About the Tri-City Library District

The Tri-City Library District selects, acquires, organizes and provides access to books, magazines, cds, dvds and other materials of interest and/or permanent value. These items provide for the educational, informational, cultural and recreational needs of the surrounding areas users. The Library also promotes the importance and appreciation of reading and community involvement from childhood through adult programs.

The Tri-City Library District site also serves as a central repository and online community center. We want everyone to look beyond the books and see the library as an important resource in the Tri-City area.

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«September 2016»
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    9/17/2016 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM


    The Tri-City Public Library will be holding a used book sale on Saturday, September 17 from 8 am to 1 pm.  The sale will be held at the same time as the Dawson and Buffalo village garage sales.  The books will be on display in the garage just north of the library-village hall complex at the east end of the parking lot.  The books will be available for $5 per bag or individually priced for $1 or less.  Proceeds will go to improving library programming and collection development. 
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    9/20/2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


    Participants will discuss You've Been Warned by James Patterson.  Refreshments will be served.  Held at the Tri-City Public Library.
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    9/20/2016 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM


    Tri-City Public Library and the Village of Buffalo will be welcoming members of the Sangamon County Historical Society to Buffalo for the beginning of their new season of historical presentations.  This meeting will be devoted to "The Sangamon Ordnance Plant: Its Impact and Legacy."  The program begins at 5:30 pm in the village hall activity room.
    The program will include part of a PBS television "Prairie Fire" documentary that included interviews with women who worked at the comples, a powerpoint presentation and other material including a detailed scrapbook maintained by the late Claire Pritchett, an Illiopolis resident who donated her unique compilation to the Illiopolis-Ninatic Library.  This library also owns one of the areas largest collections of information and materials about the ordnance plant. 
    From 1942 to 1945, the Sangamon Ordnance Plant produced 24 million artillery shells, 10 million 90mm anti-tank rounds and more than 100 million artillery and bomb fuses and boosters.  A workforce that approached 10,000 people at its peak also helped pull the Springfield and Decatur areas out of the economic doldrums created by the Great Depression and long-term decline of coal mining. 
    The meeting is open to the public.
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    9/20/2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


    This is the regularly scheduled meeting of the Tri-City Public Library District Board of Trustees. 
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