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Borrowing Information and Fines
What We Offer
• Book Collection
• DVD Collection
• E-book/E-Audio/E–Video Collection
• Music CD Collection
• Audiobook Collection
• Magazines
• Fishing Equipment

Circulation Periods
Books – 21 days
Audiobooks – 21 days
CDs – 21 days
Magazines – 7 days
DVDs – 7 days
Fishing Equipment – 7 days

Items Limits
50 Items per card
10 Magazines per card
10 Music CDs per card
10 Audio books/CDs per card
10 DVDs per card

Materials may be returned at the Library or in the book drop when the Library is closed. There is an additional book drop located at the Cherry Valley Fire Protection District on Blackhawk Road where any Library items may be returned. For returning CDs in a book drop, please help yourself to the padded envelopes that are provided in the CD area for this purpose. Please note that fishing equipment must be returned to the Circulation Desk during library open hours.

Renewals can be made by telephone or via the Library website. Click here for more information on how to renew online.

Late Fees
Books/Magazines/CDs – 10¢ per day
DVDs/Fishing Equipment – 50¢ per day
You can Pay Your Fines and Fees Online

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Library History

The Cherry Valley Public Library District began as a village Library on April 19, 1977 when seven persons were elected to serve as Library trustees. The first building to house the Library was the former Fisher’s store at 209 E. State Street.

In 1978, the Library trustees hired a librarian and applied for membership in the Northern Illinois Library System. By July, 1979, there were 4,000 books on the shelves and 351 cardholders (167 adults and 184 children).

In 1980, Revenue Sharing Grants were approved by both the Cherry Valley Village Board and the Cherry Valley Township Board and many books and materials were purchased. A Village Board grant of $20,000 was earmarked for purchase of a new Library building. The Library moved across the street to 202 E. State Street, the former Ekedahl Tool Building, and remained there for nine years.

In 1983, a referendum was passed creating the Cherry Valley Public Library District, thus increasing the size of the population served from 1,000 to 10,955 (1990 census). A new, larger Library building was needed. Voters passed a referendum in April, 1988 to build a new Library. The Library moved to its current location at 755 E. State Street in November, 1989.

In 2015, additional space was added to the Library along with an expanded parking lot and a garage. This brings the total square footage for the library up to 16,100.

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Employment Opportunities

To apply for any open positions, please complete our Employment Application and email to jenny_hp at

No positions currently posted

Applications that are submitted when no positions are currently available will be kept on file.