Summer Reading is Underway!

Reading logs for kids, teens, and adults are available at the library, at Bookmobile stops, or can be printed from bit.ly/bplsrp2024. Prize information is also available at that same link. View our summer programs at bit.ly/bplsummerprograms. Library programs are always free!

Drive Up Window & Permanent Book Drop are now open!

Though façade work will not be completed until July, the new drive up and the permanent book drop are now open!
Those wanting to pick up hold items at the Drive-Up need to select ”Drive-Up” as the pickup library when placing the hold.
Items placed on hold for pickup at the Main Library will only be available inside the library.

Women Who Made McLean Co. History

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Online Program

Age Group:

Adult
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Program Description

Women Who Made McLean County History

Making history has always come naturally to women, and the women of McLean County are no exception. Yet, the stories of these historic women often go untold.

Join the Candace Summers of the McLean County Museum of History for a program that will highlight 20 McLean County women, from all walks of life, who shaped our history. From the first female Illinois State Senator, Florence Fifer Bohrer; to the “Queen of the Flying Trapeze,” Antoinette Concello; to Civil Rights activist Sister Mary Antona Ebo, this illustrated program will explore the lives of these influential women and recognize their lasting contributions to our community and our world.

Online registration for this program can be completed below. You may also register by calling 309.590.6168 or by visiting the Adult Services Desk at the Library and registering in person. As soon as registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link to access the online discussion. 

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Candace Summers is the Director of Community Education for the McLean County Museum of History where she's worked for more than 16 years. Each year she helps to educate more than 20,000 people in Central Illinois through educational programs. About 8,000 of those individuals are school children and senior citizens who are able to experience these in-depth educational programs free of charge.