Library Closed for Labor Day

The library will be closed Saturday, September 3rd, and Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day.

Downloading Books

Learn the best way to download books to your device!

Thursday, June 30th at 2:00 P.M. the Library will host a demo on downloading books.  Bring your device and we'll help you get started!

Author Margaret Grguric Smolik to Speak at Whiting Public Library

Author will share her story of survival in Croatia during WWII
Author Margaret Grguric Smolik to Speak at Whiting Public Library

Like A Haystack by Margaret Grguric Smolik

Margaret Grguric Smolik, author of "Like A Haystack", will speak at the Whiting Public Library.  "Like a Haystack" is a fascinating account of Smolik's survival as a refugee in Croatia during World War II, the aftermath of the war, and her subsequent adjustment to life in America.  Besides being an author, she taught English and writing for many years.  Smolik and her husband currently live in Osage, Iowa, where she is an active member of her community and local writer's club. Please join us on Tuesday, May 12 at 7 pm to hear her fascinating story.  All are welcome to attend this free event.

Teen Read Week

October 12 - 18

New books and a new look!  During the third week in October, teens will be reading for the fun of it, as Whiting Public Library along with hundreds of libraries across the nation celebrate Teen Read Week. This year's theme is Turn Dreams into Reality @ Your Library®, spotlights all the great resources and activities libraries provide to inspire teens to succeed in school and beyond. We've recently updated the look of the Teen Room, as well as added many new books! 

Summer Story Hour Fun

Fizz, Boom, Read!

Whiting area children have enjoyed story hour and special programs this summer! The theme is Fizz, Boom, Read!  The programs are intended to encourage kids to use the library and to read over the summer.

Special guest, IPTV's clubhouse host, Dan Wardell, entertained a large group of area children in July.  His energy and enthusiasm was contagious and a great time was had by all!

Summer story hour will conclude on Thursday, August 7 at 1:30 pm with Dr. Magic Man's magic show at the Whiting Community Center.  Don't miss it!


New Web Link Allows you to Track Your Reading

Web link for tracking reading
Worldcat web graphic

Want to track the books you have read?  Now you can!  It's free, fun and simple to do.

Besides making a list of the books you've read, you can also:

  • Discover and make lists of books you'd like to read
  • Write reviews of the titles you've read
  • Rate the titles you've read
  • Read other people's reviews of books you're interested in
  • Create a profile
You will simply need to set up a free account on  (Anyone under age 13 will need a parent's supervision to sign in and create an account).

Follow the link above, and you're on your way!

Audiobooks and eBooks Now Available!

Whiting Library participates in the new website for audio book and eBook downloads

Wilbor Link The Whiting Public Library belongs to WILBOR, a website offering audiobooks and eBooks for patrons to download.

WILBOR's collection has fiction and nonfiction titles, as well as books for children and teens.

Your library card is the "key" to downloading the books from the Internet, at any hour of the day.  From the WILBOR website you can browse or search for a title you'd like, log in with your library card number, and download the title to your computer.  You can then listen to the book on your computer, or transfer to an MP3 player. Some titles can be burned to CD's for your own personal use.

Transfer eBooks to your ereader - or you can read them on your computer.

For more information and to start downloading and listening, click on the link above to visit the WILBOR website:

If you don't have a card from the Whiting Library, call 455-2612 or visit the library.