About Our Library

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What is Explore More Illinois?

Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by your library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues. To learn more go to  https://exploremore.quipugroup.net/?Shawneetown  


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We are a small city library with big capabilities. Our media center includes computer workstations, iPads and laptops, printing capabilities, WiFi, videos, copies, faxes, laminating and legal aid center.  We are a part of SHARE which gives us access to thousands of books in the Illinois Heartland Library System from all their member libraries.  Our genealogy section is full of great information and historical papers and books.  We provide many by-mail inquiries with genealogical research and also email inquiries.

Email us at shawls.lib.il.us@clearwave.com

Check out our blog posts in the Reading Takes You Everywhere section!

We hope to see you soon.  Come visit us on Facebook!

Library Board meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:15pm at the library. Meetings are open to the public.