TheGrayville’s Groff Memorial Library and Museum is a treasure chest of knowledge

The Groff Memorial Library & Museum opened its doors in October of 2011 and includes four Internet-accessible public computing workstations, a small museum area, a public meeting area, children’s and young adult’s collections as well as extensive collections of current fiction and nonfiction books. Our library is handicapped accessible and restrooms are open to the public.

A section of our new library is dedicated to displaying and interpreting artifacts related to the Grayville area’s history and prehistory. Included are prehistoric artifacts dredged out of the Wabash River by the operators of the former Eastwood Sand and Gravel Company.

Historic artifacts excavated from the early village of Bonpas; materials from the Centennial celebration; materials relating to the life and military career of Grayville native Rear Admiral James Meredith Helm, and his wife, who was the social secretary to Eleanor Roosevelt, and materials related to Mrs. Roosevelt’s visit to Grayville in the 1940s are also on display.

Grayville is in the heart of the Illinois Oil Basin and we have stories rich in fossil fuel history as well as programs and artifacts from the Tri-State Oil Show which was held annually in Grayville in the 1950s.

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Library Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed


  • Copies: Black & White: .20/page | Color: .50/page
  • Faxes: Incoming: .50/page | Outgoing: $1.00 first & .50/each additional page
  • Outgoing International Faxes: $4.00 first & $1.00/each additional page

Telephone: (618) 375-7121
Fax: (618) 375-7173

Director Email: [email protected]
Board President Email: [email protected]