Escape Room in a Haunted Library!

Reginald, the resident ghost, has been stealing books from the library and hiding them in the basement. Do you have what it takes to find the books and return them to the librarian?
Thursdays in August! Two Sessions offered!
6:15-7:15 & 7:30-8:30
For High School Students, Adults, and Families. Teams of 2 to 6 people. Register online or at the Mount Carroll Library. Free of Charge.

New Materials!

Testimony – Scott Turow
Whiskey & Charlie – Annabel Smith
Do Not Become Alarmed – Maile Meloy
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
The Salt House – Lisa Duffy
The Little French Bistro – Nina George
Camino Island – John Grisham
Jewelweed – David Rhodes
Same Beach, Next year – Dorothea Benton Frank
Since We Fell – Dennis Lehane

You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me – Sherman Alexie
Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam – Mark Bowden
Settle for More – Megyn Kelly
Born a Crime – Trevor Noah
Ripley’s Believe it or Not! 2017
Guinness World Records 2017
Minecraft: Guide to Creative

Dog Man, Dog Man Unleashed, Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties – Dav Pilkey
The Wishing Spell, The Enchantress Returns, and The land of Stories – Chris Colfer

The Shack
Planet Earth II
Life Animated


My First Love – Francine Pascal
For Keeps – Natasha Friend
So Much Closer – Susane Colasanti
The Infinite Sea – Rick Yancey
Let It Snow – John Green


On Wednesday Mornings beginning June 21st through July 26th at 10:00am
We will have stories, crafts, and snacks at each session along with a visit from or a visit to community helpers: employees from the post office, ambulance, veterinary clinic, farm, bank, and nursing home.



The River of Kings – Taylor Brown
The Other Einstein – Marie Benedict
A Simple Favor – Darcey Bell
Edgar & Lucy – Victor Lodato
The Wanderers – Meg Howrey
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley – Hannah Tinti
Eggshells – Caitriona Lally
The Hearts of Men – Nickolas Butler
The Women in the Castle – Jessica Shattuck
Say Nothing – Brad Parks
Daughters of Castle Deverill – Santa Montefiore

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City – Matthew Desmond
The Magnolia Story – Chip and Joanna Gaines
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit – Michael Finkel
The Undoing Project – Michael Lewis
Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower’s Secret Campaign Against Joseph McCarthy – David A. Nichols
The Lost City of the Monkey God – Douglas Preston
Mask of the Sun: The Science, History, and Forgotten Lore of Eclipses – John Dvorak

The Girl on the Train
20th Century Women

Art Tour

Local Artists Will be on Display

Sunday, April 23 from 1-4 pm

Sesquicentennial Tea Pary!

Friends of the Mount Carroll District Library Sesquicentennial Tea Party

Tea & coffee served with delectable finger sandwiches & delicious desserts
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Doors open at 1:30
Program at 2:00 Laura Keyes portrays Laura Ingalls Wilder

Guests are encouraged to honor the Mount Carroll Sesquicentennial by wearing historic/vintage clothing

Tickets available at the Mount Carroll Library
Sponsor a Table for Four: $40.00
Individual Tickets: $10.00 per person

The event will be held at the Mount Carroll Community House
101 N. Main

Tea cup treasures and heirloom crafts sale
All proceeds will be used to benefit the Library's programming & restoration.

Tot Time

Planting Our Library Garden!
Ms. Pam Sorg will help us prepare and plant our outdoor raised beds with your favorite vegetables and flowers!
Wednesday, April 19 at 10 am



The Dry – Jane Harper
The Second Mrs. Hockaday – Susan Rivers
Swimming Lessons – Claire Fuller
A Gentleman in Moscow – Amor Towles
Her Every Fear – Peter Swanson
The Fifth Petal – Brunonia Barry
The Bear and the Nightingale – Katherine Arden
Gilded Cage – Vic James

The men in my Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan – Patricia Bosworth
Patient H.M. A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets – Luke Dittrich
Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America – Michael Eric Dyson
Hit Makers: The Science of popularity in an Age of Distraction – Derek Thompson
Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town – Brian Alexander
Books for Living – Will Schwalbe
American Pie: Slices of Life (and Pie) from Americas’s Back Roads – Pascale LeDraoulec
Strengths Finder 2.0 – Tom Rath
Social Anxiety and Shyness Ultimate Guide – Lisa Kimberly
Nothing to Prove: Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard – Jennie Allen
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers – Tim Ferriss


The Edge of Seventeen
Victoria The First Season
Kubo and the Two Strings
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Pressed Flower Valentines

Learn the art of pressing flowers while creating your own cards, bookmarks, or picture...the possibilities are endless...

Saturday, February 11 at 11:00 am

All materials provided. All ages welcome!


The Couple Next Door – Shari Lapena
The Magdalen Girls – V. S. Alexander
The Gods of Gotham – Lyndsay Faye
Time of Death – Lucy Kerr
To the Bright Edge of the World – Eowyn Ivey
The Passenger – Lisa Lutz
Victoria – Daisy Goodwin
Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women who Propelled us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars – Nathalia Holt
My Father Before Me – Chris Forhan
American heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst – Jeffrey Toobin
The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer – Elizabeth Blackburn
While the City Slept: A Love Lost to Violence and a Young Man’s Descent into Madness – Eli Sanders
Take the Mic- Marc Kelly Smith
Stage a Poetry Slam – Marc Kelly Smith


Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse! – Laura Numeroff
Love – Eric Carle
Happy Valentine’s Day, Curious George! – H. A. Rey
You Were the First – Patricia MacLachlan
I Am a Big Sister – Caroline Jayne Church
Biscuit Visits the Doctor – Alyssa Satan Capucilli
Fancy Nancy: Heart to Heart – Jane O’Connor
Ada Twist, Scientist – Andrea Beaty
A Child of Books – Oliver Jeffers
Let’s Meet a Teacher – Bridget Heos
Delivering your Mail
The Berenstain Bears Jobs Around Town
All About Animals in Winter – Martha Rustad
A Bed for Winter – Karen Wallace
Over and under the Snow – Kate Messner
When Winter Comes – Nancy Van Laan
Puppy Mind – Andrew Jordan Nance
Not Your Valentine – Regina Jennings
Police Dogs – Mary Ann Hoffman
Getting Through My parents’ Divorce – Amy J. L. Baker
Two Homes – Claire Masurel
Caring for Your Pets – Ann Owen
My First Quilt Book – Winky Cherry
My First Machine Sewing Book – Winky Cherry
Go Go Yoga for Kids – Sara J. Weis
Yoga & Mindfulness: Practices for Children – Jennifer Cohen Harper

The Accountant
Deepwater Horizon
Florence Foster Jenkins
The Hollars
The Dressmaker
Doctor Thorne
Mercy Street – A Six-Part Civil War Drama PBS
Pilates for Beginners & Beyond
Yoga for Kids

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