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208 Locust Street ~ Delavan, Illinois 61734 ~ 309-244-8236

In February 2016, Mary Ruth Lowry retired as Director after 15 years (plus an additional 5 years prior as the Library Bookkeeper).
Julie Houston is the new Director and is assisted by Michelle, Pam, Linda, Natalie, Emily, Chelsea, and Reka. Janda and Vern keep the building and grounds looking good.


Fiction - Ayer PLD offers a wide selection of fiction, mysteries, westerns, inspirational, science fiction, and story collections, many in Large Print format, for all ages.
Non-Fiction - adult and juvenile nonfiction, biographical and reference books in varying reading levels.
Internet Access - available on a first come first serve basis. A signed internet user agreement is required. WiFi is available, though password protected.
Inter-Library Loans - if we don't have the book for which you are looking, we can order it in for you from another library anywhere in the state.  Inter-library loans typically arrive for pick-up within a week of ordering.
DVDs - free 7 day rental of a wide variety of family and children's movies including about every Walt Disney movie!
Audio Books - we are constantly increasing this area but have several audio books for both children and adults!
Magazines - current selections of popular magazines are available for check-out.
Genealogy - Ayer has The Delavan Times on microfilm back to 1874 as well as many years of the Delavan High School yearbooks.

The library allows materials to be renewed over the phone and internet as well as via text through ShoutBomb. Ayer PLD also provides street level book returns at the book drop north of the library on Second Street. There is a movie drop slot in the front door of the library and as well as another book drop. Other services offered by the library staff include home delivery of library materials and curb-side service.  Please call us to schedule delivery services.



Ayer Public Library District shares the same boundaries as Delavan School District #703. As a member of RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System), Ayer PLD strives to provide current materials to this small, rural community.
Library cards are available to residents in the community free of charge. Non-resident cards are $130.00 per family per year. Children 6-16 years are eligible to receive a juvenile card with their parents or caregivers providing poof of residency (driver's license, state ID, etc. with current address).  High school students can also get a card with parental proof of residency or their own proof. Internet privileges are available with a parental signature on an agreement.