Edgar County Genealogy Library will close at 4pm on December 20 and re-open after the holidays at 9am on January 9. The board and staff wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Planning to visit the library during the winter months?
Please call first if it’s snowy or icy. We don’t ask our volunteers to venture out if the weather is bad.
We have a new sign. It’s not easy to tell from Main Street when the library is open. Our hours are posted on the door, but it faces the driveway, not the street.
This sign will help identify the library and show that we are open. We hope that it will encourage passersby to stop in.
Edgar County Genealogy Library director Linda Cary will leave the library this month after 30 years of service. Her last day will be August 30. Congratulations to Linda on her well-earned retirement. We will miss her, her leadership, and her extensive knowledge of Edgar County genealogy.
Edgar County Genealogy Library will reduce its weekly schedule to two days per week until further notice. The library will be open only Thursdays and Fridays, 9am-4pm.
The 2019 Edythe Stephens Family History Award was presented to Jenny Barkley at the June 3 ECGS meeting. She is vice-president of the society, a member of the Genealogy Library board, and a longtime volunteer librarian who has also completed two books on her family history.
Last year’s recipient Linda Barrett announced the award. Congratulations, Jenny!