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Adult Book Club


Adult Book Club meets from 4:30 to 5:30 every Second Thursday of each month.  Please come and join us.  The book for October 10th is The Painted Veil by W. Somerset Maugham. 



 The friendly and helpful staff helped me get Wifi at the library so I could complete a task and still have visit time with family while I was in town yesterday! The library is a wonderful resource for Palestine! 

 We always feel welcome. It's just a great resource for our small community. The children's programs are wonderful. The people are always friendly and helpful. 

 Beautiful, Very modern facility. 

New Books

Look past the books at what we have to offer.

October 2019

Lethal Agent by Vince Flynn

Sins of the Father by JA Jance

The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman

Quantum by Patricia Cornwell

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes

Bloody Genius by John Sandford

The Butterfly Girl by Rene Denfeld

A Mrs. Miracle Christmas by Debbie Macomber

Hart's Hollow Farm by Janet Dailey

The 19th Christmas by James Patterson

Spirit of the Season by Fern Michaels

The Shape of the Night by Tess Gerritsen

September 2019

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Wolf Pack by C. J. Box

The Bitter Roots by C. J. Box

Things You Save In A Fire by Katherine Center

Contraband by Stuart Woods

The Inn By James Patterson

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar

Old Bones by Nora Kelly

Texas Forever by Janet Dailey

Rival's Break by Carla Negger

Vendetta  in Death by J. D. Robb

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger

The Dark Side by Danielle Steel

The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter

The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

The Chelsea Girls by Fiona Davis

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

How to Secure Your Facebook


Come one - Come all - Linda Branch will be teaching "How to Secure Your Facebook" classes on October 15, 17, 22, and 24th. from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Palestine Public Library, 201 S. Washington St, Palestine, IL. 62451.  All people in Crawford County are encouraged to attend these classes. Please call the library to reserve your  spot. These classes are brought to you by the Herning Grant.

Tech Talk


Abbey McCord has been selected as the recipient of the 2019-2020 Tech Talk Scholarship.  She will be here at the library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 beginning on August 19th to help you  with all your technology questions.  This Scholarship is provided for by Diana Hughes and Doug Davis.

Summer Book Sale


The book sale is still going on through Labor Day. We are continuously adding new books and dvds to the for sale table.  All you can fit in a bag for $1.00

Amnesty Week


Visit us September 16 to September 20, 2019 for Amnesty Week.  Return all past due books, audiobooks, dvds, etc  and we will waive the fines.  If you return everything, you get to clear the fines from your account. Other patrons will benefit from having the items returned to our shelves.

New Director!


Palestine Public Library welcomes it's new Director, Kristen McCormack!

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Thank You


Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.