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Welcome to Lillie M. Evans Library's E-Library of Subscription Databases!

Enjoy audiobooks, eboooks, magazines, newspapers & more from the comfort of home!

All you need is your Lillie M. Evans Library card number and sometimes a PIN #. If you do not know your PIN #, please ask at the library circulation desks for assistance (385-4540). 


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Library of Things

Take Home Crafts Equipment, Tools, Tech Equipment, and More with your library card!

How Lillie’s Library of Things works:

  • Use your Lillie M. Evans Library card to check out.
  • Most items circulate to any LME Library cardholder but a few items are only available for cardholders 18 or older.
  • Use our Library of Things Online Catalog to see what items we have and see the availability of items.
  • All items can be checked out at the Service Desk. Some items, like the 20'x40' tent, require a reservation in advance. 

Borrow, Don’t Buy! Interested in buying an item but, want to try it out first? If we have it in Lillie’s Library of Things,  you can try it out!

Lillie’s Library of Things has been supported in part by a grant from the American Library Association (ALA) is part of the association’s Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries initiative or by Project Next Generation grants using Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds (CFDA 45.310), provided to the State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  

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Most items in Lillie’s LoTs are located by the adult magazines in the Turner Room. Bring the item or enquire at the Service Desk to check out. Items are arranged by category as follows:


Crafting is always popular at the LME Library and now you can try some things at home! We have Cricut and Silhouette machines and several kits (bow making, candy making, and soap making) available for two-week loan.


LME Library is delighted to offer a collection of board games you can check out, take home and play with friends and family! Several popular board games are available for two-week loan. Plan a family game night or gather friends and play in teams or tournament style.


This collection is just starting so bear with us! Currently, we have a handheld fabric steamer but more items will be added!


LME Library has bike repair kits and Kill-A-Watt energy detectors available for two-week checkout.


LME Library is a member of Explore More Illinois, a free service that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues. You will need your library card number and PIN to access the online reservation system—contact LME Library if you need assistance! To access go to


Check out our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) kits. All Ages will enjoy the building, discovering, creating, exploring, and solving activities! (available for a Two-Week checkout period)


We have a variety of technology devices including mobile hotspots! Accessing the internet is easier than you might think with this portable device that you can use at school, home, work, or even outdoors. Many of the items in this section were provided by Project Next Generation grants using Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds (CFDA 45.310), provided to the State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). More information about PNG equipment can be found at


Did you know:

  1. It takes 3-4 people to put up a 20'x40' tent?
  2. The tent canvas alone weighs more than 150 pounds?
  3. Since there are 16 stakes and each stake is 36" long, you are required by law to contact JULIE?

LME Library purchased a 20’x40’ tent with a grant from the American Library Association (ALA) as part of the association’s Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries initiative The tent is available to local organizations and cardholders and can be checked out with an adult LME Library card. 

.pdf of Tent Resources can be downloaded here

When setting up the LME Library Tent, please review and familiarize yourself with these resources.


2020 Peonies

Peonies from 2020

Whites (30 specimens recorded)

  Number Color Form Identity guess
1 2020-073 blush double Belle Chinoise?
2 2020-093 blush double Belle Chinoise?
3 2020-095 blush double Belle Chinoise?
4 2020-061 blush pink double Belle Chinoise?
5 2020-054 blush pink double Belle Chinoise?
6 2020-118 blush pink outer petals cream blush double Belle Chinoise?
7 2020-051 white double Betsey Ross?
8 2020-017 white with flecks of red on some double Betsey Ross?
9 2020-055 white with red splotches double Betsey Ross?
10 2020-060 white with red splotches double Betsey Ross?
11 2020-033 white with splashes double  Betsey Ross?
12 2020-080 white bomb Carolina Moon?
13 2020-077 blush pink with bright yellow centers Japanese Moon of Nippon?
14 2020-036 white NOT Blooming Japanese Moon of Nippon?
15 2020-006 white with yellow center Japanese Moon of Nippon?
16 2020-119 white with yellow center Japanese Sitka?
17 2020-012 white with yellow center and red carpels Japanese Variety1
18 2020-069 white with yellow center and red carpels Japanese Variety1
19 2020-092 blush bomb Variety2
20 2020-019 palest pink with cream centers and flecks of red on some bomb Variety2
21 2020-110 white with cream center and pink stamen bomb Variety2
22 2020-010 white with flecks of red on some bomb Variety2
23 2020-024 white double Variety3
24 2020-005 white double Variety3
25 2020-117 white double Variety3
26 2020-122 white  double Variety3
27 2020-062 white - pure white double Variety3
28 2020-048 white with salmon center splashes double Variety4
29 2020-084 white with salmon centers double Variety4
30 2020-026 white bomb Variety5


American Peony Society Registry

Peony Database

LME Library's catalog search for peonies

Summer Reading Program 2021 Info Page

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Summer Reading 2021! 

