Searching for Early Library History

We are seeking information on the history of the library to preserve for historical purposes. In particular, we are hoping to verify that the library was used as a hospital during the 1918 Spanish influenza epidemic. It seems to have been referred to as the Momence Red Cross Hospital.

If anyone has any photographs or newspaper articles pertaining to the early years of the library, we would greatly appreciate the opportunity to photocopy them to add to the library files. Originals would be returned to the owner.

E-Books At The Library

The Edward Chipman Public Library offers e-book service to patrons within the library district. The e-books are free, only requiring a valid library card to participate. To determine if you are in our library district, "Edward Chipman Library District" will be listed on your voter's card or real estate tax bill. The library district is not the same as the school district. To see how to obtain a library card go to the "How Do I..?" section on the left side of this website.

To access the e-book program, go directly to the Edward Chipman Library e-book site at

Book Club

The library's monthly Tuesday Night Book Group always welcomes new members. Join us for monthly discussions or sit and listen to what others have to say about what they‘ve read. It is a great way to branch out and find new authors, new titles or simply enjoy other viewpoints on reading the same book.
•When: 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6:30PM.-7:30 PM.
Join us for every session or any session, even if you haven't read our monthly book pick.

The Pick for JANUARY 13, 2015:
"Take Me With You."

New Books at the Library

New books may now be viewed in the library's online catalog.

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