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Events and Services


  • Forest Park Owls: Hunting and Feeding
    Mark H.X. Glenshaw, an award-winning amateur naturalist returns to the Edwardsville Public Library for a talk focusing on the hunting and feeding behavior of the pair of Great Horned Owls he has been observing, documenting, and doing outreach with in Forest Park since December 2005. Great Horned Owls are one of the most successful predators in North America, eating animals ranging from insects and rodents to raccoons and ducks. Mark has learned many of their hunting perches and observed and documented many predatory attempts and has seen the owls feed themselves and their many owlets. No registration is required.

  • Photo Contest
    Our 12th Annual Photo Contest will get underway on Monday, October 5. We will be accepting and displaying photos throughout October, and judging will be in early November. This is a wonderful opportunity to display a photo you have taken; if you are not a photographer, stop by and enjoy the amazing photos on display. Click here for full contest rules.

  • Rosetta Stone Language Learning
    Your Edwardsville Public Library card now gives you access to Rosetta Stone. Started learning a foreign language today! Follow this link to create a profile and get started. If you are using a PC, a microphone or headset is necessary to access all features. Smartphone and tablet users, please see these instructions

  • Wireless Printing Now Available
    At the top left of the library's website, you'll see a link for 'Wireless Printing.' Follow that link to send a print job to our black & white or color printer from your computer. If you're on a tablet or smart device, download the PrinterOn app from your device's app store. The cost is 10 cents per page for black & white prints and 25 cents for each color page. Our machine accepts coins and one-dollar bills. Your print job will remain on the print queue until the library closes on the day you send it.

  • 3M Cloud now has audiobooks! We have also added new titles to our audiobook collection on the OneClick Digital service. You can find links to each service on our eLibrary page.

  • With Illinois Funds E-pay, you can now pay your library overdue fees online. You will need to log into your account through the library's online catalog. To get there, click "My Account" at the top left corner of the page. Click here for instructions.

  • Edwardsville Speaks is an oral history project co-sponsored by the Library and the Madison County Historical Museum & Archival Library. We are honored to present the stories and recollections of long-time Edwardsville residents. You can find our recorded interviews on SoundCloud.

  • Try our new Book Club in a Box! All current boxes share the theme "Books to Movies." Each box contains 6 copies of a book and a DVD of the book's film adaptation. Only Edwardsville Library Adult Cardholders are able to check out a Book Club in a Box.

  • Try 3M Cloud Library, our newest eBook service. The 3M Cloud Library automatically syncs to all your devices that have the 3M Cloud Library App downloaded to them. You can start reading on your iPad and continue later while waiting some where and reading from your phone - right where you've left off.