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Library News ~ April 22, 2015

Stop in the Heyworth Library and view the prized toys of John Sledge's father when he was an eleven year old boy. An amazing collection of creativity and imagination. Do you have a family treasure to share? Or a collection we could showcase? Let us know - 473-2313.

Stop in the Heyworth Library and view the prized toys of John Sledge’s father when he was an eleven year old boy. An amazing collection of creativity and imagination. Do you have a family treasure to share? Or a collection we could showcase? Let us know – 473-2313.

Our last Heyworth History Club program of our winter series will be April 28 at 6 p.m. Please join us to learn more about lesser known cemeteries in McLean County from speaker Lona Juers, McLean County Genealogy Society’s Director of Cemeteries. She will share her knowledge and bring to life the lesser known histories of cemeteries in our large county. Sign up today to learn more about the history in our backyard, and bring your questions too.

Next up is our Randolph Township Cemetery Tour II this spring. Join the Heyworth History Club on May 2 from 9:30 a.m. until about 2:00 p.m. for the second Randolph Township Cemetery Tour. Once again Richard Gray will be our driver with Lona Soice our guide as we board the comfortable Full Gospel Church bus on the library parking lot for a trip around the township where we will visit five of our cemeteries learning about their histories and visiting some of the notable burials in each. As an added feature this year, Lona will note and point out some of our country churches from days gone by, learning a bit about the history of each one.

Seating on the bus is limited, and the program is free, so call or come to the library to reserve a spot. Be sure to wear comfortable, old shoes. We will disembark and take a walk through each cemetery, weather permitting. Also pack a sack lunch.  A lunch break will be scheduled around noon back at the library in the Community Room. Our tour will end with the Heyworth Cemetery, but the bus will drop us back at the library parking lot at approximately 2:00.

Read to the Rhythm 2015 is almost ready to roll as we convert the library into the “House of Blues” with cool tunes and hot reads! National research from Dominican University finds that students who participate in public library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate. So get these dates on your calendar today, and prepare to Read to the Rhythm all summer long!

Calling all youth volunteers to help with the summer reading programing! Do you like to work with younger children, or would you like more solitary jobs working with books (book wranglers)? We could use your help! Under the “How Do I…” section of our website (heyworthlibrary.com) we list all the many volunteer opportunities available. You can read a brief description, and if interested: download, fill out, and turn in. It’s that easy.

June 6 – July 18        Begin reading for prizes – All Ages! (See corrected dates!)

June 9                        10:30 a.m. –1st Tuesday morning summer reading program -The Rhythm of the Forest

June 11                      6:15 p.m. – Family Story-time kicks off -Dr. Lockett – The Normal Storyteller

Items we collect for our community:

  • Coupons for military families overseas
  • Gently used Heyworth Hornet Shirts/Sweatshirts and branded athletic gear
  • Box Tops for Education coupons/Campbell soup labels/Tyson Chicken product labels
  • Coca-Cola product bottle caps and reward coupons off of cases of Coca-Cola products
  • HP ink cartridges
  • Paper towel cardboard tubes

Upcoming Programs:

Knitting for Beginners, 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. We are thrilled to offer beginning knitting! Must sign up to attend, limited space.  Available to anyone 4th grade and up.

            May 4 and May 18 are the next Knitting Nights

Monday Evening Book Club, 4th Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Would you like to 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.

April 27         The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

May 18          Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Friday Afterschool movies, 3:20 p.m. every Friday the library is open during the school year. 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.

Heyworth History Club, 4th Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to join us in collecting and preserving Randolph Township history.

April 29          Heyworth History Club     10:30 a.m. 

Lego Block Party, Last one for this school year. 3:45 p.m. Afterschool snack, Lego games, and creative building.  We will be celebrating everything Star Wars a day late for May the Fourth Be With You Day! Sign up at the library. 1st grade – 8th grade.

            May 5             Lego Block Party                 3:45 pm    

For all programs and more, see our website at heyworthlibrary.com. If you would like to attend a program please call the library at: 473-2313.

NEW BOOKS:

Angel Court Affair by Anne Perry; At the Waters Edge by Sara Gruen; Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo; Buried Secrets by Irene Hannon; Miracle at Augusta by James Patterson; and Poison Ivy by Cynthia Riggs.

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