A Regional Economic Development and Community Engagement Program

Offering an Exciting Collection of Community Workshops, Classes, and Certificate Programs

Making a real difference in Central and Southern Illinois

Library Workshops is changing the face of community education and the Public Library System forever. By linking passionate instructors, hobbyists, and craftsman with forward-thinking directors and trustees, we create new,  vibrant and much-needed community hubs ... where small business owners, entrepreneurs, adventurers, home chefs, photographers, families and more celebrate their individual interests and find help when they need it. "It's about focusing on what needs to happen," says Rod Deutschmann, Library Workshop co-founder. "It's about rebuilding the library brand, about strengthening the heart and soul of our communities and raising the economic outlook for Central and Southern Illinois forever. Library Workshops is about change ... it's about our future.”

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Participating Libraries


Small Business Classes & Certificate Programs

Get control over your marketing, advertising, SEO, Social Media and more with our insightful two-hour classes and full six-hour certificate programs.

Leisure Learning Workshops and Special Events

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the guitar, make your own jewelry, fly a drone or bass fish like a professional ... we've got those workshops and more!

Family Enrichment & Engagement Opportunties

From family reading programs, group photography outings, fishing tournaments, RC racing groups, family movie nights and more ... we've got your weekends covered.

Group Meet-Ups and Hands-On Practice Sessions

Learning something is one thing, practical experience and continuing support is another. Many of our workshops offer a variety of follow-up options!

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