Greetings from your friends at the Ella Johnson Library! 

As the days get longer, and the snow melts away, we’re looking forward to spring festivities like St. Patrick’s Day. But even though spring officially begins on Tuesday, March 20th, we all know Old Man Winter may have one or two more surprises for us.

Not to worry though! You'll find your own pot of gold here at the Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library with a treasure trove of resources, materials, and programs. Ride out the rest of winter with a good eBook , eMagazine , or even a T.V. series . Did you know you can check out all three, using your library card, from the comfort of your own home? Drop us a line if you need assistance loading digital materials onto your device. We’re here to help you get the information you want, and need.

We feel as lucky as a leprechaun that we are able serve you!

Thank you for being a part of the library community!
Upcoming Events
Join our photography club to share your work and receive feedback from other photographers. Whether you're new or experienced, this group will help you grow and improve your craft. Please register.
Early Voting!
The library will be holding Early Voting at the following times:

Thursday, March 8........12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday, March 9.............12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 10.......10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday, March 11.........10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Book Sale!
The Friends of the Library will be holding their Annual Book Sale the first weekend in April. There will be a wonderful selection of gently used books of all genres, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs,
and Vinyl Records.

The sale will be held at the Township Building (170 Mill Ave., Hampshire, IL).

The schedule is as follows:
Opening Night!
Thursday, April 5th 4:00 - 8:00 PM
$5 Admission or a Donation for the Burlington-Hampshire Food Pantry for Opening Night only

Friday, April 6th 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, April 7th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 8th 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM ($5 Bag Sale!)

***Scanners are welcome for an additional $10 entry fee***

For Adults
Chef Susan Maddox will be returning to the library give another cooking demonstration Learn how to make simple, delicious, and healthy meals! Attendees will be about to sample different dishes and recipes will be provided.
Saturday, March 24th, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Join us for a free movie and theater style popcorn. This month we will be watching The Theory of Everything! Nominated for Best Picture at the 2014 Academy Awards, this is a must see! No registration required.

This month we will be reading "The Wonder" by Emma Donoghue!
Please contact the library, or visit the Adult book club page  here for more information and obtaining your copy today!

For Teens
Make your own homemade spa treatments! We will make foot scrubs, face masks and lip gloss! No registration necessary. For grades 6-8.
For Children
 Head on over to Seyller Park for our annual Easter Egg Hunt with the Hampshire Park District. Don't forget your Easter baskets to gather eggs galore filled with yummy treats. Make sure you look through all of the eggs you may find some extra special goodies you may even win a prize! The Easter bunny will be there hopping about too, make sure you say hi and snap a picture! Registration for this program is required and will be handled through the park district. Visit or register, or drop by 390 South Avenue, Hampshire, to register in person. No phone call 
registrations will be accepted. Must register by March 19.
 1 0:00 AM
2018 Spring Break Film Festival
Join us for a different children's movie each day of your Spring Break! We will be showing the movies in our Community Room on our brand new big screen, with free popcorn. Space in the room is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Come early to get a good seat, and don't forget to bring a beverage to wash down all of the popcorn! All ages are welcome and no registration is necessary.
March 26th at
11:00 AM
Tuesday, March 27th at 2:00 PM
Wednesday, March 28th at 2:00 PM
Thursday, March 29th at 10:00 AM
March 30th at
2:00 PM
109 South State Street, Hampshire, IL 60140
Phone: 847-683-4490
Our Hours
Mon-Thurs: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Friday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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