Daugherty Public Library District


Who We Are


After the death of Mr. A.C. Daugherty, a well liked school administrator,  in 1970 a community library was begun and named in his honor.  Mr. Daugherty’s

wife who had been the high school librarian for 20 years, donated much in memorial funds and personal time to get the library started.  We started in a 2

car garage attached to the Township Community Building.  In 1972 a referendum was passed to create a tax supported library.  After the death of

Mrs.Daugherty in 1987 the bulk of the Daugherty estate was given to the Daugherty Library.  Many generous donations have been given to the library since

and with these gifts the library is able to supplement the budget.


The library district serves the communities of Dupo, East Carondelet and Sugarloaf Township.  With an approximate population of 7,100.

Our friendly and professional staff are eager to serve you.


CONGRATULATIONS!  You have just received a world of knowledge at your fingertips!  Your Library Card gives you access to the books,

audiobooks and music on CDs,  DVDs, puppets, computer software, magazines… available throughout

Southern Illinois and beyond!


Always present your card to check out materials.  Keep your card, even after it expires, so the information can be updated.  There is a $2.00/$5.00 charge

for replacement cards.  Notify the Library if you move, so that your information can be updated.

Available at DPLD are Books, Large Print Books, Audio Books, Videos, DVDs, Magazines, e-books and more!

Books/Magazines are checked out for 2 weeks.  Audio Books are checked out for 2 weeks and Movies are checked out for  1 week/TV Series 2 weeks

There is a fine of  .10 a day for overdue materials.  Overdues on Movies are $1.00/day




Friends of Daugherty Public Library District

Over the past 30 years, the Friends of the DPLD have used donations to purchase: computers, supported programs, bought materials and much, much more.

The Friends of the Daugherty Public Library District meet five times a year at 7:00 in the library meeting room.  Visitors and new members are always

welcome.  Call the library for the next meeting date.



Santa Breakfast (first Saturday in December

Used books are always on sale in the library for

.50 (hardcover)

.25 (paperbacks)