The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day


Winter Wonderland at St. Charles Public Library

Holiday-giving opportunities at the Library!



Friends of St. Charles Public Library Holiday Book Sale

The Friends of St. Charles Library is selling gently-used book gift sets that are great grab-and-go gifts. These book gift sets are located in the Library’s main lobby next to the Angel Tree and in Youth Services. The book gift sets are available November 27 while supplies last. All proceeds benefit the Friends of St. Charles Public Library.

New this year, you can purchase a limited edition St. Charles Public Library mug for $5.00! As a bonus, the mug includes a hot chocolate packet.  The mugs are available at the Circulation desk.




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Illinois Youth Center

Monetary donations are being collected to purchase books for students at the Illinois Youth Center. Donation envelopes are located on the Angel Tree in the main lobby of the Library. Please return donations by Sunday, December 31, 2023.

Salvation Army Angel Tree

The Angel Tree Giving Program helps children in need by providing new clothing and toys. For those looking to donate, tags are available on the Angel Tree located in the main lobby of the Library. New, unwrapped gifts must be returned to the Library’s Welcome Desk by Monday, December 11, 2023.

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Jim Wheeler Toys for Kids

Jim Wheeler’s Toys for Kids campaign distributes toys to less fortunate children. New, unwrapped toys, books, art supplies and games can be dropped off November 14 to December 6, 2023. The collection box is located in the main lobby near the front entrance.

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Holiday Lights Recycling

Do you have strings of holiday lights that don’t work and no longer wanted? Don’t throw them out, recycle them. Drop off lights November 20 until February, 2024, at St. Charles Public Library. The donation bins are located in the main lobby.


Drop off working or non-working Holiday Lights including:

  • Traditional holiday lights
  • LED holiday lights
  • Italian mini holiday lights
  • Rope lights
  • Extension cords


Not Accepted:

  • Pre-lit garland, wreaths, or trees
  • Lighted lawn decorations or ornaments
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