Curbside Pickup: Now Available!

The Beecher Community Library is excited to announce that we will be offering curbside service beginnng Monday, June 15th.  For more information about how it will work and frequently asked questions, visit our curbside pickup page.

The library building is still closed to the public.

Update 7/1/2020:  Interlibrary loan will begin on July 7th.  Holds already previously placed will be filled, and patrons can place new ones.  Delivery will be a little slower because we will be quarantining incoming deliver for 4 days.

Also, beginning July 7th, reciprocal borrowers (i.e. patrons from libraries other than Beecher) may order our materials for curbside pickup.

Beecher Sesquicentennial Books Now Available for Sale!

The Beecher Sesquicentennial Book is now available for sale at the Beecher Community Library! It celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Beecher and covers the years 1995-2020. Also available is the Beecher Quasquicentennial Book (1870-1995). Both were edited by Shirley Biery.

Price is $25 each or $40 for both. Stop by the Library during our curbside hours (M W F 10-2; Tu, Th 3-7), park in a curbside pickup spot, and call one of the phone numbers listed on the sign. Make checks out to Village of Beecher.

Virtual Story Times with Miss Rachel!

There will be no more story times until further notice.

LIBRARY TO CLOSE TUESDAY MARCH 17 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE (updated 5/30/2020)

Because of the Covid-19 virus, the Library will close on Tuesday, March 17th until further notice.

-Got a question?  Leave a message on our answering machine (708-946-9090) and someone will get back to you.

-A bin of free children's, junior, and YA books is located on the Library's front porch.  These books need good homes!

-Library cards with expiration dates from 01/01/2020 on have had their expiration dates pushed back until 7/4/2020.

-Overdue fines will not be charged for this time.  For items due March 7th on, the due date has been pushed back to May 1st June 3rd June 29th.  Books should be returned to the book drop.

-All holds have been suspended, so you will not lose your place in line for items you have requested.

Downloadable E-Books and Audiobooks

The Library offers free ebooks and audiobooks through Media on Demand.  To get started, download the Libby (by Overdrive) app on apple and android tablets and smartphones, or for basic ereaders or other devices, click here for further assistance.  Books are available for adults, kids, and teens. 

Books are also available in foreign languages, such as Spanish. 

Need help?  Call (708-946-9090) or visit the Library.  

BOOK DROP: New Location

We recently replaced our Book/DVD returns with a brand new combined return for books and media.  Patrons can drive around the back of the building to access it.

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
toddlers!

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.

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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.

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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 www.museumadventure.org for more information.

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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.