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All About Library Crawl

What is Library Crawl?

Library Crawl is an interlibrary event put on by the Illinois Heartland Library System’s (IHLS) participating libraries. The crawl means traveling from library to library to experience other libraries in our area than your home library. As you travel between libraries, you can check out books, movies, and other items and also explore the surrounding town to get familiar with the different cultures of cities, villages, and small towns across Southern & Central Illinois. Originally, Bethalto Public Library started the first crawl in 2019 to encourage patrons to learn about everything you can do with your library card.

How to Participate

Pick up your library passport

Ask for a Library Crawl Passport your local library.

Plan your route

Where do you want to explore and visit?

Check out the 2022 Illinois Library Crawl Google Map by searching in the app. The List of Participating Libraries can be found on our website homepage.