Heyworth Public Library District

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Gingerbread House Display Challenge!


Make and decorate a gingerbread house this fall to display at the library. Gather your family, your co-workers, your grandkids – whoever wants to take on the challenge to build a gingerbread house! No limitations on what you can build, but there is a size limitation – the base cannot be larger than a 12 inch square or 12 round cardboard cake base. The height is up to your ability to transport it to the library. Creators can drop off their gingerbread creation at HPLD between November 28 and December 2! So start planning your creation! A great family activity to do over the Thanksgiving break.

The library will display the gingerbread creations between November 28 and December 16 for the community to admire and choose their favorites. Ribbons will be awarded to all entries. Gingerbread creations can be picked back up beginning December 16.  All gingerbread creations must be picked up by December 23.   

Senior Citizen Assistance

Community Care Systems, Inc., Senior Information Systems Agency for McLean County, will be at the Heyworth Public Library on Wednesday, October 26, November 23, and December 28 from 10:00 a.m. – noon to assist people over the age of 60 and the disabled with Information and Assistance in filing for local, state, and federal programs.

Their main office is located at 616 IAA Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701.  CCSI, Senior Information Systems Agency for McLean County can be reached by calling 309-661-6400 or 1-888-322-5712.  Walk-ins accepted, no appointments necessary.

Items the library collects for our community:

  • 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

Upcoming Programs:

Family Story Time

  • October 13, 20, 27 at 6:15 p.m.
  • This 45-minute program is designed for pre-school through first grade, however, the whole family is welcome to join in on the fun. Come explore, participate in art, and enjoy stories.

After School Movies

  • Each Friday at 3:20 p.m.
  • Bring a friend and your own snack! All drinks need to have a screw on cap – no juice pouches or cans please.

Heyworth Knitters

  • October 17 at 6:30 p.m.
  • This group meets for an hour on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.
  • We are thrilled to offer knitters and crafters a space to create and socialize! This group is very willing to teach anyone who would like to learn to knit. We have yarn, instructions for beginning project, and needles to get you started on a new hobby. If you want to learn how to knit you must sign up to attend so our group can have all you need ready for the evening. If you are a knitter or a crafter looking for a group of knitters in our area, just show up as your schedule allows.  Available to anyone 4th grade and up.

Little Bricks & Big Ideas

  • October 18 at 3:30 p.m.
  • K – 8th graders meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for an hour of LEGO fun!  Sign-up is requested.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat at the Library

  • October 31 from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • All kids in costume will receive a free book and other treats.

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


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