Heyworth Public Library District

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Community Information

Heyworth CUSD #4

Heyworth High School Say Yes to No Campaign

Illinois Harvest

A unique service that provides access to publicly available online materials about or related to Illinois

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

The IHPA operates over 60 historic sites and memorials from U.S. Grant’s home in Galena to the Kincaid Mounds near Unionville covering more than 10,000 years of Illinois history.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Illinois State Parks

Local Authors

McLean County 4-H Club Map

McLean County Genealogical Society

This group was organized forty years ago for men and women expressing a vital interest in doing research on their family histories.

McLean County Museum of History

The McLean County Museum of History traces it roots back to 1892, the year the McLean County Historical Society was founded.  The original Museum opened in 1904 when Historical Society members had collected enough material, in the form of presented papers, transcribed reminiscences, and donated objects, to share the collection with the public.

Old House Society

The Old House Society’s mission is to promote and preserve buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods more than 50 years old and the communities and heritage they foster.  Since 1979, their goals have been to provide resources, education and advocacy to those interested in historic buildings; to maintain the aesthetic and human appeal of our irreplaceable older neighborhoods; and to ease the experience of owning and preserving older homes and buildings.

Randolph Township

Simpkins Military History Museum

Located in Heyworth, Illinois, this is the private collection belonging to Gary Simpkins.  He started collecting when he was 12 years old.  Gary is a veteran of the Vietnam War.

The Pantagraph

Tri-Valley CUSD #3

Village of Downs

Village of Heyworth

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“The world is not tame.” One of our staff is reading this #youngadultbook, a survival story, ‘Be Not Far From Me’ by @mindymcginnisauthor. #hpldstaffreads #librariesofinstagram #read #books #publiclibrary #thrillerbooks
Continue the guessing with Lucy Maud Montgomery’s “Anne of Avonlea”. Have you read this classic series? “A tall Slim Girl, ‘Half Past Sixteen,’ with serious gray eyes and hair which her friends called auburn, had sat down on the broad red sandstone doorstep of a Prince Edward Island farmhouse one ripe afternoon in August, firmly resolved to construe so many lines of Virgil.” Check out The Libby app if you want to read more from this series! #hpldstaffreads #classicbooks #librariesofinstagram #heyworthpubliclibrary #middlegradereads #bookseries
#hpldstaffreads Don’t forget to check out books with Axis 360 and Libby. Which staff is reading #philippagregory ‘Tidelands’? “The church was gray against a paler gray sky, the bell tower dark against the darker clouds.” #librariesofinstagram #heyworthlibrary #books #read #keepcalmandreadbooks #historicalfiction
#hpldstaffreads “The Numbers Game” begins with this line, “Pennie Jackson had just finished her junior year at one of the best private high schools in Greenwich, Connecticut. @officialdaniellesteel #librariesofinstagram #heyworthlibrary #publiclibraries #books #bookfirstlines #read
“A spring of no spring.” #hpldstaffreads “The Stars are Fire” by Anita Shreve. Can you guess? #librariesofinstagram #heyworthlibrary #read #books #bookclub