Our July Calendar

Find out what's happening this month at River East!

Our July Calendar


A look ahead to our August Calendar

Hours and Location


Our library is currently open:

Monday: 10am - 5pm

Tuesday: 1pm - 7pm

Wednesday: 10am -5pm

Thursday: 1pm - 7pm

Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm


Call with any questions 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, 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




Summer Reading is over, and the winners have been chosen!

In-home vaccinations for McHenry County Residents

What's New?

Event, programs and useful info.

Free Audiobooks!


Get Walking with the Story Striders - win a FitBit

Poster with details of our upcoming story times


Story Time in Morrison Park!

Poster describing our new summer programs

Got water blasters?

Summer is here!


Friends over and you don't have enough water blasters? You can check them out here! Warm, hot weather will be here soon, keep your library in mind for all kinds of summer activities!

Posted by River East Public Library on Friday, April 16, 2021

2021 Reading Challenge

We're excited for this celebration of a year of reading! Stop in and pick up a calendar.

Poster describing our 2021 reading challenge - call to pick up your calendar

Don't miss us in Lakemoor's 4th of July Parade!

Starting 10am at Lakemoor Village Hall

Have you watched our videos?

River East Library Staff present videos on a variety of topics.

Click here to view our videos!


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.


Our Library Catalog

Search our catalog, then email us or give us a call to arrange curbside pickup!

Our Library Catalog  Logo for Destiny Follett

eRead - Our Digital Library

Endless books - right at your fingertips.

Image provided by Axis 360 of a woman holding a tablet or mobile device facing away from her, with the screen displaying the Axis 360/eRead Illinois website.

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.

Scholastic Go!

Logo for Scholastic Go

 Scholastic GO!® offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.

Click the image above to get started!