About Us

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.  For more information, please check out our Annual Report.  

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

Our Vision: The Effingham Public Library empowers individuals and enriches the community.

Our Mission: The Effingham Public Library provides community engagement and life-long learning through literature, technology, and information access.

Our Values Culture * Technology * Service

Library Management Team Amanda McKay, MLIS Library Director 217-342-2464 x. 8

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Johnna Schultz Adult Services Manager 217-342-2464 Email Johnna

Margo Probst Circulation Manager 217-342-2464 x. 2 Email Margo 

Sara Smith Youth Services Manager 217-342-2464, x. 6 Email Sara