Traveling Librarian Team

The Library comes to you! The traveling librarians deliver and return Library materials for homebound patrons. CONTACT US

Resources & Databases

The Library provides a variety of resources and online databases for science, investing, reading and business. RESOURCES AND DATABASES

Room Reservations

Meeting room (Max 50) and the Arnold & Mildred Erickson Conference Room (Max 20). REQUEST A ROOM

Programs & Events

FamilyTree
Quilt Around the Country
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Story-time-for-4-&-5-yr.-olds
Story time for 3 year olds

New Books

SEAL Team Six- Hunt the Jackal By Don Mann
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SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Jackal By Don Mann

Real-life SEAL Don Mann brings all of his insight and experience to the next installment of the SEAL Team Six series.
City of Blades By Robert Jackson Bennett
Barkskins by Annie Proulx
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Barkskins by Annie Proulx

From Annie Proulx—the Pulitzer Prize-­ and National Book Award-­winning author of The Shipping News and “Brokeback Mountain,” comes her masterwork: an epic, dazzling, violent, magnificently dramatic novel about the taking down of the world’s forests.
Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me
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Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me By Ron Miscavige

The only book to examine the origins of Scientology's current leader, RUTHLESS tells the revealing story of David Miscavige's childhood and his path to the head seat of the Church of Scientology told through the eyes of his father. Ron Miscavige's personal, heartfelt story is a riveting insider's look at life within the world of Scientology.
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Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam M. Grant

With Give and Take, Adam Grant not only introduced a landmark new paradigm for success but also established himself as one of his generation’s most compelling and provocative thought leaders.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our telephone number is (630) 365-2244

Please free to call us at (630) 365-2244

Our address is 320 E. North St., Elburn, IL 60119

Our address is 320 E. North St., Elburn, IL 60119

Click here for directions to Town and Country Public Library.

When is the library open?

The library is open:

  • Monday – Thursday from 9 AM to 9 PM
  • Friday – Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM
  • Sunday from 1 PM to 5 PM

In the case of inclement weather: If Kaneland school district is closed due to weather conditions, all Library programs will be canceled for that day. Information on weather-related closings will be posted on the Library’s social media and broadcast on WGN-TV.

Please call 630-365-2244 to make sure the Library is open.

How do I get a Library card in the Town and Country Public Library District?

Residents

If you live or own property in the Town and Country Public Library District you are entitled to a library card. Residents or renters can be verified on the Kane County Treasurer’s website:  www.co.kane.il.us/treasurer/.  Click on “view real estate taxes.”

A resident may apply for a borrower’s card upon reaching the age of 5 (five) years.

The signature of a parent, guardian, or other legally responsible person is required for all persons under the age of 18 years.  Library cards are issued for 2 (two) years.

To obtain a Library Card, bring proof of identity and proof of residency to the Library.

  • Photo ID: driver’s license, state ID, military ID, or U.S. passport
  • Proof of Residency: current utility bill, real estate tax bill, rental agreement or lease, current credit card bill, or other legal document showing your nameand current address

Lost or stolen cards must be reported to the Circulation Department as soon as possible.  A $5.00 fee is charged for replacement of a card.

If you have additional questions about signing up for a Library card, please call 630-365-2244 or click Borrower’s Cards.

Non-Resident Cards

If you do not live within the Town and Country Public Library District, information for non-resident cards may be found by clicking Borrower’s Cards.

Renewal

Library cards may be renewed at the desk.  There is no charge to renew your Library card.  You will need the large portion of your card showing name and expiration date.  Please provide proof of identity. Proof of residency may be required if you have moved.

What programs are available for children?

Information about the programs and special event for youth can be found here.

How do I make a donation or volunteer at the library?

You can find information here.

How do I reserve a meeting room?

Reserve a Room Online 

You may also call the Library for help reserving a room.

What are the overdue fees?

All items are $0.25/day for each day overdue.

