Remodeling of the Carriage House’s main floor for use as the new library began in 1990. Heading the renovation was Leslie H. Kenyon of Peoria. When the doors were opened to the public in 1991, it offered 12,000 books to its patrons.

That same year, the Library Board petitioned to have the Dwight Public Library convert to a Library District, which would give it a larger territory and, thus, a larger tax base. The initiative was successful, and the Prairie Creek Public Library District was created. The increased tax base allows the library to offer its patrons improved materials and services.


Prairie Creek Public Library District Board Secretary, Susan Strickland, announces that petitions will be available at the Prairie Creek Public Library District for the following Library trustee positions:

  • (2) Unexpired 4 year terms
  • (2) full 6 year terms

The first day to circulate petitions for the April 6, 2021 Consolidated Election is Tuesday, September 22, 2020.  Filing dates will be December 14, 2020 – December 21, 2020 with the deadline for filing petitions being 5:00 pm on December 21, 2020.

Prairie Creek Public Library District is located at 501 Carriage House Lane in Dwight, IL.  The Library’s hours are as follows:

Monday – Thursday                        10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday                                                 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday                                            10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Sunday                                                        – closed –

If you have any questions or would like more information, please call Library Director, Sherrie Rhodes, at 815-584-3061.

** You can also find information regarding the election on https://www.elections.il.gov/

Covid-19 Update

August 2020

The library is now open (doors unlocked) to the general public during the following hours:
Monday-Thursday 12:00-6:00 Friday 12:00-5:00
(Beginning in August) Saturday 10:00-2:00
Appointments are no longer needed during the hours shown.
The hours of 10:00-12:00 Monday-Friday are reserved for Seniors and at-risk individuals only. (These hours are by appointment only.)

We would like to point out the following when visiting the library:
Face coverings are required upon entering and while you are in the library.
– Hand sanitizer is located in the lobby and patrons are encouraged to use upon entry.
– Occupancy is limited to 10 people at one time. Please pay careful attention to the front door before you enter. A red “stop” indicates there are currently 10 people inside and you will need to wait until someone exits before you can come inside.
– Please limit your visit to 1 hour or less.
– Public computers are available and may be used for 1 hour or less.

– The upstairs meeting room is unavailable at this time.

Our curbside option will continue and is available Monday-Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

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What is Explore More Illinois?

Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by the Prairie Creek 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.


Culture • History • Language • Travel • Education • News

Our Emphasis is on 175 Countries • 121 Topics for each Country

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