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DeKalb Public Library

309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL 60115

Historic Sites

Educational programming for all ages in a newly renovated and expanded historic building.

The 19,500 sq. ft. Haish Memorial Library building built in 1930. The library recently finished a 46,000 sq. ft. addition, adding meeting space, a maker space and more along with its impressive collection of over 150,000 books, dvds, cds and more. Open 7 days a week, the library now offers more services and creates a great learning environment. 

What's happening nearby...

DeKalb Farmers Market

Downtown DeKalb •  Jul 18 @ 10AM

Enjoy your lunch while listening to live music and shopping in the Plaza.

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Let's Dance Big Band Weekend

Duke Ellington Ballroom  •  Jul 19 – Jul 21

Head to DeKalb for a weekend filled with social ballroom dancing and wonderful music!

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BOO'ze & Spirits Flashlight Tour

Egyptain Theatre •  Jul 26 @ 8PM

Grab your flashlight for a haunted theatre tour in the dark! The Egyptian Theatre is one of the oldest and most haunted theatres in Illinois. Get…

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