Welcome to the Mills & Petrie Library and Gymnasium. We are happy to serve Ashton and surrounding communities. Contact us for more information.
Linda Dallam, Director
Janet Arroyo, Assistant
Suzanne Paul, Assistant
-The Mills & Petrie Library has a new phone number and new fax number as of October 28, 2022. Please call (815) 453-5048 to reach the Library Director and Library Staff. The new fax number is (815) 453-5058
Community Book Club – 1st Monday of the month
Lee County Council on Aging Representative – 2nd Tuesday of the month by appointment
AFC Elementary School Family Reading Night- Tuesday November 1, 2022 at 217 S. Elm St., Franklin Grove. Join us for a night of fun!
Ashton Christmas Walk – Saturday December 3, 2022 from 4-7pm
Laser-engraved memorial bricks for the walkway at the Mills & Petrie Building are available for $100. The bricks will be installed in the walkway after we have received orders for 20 bricks. To purchase a memorial brick, please complete this form and return in-person or mail with payment to:
Mills & Petrie Library
PO Box 308
Ashton, IL 61006-0308
Katie Koks, Secretary/Treasurer
Linda Dallam, Library Director
Rod & Monetta Young, Building Caretakers
The Mills & Petrie Library Board meets every fourth Monday each month in the Library. Please note: There is no meeting in December.
The Mills & Petrie is a great and affordable, space to host your next event: birthday parties, family reunions, weddings and more!
Facilities available to rent:
For information about available dates to rent the Mills & Petrie Gymnasium, Commercial Kitchen or Meeting Rooms, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-973-8397.
Rod Young, Building Caretaker; and Monetta Young, Building Caretaker and Rental Coordinator