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Kitchell Memorial Library-Morrisonville

Who We Are

Kitchell Memorial Library is a Ricks Township Library.  It was established in 1964 to meet the needs of its patrons with educational, informational and recreational resources.  Kitchell Memorial Library adheres to the Library Bill of Rights and the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.  Library cards are free of charge to all Ricks Township residents.  Non-resident library cards cost $35.00 a year per family. 

The Kitchell Memorial Library system is located at 300 SE 5th Street. The Kitchell Memorial Library provides free services to all residents living within the Ricks Township boundaries with services available to all others for a fee.

The library system holds over 8,753 materials including over 7,662 books, and 1,091 compact discs, cassette tapes and books on cassette.  In total, over 1,832 items were checked out of the system during fiscal year 2008-2009! In addition to these items, hundreds of people entered the library to utilize print and electronic reference resources, access the Internet through the Library’s public server, participate in computer and Internet training, view a Library exhibit, or attend one of the Library’s many events.

The library offers an abundant collection of print and non-print material covering a broad spectrum of subject areas for adults and children.  Books may be checked out for a two week period with a late fee of 5 cents per day of overdue materials.  Non-print items may be checked out for one week with a late fee of 50 cents for each day overdue. 

Kitchell Memorial Library is a member of the SHARE, OCLC, WORLDCAT, FIRSTSEARCH, WORLDCAT, CAMIO, ARCHIVE GRID, and ILLINET.  This membership enables our patrons to request library materials from libraries world wide, which will be delivered directly to Kitchell Memorial Library for their use. 

Our friendly and professional staff is eager to serve you. Welcome to the Public Library!

Our Mission

The mission of Kitchell Memorial Library is to provide organized access to information and services for the residents of the Morrisonville community in order to meet their educational, informational, recreational and cultural needs. 



Accessible, comfortable, adaptable facility capable of high technology applications with easy access to organized materials. 


Support personnel who promote, guide, and direct access to information and materials, provide assistance and training in using library resources. 

Services Provided

Access to information and materials.

Educational and recreational programs, materials, and technology to suppoprt lifelong intellectual and cultural development.

Sharing of information and resources through Horizon Databse, OCLC, FirstSearch, WorldCat and Illinet. 


Ricks Township real estate taxes.

LSTA grant 2009

Per Capita grant 2009

User fees for specialized services.

Out of District fees.


Be a model library for our community in Illinois, USA.



Kitchell Memorial Library is committed to free and equitable access to basic library service for all, and committed to service that is thorough, impartial, and confidential. 

Kitchell Memorial Library is committed to lifelong learning and the enjoyment of reading.  The library is essential to a community's quality of life and economic development.