Emergency Telephone System Board
1078 W Rotary Way
Decatur, IL 62521
This System will be used in the event of an emergency within Macon County. Alerts will be sent out with
potentially lifesaving messages regarding critical events such as chemical leaks, active shooter situations,
etc. This information will be sent to residents who have signed up online and to any resident who uses a
landline telephone. If you only use a cell phone, you will not receive these critical notifications unless
you sign up online.
Alerts for significant weather events are also among the notifications residents may sign up for.
Villages are able to send Village Alerts to anyone who signs up for alerts such as, but not limited to, boil
orders, road closures or construction, and winter weather closures. The villages offering these alerts
are: Forsyth, Harristown, Long Creek, Maroa, Mt. Zion, Oreana, and Warrensburg.
There are several ways to receive an alert: Text, phone call, email, TTY/TTD, or using the Everbridge app
found in the App Store.
If you are already signed up for the Macon County Emergency Alert & Notification System, please log in
to verify your contact information is up to date.
If you haven’t signed up, please do so by visiting one of the websites listed below. Once on the page,
look for the police car icon that says >>CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.
For questions regarding the Emergency Alert & Notification System or assistance in signing up, please
contact the Macon County ETSB at (217) 424-1002 Ext 202 or Ext 203.
Want to be more involved in your Community?? Here are a couple suggestions:
The Warrensburg Fire Department is looking for volunteers. If interested, contact any member of the department for information or stop by the Fire House any Thursday evening.
Attend a Village Board of Trustees meeting to learn what is happening in the Village and discover if you can be an active participant in making a difference in this community. Meetings are the 1st & 3rd Mondays at 5:30 p.m.
The library will be closed Monday, June 19th for Juneteenth.
Our meeting room is now open to small groups. Masks are required at this time. Call 217.672.3621 to reserve the room.
Harristown Locker Delivery
We can now deliver your library items to our lockers outside the Harristown Village Hall. If you would like your items delivered, please call 217.672.3621.
KIDS & TEENS
Storytime – Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.
Join us at the library each Tuesday morning for a new story and craft. Storytime is a first step toward building literacy and social skills for your child. No registration is required.
Storytime at Harristown Village Hall
0 – 5 years old. Wednesdays at 10:30 am No registration is required.
Music Makers 0 – 4 years old Fridays at 10:30
Bring your little ones to make music each Friday! Join us in singing songs and playing instruments. No registration is required.
Summer Reading Program Schedule (K-5)
All programs start at 10:30 am in Illini Park. Register at the library.
Thursday, June 1 Mister Softee and Games in the Park
Thursday, June 8 Magic & Art Show with Dan Gogh
Thursday, June 15 All About Pets
Thursday, June 22 Unique Twist Balloon Artist Doug Smith
Thursday, June 29 Absolute Butterfly Experience
Coffee Club – Wednesdays 9:30 am
This is an open invitation for anyone from the community to stop by the library for good coffee, company and conversation.
Decatur Quilters Guild’s Quilt Trunk Show
Saturday, June 3rd from 10am – 12pm
Join us for a remarkable showcase of creativity and craftmanship! Immerse yourself in the world of stunning quilts, where threads and fabrics come alive to weave extraordinary tales of beauty and heritage. This event is a great experience for quilt enthusiasts, art lovers, and anyone seeking inspiration.
Second Saturday Book Club
Saturday, June 10th at 11:00 am
Join us in the library for a discussion of “The Secret Life of Groceries” by Benjamin Lorr. This book is a look into the human lives at the heart of the American grocery store.
Hook Nook Crochet Class Tuesdays June 6 & 20 at 6:30 pm
A crocheting class for true beginners where we will be learning the basics. You will learn about crochet techniques, gauge, hook sizes, yarn thickness and other beginner stitches. Bobby will be in the meeting room at 5:30pm for those needing extra guidance!
Make Your Own Welcome Mat
Thursday, June 15th at 6:00pm
Join us to create your own welcome mat! Unleash your creativity at your doorstep. Registration Required.
We now have a Cricut Maker 3 with tools/blades available for public use. Bring your own materials.
New Library Cards for Veterans
New library cards are now available for our patrons who are veterans. These new cards were purchased by the Don Craig Memorial Fund.
People of the Month – John Oakley, Andrew Lewis, Brody Hamilton and Joshua Scheibly for helping set up our book and bake sale!
Special thanks to Levi Horvath, Harrison Reedy and Gary Horvath for helping the Friends group with taking down and transporting books.
Thank you to our Friends of the Library for hosting the book and bake sale that raised money for Barclay Public Library.