Our June Calendar

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

Our JUNE calendar!

And a look ahead to our JULY 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

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.


FREE At-Home Testing Kits - Order Now

Illinois Dept. Of Health Covid-19 Updates

CDC Information on Covid-19

Chicago Tribune Covid-19 Updates




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.

Meet our new baby chicks!

So adorable...

Interested in gardening?

We could use your help!

Fun at our painting class!

No mistakes, just happy accidents!

What's On?

Don't miss out on our fun programs!

Poster with details of our Play Time Sessions

Poster with information about our tween sessions


Poster with information about or teen sessions

Poster with information about or fishing days

Poster with information about our Neighborhood Games


Poster with information about our story times

Poster for the June activities at River East


Poster for July activities at River East

This year's Pulitzer Prize Winners are here

Come check them out!

Poster showing this years Pulitzer Prize Winners

Fishing Days are back!

Poster with information regarding our fishing days

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!