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(618) 526-7361 • 530 North Third St Breese, Illinois

(618) 526-7361 • 530 North Third St Breese, Illinois

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Welcome to the Breese Public Library

Our [temporary] hours of business:

Monday 10am-7pm
Wednesday 10am-7pm
Friday 10am-2pm

Masks are required upon entering. Disposable masks are available for those who forget.
All returned books and other items are quarantined for 96 hours to limit the spread of COVID-19.

No-contact foyer pickup available 24/7. Call to arrange.

Featured New Releases

Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Thick as Thieves

Thick as Thieves

Sandra Brown

The Guest List

The Guest List

Lisa Foley

New Children’s Books


Upcoming Events

Library Board Meeting
Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm

Monthly Library Board Meetings are open to the public and take place in the children’s room of the library.

Closed – Veteran’s Day
Nov 11 all-day

The library is closed to observe Veteran’s Day. Thank you.

Adult Book Club
Nov 18 @ 6:30 pm

This group meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm. Check out what the group is discussing next!



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We close at 5pm today
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thanksgiving Eve hours are 10am-5pm.



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Library Operations to Limit Spread of Viruses

  • Masks are required upon entering. Those who are unable to wear a mask or choose not to wear a mask can utilize our curbside service instead. Call us to arrange.
  • All returned items are quarantined for 96 hour in a sealed container to limit the spread of COVID-19. Interlibrary loans are back up and running throughout the state of Illinois. All books are quarantined 96 days before they are sent from one library to another. (Illinois Heartland Library System policy)
  • Disinfectant wipes are available in the public restroom for patrons to wipe their space before use.
  • Desktop computers are separated to allow 6 feet separation. Technology sanitation wipes are located at each computer. Patrons are directed to wipe down the space before use.
  • Assistance over the phone available Monday and Wednesday 10am-7pm and Friday 10am-4:30pm. Library cards can be issued over phone for patrons interested in e-books.
  • Toys and manipulatives have been removed from the children’s room to limit spread of germs and viruses.
  • Door knobs and commonly touched surfaces are sanitized daily.
  • Deep cleaning occurs every Tuesday and Thursday.
  • Foyer pickup available 24/7. Call to arrange.
  • Book drop open 24/7.