Welcome to the Effingham Public Library. The Effingham Public Library is the public library of Effingham, Illinois. We have over 60,000 books, magazines, and audio-visual materials and an annual circulation of over 190,000 items. We also offer a wide variety of programs and services.

We are a member of the Illinois Heartland Library System. We have a nine member board of trustees that set policy and services, approve action plans, and holiday closings for our library.


Director: Amanda McKay

217 342 2464 ext 400

Assistant Director: Johnna Schultz

217 342 2464 ext 405

Programming Outreach Manager: Catherine Bailey

217 342 2464 ext 408

Our Vision: The Effingham Public Library: A catalyst for positive action.

Our Mission: The Effingham Public Library creates unique opportunities to connect with literature, learning, and the community.

Our Values: Connection * Service