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Above is the button to reach our catalog. There is another button at the bottom of this page. Please see the information below about ways to use the RSA Catalog.
Morrison and Mary Wiley Library
206 West Main Street, P. O. Box 467
Elmwood, IL 61529
309 742-2431 Phone 309 742-8298 Fax
Pat Keefer, Eulail Huffcutt, Tracy Burnett & Jennifer Collins
Volunteer: Franke Keefer & Amanda Avery
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday:
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
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At this time the staff are still wearing mask. Anyone who has not been vaccinated is required to wear a mask. If you have been vaccinated, you are not required to wear a mask, but are welcome to if you would like. We are asking that you still social distance & use hand sanitizer. We will be open on M, T, Th & F 1:00-5:00 PM, W 10:00 AM-5:00 PM & Sa 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. Please call 309-742-2431 if you have any questions or email us at email@example.com. Please stop by and see us soon!
If you don't feel well, please stay home!
Returns may be made in the drop box or on the cart near the children's section inside the library.
We still offer pickup services, so just let us know if you would like to pickup your order on top of the drop box. If you would like to browse online and place holds, please see the information below. Once your order is ready you may pick it up inside or on the drop box. If you need any help, please call or email.
Anyone entering the building will be required to provide their name(s) and phone number(s) for contact tracing purposes. This information will not be shared with anyone and will only be used by library staff to contact you should we be informed that someone who had been in the library tested positive for COVID-19.
These procedures are in place to keep our patrons and staff members safe. We thank you for your understanding and your diligence in helping us prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
As of March 1, 2021, the library will begin to charge fines again for overdue materials. We have been fine free discharging everything since we re-opened the drop box in June 2020. We continue to quarantine everything that is returned to the library and have set the catalog, so it doesn't begin to consider the item overdue until that quarantine is over. If you have any questions, please use the contact us button above or call Michelle at 309-678-0271. Thank you in advance for your understanding!
RSA Catalog-Browsing Online
When you are in RSA Catalog, please set the library as Morrison & Mary Wiley Library (no eBooks) if you are looking for a DVD, Audio or Print Book then you will be able to see if what you are looking for is owned by our library and place a hold for it. As you will see there are sometimes multiple entries for one item, so look through each entry to see if we own the item and place the hold where our library shows up. If you are looking for eBooks or Audiobooks on Axis 360, Libby or Overdrive, then you will go to Morrison & Mary Wiley Library. If you are looking to see what books we have in a series or about a subject you may enter the series name or the subject instead of the items title or the author. This is especially helpful if you want to have books about bugs to read to your children. By entering bugs in the subject line then Morrison & Mary Wiley Library (no eBooks) you will be able to see all of the audios, DVDs & books we have in our collection about bugs (both Fiction and Non Fiction). If you have any questions, please let us know.
Inter Library Loan (ILL)
If you are looking for an item that our library does not own you may set the library as All RSA (no eBooks) to place a hold for the item from another library. Inter Library Loan (ILL) is a great resource for the library to have. It means that we are able to get you almost any library item that you want. RAILS (our library service) pays for delivery between libraries, so your item will arrive in a few days to a few weeks (usually). If you have an email on your account then you will receive an email letting you know that your item is available for pick up. If you do not have an email on your account then we will call you. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Reciprocal borrowing means that you may use your library card at any library to check out items (it is easiest to do in the area with other libraries who use the RSA Catalog). Those with cards from other libraries may check out items at the Morrison & Mary Wiley Library.
At this time, the library is not accepting donations as we have run out of space to store the donations. If you have a donation you would like to make, please check back. We thank everyone for their donations that stock our sale racks & little free libraries!
Please see our new tobacco-free property policy effective 9/14/2020 on the policies page.
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What is Explore More Illinois?
Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by your library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theaters and other fun and local cultural venues.
How do I get a Pass?
Log in with your library card credentials and browse for passes by date or attractions. Make your reservation and print or download your pass shortly before your visit. You may have two active reservations per library card. Please cancel your reservation(s) if unable to attend, otherwise the reservation will count as being used. Remember that once you print or download your pass you cannot cancel your reservation.
