Heyworth Public Library District

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Summer Reading for Prizes Ends July 23


REMINDER: Rules of the Road Review Course at Heyworth Public Library

The Rules of the Road Review Course gives drivers – especially senior citizens and persons with disabilities – the knowledge and confidence needed to renew or obtain a driver’s license. You do not need a library card to sign up for this free class. The Office of the Secretary of the State of IL provides this service and instructors to teach the class. Sign up is required to prepare materials and room space. The program will be held August 17, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the library’s community room.  Call 473-2313 to sign up or drop by the library.

Every Hero Has a Story – Find Yours at Heyworth Public Library this Summer

There is still time for anyone to join in and read for prizes this summer. Stop in the library for details. Summer reading ends July 23. Thank you to our local sponsors for many of the prizes: First State Bank of Bloomington, Heyworth Branch, Dowers Auto Sales, Our Little Backyard Farm, Huck’s, Bloomington Meats, Perfectly Posh by Stacy Morger, and Country Mist Apple Orchard. Plus so much more from surrounding area businesses!

A Celebration of Community, Arts, and Literacy

As a part of the Heyworth Public Library’s yearlong 75th birthday celebration the library, we have joined the Barn Quilt Heritage Trail of McLean County. A 3 x 3 foot Railroad Crossing quilt block can be viewed near the North facing entrance to the library. Local artist and member of BQHT of McLean County, Mary Jane Zook, painted the quilt pattern on a prepared surface for this outdoor installation.

To celebrate joining the BQHT of McLean County the Heyworth Public Library invites individual quilters to create their own Railroad Crossing quilt block to donate to the library. Quilt block instructions are on the library website or you may stop in anytime for a copy. Thank you to local quilter, Kim Travers, for creating these instructions for our celebration and to Kathy Shultz for creating our first quilt block to display! What we do with the quilt blocks will be dependent on how many quilt blocks we receive. We hope to have all quilt blocks back to the library by this fall. See Beth Porter for more details.

Noteworthy programing:

June 4 – July 23      Summer Reading for Prizes — 3 years old through Adult

Ever Friday in July               Friday Morning Movies, 10:30 a.m. Bring a friend and your own snack! All drinks need to have a screw on cap – no juice pouches or cans please. Stop in the library to see what is showing this summer!

July 14           LAST ONE FOR SUMMER: Thursday Evening Family Story Time, 6:15 p.m. – 7 p.m. Designed for 3-6 year olds, however the whole family is invited to join us for stories, songs, and crafts.

July 27           Randolph Township History Club, 4th Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to join in collecting and preserving Randolph Township history. We have changed our name to include the entire township. If interested, but cannot make a morning meeting, please let Beth Porter (473-2313) or Lona Soice know your interest and availability.

Fall 2016       Heyworth Knitters and Crafters, This group will be taking a summer break and resume in the fall. Visit their Facebook page “Heyworth Knitters” if you have questions and want to connect with local knitters. This group also supports the local Project Linus chapter with squares and blankets.

Items the library collects for our community:

  • Coupons for military families overseas
  • Box Tops for Education coupons/Tyson Chicken product labels
  • Coca-Cola product bottle caps and reward coupons off of cases of Coca-Cola products
  • HP ink cartridges

For all programs and more, see our website at heyworthlibrary.com.

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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.