In 1965, Auburn celebrated it centennial year.

The Auburn Historical Society was formed to collect past stories and pictures with the resulting booklet entitled "History of Auburn." A letter from ’lyn Pignon, one of the contributing writers, mentions many of those who worked on this book, including Bertha Penn, Floyd Lorton, Orin Jenkins, Theodore Smith, Daisy Lochridge Lewis, and Johnanna Lanham.

History of Auburn is 64 pages of narratives, accounts and photographs. You can download a PDF copy here.

History of Auburn


The Auburn Public Library believes in knowledge, enjoyment, inspiration, and creativity. The staff live out this vision by providing a wide range of services to the community. Home-bound delivery is available to those who are unable to leave their home. Book Club meets once a month to discuss the group’s selected book. Chess Club and Pokémon Club are favorites among the teens. Storytime is eventful as children bring their lunches to eat while enjoying crafts and a story. The library is also a host to community donations such as glasses, fleece for blankets, supplies, box tops, and much more!

Books, DVDs, audio CDs, magazines, video games, and educational kits are available for checkout. If an item is not available, patrons can request items from other libraries through the inter-library loan

Four computers are available for use as well as free WiFi. Patrons can print, make copies, laminate, or fax documents for a small fee. Scanning documents is free.

The library also has a small community room that is free for public use. Patrons must call or visit the library to reserve the space. Reservations can be done up to three months in advance.

To keep informed of everything going on at the library, you can follow them online.

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Pohlod Park

Location: Iris and Madison
Size: 70,413 square feet

Union Park (East Park)

Location: 115 East Madison
Size: 58,800 square feet

East Park Pavilion is available to rent in April (depending on weather) through October. Those who wish to rent the East Park Pavilion must visit the City Utility Office during normal business hours of Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or complete an online rental agreement form and submit to the city office. A deposit of $50.00 must be made at the time of completing the application. A copy of the paid rental agreement will be e-mailed or mailed to those renting the facility as proof of reservation and payment. I need to make sure that I provide to you a copy of all of our updated forms as the ones on the site now have been changed


Any questions regarding the rental of the East Park Pavilion can be directed to 217-438-6151 ext.-2308 or view the community calendar on the city website to see what dates may already be reserved.

Squad Park

Location: 1300 West Jefferson
Size: 9,600 square feet

Veterans Park

Location: Ball Park Drive
4 baseball diamonds, childrens play area and concession stand


The City of Auburn Adopt-A-Park Program is a partnership between the City of Auburn and volunteers in an effort to keep our community clean, safe, and attractive. By working together, we can continue to provide a beautiful environment in which to live and raise a family. The program also educates and encourages people to stop littering and take pride in the city parks and overall community in which they serve. For more information regarding the Adopt-A-Park program please see this document.


Go Trojans!

Auburn School District #10 is committed to excellence. Our students excel in the classroom, on the playing field, and through the many clubs, organizations and extracurriculars that we offer.

You’ll find a list of contact information for our schools below, or feel free to check out the school district’s website.

Darren Root

Administrative Office
606 North Street
(217) 438-6164

Auburn Elementary School

Amy Donaldson, Principal
445 North Sth Street
(217) 438-6916

Auburn Middle School

Matt Grimm, Principal
601 North 7th Street
(217) 438-6919

Auburn High School

Nathan Essex, Principal
Michelle Reiss, Assistant Principal
511 North 7th Street
(217) 438-6817

Auburn Junior High at Divernon

Christy Bailey, Principal
303 E. Kenney Street, Divernon
(217) 628-3414

School Bus Garage

North 7th Street
(217) 438-3521

Auburn Baptist Church

316 West Adams
Auburn, Illinois 62615

Phone: (217) 438-6345

Auburn Christian Church

118 South Apache
Auburn, Illinois 62615

Phone: (217) 438-3047

Auburn First Church of the Nazarene

500 West Monroe Street
Auburn, Illinois 62615

Phone: (217) 438-3255

Auburn United Methodist Church

14100 State Route 4
Auburn, Illinois 62615

Phone: (217) 438-3126

Cornerstone Community Church

231 West Van Buren
Auburn, Illinois 62615

Phone: (217) 438-4073

Holy Cross Parish (formerly St Benedict’s)

128 E. Washington
Auburn, Illinois 62615-0287

Phone: (217) 438-6222

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

1127 West North Street
Auburn, Illinois 62615

Phone: (217)438-3636

New Covenant Christian Ministries

1018 W. Washington St.
Auburn, Illinois 62615

Phone: 217-503-6807

Meadowbrook Baptist Church

111 North Iris Drive
Auburn, Illinois 62615

Phone: (217) 438-3428

New Life Family Church

303 South Clover
Auburn, Illinois 62615

Phone. (21 7)438-3956

New Testament Church of Jesus Christ

604 W Adams
Auburn, Illinois 62615

Phone: (217) 416-3747

Trinity Lutheran Church

1201 West Jackson Street
Auburn, Illinois 62615

Phone: (217) 438-6820

Auburn Alumni Association
Auburn American Legion
Auburn American Legion
Auburn-Divernon PTO
Auburn Veteran of Foreign Wars
Auburn Lions Club
Boy Scouts
Youth Baseball/Softball Association
Cub Scouts
Auburn Helping Hands
Auburn Knights of Columbus
Auburn Music Boosters
Auburn Soccer Association
Saturday Youth Basketball
Auburn Ministerial Alliance

If you would like to have your organization listed on this website or need to update your information, please contact:

The Auburn Community Center is located at 118 N. Sth Street and is available to rent for special occasions, such as baby or bridal showers, family gatherings, birthday parties, and group meetings. Depending on setup, the Center can seat 75 and hold 100 individuals. Tables, chairs, and kitchen area (includes stove, microwave, and refrigerator) are available to use with the rental of the space

Those who wish to rent the community center can print the form out online or visit the City Utility Office during normal business hours (Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)    A deposit must be made at the time of completing the application. If an application is completed and turned in after hours, the deposit must be included with the contract to fully reserve the date.

A copy of the paid contract will be e-mailed or mailed to the individual who completed the application for proof of payment and reservation.

Rental Rates

For Community Club Meetings — $5.00

For Residents (Auburn Utilities) — $75.00 ($25 refunded when cleaned & key returned)

For Non-Residents (non-Auburn Utilities) — $150.00 ($50 refunded when cleaned & key returned)

To check availability, rent, or simply see the Community Center rental space, please contact the City Utility Office at 217-438-6151 EXT. 2304 or visit the community calendar on the city website to verify if a date is available to rent.