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Libraries are more than a place to check out books. We are also community. While we love our readers and enjoy helping customers find just the right book, we also love seeing members of the community coming together to take part in activities they enjoy. We have a little something for everyone coming up in the next month. You can pick up a new hobby, spark your imagination with LEGOs, meet for coffee, or join a book club. All this and much more is available at the library. We hope you will take advantage of these programs and let us know if you have ideas for other programs in the future.
The library has received some inquiries about low-income home energy assistance (LIHEAP). Tazwood Community Services has informed us that due to funding they will not be able to make appointments at the library this year. They can be reached at 309-533-7723 for phone appointments or to get information about other options.
CHILUG (Chicago Area LEGO User Group) will be setting up some of their creations in the Community Room for public viewing on Saturday, October 15. Drop in anytime from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. to enjoy the display and spark your own imagination. CHILUG is a group of people who enjoy building models using LEGO elements and displaying them at events throughout the year. For those who attend our monthly LEGO program, Ms. April is part of this group. Come share in the fun of LEGO creations!
Trick-or-Treat at the Library
Children are invited to trick-or-treat at the library on Monday, October 31. Each child will receive a book and other treats.
Family Reading Night
Family Reading Night is an annual statewide event held the third Thursday in November to encourage families to spend quality time reading together. This year’s Family Reading Night is November 17. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and library card number by November 1 with the ages of your children, some of their favorite books, TV shows, and movies. We’ll put together a kit with books, coloring sheets, crafts, and more for your family to enjoy at home on Family Reading Night. Paper registration forms are available at the front desk.
Bring your plants, cuttings, and seeds to share, and take some new plants home! Plants will be set out for viewing on Saturday, November 12, at 2 p.m. and the swap will begin at 2:30 p.m. There will also be a free table for any cuttings, seeds, and plants you wish to share with others.
Arts & Crafts for children will be offered on the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. Registration is required.
Beginner Chess will be held at the library on the first and third Tuesdays of the month beginning October 18 at 6:00 p.m. Registration is required.
Cross-Stitch Craft Night will be Tuesday, October 25, at 6 p.m. Teens and adults are invited to join us for a night of cross-stitch crafting. All levels of ability are encouraged to attend. Supplies will be provided. Registration required.
DIY Storytime is always available during opening hours at the library. Premade kits make having your own story time fun and easy. Request a DIY Storytime bag at the front desk, find a quiet spot, and enjoy the books and activities provided.
Family Storytime will meet each Thursday evening at 6:15 p.m. through October 27. Family Storytime is designed for ages 3 – 5 and their families. Join us for stories, songs, and crafts. Registration required.
Friday Morning Coffee is offered weekly in the Community Room at 10 a.m. Adults are welcome to meet for coffee, conversation, and games.
Little Bricks & Big Ideas is a Lego building group that meets on the second Wednesday of each month. Children, kindergarten – 6th grade, are invited to join us for an hour of creative building. Registration required.
Senior Information and Assistance is provided by Community Care Systems of McLean County at the library on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10:00 a.m. – noon. They assist people over the age of 60 and those with special needs with filing for local, state, and federal programs. CCSI, Senior Information Systems Agency for McLean County, can also be reached by calling 309-661-6400. Walk-ins are accepted.
Why Knot Knit is a group for all levels of knitters and will meet each Monday at 3:15 p.m. Volunteer instructors will be on hand to teach beginners and lend a helping hand to those wanting to improve their skills. Supplies will be provided.
Registration is required for most programs due to space limitations and to allow for organizers to have enough supplies on hand. Sign up for programs in person at the library, call 309-473-2313, or email email@example.com.