About Us


The Towanda Township Library was established in 1939 with help from the Federal Works Agency Project Administration. In 1943, the town assumed complete responsibility for the library and in June 1967, the Township Tax was passed. The library has been in several locations before constructing a new building in 1989. The Towanda District Library was formed on Feb. 10, 1988. Towanda District Library expanded to include Towanda Township, Blue Mound Township and portions of Money Creek Township in 2002.

Monday: 10a – 6p
Tuesday: 1p – 6p
Wednesday:  10a – 7p
Thursday:  1p – 5p
Friday: 1p – 5p
Saturday:  10a – 4p


New Year’s Day

Memorial Day

July 4th

Labor Day

Thanksgiving Day*

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Year’s Eve

*Closes at 5pm the day before Thanksgiving

PARKING:   In front of building, handicapped and added parking off of alley.

COOPERATIVE AFFILIATION:    RAILS – Reaching Across Illinois Library System
Resource Sharing Alliance provides the online shared catalog showing the holdings of 200+ libraries in Central Illinois (excluding the holdings of Bloomington Public Library)

HOLDINGS: (as of 4/4/2014)

20,023 books

300 videos

2,094 DVDs

1,395 Music CDs

1,178 audiobooks

43 periodical titles


National Geographic dating back to 1916 (none for 1919)

Illinois History Section