Heyworth Public Library District

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Newsletter ~ May 20, 2015

The Heyworth Public Library has been converted into the “House of Blues” with cool tunes and hot reads for this year’s Read to the Rhythm 2015! 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. You can access all our programs on our website at heyworthlibrary.com, choose the “What’s Happening” link, then “Programs”, and select “Summer Reading Programs”. We have listed all our classes and programs. We also use Google calendaring, so save time and sync our calendar to your Gmail account. Or visit the library and pick up a program guide. Either way get these dates on your calendar today, and prepare to Read to the Rhythm all summer long!

If you can’t attend programs, children age 3 through 103 can still read for prizes. We have also “triple dog dared” students to read more than their parents this year! Reading for prizes runs June 6 – July 18. Only Heyworth Public Library materials count for reading for prizes. So make plans to stop in on June 6th or after.

May 19

  •   Sign up for summer programs began

June 6 – July 18       

  • Read for prizes – Ages 3 and up!

June 9

  • 10:30 a.m. – Tuesday Summer reading program -The Rhythm of the Forest

June 11   

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

Calling all youth volunteers to help with the summer reading programming! 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 volunteer opportunities available. You can read a brief description, and if interested: download, fill out, and turn in. It’s that easy.

Upcoming early closing times* and closures:

May 25         Closed for Memorial Day

May 28         Open 10 – 5 pm*

May 30         Open 10 – Noon*

Also a reminder that our Tuesday hours change in the summer. In June, July, and August we are open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesdays.  All other hours remain the same all year around.

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:

McLean County Art ROVER 3D Art PROGRAM for 11 – 18 year olds

  • Mask Making Workshop June 25, 26; 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • This free class held in the library will explore how masks have been used throughout time in many cultures to tell stories—whether to warn children from danger, to share legends, or to teach historical events. They are also used to disguise or to transport to other worlds. Think of a mask you would like to create that you can connect with; the character can be fully imaginary or can be based off of someone or something that already exists. We will be painting, collaging, and gluing onto mask bases to create our finished pieces. Sign up is necessary.

Open Craft Night

  • 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month, 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. The Knitting for Beginners program will take a break this summer (June – August) and start back up again in the fall.  However, knitters and crafters who would still like to meet and socialize in the library every 1st and 3rd Monday from 6:30 pm -7:30 pm are welcome.

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.
  • June 22         First Frost by Sara Addison Allen
  • July 27          One Good Dog by Susan Wilson 

Friday Afterschool movies

  • 3:20 p.m. every Friday the library is open through May 29th.  Then in June, July, and August we will show movies on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. For a listing of titles being shown, please stop by the library for a flyer or visit our website. 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.
  • May 27          Heyworth History Club     10:30 am 

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.


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