NOTICE: Library Hours --Closed Monday, February 20, 2017 in honor of Presidents' Day

Please note that for the Presidents' Day holiday, the library will be CLOSED on Monday, February 20. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, February 21.

The library staff wishes all of our patrons a happy and safe holiday!

Christy Mathewson : America's first sports hero --presentation on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

Boys emulated him. Girls swooned over him. Adults admired him and companies coveted his endorsements. One hundred years ago, Christy Mathewson had the name recognition we associate with contemporary athletes such as Michael Jordan. Join us on Tuesday, February 21 at 6:00 p.m. as presenter Craig Pierce brings Christy Mathewson’s compellilng story to life! Hear about Mathewson’s remarkable accomplishments on and off the field, meet the characters of baseball’s “Deadball Era”, learn the circumstances of Mathewson’s early death, discover the fascinating Industrial Revolution marvel that brought professional sport to the masses, and participate in a re-creation of an early baseball radio broadcast in this exciting presentation.

This program is free and open to the public. To register and save a spot, please contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Read to Feed Winter Reading Challenge update --Minutes read at 138,407!

Our goal is in sight! Readers have logged 138,407 minutes as of February 14. We are well on our way to meeting our goal of 250,000 minutes read by February 20. We would like to thank everyone who took care of some fines and took care of our community members in need with our "Food for Fines" initiative. Donations were generous! Thank you, readers, for helping us in our second year reading to benefit those in need in our community. Keep reading!

Registration is still open! Stop by the circulation desk to register and pick up a reading log. This challenge is for all ages! Cash and non-perishable food donations are also being collected at the library to add to our gift to those in need. For more information on the Read to Feed winter reading challenge contact the library at 815-943-4671 or ask at the circulation desk.

LEGO Build-it! Club for Grades K-5 --next meeting on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

LEGO builders in Grades K-5 are invited to join Miss Karen on Wednesday, Febrary 22 at 6:00 p.m. for the next meeting of the LEGO Build-it! Club. The Library will supply the Legos; you supply the ideas and skills to match Miss Karen's challenge for that evening! Lego creations will be displayed in the Library's display case after the meeting.

Registration is required. LEGO Build-it! Club will meet on the last Wednesday of each month throughout the school year. A parent/caregiver must accompany the builder. For more information about this program, contact the library at 815-943-4671.

Preschool Storytime continues on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Preschool Storytime continues on Tuesday, February 28 at 10 a.m. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to join Miss Karen and Miss Anna for stories, songs, and crafts on a different theme every Tuesday throughout the winter. Registration is required.

Please register for Storytime at the Circulation Desk. Contact the library at 815-943-4671 for more information or to register. See you on the Penny Carpet!

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