Changes in databases

Please be aware that due to state budget constraints, Illinois has canceled 2 databases from our free statewide subscription. Effective immediately, WilsonSelect and Periodical Abstracts (PerAbs) will no longer be available on our Website. If you need help finding alternative sources, please contact the Reference desk.

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Looking for something fun to do on the weekends? Try the Bristol Renaissance Faire

Open on the weekends from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM until Sept. 1, you can travel back in time to 1574! On a beautiful 30 acre site, you can see sword fights, meet Robin Hood and Queen Elizabeth and listen to minstrels. One of our library staff members, John, is on staff at the faire. Look for him in his garb wandering about the shire.

Library staff member John Wohlers
Library staff member John Wohlers

Eat, drink and be merry!

Get your travel on

Thinking about an end-of-the-summer road trip? Check out these web sites for smooth traveling all the way! Don’t let the price of petrol keep you parked. can help you find the best gas prices in the USA and Canada. Avoid getting stuck in traffic by checking national traffic and road closure information at the National Highway Administration web site. And if you get hungry make sure to check out‘s reviews of “the most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America.” Finally, don’t forget to take along a good book. NPR lists 2008 reads for all interests–many available as audio-books! Happy travels!

Our browsing collection is back!

The librarians have ordered a small group of paperbacks from a variety of subjects/genres that we think may be of interest. So far we have included both popular and classic novels as well as some nonfiction and biography. Sample titles include: The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon, The Time Machine/The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells, and No One Here Gets Out Alive by Jerry Hopkins and Danny Sugerman. Stop by and pick up a summer read today!