On March 29, 1965, the Deer Creek Woman’s Club started a volunteer library with 150 books. The Community Men’s Club gave them the use of their building near the northeast corner of First Ave. and Logan Street. In 1967 the library filed to become a district library that was tax-supported. The proposition passed that year and the library joined the Illinois Valley Library System in 1968.
Since those early days, the Deer Creek District Library has continued to grow. A new 4,400 sq ft library building was built at 205 East First Ave. in 2001. The Deer Creek District Library’s collection is over 13,000 items including a children’s section, a young adult’s area, DVDs, CDs, fiction and non-fiction books. The library is also a member of the Resource Sharing Alliance providing access to materials from 190+ different libraries and two digital download sites.