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.

What’s new in our Electronic Resources

New – Financial Learning

Weiss Financial Ratings is a comprehensive financial research service providing consumers and professionals with independent ratings and analyses of financial institutions, including banks, credit unions, and insurance companies.

New Page

We now have added a page so you can see all of our electronic resources in one location. You can go there by clicking on the picture to the right and you can also click on the menu above “Electronic Resources”


Read digital copies of magazines, listen to music and read books on your computer, smartphone, or tablet using your library card!

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