Our Library Catalog

Search our catalog, then pick up in person, or in an outside locker!

Our October Calendar

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

Our OCTOBER Calendar

Discover books and audiobooks from the comfort of home!

With Libby by Overdrive

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


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.

In a book club or thinking of starting one?

BookBrowse has suggestions!

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

Scholastic Go!

More digital content

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!

What's new?

We have so many new titles!

What's coming up at River East?

We have fun projects and events for you!

Please call or drop in to register!



Poster promoting our upcoming craft class, Tiles with Tally, registration required.

Poster advertising our upcoming adult book club at River East Public Library


Doesn't our book club look like fun??




See what fun you missed at our Terrarium class! ​​​​


Check out our new kits for kids, with a variety of themes

Boxes filled with fun stuff!

Our new kits contain a mixture of books, DVDs, toys and/or coloring pages, and we have kits on a range of themes, including Curious George, Paw Patrol, Thomas & Friends, PJ Masks and Eric Carle, amongst others. They're already being enjoyed by our younger patrons!


Can't decide what to read?

Bookbrowse has you covered...

Click the books below to get started.

How to find us

Our 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.