Heyworth Public Library District

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Heyworth Public Library District Celebrates 75th Birthday by Joining the Barn Quilt Heritage Trail of McLean County


Railroad Crossing Quilt Block to Be Unveiled

HEYWORTH, IL– 75 years and still serving our community. The Heyworth Public Library District is celebrating our past by connecting with the Barn Quilt Heritage Trail of McLean County. Kay Henrichs of BQHT spoke at the Randolph Township History Club during the winter of 2015 and inspired its members to go to the library board to ask for the HPLD’s inclusion in this countywide effort with a Railroad Crossing quilt pattern block. It is a perfect way to tie our agricultural and railroad history to the birthday of the library. The library will unveil the quilt block on the library’s birthday, May 19 at 2 p.m. Reid Young, Program Coordinator, Local Food Systems and Small Farms at the University of Illinois Extension will be on hand to answer questions and field interest in the BQHT of McLean Co. (http://web.extension.illinois.edu/lmw/barnquilts/)

Local quilter, Kim Travers, wrote out instructions to replicate the Railroad Crossing quilt block. We have copies in the library and on the library website. We would love area quilters to create a block and return it to the library so we can construct a quilt created by our community. Quilt blocks should be turned in to the library by August 31.

HPLD continues to be an active, integral part of the community by providing the resources, facility and services to support reading, creativity, cultural activities, and information needs while building a sense of community. In the last five years, the library has evolved to a fully online public library. We are connected with 193 different libraries via the online catalog with access to all libraries in the state through interlibrary loan. Being online also allows the library to be available 24/7 with access to two eBook/audiobook databases. We also have available downloadable music and our online Bookmyne app and RSA catalog to research materials and place holds. We like to remind our community “We are so much larger than our walls!”

Library cards are free to residents who live in Randolph Township and the northwest portion of Downs Township. HPLD library cards may be used at any library in RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System).  This service area includes Normal Public Library, Bloomington Public Library, Mt. Hope/Funks Grove Library, and the Vespasian Library in Clinton, IL among many others.  If Heyworth Public Library does not have an item our customers needs, we can usually obtain it freely from another library through interlibrary loan.

There is something for everyone at the Heyworth Public Library! We are not just about books; visit our website for all our services, materials, and programs.   You are sure to find something to spark your interest!  Our friendly staff is always willing to help in your search for materials. Visit heyworthlibrary.com.


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