Library News

Library Closed Friday for Staff Training

All locations of The Hayner Public Library District will be closed Friday, August 5, 2022, for Staff Development Day. This training day includes CPR, AED, and software training. The library will reopen for normal business hours on Saturday, August 6, 2022. 


2022 Election Calendar

Due to the delay in the 2020 Census, the 2022 Illinois primary election will be three months later than normal.

Illinois Primary

March 30–June 23      Vote by mail applications accepted

May 19                      Early voting begins, vote by mail ballots mailed                               

June 27                     Last day for early voting 

June 28                     Primary Election Day    

U.S. General Election  

November 8               General Election Day

For more information on elections, visit the Madison County Clerk’s office at

Register to Vote at the Library

Hayner Library offers voter registration at our Downtown Library and Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall. Please call ahead before arriving at the library to ensure that a voter registrar is available. You must present two forms of identification, one of which must include your current name and residential address.

You can register to vote throughout the year except during the twenty-seven days before an election. Between twenty-seven and seven days before an election you must use Grace Period Registration.

Looking for Your Polling Place?

Visit the Madison County Clerk’s website at Click on “Elections,” select “Where to Vote” from the drop-down menu, then choose “Polling Place on Election Day.” Fill in the “Voter Information Search" box. From here, you will be shown your polling place, congressional district, legislative district, and representatives.

Grace Period Registration

You may register to vote in the County Clerk’s office starting the day after the close of registration through Election Day. You must also vote at the time of registration during Grace Period Registration.

You may register and vote at any early voting location starting fifteen days before the election through Election Day.

Madison County Clerk's Office
157 North Main Street, Suite 109
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


New! Walking Book Club

Walking1Hayner Library is happy to introduce a new program, the Walking Book Club!

A walking book club is like a regular book club, except you meet at a walking trail and get some exercise while chatting about books. Studies have shown that walking stimulates our brain and helps us to focus and be more creative. Our Walking Book Club integrates mental, physical, and social activities, improving brain health while enjoying the company of others!  Come enjoy the fresh air and beautiful trails!

Check back soon for the next Walking Book Club date, time, and location. 

Registration is required for the Walking Book Club. Click here to download a registration form. You can also pick up a registration form at the library. For more information, please email the library at or call 618-462-0677.

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