By the end of February, the seed and plant catalogs are landing in mailboxes and souls are longing for some green stuff, flowers, and even the smell of rain-wet DIRT. Get ready for the planting season when Countryside Nursery stops by the library to give us the dirt on the latest goodies for your garden or flower beds: What's hot in the flower realm, what veggie is the new king, improvements in your favorite plants. Come get excited for spring at 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 7. Free event open to the public.
Diorama time again! Assemble your cast of candy PEEPS to re-create a scene from a favorite book! Those sweet little blobs of sugar are perfect actors. Google "Peep dioramas" and get some ideas for entering the library display and contest. For all ages and adults, you can pick up entry forms now at the library and put those cute little PEEPS to work at something other than creating cavities. Entries must be at the library by Monday, March 30 and will be displayed as they arrive before that date. Winners and the "PEEP-le's Choice" will be announced on April 2.
Thanks to the Harvard Rotary Club for funding three new world and domestic travel information databases. To see full descriptions or try them out, click on "A to Z World Databases" at the top right of this page, or in the left-hand column. (Users at home or on Wi-Fi connections in the library will need their library card number in order to connect.)
We also remind you that additional on-line data resources, including educational materials, auto repair, legal forms, and antiques and collectible pricing, are available under "Gale Databases" at the top right or in the left-hand column. All these resources are available to home internet users with a valid library card, or to any user at a library-owned computer station in the library itself.
Zinio eMagazines are here! This free service offers 11 popular magazines in digital format. Browse our collection of full color titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. For more information about the service, click 'eDownloads' on the left or at the top right of this page.
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The library now has a Facebook page.
If you are a Facebook user and would like to visit us, just click on the image here.
Thanks to a program created by the State of Illinois, you can now use your credit card (Master Card, Discover, or American Express) to pay library fines and fees over the web or at the circulation desk. A convenience charge will be added to your payment, and you can find more details about the program at this link. The link to follow when you wish to make an online payment now appears in the left hand column of this page immediately beneath More Links. The library will also continue to accept cash or your personal check with ID, as always. Please call the library at 815-943-4671 for more information or if you have questions.