Troll Headbands

Wednesday, March 29th, 4PM
Register by Monday, March 27th
Ages 7-12

Make a colorful troll headband.

Dr. Seuss Reading Party

Saturday, April 1, 1PM - 3PM
Register by Saturday, March 25th

Come one, come all! Come big or come small!  Children and their families are invited to a Seuss-tastical party!

Enjoy a story time, games, crafts, and refreshments! 

People of the Prairie Past: Reenactments by the Midewin Thespians

Sunday, April 2nd, 2PM
Refreshments Provided

Travel back in time with the Midewin Thespians, dressed in period clothing, reminiscing about their experiences on the prairie through first-person presentations, journal readings, and some good old fashioned humorous story-telling. 

Visualize the native midwestern prairie through the eyes of those who experienced it firsthand.

The Thespians are all volunteers at the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, and most are members of the Midewin Heritage Association. 

Freckles the Bunny Visits the Library

Wednesday, April 5th, 3-5PM
No Registration Required
All Ages

Freckles the Bunny is a real live rabbit who enjoys coming to the Library to read and make new friends! Drop in any time between 3 and 5 to meet a new soft and fluffy friend!

Story Time with a Police Officer

Tuesday, April 11th, 4PM
Register by Thursday, April 6th
All Ages Welcome

Office Tatgenhorst  of the Beecher Police Department will read stories, talk about the police, and do  a craft.



Read to a Dog

Wednesday, April 12th:  3:30 - 5PM
Registration for a 15 minute session required.

Sierra the German Shepard and therapy dog loves to listen to stories.  Come read to her!


Preschool Story Time

Children Ages 3-5
Stories, music, and crafts!
Most Wednesdays, 9:30A.M. & 10:30A.M.

March 8th:  Dogs
March 15th: St. Patrick's Day
March 22nd:  Spring
March 29th:  Construction Trucks
April 5th:  Easter
April 19th:  Butterflies
April 26th: Birds

Storytimes will be led by a small team of retired elementary school teachers.  Register by the Saturday immediately preceding the scheduled storytime.

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The Beecher Community Library is now on Facebook!

The Library is now on Facebook.  We'll be posting event information, book reviews, and more!  Like us here.


The New Online Catalog is Here!

Our new online catalog is up and running at  Patrons may now resume placing holds, renewing,  and paying fines online.

Remember:  Your PIN is now the last 4 digits of your phone number.  You may change it once you login to your account.  If you are having problems logging in, give us a call and we can verify your PIN.

Can't Find What You're Looking for in the SWAN Catalog?

If you can't find a books or other materials in our SWAN Online Catalog, the Beecher Community Library may be able to find it for you through statewide interlibrary loan.  Call the Library (708-946-9090) to submit a special request for the material. 

Handicapped Sign

Illinois Talking Book and Braille Service Available

The Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS), offered through the state of Illinois, supports the activities of the Illinois Network of Libraries Serving the Blind and Physically Handicapped in providing excellent public library service to any Illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability.  Through this service, citizens can borrow talking books, braille materials, and more.

For more information and to apply, visit the Talking Book and Brialle website.  The Beecher Community Library also offers audiobooks and large print materials for patrons with impaired vision.

Book Club

Join a Book Discussion at the Library

Looking for great reading and wonderful discussion? Try joining one of our book discussion groups.

Call the library for more information.


One-on-One Computer Instruction

The Beecher Community Library is offering 30 minute one-on-one computer sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2PM-5PM.  The following topics can be covered during the session:

  • Basic Computer Use
  • Using the Internet
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, or PowerPoint

Patrons should have a Beecher Library card and call the library to register for a session at least a day in advance.

Free Music Now Available Through Freegal

Patrons can now download 3 songs per week through Freegal to keep.  Songs are compatible with most electronic devices (computers, tablets, smartphones, Apple products, mp3 players, etc.).  An app is also available for Apple and Android devices.

To get started visit the Freegal website or FAQs. A valid library card and PIN from the Beecher Community Library is required to use this service.  


New Library Hours

Beginning January 2nd, the Beecher Community Library will be open Monday through Friday, 10A.M. - 7P.M. and Saturday from 9A.M. - Noon.

One of the strongest comments from our recent survey concerned improving our hours.  In response, the Library Board of Trustees has expanded our hours to make them more convenient and easier to remember.

We appreciate all those who took the time to fill out our survey!


Christmas Tree

Open House to Celebrate Carol Harris's Retirement

Carol Harris was honored at an Open House at the Beecher Community Library on Sunday, December 8, 2013.  She will retire at the end of the year.  The event was sponsored by the Library Board of Trustees.  View a slideshow of the event.


Library Program Pictures

The library hosts many programs throughout the year, including children's storytimes, book discussions, summer readling programs, and occasional special programs for adults and kids.  View a slideshow from some of our programs here.

Museum Adventure Pass

Museum Adventure Pass Program

Come to the library to get free or discounted tickets to 15 Chicago area cultural destinations, including the Brookfield Zoo and Legoland Discovery Center. Passes are available for Beecher Community Library cardholders on a first-come, first-served basis, but you can call the library to find out if passes are available. Visit for more information.

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Book Donations

The library accepts book donations for either our collection or our annual book sale. The library does not accept Reader's Digest condensed books, encyclopedias, or magazines, including National Geographic. Please do not put donations in the book drop.

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Downloadable Ebooks and Audiobooks are Here!

Click here to visit our helpful Media on Demand page.

Remember, this is a seperate service from the lending of physical items. Staff has no control over your account through Media on Demand because your items will not show up in our circulation software or in the SWAN catalog. We won't be able to contact you when holds are available either, as this is done via email.


Library Board Meetings

Library board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of month at 7P.M. at the library and are open to the public. Visit the library board page for more information.


DVD/CD Dropbox

For your convenience, the Library now has an outdoor DVD/CD Drop Box for DVDs, audio books, and music CDs. A $2.00 fine will be charged for any books put in the DVD/CD Drop Box, and the patron will be responsible for any resulting damaged media. A $2.00 fee will also be charged for any media put in the book drop. It is important that materials go in the right box, so expensive, fragile media doesn't get crushed by heavy books!


E-Resources Now Available

The Beecher Community Library now subscribes to online databases our patrons can access from their home on their computers. Articles in hundreds of magazines, professional and peer-reviewed journals, or newspapers are available through these databases to aid you in your research. Topics include business, health, gardening, the environment, literature, home improvement, and so much more! Kids can even look up information for school projects on kid-friendly websites like "Student Resource Center Gold" or "Kids InfoBits." .

Santa Claus

2012 Holiday Housewalk Pictures

The Beecher Community Library partipated in the 2012 Holiday Housewalk, sponsored by the Beecher Beautification Committee.

Foreign Language Dictionaries

Foreign Language Materials and the Library

Books, movies, and other materials in Spanish and other languages are available to order through our online catalog(SWAN). Ebooks in other languages may be downloaded via Media on Demand as well. To find these materials, simply click on "advanced search" and pick the language of your choice in the language field.

Hispanic magazines are available for research via the inform? database.