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Community Information

Heyworth CUSD #4

Heyworth High School Say Yes to No Campaign

Illinois Harvest

A unique service that provides access to publicly available online materials about or related to Illinois

Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

The IHPA operates over 60 historic sites and memorials from U.S. Grant’s home in Galena to the Kincaid Mounds near Unionville covering more than 10,000 years of Illinois history.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Illinois State Parks

Local Authors

McLean County 4-H Club Map

McLean County Genealogical Society

This group was organized forty years ago for men and women expressing a vital interest in doing research on their family histories.

McLean County Museum of History

The McLean County Museum of History traces it roots back to 1892, the year the McLean County Historical Society was founded.  The original Museum opened in 1904 when Historical Society members had collected enough material, in the form of presented papers, transcribed reminiscences, and donated objects, to share the collection with the public.

Old House Society

The Old House Society’s mission is to promote and preserve buildings, landscapes, and neighborhoods more than 50 years old and the communities and heritage they foster.  Since 1979, their goals have been to provide resources, education and advocacy to those interested in historic buildings; to maintain the aesthetic and human appeal of our irreplaceable older neighborhoods; and to ease the experience of owning and preserving older homes and buildings.

Randolph Township

Simpkins Military History Museum

Located in Heyworth, Illinois, this is the private collection belonging to Gary Simpkins.  He started collecting when he was 12 years old.  Gary is a veteran of the Vietnam War.

The Pantagraph

Tri-Valley CUSD #3

Village of Downs

Village of Heyworth

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It looks like Spring may appear this weekend! So stop on by to gather gardening and landscape design books. 🌷💐Or pick up cleaning how-to-manuals, such as Martha Stewart’s most recent The Martha Manual. 🧹🧺 Then get side tracked by a best seller and enjoy reading in the warmth of the sun under a light blanket this afternoon. 🌞🌞🌞 Don’t forget to sign up for: Author John Schirle’s program Explore Illinois 3/25 @ 6 pm And Money Smart Week Program | College Financial Planning Strategies, 4/1 @ 6:30 (Illustration by Jeff Paslay / The Seattle Times)
If you are thinking of attending John Schirle’s Explore Illinois presentation please sign up today. We have reached over 6K, with over 100 interested on social media, BUT it’s the sign up sheet in the library that guides whether we cancel a program. Please let us know if you are attending. 473-2323 Join us as John Schirle presents some of the fascinating and diverse places to explore in outdoor Illinois. John is from Decatur, Illinois, and is the author of Best Tent Camping: Illinois, 2nd edition, published in 2018 by Menasha Ridge Press. Over the years he’s explored venues all across the state. He’ll present material from his book, as well as other outdoor guides he uses and recommends.
Last one 🙁 until June, when summer reading programming begins😍! Family Storytime is geared 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. This Thursday is all about big & little!
All about numbers tonight at Family Storytime1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣!
3:30 pm today! Learn to knit - 6th grade on up. Or K - 8th graders join us for Legos.