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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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Library Board of Trustees Election Petitions Available

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Tri-City Public Library District
600 S. Main Street, P.O. Box 211
Buffalo, IL 62515
FAX: 217-364-8266
CONTACT: Chet Brandt, Head Librarian


BUFFALO – September 21, 2022– Petitions for the election to be held on April 4, 2023 are available beginning Tuesday, September 20 at the Tri-City Public Library at 600 S. Main Street in Buffalo. Four library board trustee positions are up for election for four-year terms. One library board trustee position is up for election to a two-year term. Anyone interested in running for these positions may pick up a petition and candidate’s packet at the Library during regular business hours. The Library is open Monday through Thursday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm and Friday and Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. For more information, contact Chet Brandt at 217-364-8181 or via email at



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Learn all about the 2022 Summer reading program, beyond the beaten path. With programs all summer the library has something for everyone. Each event has been added to our calendar of events, but you can see all of them in one place by clicking the "Read More" below.

Read Beyond the Beaten Path: The Tri-City Summer Reading Program

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The Tri-City Public Library will be offering a series of programs, activities and prizes for this year’s summer reading program. Beginning on Wednesday, June 8 and running until Saturday, July 30, the library will be offering a wide range of activities on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer.

This year’s theme is “Read Beyond the Beaten Path.” The focus will be on summer camping, outside activities, food, animals, music and crafts. The June 8 kickoff will feature the Richard Landry and Snow Ball Magic Show. After that each Wednesday there will be a variety of activities, from camping demonstrations, fire safety demonstrations, campfire songs with Marty Morris and we will welcome the first day of summer with free Kona Ice treats provided by the Library.

Click Read More to learn more details about the program

Library open for a limited time on December 7th 2020

Acceptance of nominating petitions for library board of trustees

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Head Librarian Chet Brandt will be at the Library from 10 am to 1 pm on Monday, December 14. This is the first day under state law that allows those interested in running for the Library Board of Trustees to file petitions for the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election.

While petitions can be received until December 21, the order in which petitions are received determine the order that nominees will appear on the April 6 ballot.

Click read more to learn more about the process and details

«March 2023»
  • Build for the Future Open House
    Build for the Future Open House

    Build for the Future Open House

    We need your input on the expansion of the library

    When: March 30th 2023: 6pm-7:30pm

    What to expect:

    • Tours of the new land
    • Brain storming boards to develop ideas for:
      • Community Garden planning
      • Kids space planning
      • Youth/young adult space planning
      • Landscaping & Out door design planning
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Clubs, Activity and Social Groups

Book Club

Meeting the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2pm

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Lets get physical

It's returning, come work out to an exercise video and sweat with friends.

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Mommy and Baby Talk
More than go-go ga-ga

Sometimes you just need to talk to another adult! This is a time to socialize both you and baby.

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Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

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