Monday 9:30 to 6:50
Tuesday 9:30 to 6:50
Wednesday 9:30 to 6:50
Thursday 9:30 to 6:50
Friday 9:30 to 3:50
Saturday 9:30 to 3:50
Closed on Sunday
to Get a Free Library Card:
1. You must live in the McConathy Public Library District.
2. You must be eighteen years of age or older.
3. You must present a current Illinois Drivers License with your
current Sauk Village address.
4. You must present a current utility bill.
How to Get a Free Library Card for Your Child:
1. The parent or legal guardian must live in the McConathy Public
Library District. (The legal guardian must provide court papers.)
2. The child must be at least six years of age or in kindergarten.
3. The parent or legal guardian must present a current Illinois
Drivers License with their current Sauk Village address.
4. The parent or legal guardian must present a current utility
5. The parent or legal guardian will sign for their child accepting
full responsibility for all items checked out on the card, including
items checked out on their child’s card for others.
Purchase a Card:
1. There is a $70.00 fee to purchase a card if you do not live
within our boundaries.
2. You must present a Driver’s License with your current
3. You must present a current utility bill with your current
4. The fee covers one year of library service with the Reaching Across Illinois
the early 1970’s, a group of avid readers in the Village of Sauk
Village began a volunteer library in the basement of the Katz Corner
School. The need for a library was evident by the number of people who
took advantage of the many books available to them. Through the assistance
of the Suburban Library System, a referendum was planned. In June of
1973, voters approved a referendum to provide library services to the
residents. In 1974, the Sauk Village Library District began operation.
Jack Hurwitz was the first library director. He was assisted by Mary
library moved from the basement of Katz Corner School to a house at
1909 Sauk Trail. Linda Gapsewitz became the new director. When the widening
of Sauk Trail was announced, it became necessary to relocate from the
house on Sauk Trail to the current location in Surreybrook Plaza. The
library location once housed a Ben Franklin Dime Store. Village residents
were very generous with their time and skills during the move. Richard
Derosier, Jean Kous, Jean and Leonard Kiriazes, Mary Frances and Manual
Pena, Lorinda and Sandra Soto, Stacey Walker, Martha Hernandez, Martha
Pope, Adrianne and Ed Watrobka, Adele Werner, Marian and Ernest “Bud”
Rauner, Edward Paesel, Monica Morales, Claudia Oski, Nancy, Heather
and Tad McConathy, Sharon Marr, Joseph and Mel Lopez, Arlayne Amaro,
William Rohaly, Michael and Nanette Wargo, Cookie and Bill Hansen, Shirley
Traskell, Marion Sisnowski, the Village of Sauk Village Department of
Public Works and many other residents, swept, painted built shelves,
moved books and helped provide a new location.
1986, Library District Trustee and Village Clerk Nancy L. McConathy
passed away. Nancy had been a volunteer when the library was housed
in the basement of the Katz Corner School. Nancy had helped with the
referendum to provide library services. Nancy was an avid reader and
a firm believer in the importance of libraries. Nancy regularly sent
cartons of books to people who did not have library services. The Sauk
Village Public Library District changed its name to the Nancy L. McConathy
Public Library District in her memory.