S. Winnebago St.
Rockford, IL 61102
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Phone and Fax Numbers
Phone: 815-965-7606, press 2
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED
Branch Manager: Scharnae Walker
The Montague Branch Library officially opened on May 24, 1923 and
is the library's oldest existing branch library facility. The two-story
brick building is located at the corner of Winnebago and Montague
Streets. Montague Branch is a 10,000 sq. ft. brick, Spanish Renaissance-style building
and was designed by Architect Chester E. Wolfley. It originally had
a circulating capacity of 12,000 books and was built for approximately
April 2001, the branch temporarily closed to undergo an extensive
expansion and renovation project. The addition of the Constance
V. Lane community room, a new wireless computer area, and a children's
space with storytelling area have doubled the size of the facility
from 5,000 sq. ft. to 10,000 sq. ft. Many of the original
oak bookcases and the fireplace were restored as part of the project,
maintaining the original character of the branch.
Collection & Programs:
In addition to its regular collection, the branch houses an extensive
assortment of Spanish books, magazines and newspapers reflecting
the neighborhood it currently serves.