In the Scone Zone!


Scones are the perfect small breads for breakfast, lunch, tea or snack. You can have them warm from the oven in 30 minutes, and their flavors vary from buttery to sweet to savory.

We’ll make four recipes from Fr. Dominic’s cookbook: classic strawberry cream scones, chocolate scones with a raspberry filling, tomato basil scones with Italian sausage gravy, and bacon cheddar chive scones in this virtual program. All that and clotted cream!

Presented by Fr. Dominic Garramone, the Bread Monk.

Buffalo Soldiers – Slave to Soldier Tuesday, August 23, 11:30a


History comes alive in this virtual presentation of the Buffalo Soldiers… up from slave to soldier.

Beginning with the Civil War and continuing through the Indian Wars, Spanish American War, World Wars I and II learn the contributions of these dedicated Americans.

Presented by the Alexander/Madison Chapter of the Kansas City Buffalo Soldiers.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Community Foundation of Central Illinois.

Email for a Zoom invite.

American Road Trip Challenge July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023


Buckle up for a great American road trip!


Pick up your American Road Trip Challenge at the library!

Read books either set in, about, or by an author from each of our 50 states!

You may use one book or one author up to two times.

You may read print books, audiobooks, or ebooks.

Turn your completed challenge log of 50 states by June 30, 2023 to be entered in our prize drawings.

Please fill out contact information completely and legibly. Winners will be notified by email or phone. Prizes will not be mailed.

Freedom: A History of US July 1-October 31, 2022


On display at the Wheels O’ Time Museum

In partnership with the Dunlap Public Library District

“This exhibit documents and illustrates critical figures and events while tracing the evolving concept of freedom in the United States from the country’s founding through 1968. Among the highlights are a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence, a printed draft and the official copy of the US Constitution, Lincoln’s handwritten notes for speeches, and letters by leading figures such as Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, and Martin Luther King Jr.” – The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Welcome to Explore More Illinois!


Welcome to Explore More Illinois!

Look what else you can do with your Dunlap library card!

Explore More Illinois allows cardholders from participating RAILS and IHLS public libraries to reserve free and discounted admission, parking, and gift store purchases from cultural attractions in Illinois, including museums, cultural centers, zoos, aquariums, gardens, historical societies, park districts, and more.

Click on the link below, choose Dunlap Public Library District from the dropdown menu, enter your library card number and pin, and start exploring!

Dunlap Library cardholders click here and go to Explore More Illinois!


Not sure what to read next? Give BookBrowse a try!


Dunlap Public Library District now offers our members free access to, a leading book recommendation and review website.

BookBrowse believes that the very best books entertain, uplift and educate. They wrap us in their world, giving us a window into the lives of others or a mirror to reflect on ourselves. These are the books you’ll find on BookBrowse.

Some of BookBrowse’s content is publicly available, but many premium features are accessible only by subscription. Library patrons can now use their library card to access members-only content.

Here are a few highlights of what BookBrowse has to offer:

  • In depth reviews that help you decide if a book is right for you, plus an excerpt of every featured book.
  • “Beyond the Book” articles that explore factual aspects relevant to each book.
  • More than 200 recommended reading lists, by genre, time period, setting, award winners, and a wide range of themes.
  • Handpicked “if you liked this, try these” recommendations for over 4000 books and 3000 authors.
  • Rich information and guidance for book clubs, including advice on starting and running a club, recommended books, reading guides, interviews with book clubs, and online discussions.
  • Fun quizzes, book news, polls, author interviews and book giveaways.
  • All books link directly to Dunlap Library’s catalog so you can check availability with one click!

What’s all the hoopla about HOOPLA?!


Dunlap Library has HOOPLA!

Use this exciting database to check out up to four items every month!  Choose from old favorites and new releases in TV shows, movies, music, ebooks, or audiobooks.

No holds, no waiting, always available!

You can also see Hoopla holdings when you’re using RSA/Cat!

Contact the library at 309.243.5716 or with any questions.







Thanks to sponsorship from the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s Visionary Society, Dunlap Public Library District cardholders can now borrow a pass to the Peoria Riverfront Museum!

The pass will be checked out on a first-come, first-served basis to Dunlap patrons with a valid, in good standing Dunlap library card. The pass can be used on the day of checkout or the following day, only. The pass includes general admission to all exhibits, galleries, and daytime planetarium shows for two adults and their children or grandchildren.

Passes cannot be reserved, placed on hold, or checked out over the phone. Passes must be checked out in person at the library. Please note that they are non-transferable. Borrowing patrons will be asked for their library card and photo ID to gain admission to the museum.