Use Explore More Illinois to find fun and educational places to go on a free afternoon or for a little getaway.


Sightsee and save money!
Discover new places or return to favorites! 


Explore More Illinois is easy to use and free with your library card. You must have a valid Graves-Hume Public Library card.


Visit the login page to begin: Graves-Hume Explore More Illinois.

  • Your library card number and PIN is needed to gain access. Your PIN is the last four digits of your library card number. Choose the attraction and date of your planned visit and submit your request. You will receive an email confirmation with details specific to the attraction.
  • Current offers include the Discovery Center in Rockford, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, the Chicago Children's Museum on Navy Pier in Chicago, and more! Partnerships with other attractions are pending, so check back periodically. 

More information can be found on the FAQ page.  Please note, some of the attractions require a printed pass.