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Holiday Hours/Story Time Schedule

The Library will be closed on Christmas Eve (24th), Christmas Day (25th), New Years Eve (31st), and New Year's Day (Jan 1).

There will be no story times from Monday, December 23rd through Thursday, January 2nd.  Storytimes will resume on Monday, January 6th.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Beecher Community Library!


Make a Present for Your Parent

Ages 6-12
Wednesday, December 11th
Register by Wednesday, December 4th

Kids will make and wrap a creative gift for a loved one.  This annual program is a popular one!

BOOK DROP: New Location

We recently replaced our Book/DVD returns with a brand new combined return for books and media.  It is located on the east side of the building. After the addition is finished, patrons will be able to drive around the back of the building to access the return.

Thank you for your patience!

Library Story Times

All storytimes begin at 9:30AM before the Library officially opens at 10AM.  Doors open for story time participants at 9:15AM.  Call the Library to register!

Baby Lapsit
Monday Mornings, 9:30AM
Stories and songs for baby and caregiver to enjoy together!

Toddler Time (2-4 Years Old)
Wednesday Mornings, 9:30AM

Lots of songs, dancing, stories, and a craft just for

Preschool Story Time (3-5 Years Old)
Thursday Mornings, 9:30AM,

Preschool age children can enjoy stories, music, crafts, and more at our story time.

Thanks for Helping with the 29th Annual Used Book Sale

Our thanks to those who helped move the books from the Library across the street to the Community Building.

Left to Right: David Hudik, Greg Szymanski, Bob Barber, Steve Reilly, Jerry Meyer, Frank Basile, Blake Wehling

Kids Helping with the Sale:
Front Row, Left to Right:  Michael Carr, Alex Vandermay, Jack Flora
Back Row, Left to Right:  Emily Vlach, Brendan Bunte, Taylor Forsythe, Nick Smith


Book Donations

The library accepts book donations for either our collection or our Annual Book Sale, sponsored by the Beecher Community Library Foundation.

Items accepted include clean adult fiction and non-fiction in all genres, as well as children and youth books.  Due to changing reading habits, videos, text books, manuals, and pocket paperback books will no longer be accepted. 

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Tumblebooks: Read Along Books for Children!

Tumblebooks is a digital collection of animated, talking picture books for children, whether they are learning to read or are already reading! To access TumbleBooks, click here and enter your Beecher Community Library card number. 

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. 

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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.  

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.


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!