The link for our library is: https://exploremore.quipugroup.net/?MorrisonMaryWiley
New Explore More Illinois Promotional Video
Our new promotional video gives simple, step-by-step instructions on how to log into the Explore More Illinois website, search for attractions and make a reservation.
Explore More Illinois Reopened April 1
RAILS’ cultural and recreational pass program, Explore More Illinois, reopened April 1, its second anniversary. We updated the attractions and will continue to add more offerings as they reopen from COVID-19 restrictions. Visit Explore More Illinois.
Illinois Rules of the Road Tests
Below is an example of what you are able to find in the NoveList online resource.
Do you want to know the books you should probably be reading? The Core Collections Interface makes it easy to access the most popular and heavily used features in Core Collections, like “Most Highly Recommended Titles” and “Award Winners.”
To see this in action, click on “Most Highly Recommended Titles” under browse by category, then limit that search to a collection you’re interested in, like Children’s Core Collection or Fiction Core Collection.
Since recommendations levels are assigned by experts in their fields, you can count on these recommendations being vendor and publisher neutral.
Alcohol Effects, Addiction Treatment and Resources
Here is a description of the online resources:
RSA Catalog is the catalog the library uses to check out, renew or request items from other libraries for ILL. You are able to connect from home to renew or request items. You need your library card number & password. Please stop by if you need either of these numbers.
ABC Mouse is an award-winning curriculum designed to help young children (ages 2–7+) build a strong foundation for academic success. It is 100% educational, with more than 4,000 learning activities across all major subject areas-reading, math, science, social studies, art and music. (This resource is only available at the library.)
Driver's Education Program is a program that will help you prepare online for the theory part of the DMV test. It includes: 10 car practice tests, 5 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL) and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.
Here is a link to another test.
Here is the link for the Illinois State test.
Heritage Quest® is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more. Discover the amazing history of you with Heritage Quest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.
Jobs For Teens is a resource for teenagers looking for jobs. As a teenager, finding a job may seem like a difficult task. Usually the most frustrating thing about the process is that employers want you to have work experience in order to consider you for a job, but if you've never worked before then you don't have any experience. But that's okay, this page is here to help you find a job regardless of your age or previous job experience.
NewsBank America's News is an online site to stay connected with National & Local news. Search the archives for full editions of thousands of newspapers from across the country, including the Peoria Journal Star and over 100 others from Illinois. They may be searched as a collection or individually to find articles, obituaries, editorials and more. Available for use from home as well. We have a link below that will take you to the Peoria Journal Star. The Peoria Journal Star Collection: Search over 28 years of Peoria history with the Peoria Journal Star Collection. Coverage from 1991 through current. Explore current and archived issues of the Peoria Journal Star with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles.
NoveList has reading recommendations for both fiction and nonfiction, for all ages. NoveList's expertise in books and reading means that you'll always get the best help for finding just the right books. To log in from home you must use this link http://search.ebscohost.com & these credentials:
Rocket Languages is a totally web-based language learning platform. It includes 14 languages and each language has more than 100 hours of lessons. Lessons include: written exercises, spoken exercises, grammar games and more. The lessons can be downloaded to a mobile device or streamed. We have free mobile apps for Apple and Android devices and the service is unlimited and simultaneous use. Languages include: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Korean, English, ESL programs for both Japanese and Spanish speakers and American Sign Language.
Tuition Funding Sources is a free internet resource. It represents 24 years of scholarship research that has produced the largest source of scholarships in the world. Hard economic times are forcing students to either find a scholarship or get a loan if they want to go to college. Most students have no idea where to find scholarships and choose student loans only to learn after they graduate that it is much easier to borrow money than pay it back.
Tumble Books is a collection of Tumble Books (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), Tumble TV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books and Tumble Puzzles & Games. Tumble Books are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the Tumble Book format.
World Book Online is a creative, educational product that meets the highest standards of editorial excellence and ignites and inspires a lifelong love of learning. Learning isn’t ‘one size fits all. World Book Online offers a diverse suite of products for every age, ability and interest to suit the needs of all patrons. World Book Kids has fun, easy-to-read articles, illustrations and activities for the youngest library patrons. World Book Info Finder is an optimal research site for elementary and middle school-age patrons. World Book Reference Center is a powerful tool for all research needs.