Our October Calendar

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

 Our October Calendar


A look forward to our NOVEMBER CALENDAR 


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

Can't decide what to read?

Try BookBrowse for new recommendations

Click the books below to get started.


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




Book Sale!!

What's New This Week?

DVD & Blu Ray Sale

Have you read the Wheel in Time series?

If not, check it out!

Free Gently Used Girls Clothes

Look for them in the hallway and help yourself!

Girls sizes mostly 8-10 and 10-12, a few larger sizes also.

Guided Nature Walks at Volo Bog, Moraine Hills, McHenry Dam

Get away from it all!



Poster showing times and dates of guided walks at Moraine Hills, McHenry Dam and Volo Bog


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

Got pets?

Check out our pet resources HERE


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!

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.