LOCATION 2 West Walnut St. Harrisburg, IL 62946 618-253-7455 voice 618-252-1239 fax

HOURS Mon-Fri: 9am-8pm Sat: 10am-6pm Sun: 1pm-5pm

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting

March 19th, 2014   •   No Comments   

This program is open to everyone.  Please join us!

Resume Writing Workshop

February 24th, 2014   •   No Comments   

Saturday, August 30th


AFI Film Series

January 27th, 2014   •   No Comments   

Join us for a great movie.

Saturday, April 12th

All ages welcome.

Call the library at 253-7455 for information on this month’s movie title.

3M Cloud Library

December 11th, 2013   •   No Comments   

Checking out books with 3M and Polaris couldn’t be easier.

3M Cloud Library Tutorial

Saturday, February 1, 2014     11am-12pm

Bring your device and learn how to use the 3M Cloud Library app.

Call 253-7455 for details.


The Financial Aid Process

November 30th, 2013   •   No Comments   

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission is the financial aid agency in the state of Illinois.  Their mission is to make “college accessible and affordable for all Illinois students.”  This presentation, given by ISAC representative Ekateryna Bondareva, will help you understand the financial aid process.

Thursday, February 27th


November 1st, 2013   •   No Comments   

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Family Reading Night

November 1st, 2013   •   No Comments   

“Read Across Illinois”

Bring your family to hear readers, see finger-plays, enjoy light refreshments, and enter to win prizes.  The Library Bookworm will be handing out Lincoln pennies to each child and each child will receive a book to take home.

Basic Computer Skills Workshop

November 1st, 2013   •   No Comments   


Saturday, August 16th


Call us at 253-7455 or come to the library to register for this workshop.

Art Reception

May 16th, 2013   •   No Comments   

Harrisburg District Library is proud to present             ”Mel Garbark: A Retrospective,” an exhibit of           twenty-eight paintings by an accomplished  wildlife and nature artist. The show will run through Sun. Sept. 8, when the public is invited to a closing reception from 2 – 4 pm.

The paintings can be visited any time the library is open unless the  downstairs conference room is in use.                                                                               Click to learn more about Mel Garbark >>>>>>>


Mel Garbark now lives in Benton, KY, having retired there. His
career was in advertising art. He has always been interested in art,
. beginning with coloring books when he was a young boy. He
made the transition from recreational painting to serious art work
while recuperating from back surgery thirty years ago.

A trip to Africa led to his interest in painting wildlife. He
considers himself a naturalist and conservationist. He has
personally experienced everything he paints. In this exhibit a
group of six paintings came from trips to Yellowstone and the
Tetons. Four paintings resulted from a visit to Alaska. Animals
and birds often dominate the paintings.

Garbark attended the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and the
American Academy of Art in Chicago. He has exhibited widely in
juried shows and has won numerous awards. Close to home, he
has been in the Kentucky National Wildlife Art Exhibit seven
times. Commissions have included sculpture designs for Lenox
and bird prints for Kemper Securities.

He is represented in our area at Paducah Area Painters Alliance
and The Right Angle in Paducah. All of the paintings shown at
the library are for sale. Three are recent winners of major awards:

Morning Serenade was Best of Show at the Pennyroyal Juried
Show in Hopkinsville in 2011; A Gathering on the Platte and Up a
Lazy River won awards at Kentucky Wildlife National Art Exhibit
in 2012.


New System on April 9th

March 7th, 2013   •   No Comments   


We ask our patrons to be patient with us as we learn the new system.

Tutorial  video for patrons who like to reserve materials for themselves.  Our code is   hbgp   for Harrisburg Public.

Online   catalog

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