Local libraries are participating in fifth annual library crawl

The fifth annual library crawl invites patrons to explore new libraries throughout the Illinois Heartland Library System, which encompasses the state’s southern half. The crawl also demonstrates a library card’s benefits, allowing users to check out materials from the libraries they visit.

Over 150 central and southern Illinois libraries are participating in the event, which runs from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31. Participating local libraries include: Red Bud, Coulterville, Chester, Steeleville, Sparta, Marissa, New Athens, Morrison-Talbott (Waterloo), Columbia, Millstadt, Smithton and Freeburg.

For more on the library crawl, please see this week’s print edition.