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2016 Summer Reading Program Newsletter

Children, ages 3 years to 6th grade, can register for the reading program, receive their reading logs, and begin reading for prizes June 4.  Reading logs and tickets for extra prizes must be turned in by July 23.

Teens and adults may also begin reading for prizes June 4.  This age group will receive a ticket for each book, audiobook, eBook, downloadable audiobook, or magazine checked out.  These tickets can be placed into a drawing for prizes.

Weekly Programs

All programs require registration except where denoted by an asterisk (*).  

Tuesday Morning Story Time at 10:30 a.m.

  • June 7
    • Superheroes in Our Town!
      • Randolph Township Fire & Ambulance
  • June 14
    • Superhero Teddy Bear Sleepover
  • June 21
    • Superhero Training Party
      • Super Girl and Batman (Character Party Crashers)
  • June 28
    • Be An Environmental HERO with the Lorax
      • Ecology Action Center
  • July 5
  • July 12
    • Superheroes in Nature
      • Sugar Grove Nature Center

Thursday Evening Story Time at 6:15 p.m.

  • June 9
    • Celebrate our Local Heroes
  • June 16
    • Heroes are Cats, Too!
  • June 23
    • Heroes Can Bug You!
  • June 30
    • Superhero ABC’s
  • July 7
  • July 14
    • Superhero Training Party

Friday Movie Mornings at 10:30 a.m.*

Movies, rated G or PG, will be shown each Friday morning during June and July except June 10.  Feel free to bring a snack and a drink with a lid.  Movie titles will be posted in the library.

SPECIAL PROGRAM:  K-9s Are Heroes, Too!

  • Friday, June 10, 10:30 a.m.
  • The McLean County Sheriff’s Dept. K-9 Unit will be here for a K-9 demonstration.


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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.