Library Refresh Project

The library will re-open on Monday, May 21, 2018!

It has been 20 years since the library opened its addition, and this spring we will be refreshing the library. This project will mean the library will be closed while walls are painted, new carpet is installed and the library’s departments are rearranged. When we reopen, you will enjoy a more open and welcoming lobby, a dedicated space for our young adult collection and an expanded children’s department. This project will be funded using the library’s reserves, which have been built up slowly over the past 18 years, as well as private gifts and memorials given to the library.

While the library is closed our staff will be making appearances at area businesses and the Morton Park District has graciously allowed us to hold our popular Friday Toddler Time program in their meeting room at Freedom Hall. Follow our library’s Facebook page or Instagram account to learn where we are popping up during our hiatus.

No items will be due during the closure and you may use your Morton Library card at any area library including East Peoria, Pekin, Tremont, Delevan and Peoria. You will also still be able to place items on hold and pick them up at a different library during the closure. We will be closed beginning March 24, 2018. We will reopen May 21, 2018! Stay tuned for more information. 

  • For updates on our Refresh Project, make sure you're subscribed to our Library Link Newsletter! Sign up here.
  • Make sure your Morton Library card will not expire during our closed dates so you can use it at area libraries

**Due dates on items checked out at Morton Library before we closed or at any Out & About events has been extended to Monday, May 21, 2018. Help us spread the word! Don't feel rushed to return your items as we get ready to reopen. We have backdated returns so you won't accrue fines. This will help things go more smoothly for us and for you during this busy time!


What you CAN & CAN'T DO during the Refresh Project:



  • Visit our location
  • Pick up holds at our building
  • Renew your library card
  • Call the library - but you can email us at!