd for Voting Day

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Help for Parents

Resources and Links for Parents during the Covid-19 Epidemic

We know it's a challenging time to be a parent, and we're here to help! Follow us on Facebook for virtual story time, and the latest information.

If you need help feeding your children while they are not in school, most school districts locally are providing bagged lunches for pick up. Please contact your local district for information, but for McHenry School District 15, this is the current information:

Additional community resources for food can be found here:

Food Pantries


Hours and Location


The library is reopen! Our current hours are:

Monday: 10am - 3pm

Tuesday: 2pm - 7pm

Wednesday: 10am -3pm

Thursday: 2pm - 7pm

Friday: 12pm - 5pm

Saturday: 12pm - 5pm


Please note - we CANNOT offer copying or fax services at this time. Computer use is by appointment only. Please call ahead to book your slot on 815-385-6303



Find us at:

813 IL-120 

McHenry, IL 60051

The Covid-19 Epidemic

Advice For Patrons

We know it's a confusing time, and one thing the library has always offered is information, we're here to help! Below please find some links regarding information on the Covid-19 epidemic, the upcoming stimulus checks, and when we can expect things to get back to (somewhat) normal.


Illinois Dept. Of Health Covid-19 Updates

CDC Information on Covid-19

Chicago Tribune Covid-19 Updates

Information Regarding Stimulus Checks



eRead - Our Digital Library

Endless books - right at your fingertips.

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Clicking the image above will take you to a new app we're using that allows you to borrow all kinds of books on your phone, tablet, or e-reader. You'll need to log in using your library patron number. You can find this on your library card - or give us a call if you can't locate it. You can find everything from new releases to your favorite classics right here.


Restrictions will apply

Poster expressing that our library will be opening Monday 6th July, with some restrictions. Contact the library for more details.



Borrow from the comfort of your home!

Borrow e-books, audio books and more at OverDrive. All you need is your River East Library Card.


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Digital Public Library of America

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Our Library Catalog

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