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Welcome from Donna L. Corry, Library Director

     Welcome to the new and improved Flora Public Library website!  I would like to invite you to visit the website often for current information on library services and events.  There are also many useful links and a wonderful collection of digital photos.

     If you haven’t been to the library lately, please stop by soon!  Three full-time and three part-time staff members are available to serve your recreational and informational needs!
    The Flora Public Library is located in Library Park at 216 North Main Street.  The 9,285 square foot facility was completed in 1992 and dedicated in March 1993.  This spacious, modern building replaced the Flora Carnegie Library building, a two-story yellow brick, which stood in Library Park from 1903 until 1990.
     In January 1990, the Carnegie building was deemed structurally unsafe and closed to the public.  After a two-year building campaign, along with the generosity and assistance of a supportive community, the new red brick structure was completed.
     Inside, open cathedral ceilings and spacious surroundings create an atmosphere conducive to reading, relaxation and reflection.  Three reading areas and a centralized lounge area provide comfortable seating.  Study tables, accommodating 4 or 6 are located throughout the main area.  In addition to browsing material for their age level, children can visit the Dial-A-Story, Puzzle and Picture Book Table, and Sassie, the Carousel Horse.
     A display of antiques and Abraham Lincoln memorabilia provide attractive displays in the front lobby.  A small Audio-Visual room accommodates up to four people for small meetings or tutoring.
     The Community Room has capacity for up to 60 people and may be rented for training, informational or other meetings.  Today the library has an annual circulation of over 47,000 items with annual library visits totaling over 52,000.  Now is a great time to visit!!  We hope to see you soon!

Donna L. Corry, Library Director

Phone: (618) 662-6553

email:  florapl@shawls.lib.il.us