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HPLD Summer Reading Kick OFF

SNAG-16051116291900Every Hero Has A Story!  Are you ready for Summer Reading 2016? May 19 it all begins! Prepare to learn about the superhero you will become at the Heyworth Public Library as we transform into Hero Headquarters.

May 19th at Hero Headquarters:

  • 5:00 p.m. – Sign up for summer programs begins.
  • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Oogies Food on Wheels Food Truck (Mexican Restaurant) – meals available for purchase.
  • 5:30 p.m. – Ronald McDonald Magic Show
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. –  Activities to design your inner superhero including the Zoo Lady’s Zoo Crew to help us transform.

**Please be sure to bring a colored T-shirt with a plain backside – we will be cutting off the front and arms to make our capes. “The bigger the shirt, the better the cape!” says a renowned superhero trainer.**

Year Long 75th Birthday Celebration Has Begun

The library joined the Barn Quilt Heritage Trail of McLean County as a part of Heyworth Public Library’s yearlong 75th birthday celebration. On May 19, a 3 x 3 foot Railroad Crossing quilt block was installed near the front entrance to the library. Local artist, and member of BQHT of Mclean County, Mary Jane Zook, painted the quilt pattern on a prepared surface for this outdoor installation. Also on display are quilts created in Randolph and/or Downs Township. They can be viewed on the rafters in the main public area of the library through May 28.

Thank you to the over 30 individuals, families, and businesses that gave memorial donations to the library in Marilyn Butler’s memory. She will be greatly missed in our community. She served on the HPLD library board of trustees for many years and continued to support the library after her service on the board.

Noteworthy programming:

May 19           Sign up for Summer Reading programs begins.

May 20           After School Movies, 3:20 p.m. every Friday the library is open. Bring a friend and your own snack! All drinks need to have a screw on cap – no juice pouches or cans please.

Fall 2016       Heyworth Knitters and Crafters, This group will be taking a summer break and resume this fall. Visit their Facebook page Heyworth Knitters if you have questions and want to connect with local knitters. This group also supports the local Project Linus chapter with squares and blankets.

May 24           Lego Block Party, 4th Tuesday of each month at 3:30 pm during the school year.  Afterschool snack, Lego games, and creative building.  Sign up at the library. 1st grade – 8th grade.

May 25           Randolph Township History Club, 4th Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to join in collecting and preserving Randolph Township history. We have changed our name to include the entire township. If interested, but cannot make a morning meeting, please let Beth Porter (473-2313) or Lona Soice know your interest and availability.

June 4            Summer reading for prizes begins – prize logs and bingo for reading prizes begins. All reading logs, bingo pages, and tickets must be turned in by Saturday, July 23.

Summer Program ** DATES** to get on your calendar:

July 5th           6:35 p.m. – HPLD Sumer Reading Night at the CornBelters vs. The Gateway Grizzlies, free tickets will be earned by our summer readers. More details will be out later with summer reading information.

July 26           2 p.m. – 6 p.m. HPLD tour of the Chicago Botanical Gardens and rare book library. Look for more information to come out about this free tour that will be limited to 40 persons.

Items the library collects for our community:

  • Coupons for military families overseas
  • Box Tops for Education coupons/Tyson Chicken product labels
  • Coca-Cola product bottle caps and reward coupons off of cases of Coca-Cola products
  • HP ink cartridges

For all programs and more, see our website at heyworthlibrary.com.


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