Pekin Public Library

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Americans are turning to books, at-home movies, and puzzles for entertainment during the novel coronavirus pandemic. It begs the question – what’s popular in central Illinois now that curbside pick-up options are available? An unscientific check with a few library systems reveals requests span genres and generations.

Pekin’s public library is open for limited hours for the first time since storm damage shuttered the building in early December.

Pekin’s public library will remain closed indefinitely following last weekend’s severe storms.

The Pekin Public Library is closed and under repair following Saturday's severe storms.

A central Illinois library is screening a series of documentaries to mark the state's bicentennial.