Local History

CAPL has a small collection of Cary area local history books, resources, and photos are available to view in person or online.

Items in our reference collection (for in-library use only)

  • Cary Me Back
  • A Community Grieves: The Fox River Grove/Cary-Grove High School bus/train accident
  • Curtiss: Histories of Curtiss Candy Company Farms & Breeding Service
  • Land atlas and plat book of McHenry County
  • Cary Garden Club
  • And much more

Items available upon request at the Service Center (for in-library use only; an ID or library card is required as collateral while the item is being used)

  • Cary-Grove High School yearbooks (years 1968, 1972-present)
  • Cary Junior High School yearbooks (years 1984-85, 1987-90, 1992, 2004-05)

Items viewable online

View our entire digital collection on the Illinois Digital Archives (IDA)