Libraries & education

Galesburg Public Library

The Galesburg Public Library offers a variety of books and e-books available to borrow and offers internet access with a library card­­.  Events and programs for residents of all ages are scheduled year-round.


Galesburg CUSD 205

Mission: Helping students achieve their dreams.

Galesburg CUSD 205 provides quality public education for students from preschool through high school, including options for an alternative or vocational high school.

Knoxville Cusd 202

(309) 289-2328

Mission: WE ARE KNOXVILLE...educating all students to be productive, involved members of our society.

ROWVA Cusd 208

(309) 483-3711

The mission of R.O.W.V.A. District No. 208, with the support of their communities, is to educate students in a safe and nurturing environment, through a challenging, relevant curriculum that cultivates life-long learning, problem-solving, self-esteem, and personal responsibility resulting in confident, self- sufficient, and productive citizens.

Abingdon-Avon CUSD 276

(309) 462-2301

School calendar

Mission: Educate every student, every day!

Regional office of education 33

(309) 345-3828

ROE 33 provides alternative education and services to communities in Henderson, Knox, Mercer, and Warren counties.

Costa catholic academy

Costa Catholic Academy offers a preschool through eighth-grade curriculum.  They believe it is their mission to provide a well-rounded Catholic education based on excellence in academics and dedicated to the development of the whole child- spiritually, intellectually, and physically.

Galesburg Christian school

Established in 1996, GCS is a well-established educational institution, dedicated to working together with the home and church, to provide a Christ-centered, spiritual, academic, and physical foundation in a nurturing environment to produce citizens who will be a transforming influence in their world.

Carl Sandburg College is a junior college dedicated to serving the educational needs of west and central Illinois. Individual and community improvement through education is the goal of Sandburg.  They strive to give individuals the ability to think critically, to realize their human potential, and to become a constructive force in their environment.

Carl Sandburg College

Knox College

Knox College is a nationally ranked liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois, devoted to providing a personalized education in a diverse and vibrant community.  Knox provides its students with an education that prepares them to be engaged, innovative, and productive global citizens, ready to lead lives of purpose.

Photo courtesy of Knox College

Photo courtesy of Galesburg Christian School

Knox County Public Schools

Parochial Schools



Galesburg Community Preschool

(309) 343-0731

School calendar

Community Preschool is a private preschool in Galesburg, Illinois that was established in 1971.  They are dedicated to giving our students the best education to prepare them for kindergarten.  Teachers facilitate learning through a variety of hands on experiences.

Learning Connections

(309) 343-3014

Learning Connections of Galesburg is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization located in Galesburg, Illinois. They are pleased to be Galesburg's premier early learning center, as they offer care and learning opportunities for children from ages 6 weeks through 5 years.  They are a Christian based facility and believe in modeling character traits such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control.


Go Galesburg provides locals, newcomers, and visitors with a single online resource. Go Galesburg aspires to grow the community by spotlighting everything Galesburg has to offer.

We invite you to utilize this resource as needed. All additions to the Community Events Calendar will be reviewed before acceptance. Events are subject to change. 

Go Galesburg is a partnership between the Galesburg Area Convention & Visitors' Bureau, Galesburg Chamber of Commerce, KnoxCorps, Galesburg Community Foundation, and the nonprofit community. 

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Google Places