Our August Calendar

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

Our August calendar!

We don't just carry books and DVDs!

Check out the large selection of items in our Library Of Things!

We have everything from bakeware to tools, to toys and games - there's something for everyone, so stop by and take a look!


Picture of a Dremel tool kit available for check out

Picture of a ukelele available for check out

Image of a digger toy available for checkout

Hours and Location

Our library is currently open:

Monday: 10am - 7pm

Tuesday: 10am - 7pm

Wednesday: 10am - 7pm

Thursday: 10am - 7pm

Friday: 10am - 5pm

Saturday: 10am - 5pm


Call us on 815-385-6303


Find us at:

813 IL-120 

McHenry, IL 60051

MedlinePlus - The US Library of Medicine site

Medical resources and information

MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. Find reliable, up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, and wellness topics. This trusted resource is available anytime, anywhere, on any device.

Getting ready for going back to school?

Check out our resources and links!

McHenry School District 15 financial assistance
Asistencia financiera del Distrito Escolar McHenry 15

Eligibility Guidelines PDF/Pautas de elegibilidad PDF

Free & Reduced Lunch Fee Application - English

Solicitud de tarifa de almuerzo gratis y reducida - versión en español

Textbook Fee Waiver - English Version

Exención de cuotas de libros de texto - versión en español

Athletic Fee Waiver - English Version

Exención de cuotas deportivas - Versión en español


And for our younger patrons that may be dealing with their first days of preschool/kindergarten/elementary school - we're here to help with those big feelings! Check out our back to school display:

Image showing a display of books about going back to school

Last week we said goodbye to our summer reading program.

The grand prize winners have been announced!

Our garden is blooming!

Come and take a look!

Job Openings in the D15 School District

Hours that work around your school-age kids!

Love Talking About Books?

Sign up for our virtual book discussion...

Can't decide what to read?

Bookbrowse has you covered...

Click the books below to get started.


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 pick up in person, or in an outside locker!

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!

In a book club or thinking of starting one?

BookBrowse has suggestions!