The EPL offers programming for all ages! In addition to book clubs and storytimes, we also offer creative, educational, and social activities throughout the year. Below is a list of our current ongoing programming.

Learn about upcoming programs and activities on our News page or by following us on Facebook. As always, keep your eyes peeled for special Library programs during the Easter, Halloween, and Christmas seasons!

Coffee Group at Effingham Public Library

Coffee Hour

Every Wednesday! Come enjoy refreshments and coffee while listening to a guest speaker. Coffee Hour is a time for adults to learn and connect with one another!

DAY: Wednesdays
TIME: 10:00 am

Past presenters have included artists, authors, gardeners, wildlife experts, a reiki practitioner, and even Effingham's police dog, Zeus!

Book Club at the Effingham Library

EPL Book Club

Enjoy refreshments and coffee while discussing the month’s chosen book. Finished it? Want to read it? Part way through? All are welcome for lively conversations between friends and pick up the next month’s book before you leave!

DAY: Last Wednesday of the month
TIME: 10am

2024 Book Club

  • January: Rooted: Life at the Crossroads
  • February: The Muralist
  • March: A Man Called Ove
  • April: Bomber Mafia
  • May: The Midnight Library
  • June: American Dirt
  • July: A Gentleman in Moscow
  • August: A Gentleman in Moscow
  • September: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
  • October: 1B1V: TBD
  • November: Dare to Lead
  • December: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
Knit and Crochet Club at Effingham Library

Knit & Crochet Club

Calling all yarn lovers!

The EPL Knitting & Crocheting Club is back!

DAY: Wednesday
TIME: 1:00

Knit, crochet, stitch, quilt... all are welcome. Bring whatever handwork you may be working on and gather with other stitchers for fun and friendship!

Programs at the Effingham Public Library

Children’s Story Hour

Listen to a story, do an activity, play with friends, and find some great books to bring home for the week!

DAY: Thursdays
TIME: 10am

Story hour is also a great way to meet other parents!


Homeschool Programs at the EPL

Homeschool Groups at the EPL

The EPL is happy to host homeschool groups at the library!

Contact us if your group would like to use our space for gatherings or if you’re looking for a group for your child. If you”re new to homeschooling, we can also help you connect with local groups, co-ops, and resources.


Effingham Public Library Summer Reading Program

Summer Reading Program

Fun for all ages!

Our Summer Reading Program runs every year during the months of July and August. Each summer we have a different theme and all are invited to participate in reading challenges, mini-trips, presentations and more!

This is for all ages and is FREE!


Sunny spot at the Effingham Public Library

Start your own group!

In addition to open community space, the EPL has a community room available for meetings, events, or just a quiet place to work. We have free WiFi, huge windows with lots of natural light, and beautiful views. Great for study groups, business meetings, homeschool groups, and more! Many groups have used the library as a meeting space over the years including local clubs and town committees.

Contact us to learn more about using the space at EPL. The library belongs to all of us – come on down and enjoy it!