2019 Summer Reading Program
Monday, June 3rd - Friday, July 19thFor all ages. The 2019 Summer Reading Program, "A Universe of Stories", will begin Monday, June 3rd and run until Friday, July 19th. This program is open to ALL ages, adults, teens and children. REGISTRATION BEGINS MONDAY, JUNE 3RD. By registering to participate, you will be eligible to win prizes and gift cards at the end of the program. There will also be many events associated with Summer Reading, make sure and check back here and on Facebook. For more information or if you have any questions please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library. Happy Reading!!
Sensory Friendly Playtime with Taylor Hurry
Tuesdays in July: 3:30-4:30pmFor elementary aged children. The Library and autism awareness activist, Taylor Hurry, would like to invite children with special sensory needs for this series of sensory friendly playdates. These events will allow children with special sensory needs to meet others like them in a comfortable and familiar environment. Taylor has dedicated his life to working with those with special needs, he graduated college with a BA in Neuroscience specializing in cognitive studies, and is currently getting his Masters in Special Education. There is no cost to attend these sessions, however, registration is required. To register to attend, please visit our "Calendar of Events" page here on the website. You may also call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library during normal hours.
Afternoon Movie at the Library
Thursday, July 18: 1-3pmFor adults. On the third Thursday of the month, we will be showing a movie for adults at the library beginning at 1pm in the upstairs Community Room. The July movie will be the newly released to DVD "Being Rose" starring Cybill Shepherd and James Brolin. This movie has a running time of 1 hour and 29 minutes. Some snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own to share. There is no registration required and no cost to attend, for more information call us at 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.
Visit with NASA Ambassador Steve Schauer
Friday, July 19: 6-7:30pmFor all ages. NASA Ambassador Steve Schauer will talk about the Apollo Moon landing, which celebrates it's 50th Anniversary this month. Steve Schauer is a Solar System Ambassador for NASA, Steve grew up in rural Wisconsin and always had a passion for science and math. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Evangel University and eventually a PhD. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Iowa. After spending a number of years working in chemical research and teaching at the collegiate level, Steve sought a new challenge, and went back to school for Information Technology. There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is REQUIRED. For more information or to register to attend, please call 309-523-3440 or stop by the library. You may also register here on the website via the Calendar of Events page.
2019 Summer Reading Finishing Party
Saturday, July 20: 10am-12pmFor all age groups. We will have games, activities, and treats to celebrate the end of summer reading! Gift cards and other prizes earned will be available for pick up beginning at this time. For more information, please call Ms. Cathy or Ms. Jade at 309-523-3440 or stop by the library.
Wireless internet access covers the entire building! Computers are available for public use in the adult, young adult, children and meeting room areas.