The Library will be CLOSED on Monday, February 15th for Presidents’ Day

Employment Opportunities

The Sallie Logan Public Library is seeking two enthusiastic and dependable individuals to perform a variety of library related tasks.

Circulation Clerk.  Full Time (37.5 hours per week) $10 per hour.  Tuesday through Thursday 11am to 7pm and Friday and Saturday 9am to 5pm.

Library Assistant.  Part Time (20 hours per week) $8.25 per hour.  Late morning to early afternoon shifts on most days.

Both positions are open until filled.  EOE and participation in IMRF.  Applications and detailed job descriptions are available at Sallie Logan Public Library, 1808 Walnut St., Murphysboro, IL  62966.  Please apply in person.

 Upcoming Events!

Take a look at the library calendar (click on the “calendar” tab at the top of the page). There, you can find information about story time, the new book club for adults, the art talk on African American Art, and the first ever, library trivia night!  

All upcoming library events will be highlighted on the calendar.  
Make sure to check back on a regular basis to avoid missing anything!

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 Featured Patron:  Mrs. Henrietta Calandro

Henrietta Calandro

Meet Mrs. Henrietta Calandro.  Henrietta has been a regular library patron for many years.   She was born at her family home on North 11th Street in Murphysboro on January 13, 1926.  She recalls walking to the Murphysboro City Library alone when she was about nine or ten years old.  At that time, she explains, “the library was located on the second floor over the Woolworth store at 12th and Walnut.  Mrs.  Pickler was librarian with a penny a day fine for late return of books.”

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Overdrive errors?

Overdrive Media Player

After the recent update to Southern Illinois Libraries on the Go, many patrons have had some errors on their devices. If you are having difficulties, try uninstalling Overdrive and reinstalling the application. If the application is still causing trouble bring your device in or contact the library. 

Join the Sallie Logan Library Book Club in 2016!
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Did you miss the informational meeting for the Sallie Logan Book Club? Don’t fret. Join us at 5:30, on the second Thursday of each month, for a book discussion.

On February 11th, the Book Club will be discussing the book, Murder in Little Egypt by Darcy O’Brien. There are many copies of this book in the SHARE system. Order yours today or contact the Sallie Logan Library and the staff can order this item for you.

On March 10th, the Book Club will be discussing the book, The Evening Spider by Emily Arsenault. 

For more information about the Book Club or for assistance ordering these items, contact the library. Call 618-684-3271 or email: ask.sallielogan@gmail.com.

 Celebrating 40 Years!
For more information about the year-long celebration, go to the “Celebrating 40 Years!” link under the “Resources” tab at the top of the page.  That section will be updated at least once a month.
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 Digital Libraries and Zinio Newsstand

Do you have a Kindle, an iPad, a Nook or any other type of electronic reading device? Do you have a smartphone or a computer? Are you a commuter who likes to listen to audiobooks? Do you have vision difficulties and prefer listening to books? Many of our patrons enjoy audiobooks and electronic materials for a wide variety of reasons. If you are interested in eBooks, audiobooks, or digital magazines, then, click on the “E-Books & Magazines” link at the top of the page. As a patron you can access two collections of eBooks and audiobooks. You can also access Zinio, which is a digital magazine newsstand with nearly 100 titles. Do you want to use these resources and need to learn how to begin? NO PROBLEM!!! Call and schedule an appointment or bring your device into the library and we can show you how to use the electronic resources.

Zinio continues to grow!

Nearly 100 magazine titles are now available and just a couple clicks away.

Zinio, “The World’s Largest Newsstand,” now offers Sallie Logan Library patrons, access to nearly 100 magazines online, using their computers, smartphones and many other devices. For more information about Zinio, and other E-resources, click here or on the “E-Books & Magazines” tab on the site’s navigation bar.



Click here to see the full list of available titles on Zinio.