Roodhouse Public Library

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Roodhouse Public Library

Hours Monday 1-6 P.M. Tuesday 1-6 P.M. Wednesday 1-6 PM Thursday 1-6 PM Friday 1-6 P.M. Saturday 9- noon Sunday Closed

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Our Locations & Hours

Roodhouse Public Library 220 West Franklin Street Roodhouse, IL 62082 Ph.-217/589-5123 Fax: 217/589-5412 Email:

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About Us

  • Who We Are

    Roodhouse Public Library was founded in May of 1926. We have remained in the same building since, expanding and adding on as needs required us to do so. We are a city library supported by taxes from the city and a few small grants from the government. We rely on fines, and other fees that we charge, as well as donations from supporters to finance us. We invite everyone to come in and take advantage of the Roodhouse Public Library and its many services.

  • Director's Message

    Your Library Director Welcomes You

  • Contact Us
  • Image JPEG image Director's Picture

    Hi! My name is Beth Harp-Huffines. I have been the Librarian here at Roodhouse Public Library for nine years. I grew up in Roodhouse and my husband, Charlie and I have raised our three children here. Please, come visit our library I think you will be very happy with our services and selections of books that we have.

  • Library Policies

    The way we do things and why

  • Library Services

    Everything we do for you, inside the library or out

  • Supporting Your Library

    How to get involved!

  • Your Library Card

    Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.

  • Library staff
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Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees and Board Meeting Information
  • Meet the Board
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    RPL has a Trustee board made up of nine people from the town of Roodhouse. They are appointed by the Mayor and serve for three years. The Trustee Board's duties include fund raising, deciding on the policies of the library, managing the library staff, and other things that help our library run smoothly. If you ever think you might want to sit on our board come in and talk to us and we can explain more of what is expected of board members.

  • Board Meeting

    Board meeting are held every second Tuesday of the month at 5:30 P.M. The public is welcome to attend. If you wish to address the Board you will be given 5 minutes. Please call ahead so that your name can be added to the agenda 217/589-5123.

  • Meeting Minutes

    Minutes from past board meetings.

Kids & Teens

For Kids and Teens

News & Events


Use library tools and resources to discover new books and materials or do research online.
  • eShelf & Research

    Use library tools and resources to discover new books and materials or do research online.

  • Magazines & Databases

    Your library provides you with online access to complete articles from thousands of magazines and journals, and that's just the beginning. Also available are biographies, reports, pamphlets and additional reference materials. (You will need an authorization code and password to access these databases. Contact your local librarian.)

  • Good Reads

    Looking for book recommendations? News about the latest bestsellers? Want to peruse the latest headlines? Then you've come to the right place!

  • Selected Sites
  • Digital Exhibits

    Digital Exhibits from the Illinois State Library

  • Titles of Note

    Current best-sellers (via Book Sense) and Award-winning titles.

Welcome to the Roodhouse Public Library

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Location & Hours

Roodhouse Public Library

220 West Franklin St.
Roodhouse, Illinois 62082

Mon. thru Thurs. 1-6 PM

Friday 1 -5 PM

Sat. 9-noon
Sun. Closed

Closed for all major holidays.

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