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Readers can come together this summer and explore friendship, community, and teamwork with fun programs, arts and crafts, story times, and prizes. Registration for weekly programs begins Monday, May 22. Programs include visits from T-Rexplorers and Ecology Action Center, a visit to a honey bee farm, LEGO building, music exploration, art classes, and more! Reading for prizes begins June 1 and is for ages 3 through adult. Stop by the library, check our website, or find us on Facebook for more information.
Upcoming Closed Dates:
Monday, May 29 – closed for Memorial Day
Thursday, June 1 – closing at 5 p.m. for Hey Days
Saturday, June 3 – closed for Hey Days
Tuesday summer hours return in June. The library will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through August.
Arts & Crafts for school-aged children is offered on the first Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. during the school year. Registration is required.
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, May 23, at 6 p.m. This will be the last meeting until the fall. 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 – 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. May’s spice is Marjoram.
Why Knot Knit is a group for all levels of knitters and will meet each Monday at 3:15 p.m. May 22 will be the last meeting until the fall. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.