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Register Online; then download the ReaderZone app from your smart device's app store. 

ALL AGES have the same reading program. This will simplify everything for our readers. Our program is 100% paper-free and no check-ins required! We're using ReaderZone's digital reading program (instructions here). Our reading program code is f9a28. Reading minutes are to be recorded starting June 1 - 30, 2021. This instructional VIDEO by ReaderZone can help you get started.

The LME Library has partnered with local businesses to bring you LME Tokens that can be spent at participating businesses:

  • Country Feed & Supply
  • Dirt Road Designs
  • Ellen's Diner
  • Frosted & Sprinkles
  • The Garden Spot 
  • Princeville Pharmacy
  • Princeville Prints (in the old Community Bank bldg. on Main St.)

All LME Library patrons who log their reading with us will get 1 LME Token for every 100 minutes they read/listen to books (up to 10 tokens for 1,000 minutes maximum). Tokens may be spent at the local businesses above from June 1, 2021 to July 31, 2021. Each LME Token is worth $1.00. By simply earning and spending LME Tokens you are helping local mom & pop shops during this difficult time for small businesses. 
LME Tokens may not be redeemed for cash and no change will be given.


2021 Summer Reading Notes:
  • There are smartphone/tablet apps available free from ReaderZone for Apple, Android, & Amazon devices. This is the easiest interface to use with timers to track reading time or manual minutes read entry options. Parents can track their entire household under one login with individual "child" profiles under it. 
  • Patrons without smart devices can signup on a computer at
  • If you do not have a computer or internet access you may still participate!!! Simply call us and we'll register and update reading minutes for you.
  • Everyone who listens to a single story may count those minutes. (Example: If Mom reads to 3 children for 20 minutes they all can log those minutes. 
  • Books, eBooks, magazines, graphic novels, comic books, newspapers, audiobooks, study/research/homework materials ALL COUNT as reading minutes.
  • Special 5th-8th Grade note:
    • There is a suggested reading list of the 20 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award Nominees (RCYRBA) for 2022. These books are merely suggestions but highly recommended by the Princeville School District Language Arts Teachers. However, these titles are not required and all reading minutes will count.
    • As an added bonus, 5th-8th grade students who read 3 of the nominees will be eligible to vote for the RCYRBA winner and can enter to win a prize in February 2022!



Princeville Peony Project

In 2020, the Lillie M. Evans Library District started the Princeville Peony Project or P3. We worked with the Princeville Heritage Museum and other community organizations to locate, photograph, and identify Auten peonies still growing in and around Princeville.This project will take several years to complete, but we have started to catalog some of the iconic images of Princeville—the Auten peonies.

Want to see some of the 122 specimens photographed in 2020. Click here! (This page is under construction so please be patient as we work through the images and identification)

Do you have an Auten peony? If you are certain you have an Auten variety, please fill out this form online or call the library sometime between May 18-June 18. Please contact us after your peonies have started blooming so that we can get photos for identification purposes. The library website is and our phone number is 385-4540. For 2020, we are focusing only on peonies that residents know for sure are Auten varieties. In subsequent years, we hope to open identification to possible Auten varieties but we want to focus on the known specimens first.

Thank you for helping us preserve our local history!

Peonies and Princeville

Princeville is known locally as the Peony Capital of the World due to Edward Auten, Jr. and his fields of peonies. Mr. Auten was a life-long Princeville resident who was educated at Harvard University. He graduated with a degree in economics and music and worked at his father’s bank, Auten & Auten. He had many interests and was an accomplished organist and composer.

Mr. Auten started growing peonies as a hobby. He turned to peonies after abandoning roses due to their thorns and difficulty overwintering. As his passion for peonies grew, it became a full-time business. From 1925 until he retired in 1963, Mr. Auten introduced almost 300 named varieties of peonies—many still popular today.

Auten peony fields drew visitors from across the state and around the country. Peonies would bloom in May and June along both sides of Route 91 on the north side of town and by the village of Monica, a few miles west of Princeville. Princeville’s first “Peony Day” was held on Sunday, June 6, 1937 and became an annual event. Crowds flocked to Princeville so they could view the fields and purchase varieties.

Edward Auten Jr. died on May 13, 1974 at the age of 92. By the time he retired at the age of 81, he had devoted more than 50 years to growing and hybridizing peonies. The fields are gone now, but Mr. Auten’s legacy and his impact on Princeville remains. link:

[Photo courtesy of the Princeville Heritage Museum]


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