Heyworth Public Library District

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Newsletter ~ July 31, 2014

End of Summer Reading Success!

Paws to Read 2014 was a very successful reading program this summer with many great memories made and stories read.  We loved learning about the animals that live in our area on the farms of our neighbors. We had 159 children sign up with 104 completing their summer reading logs and bingo sheets!

Summer reading would not be the success that it is without our volunteers and our wonderful business donors.  Our donors this year were: The First State Bank of Bloomington – Heyworth Branch, McDonald’s of Mclean Co. (for prizes and the sponsoring of the Ronald McDonald Magic Show), Casey’s General Store, IGA of Heyworth, Subway of Heyworth, Monical’s Pizza, Huck’s, Meathead’s Burgers and Fries, Dowers Auto Sales, Dabney’s Barber Shop, Pit Row, Hometown Hardware, Heartland Community College, and The Normal Cornbelters!  We could not offer the fabulous reading prizes without their generous support.  If you enjoyed this summer’s prizes and programs, tell these businesses thank you for supporting summer reading when you visit them!

Thank you to the following volunteers who have greatly added to our services offered this summer: Dylan Kneller, Amy Law, Colby Law, Madison Law, Harris Porter, Kelly Shaffer, Lona Soice, Grace Swaim, Payton Underwood, and Sarah Urban. More thank yous go out to our local farms and animal owners who gave their time to educate and entertain our youth this summer: Houchin Family Alpaca Farm of Heyworth, Jonalee Mikesh and her reading dog/and reading dog friends, Alecia and Courtney Anderson and their horses, Sharon and John Sledge and their team of mules, and Bob and Nancy Friedrich and their tractors.  We now look forward to Reading with Rhythm 2015!

Technology updates have been slowly happening over this last year. We now have two new patron computers with color printers available, and these can be reserved at the circulation desk. The computers have the latest Microsoft Windows 2013 software installed. Students must be 11 years old or older to use the computers without a parent in the library.  All students under age 18 must have a parent/guardian sign a computer usage agreement to keep on file in the library. Heyworth library card holders can use the computers free of charge as long as they are fine free; otherwise a $1.00 per hour for computer use is charged. Anyone can use the computers with a library card (with fines/fees) or without a library card for the $1.00 per hour with a valid driver’s license or state photo id. All computer users have an hour of use, but may stay logged in as long as no one is waiting. As of last month we have upgraded our copier to a black/white and color copier which has a coin box to handle its usage.  We still offer fax service from the circulation desk for a fee.


Items we collect for our community:

  • Coupons for military families overseas
  • Gently used Hornet Shirts/Sweatshirts and gear
  • Box Tops for Education coupons
  • Coke-Cola Caps


Upcoming Programs:

Monday Evening Book Club, 6:30 p.m.

Aug 25           The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Would you like start your own book club with a group of friends?  We can help with book selection, and loan the books you will need for your group.  Stop by today and ask for details.

Family Storytime will begin again on Thursday evenings, Sept 4th at 6:15 pm and will last 45 min.

Sept. 4 – Oct 23:  Plan now to join us for a stories and a craft.  This evening is geared for pre-school – first grade, however the whole family is welcome to join in on the fun.

Friday Afterschool movies will begin on September 5th.  Movies will start at 3:20 pm.

For a listing of titles being shown please stop by the library for a flyer.

Bring your own snack and drinks with a screw cap lid.

Anime Movie Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. (3rd Saturdays of each Month)

Sept 20         Titles are available in the library.

Lego Block Party, 3:45 pm on the First Tues of each Month beginning September 2nd!

Reel Time/Real Talk, Second Mondays this spring at 6:00 pm.

Aug 11          How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell

Get the book today, and come watch the movie on the 11th.  Join us to discuss which we liked better: team book or team movie!  Open to all ages, and a great family activity!

Heyworth History Club, Fourth Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

All are welcome to join us in collecting and preserving Randolph Township history.

Aug 22           Heyworth History Club 10:30 am

Movies out this week: Winter’s Tail and Rio 2


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