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Weekly Newsletter

May 10, 2012

Our first Randolph Township Cemetery Tour was a success with 39 persons attending and fabulous weather; it made for a memorable day.  Much gratitude and thanks go to the Randolph Township Cemetery Board for letting us pursue this venture, The Full Gospel Tabernacle Church for the use of their bus, to Retired Rev. Richard Gray for driving the bus, and to Lona Soice and Charlotte O’Dea for all the research and time they devoted to informing and entertaining us with the incredible history in our own backyard.  If you missed this wonderful journey, but would like to read about our adventure, we are selling the brochures for $2.00 to cover our cost of paper.  You can also check out our latest addition about the founder of Randolph Township: Gardner Randolph of Illinois by Jacquelyn Hansen.  This book is available at the library.  Anyone interested in helping preserve our local history can meet at the library May 16, at 10:30 in the Community Room.


Summer reading is around the corner.  Visit our website for the many programs offered this summer.  We will be visiting Heyworth Grade School with flyers soon.  Of course you can always visit the library to pick up flyers as well.  Adult Movie nights, Art Classes, Tuesday morning Family Storytime, Ronald McDonald Magic Show, Thursday afternoon programs, The Zoo Lady, Toddler Time, Ecology Action Center, Thursday evening story time, Wednesday and Friday afternoon movies, AND SO MUCH MORE will be available!  We have six programs that children must sign up for before attending.  We will begin sign ups on May 19th at the library.  Reading for prizes will begin June 4th.

Heyworth Public Library is excited to begin a LEGO Time program this summer.  LEGO Time will offer youth builders an opportunity to join together, create, and share inspiration. We are asking for the community members to look through their closets and donate LEGOS/Duplos their children have outgrown to help supplement our supplies.  You can drop off LEGOS at any time during regular hours.  If you would like to make a monetary donation to help purchase new LEGOS or more LEGO reading materials we would welcome your support as well.

Monthly Genealogy and Local History meeting

Wed., May 16 at 10 am.  All are welcome to help preserve Randolph Township history.  Come join us as we organize the historical records and materials we have collected at the library, access the cemetery tour, and begin an oral history project.  If you have local history or genealogical items to donate to the Alexander Room please see Alice or Beth at the library.  You can view the current title holdings on our website under the Local History and Genealogy link.

Canine Reading Buddies Program

We now offer two different days a month.  Every third Thursday after school at 3:30 p.m. and NEWLY added every second Thursday at 6 p.m. (for three students at each session).   Sign up begins on the first Thursday of each month.

May 10 @ 6pm/6:20pm/6:40pm

May 17 @ 3:30pm/3:50pm/4:15pm

If you have a club, collection or hobby you would like to display at the library we would love to offer our display cases to the community.  Stop by and see Alice or Beth.

Weekly Programs:

After school movies:  Every Friday at 3:15 pm.  The schedule of movies to be shown is posted and available in the library.  Bring a friend, snacks, and a drink with a lid for a movie afternoon at your Heyworth Library.

New DVD Movie titles:

Downton Abbey Season 2 and My Week with Marilyn are available this week. Our NEW DVD movies can be loaned for three nights for $1.00. All others are available for 7 nights for $1.00. 

Adult:  Betrayal by Danielle Steele; In Too Deep by Mary Connealy; Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward; Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris; Life as I Blow It by Sarah Colonna; Robert B Parkers Lullaby by Ace Atkins.

Young Adult: Whisper by Alyson Noel; Sacrifice by Laura Burns; Shadowspell by Jenna Black.

Children:  Meeow and the Blue Table by Sebastien Braun; Remarkable by Lizzie K. Foley; Penny and Her Song by Kevin Henkes; Duckling gets a Cookie by Mo Willems.


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