Thank you so much for the fantastic response to our planning survey! The information that you’ve shared with us will be vital to our library planning for the future. Now, we need to ask for one more favor..


We are holding a series of focus group sessions as part of our strategic planning process. We are inviting you to attend an in-person or virtual session. Please follow the link below if you would be willing to meet with us…

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!


Explore More Illinois, RAILS’ online cultural and recreational pass program for Illinois libraries, welcomes its newest attraction, Chicago Red Stars in Bridgeview!

Established in 2007, the Red Stars were a founding member of the former Women’s Professional Soccer and would later become one of the original eight teams to form the National Women’s Soccer League in 2013. The Red Stars have made the playoffs in six consecutive years from 2015-2020, clinching the team’s first appearance in the NWSL Championship in the 2019 season as well as appearing in the NWSL’s Challenge Cup Final in 2020.

The Red Stars play at SeatGeek Stadium in Bridgeview, one of few soccer-specific stadiums with an all-grass practice and playing surface in the league. Throughout the team’s storied history, the Red Stars’ have had a star-studded roster featuring some of the greatest players to have played for the United States.

Chicago Red Stars is offering discounted tickets starting at $16.00. Explore More Illinois users can access and reserve passes from any of our attractions on their participating library’s website.

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.