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Try It! Illinois


Database Trials

   Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois  State Library are pleased to announce that Try-It! Illinois, the  nineteenth annual statewide database trial, will be available October 1  through November 30.  Try-It! Illinois  offers library staffs and patrons an excellent opportunity to survey  and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources.  Thanks to  partnerships between the Illinois State Library and the participating  electronic resource vendors, there is no charge for accessing these databases during Try-It! Illinois.  Call the library for the password.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Loda Public Library is to provide educational, informational, cultural, and recreational resources and services to all ages of people in the Loda Public Library. The library will provide access to the universe of information, and especially that information which is of immediate relevance and interest to the community it serves. The library seeks to accomplish its mission through prudent management and development of its resources and by providing access to materials and services to meet the present and future needs of the community it serves. In this effort, the Loda Public Library cooperates with other libraries and with other educational and governmental institutions. Special emphasis is placed on current popular materials. The library serves as a learning center and educational center for all residents of the community. 

Library Resources

NEW** OverDrive is now available to our library patrons


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9-1 Saturday, Closed Friday and Sunday

Closed on the following holidays:

New Year's Day

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

President's Day

Memorial Day

4th of July

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Veteran's Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Year's Eve

Loda Township Library Board Meetings


Loda Township Library Board Meetings 2019-2020

Held at 5:00 p.m. at the library’s main reading room

May 20, 2019

July 15, 2019

September 16, 2019

November 18, 2019

January 21, 2020

March 16, 2020

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Loda Township Library

Loda Township Library was first established in 1897 as A. Herr Smith & E.E. Smith Public Library. Although the Library was designed to resemble a Carnegie Library, it is not a Carnegie. Our small library is proud to offer computer access, wifi,  e-books, inter-library loan, DVD's, and free bonded notary public. 

105 E. Adams St, Loda, Illinois 60948, United States

(217) 386-2783

Library Hours

Open today

09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Contact Our Board of Trustees

President: Pat Hamby

Vice-President: Kay Houtzel

Treasurer: Nancy Johnson

Secretary: Beckie Green

Trustees: Sue Sawyer, Becky Jones, & Gayle Lemenager