Our History

Our Town

Kaneville, Illinois is a small village in northern Illinois, first settled in 1836.  It is located almost midway between Aurora and DeKalb, just south of Interstate 88 (The Ronald Reagan Tollway) near the western edge of Kane County.  The Village of Kaneville was incorporated in November 2006.  Kaneville Township is one of sixteen townships in Kane County.  As of the 2010 Census, its population was 1,264 and it contained 508 housing units.  The Township has a total area of 35.13 square miles.  The Library is located inside the Kaneville Township Community Center also known as the Dave Werdin Community Center. 

Our Story
The Kaneville Public Library was founded in 1934 as a project of the Kaneville Women's Club under the leadership of Meda Elizabeth Dadds Flanders.  Since that time, it has been a volunteer library, a WPA Project library, a joint public/school library, a township library, and is presently a tax-supported district library serving the Village of Kaneville and the surrounding area (primarily Kaneville Township).




Meda Elizabeth Dadds Flanders


"A deep bow to Meda Flanders, founder of our library, for the vision and courage to bring a library to Kaneville.  Starting with meager financial resources and euthusiastic volunteers, our library has grown tremendously.  There have been sixty years of beautiful team work.  How proud Meda would be if she could see her dream come true. " 

- Mabel Farley (75th anniversary, 2009)



Meda Elizabeth Dadds Flanders

with daughter Gertrude L. Flanders Lang




Meda Flanders was born in February 1886 and passed away December 1935.







We are located at Main Street and Harter Roads in the Dave Werdin Community Center.


2S101 Harter Rd.

PO Box 29

Kaneville, IL









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