How do I renew my items?

Go to the Online Catalog. Enter your barcode and password and click on My Account. You may also call 630-365-2244. The Circulation Desk staff will be glad to help you. If you sign up for Shoutbomb you can renew right from your phone any item that is not on hold for another patron.

Does the Library provide free internet access?

The Library provides 12 computers to the public for internet access. Six of these computers are located in the Youth Services area of the library. Microsoft Word and other Office programs are available on all the computers. Printouts are available for $0.10 for black and white pages or $0.50 for color.

Does the library have free wireless internet access?

Wireless internet access is available throughout the building thanks to the generous support of the Shodeen Family Foundation.

Where can I request FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) information?

FOIA Procedures for Town and Country Public Library District

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT
Email requests should be submitted to foiarequests@elburn.lib.il.us.
The FOIA is a state statute that provides the public the right to access government documents and records. The law provides that a person can ask a public body for a copy of its records on a specific subject and the public body must provide those records unless there is an exemption in the statute that protects those records from disclosure. The following items are intended to provide general information to facilitate the process of requesting information under FOIA.
  1. The Library District’s annual budget is approximate $3,500,000. The Library employs 25 staff members.
  2. Procedure for requesting information under FOIA
    1. The request must be written: forms are available at the Circulation Desk and from the designated FOIA officers.
    2. Written requests include those received by letter, fax, and email.
    3. Please be as specific as possible about the type of information requested.
    4. The request should be directed to one of the FOIA officers listed below.
    5. Requests sent through the mail should be sent to one of the FOIA officers at this address: 320 E. North Street, Elburn, IL 60119.
  3. FOIA Officers for the Town and Country Public Library:
    1. Library Director
    2. Kathleen Semrick, Circulation Supervisor
    3. Catherine Korthals, Adult Services Librarian
  4. Fees
    1. The first 50 pages are provided free of charge, as long as they are a letter or legal size and are black & white.
    2. Any copies over 50 pages are $ .15 per page.
    3. The Library District does not charge for the search or review of records, or for personnel costs involved.
  5. Denial of Requests
    1. The requester will be notified in writing if the Library District intends to deny a request submitted under FOIA.
    2. If denied, the requester has the right to a review of the request by the Public Access Counselor.

The Library District will respond to written requests within the 5 business days specified in the statute, or within the exceptions as allowed by the statute. Additional FOIA information can be found at www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov.

Get The Latest Books With Our New Book Alert Service!

You can elect to receive new title alerts via email. If you see a new title that you are interested in, just click “check catalog” to place a hold on the item right away. Click here to see all available categories (you will be taken to another website).

Library Services

  • TRAVELING LIBRARIANS

    We will bring the Library to you! Traveling Librarian Team will deliver and return Library materials for qualifying patrons.

  • EXAM PROCTORING

    Available by appointment.

  • NOTARY SERVICES

    Notary Services are by appointment only.

  • INTERNET ACCESS

    12  internet access computers. MS Office programs available on all internet computers.

  • VOTER REGISTRATION

    Several of the members of our library staff are able to assist you in voter registration.

  • FAX MACHINE

    Faxes: $1.00 a page or $2.00 a page for international destinations.

  • FREE WIFI

    Wireless Internet access is available throughout the building thanks to the generous support of the Shodeen Family Foundation.

  • STUDY ROOMS

    Two private study rooms have power sources for laptop computers, wifi and LAN connection.

  • HOMEWORK HELP

    Face to face homework help is available at the Library Monday – Thursday during the school year, 5:30 – 7:00 pm. This program provides students an opportunity to receive homework assistance from a certified teacher and high school volunteers.

  • MAGNIFIER

    Donated by the Elburn Lions Club, the video screen magnifier can enlarge books, newspapers and other print media.  This machine is available without an appointment.

Children’s Books

Town and Country Public Library Picture Books

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There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.
— Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

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