McCoy Memorial Library

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130 South Washington Street
1(618) 643-2125

Ginger Finley, Library Director

The Aaron G. Cloud House, now the McCoy Memorial Library, was built in 1884 for Aaron G. Cloud, the founder of the Cloud State Bank; it has served as a library since 1922. The red brick house a central tower with a pyramidal roof atop the front entrance, a semicircular bay on the front facade, and an entrance porch spanning three bays of the building. The house includes Eastlake Style ornamentation throughout its design. The house includes nine interior fireplaces; the four fireplaces on the first floor are surrounded by decorative wood and tiles. The home was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 15, 1978.

If you do not live in McLeansboro, but you own property in Mcleansboro, and pay taxes on that property, you are eligible for a library card.

Library hours

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri



Library workers

Amanda May

Library Board Meeting Minutes

For more information visit their Facebook Page, or their official website.

Hamilton County Historical Society

The purpose of the Hamilton County Historical Society is to bring together those persons interested in history, and especially in the history of Hamilton County, Illinois.

The Society’s major function is to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area and to arouse interest in the past.

The Society maintains a museum and genealogy library on the second floor of the McCoy library where these items are preserved and made accessible to those who wish to examine them.


President – Eileen Mayberry

Vice President – Donetta Malone

Secretary – Julie Brenner

Treasurer – Clara Farris

Trustees – Marcella Kane, Gerald Mayberry, Penny Van Winkle

For more information please visit their website.