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Celebrate National Library Week

Celebrate National Library Week April 23-29, 2023

Heyworth Public Library encourages community members to visit the library during National Library Week to explore all we have to offer. Most people know about the wealth of stories available at the library, from picture books and large print to audiobooks and ebooks. But there’s so much more to the story of libraries. 

Libraries are welcoming spaces that bring communities together for entertainment, education, and connection through book clubs, storytimes, crafting classes, lectures, and more. Heyworth Public Library offers a variety of these programs and resources, including a spice of the month club, seed planting classes, chess club, digital movies, puzzles, and more.

Libraries play a critical role in the economic vitality of communities by providing internet and technology access, literacy skills, and support for job seekers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. Heyworth Public Library has public access computers, wireless access, copying and faxing services, wireless printing, and interlibrary loan services to help with these needs.  There are study tables throughout the library and a meeting space that can be reserved for interviews and online meetings.

If you haven’t checked out Heyworth Public Library lately, you’re missing the full story. Stop by for a visit to celebrate with us during National Library Week, April 24-29.  

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries of all types across the country each April.

Mini Art Show

Community members are busy decorating mini canvases for our first Mini Art Show. The finished pieces will be on display beginning Tuesday, April 11.  You are invited to come in to enjoy the artistic talent of our neighbors.  The Mini Art Show will be on display through the end of April.

 Upcoming Programs

Planning for All Together Now: Summer Reading 2023 is underway. Registration for various summer programs begins Monday, May 22.  Reading for prizes begins June 1.

Arts & Crafts for school-aged children is offered on the first Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Registration is required.

Book Clubs:

  • Adventure Book Club,for 4th – 6th graders, meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 3:30 p.m.  Join us for a fun book discussion and related activities.  The selection for April is The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau. Books are available at the circulation desk for checkout.  Registration requested.
  • Books, Tea, and Conversation is a book club for adults that meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The selection for April 6 is West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge. The selection for May 4 is Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney. Books are available at the circulation desk for checkout. 

Chess Club is held at the library on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 6:00 p.m. during the school year. There is a bonus fifth Tuesday in May. Tuesday, May 30, will be the last Chess Club until September. All are welcome. Bring your own chess set or use one of ours.

Cross-Stitch Craft Night will be Tuesday, April 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 is 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.

Friday Morning Coffee is offered weekly in the Community Room at 10 a.m. Adults are welcome to meet for coffee, conversation, and games.

Illinois Libraries Present – Secrets of a Puzzle Master: A Conversation with Will Shortz on Tuesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. This online event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.  To register, visit the programs page at heyworthlibrary.com.

Illinois Libraries Present – Drawing Comics with Jarrett J. Krosoczka on Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. This event will be online to view from the privacy of your own home, and we will also have a viewing at the library. Visit our website to register for the free online event if you wish to participate virtually.  If you would like to attend the in-person viewing, please register at the library. Paper and pencils will be provided so participants can draw during the program.

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 is required.

A Plant and Seed Swap will be held at the library on Monday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m. More information is available at the library.

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 are next scheduled to be at the library on March 22. 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 as time permits.

Spice Club is a take and make for teens and adults. Pick up a different spice each month along with a pamphlet of facts, recipes, and more. Registration is not required. Supplies will be limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. April’s spice is Cardamom.

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 questions@heyworthlibrary.com.


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