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Sunday at the Library

An Oral Reading of The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Sunday, September 28th, 1-4 p.m.

Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize
Winner of the 1954 Nobel Prize
Last Novel Written by Hemingway

The famous novel will be read by local Beecher residents.

Everyone is welcome to attend the complete reading, or come and go as they wish.  Refreshments will be served.

Green Skin Care at Home

Wednesday, October 8th, 7 p.m.
Did you know you can create spa quaility products from kitchen ingredients and a few essential oils?  Learn about inexpensive green skin care, including how to make toners and cleansers, body scrubs, and bath salts.  Participants will make their own bath salts plus take home a seasonal body scrub sample and recipe packet.  Presented by Dawn Wrobel.
Cost:  $6.00                   Ages:  18+                  Register by Friday, October 3rd.

Pipe Cleaner Ninjas

Ages 7-13
Tuesday, September 30th, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, October 1st, 4 p.m.
Register by Wednesday, September 24th

Come make some cool ninja action figures!

Halloween Story Hour and Craft

Wednesday, October 8th, 4 p.m.
Register by Wednesday, October 1st.

The Library will be hosting a story hour and craft for young children.

Tissue Paper Pom Pom Craft

Tuesday, October 21st, 4 p.m.
Wednesday, October 22nd, 4 p.m.

Register by Wednesday, October 15th.

Come make some cute pom poms!

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.


2014 Annual Used Book Sale

The 23rd Annual Used Book Sale in February was once again a fantastic success.  We sincerely thank all of those patrons and friends who donated books, volunteered their time to implement the sale, or just stopped by to buy books by the bagful!

The annual sale is sponsored by the Beecher Community Library Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit.

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.

Stack of Books

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.

Tablet Computer

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 informé database.

Handicapped Sign

Patrons with Disabilities

The Beecher Community Library supports patrons with disabilities. Accommodations, including sign-language intrepreters, can be made for patrons with disabilities at all library programs. Please contact the library at 946-9090 in advance of library programs.

Braille materials are available through our online catalog(SWAN), and the Ililnois State Library offers a talking book and braille service for low-vision or handicapped citizens.