wowbrary_ad_awe_300x300The Centralia Regional Library District buys many thousands of new books, movies, and CDs each year and is proud to now offer you weekly email alerts showing you the newest books, DVDs, CDs, and audio books that we purchase each week. We hope you’ll enjoy hearing about the many exciting bestsellers, movies, music, and recorded books almost the very moment they arrive at the library.
Whenever you spot something of interest, you’ll be able to click instantly, reserve it, and check it out at your convenience. And of course, like everything else in the library, this service is free!     

To get started and see what the emails look like, just visit You can quit the weekly emails any time you wish.

register-to-vote-dvr-tele-townhall-e1402010311475Register to Vote @ your library

The Legislation Team of the Centralia Business & Professional Women will be at the main library for voter registration on the following dates and times: Wednesdays, 3-5pm on Sep 21, 28 and Oct 5; and Saturdays, 12-2pm on Sep 24 and Oct 1.

Two forms of ID are needed to register: IL driver’s license or ID card, military ID and a piece of mail with your physical address, FOID card, blank check showing physical address. Online registration is also available at



Curt Strutz, Paranormal Explorer, “Visiting the Beyond”

Thursday, October 20@ 6-7 pm in the Monken Activity Room at the Main Library

Ever wonder what the inside of a real haunted house looks like? We are talking about nationally known and respected haunted locations from across the United States. Curt Strutz brings the haunted locations right to you with an interactive presentation that includes all original photography, personal experiences, history, and haunted happenings of each respected building. He has visited haunted homes, asylums, prisons, hospitals, public places, and others. Due to some of the material covered (specifically some of the scary haunted activity and not-so-pleasant history of the locations), this program is recommended for teens and adults.

circle time.gifNext Preschool Circle Time on Saturday, October 1

Starting in September, Preschool Circle Time is moving to the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month at 2:00 pm. That means the next  Storytime Saturday is September 17th! See you there.

Circle Time includes stories, crafts, songs and/or discovery time for children ages five and under with an adult; and usually lasts for 30 minutes.