Odell Public Library

Our Mission Statement

We believe in the pursuit of lifelong learning.

We inspire our community by offering current and classic materials, fresh and unique programming as well as up-to-date technology

We encourage our patrons and schools to use the library as a learning and education center.

We strive to create a comfortable, safe environment, where patrons can meet, share ideas, be entertained and informed.



Odell Library Summer Reading Program

  • This year we will have a Summer Reading Program from Monday, June 3rd to Wednesday, July 10th
  •  Reading Logs* will be given to the kids starting on June 3rd – our first activity day 
  • Programs will be at the library except for our field trip 
  • Registration begins Tuesday, May 28th or you can register & join us throughout the program.
  • Parents please come in to register your children who are entering 1st - 4th Kids entering 5th and up can self-register.


No unattended pre-schoolers please.   Questions?  Give us a call at 815-998-2012.

Please note any food, animal or other allergies on the enrollment form. 


Monday, June 3rd - 1:30–3:00 Kids come for the first day of Summer Reading – Receive reading

logs & field trip info. Check out books. Dan Ford will be here to entertain everyone with magic parents welcome too.

Wednesday, June 5th 1:30-3:00 Debbie Ruff from the Farm Bureau will come with ideas to explore and protect the earth with Conservation Quest Jeopardy.

Monday, June 10th 1:30–3:00 APRIL’S BRICKYARD – fun make and take Lego project with our

friend April Fisher

Wednesday, June 12th 1:30–2:30 FOAM PARTY with M&K Parties - we will be outside in the

grass behind the library so wear clothes and shoes that can get wet and come for some foam fun

Monday, June 17th 1:30-3:00 – The Unique Twist will be here with Balloon fun for everyone and silly jokes.

Wednesday, June 19th 1:30–3:00 – Create a sticker picture and build domino structures

Monday, June 24th 1:30 to 3:00 – Robotic Mouse coding and crafts at the library

Wednesday, June 26th  10:00 to 3:00  FIELD TRIP to visit  The Telephone Museum in Gridley and. The bus leaves at 10:00 AM from the library – we will provide lunch for those coming. We plan to get back to the Library about 3:30. Parents can also drive if the bus is full – sign ups required in advance for this day.

Monday, July 1st1:30 to 3:00 - Magical Camp Adventure with variety artist Dan Gogh to experience the great outdoors to search for magical survival equipment and amazing nature discoveries including magic, comedy and art.

Monday, July 8th – 1:30 to 3:30 – Bread Day. You will get to mix up, knead and shape bread to take

home and bake. We will also be able to taste several types of bread.

Wednesday, July 10th – 1:30 – 3:00 – We will create a mural about our Summer Reading.

at the library.  Last day, turn in reading logs for prizes.

  *Reading logs – For younger readers – track the number of books read each week

Older readers – please track hours read each week.  Parents, please initial the reading logs

Our Summer Reading program is partially funded by the State of Illinois Per Capita Grant and donations


Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
Tazwood staff will be here at the Library on two Wednesday dates to take energy assistance applications which help to make payments on heat and electricity bills for our patrons. The dates are October 25th and November 8th from 8:30 until 3:30 in our program room. We have information posted at the library and you will need to call Tazwood Community Services at 309-533-7723 if you have questions and to make an appointment. This is a program that can really assist you with those winter heating bill which will be here before we know it.