Special Event

May the Fourth Party

May 4 2014 1:00 pm

Chicago Jedi 

Join us for some Star Wars fun!

Games! Star Wars trivia, Force (bingo), destroy the Death Star (it's made of candy)

Food! Who amongst us doesn't like food?

Costume contest! See handout for more deets

Meet the Chicago Jedi! Learn lightsaber skills, Jedi Mind Tricks, or just hang out with real Jedi


Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All ages welcome! 

Registration appreciated, call or stop by for further details

815.942.6880       604 Liberty St., Morris

May the Fourth title

Happy 100th Birthday to the Morris Area Public Library!

Dec 5 2013 4:00 pm

happy 100th birthday

Join our Centennial Celebration Open House

December 5th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM with Birthday Cake,

Drawings for Bestselling Author Signed Books,

and Family Entertainment with the Truly Remarkable Loon at 5:00 PM!





loon plate spinningTruly Remarkable Loon Showloon juggling

5-5:45 PM

Read Books and Juggle Everything Else!

(pre-school children must be accompanied by an adult)



The Trains are Coming!

Nov 20 2013 3:30 pm

n-trak trainsRailroad buffs of all ages will enjoy an exhibit of model trains at the Morris Area Public Library from Wednesday, November 20 through Saturday, November 23.  The elaborate display takes up an entire room in the library’s lower level and is guaranteed to fascinate and delight fans of model trains.  The N-Track scale  trains are owned by members of the Heritage N-Trak Group of Channahon, who are setting up the large exhibit.  Club members will be on hand to run their trains and answer the questions of model railroad enthusiasts. 


Viewing times are: 

Wednesday and Thursday 3:30 PM-7:45 PM, Friday 3:30 PM-5:45 PM,

and Saturday 9:00 AM-2:00 PM


Lunch Pail Social

Aug 14 2013 11:00 am
Aug 14 2013 12:30 pm

Kids entering kindergarten through 5th grades are invited to pack a lunch and come to the library for a lunch pail social!  Children's Librarian Carol Hutchings will show you how to make some tasty treats for your lunch box, and bring your own lunch to eat at noon.  Registration begins August 1 by visiting the library or calling 815-942-6880.  We hope to see you there!

"Elephant and Piggie"(c) Reading Club

Aug 1 2013
Aug 31 2013

Elephant and Piggie

Children entering first grade are encouraged to visit the library for this fun back-to-school reading club featuring Mo Willems' beloved characters!

Read any 2 pages of an "Elephant and Piggie" book to the children's department staff, get your picture taken with Elephant and Piggie, and win a prize!  Drop by between 9AM and 5PM Mondays through Fridays, August 1-31 to participate.

Raiders of the Lost Books

Jul 30 2013 1:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday, July 30 at 1:30 PM for "Raiders of the Lost Books"!  Travel the mysteries of Illinois vaudeville, magic, comedy, and ventriloquism with Chris McBrien as Illinois Jones.  This program is for children entering 1st-5th grades; adult supervision is required.  No registration needed.

This program is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. John Hynds.

 Raiders of the Lost Books

Grandparent Party!

Sep 8 2013 1:00 pm

The library invites grandparents and their grandchildren aged 5 and older to celebrate their special bond on Sunday, September 8 from 1-3pm.  

Celebrate Grandparents Day together by interviewing one another, filling out a family tree, playing classic card and board games, making a craft, and enjoying a snack.

Call 815-942-6880 to register or visit the library.

Bus Trip: Million Dollar Quartet at the Apollo Theater

Apr 19 2013 5:45 pm

Million Dollar QuartetPlease checkin at the library at 5:45 pm

The bus will leave the library at 6:00 pm.


Showtime at the Apollo Theater is at 8:00 pm.


Bus Trip: Women Making History Matinee Show at White Fence Farm

May 7 2013 11:00 am

white fence farmTuesday May 7, 2013

Just in time for Mother's Day!

The Morris Area Public Library presents a perfect opportunity to celebrate the women in your life!  Bring your mother, wife, sister, daughter or friend to a show by Mestas Musicals. Lori Mestas will portray famous women such as Betsy Ross, Fanny Crosby known as the Queen of Gospel Song Writers, Fanny Brice of the Ziegfeld Follies, and other women who made their lives count and changed history.

Before the show enjoy White Fence Farm's famous four piece chicken dinner, potato, coleslaw, pickled beets, kidney bean salad, cottage cheese, corn fritters and vanilla ice cream for dessert.

The bus will leave the library at 11:00 am.  Lunch is at 12:00 pm.  The show starts at 1:30 pm.

$49.00 cost per person includes transportation, lunch, tax and gratuity.  Payment is due by April 16.

Register at the Morris Library or call (815) 942-6880.

Brunch with the Bunny

Mar 16 2013 8:30 am

Easter BunnyThe Easter Bunny is coming to the library!

Join us on the morning of Saturday, March 16 for bunny-shaped cookies, a make-it-and-take-it craft sponsored by the Friends of the Library, and a photo op with the Easter Bunny.  Recommended ages for this program are toddlers through 12 years old. 

Registration is required for this event.  Please register by calling the library at 815-942-6880.  Sessions are available at 8:30, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, and 10:30.  Don't delay; attendance is limited!

A few quick notes:

  • Please bring your own camera for the photo op.
  • If something comes up and you are not going to be able to attend, please call the library and let us know.
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