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October Book Clubs

The next meeting of the Community Book Club will be on Thursday, October 27th at 7pm to discuss The Relic Master by Christopher Buckley. Books can be checked out from the library or purchased at Our Town Books on the square. You can find a complete list of books and meeting times here.

The next Senior Book Club will be held at the Community Park Center on Tuesday, October 25th at 11am to discuss Halloween Legends. The discussion will be led by Outreach Librarian Diane Hollendonner. Participants are encouraged to bring an item or story to share.


Boo Bash!
Saturday, October 29th at 10am

The whole family is welcome to join us for the Boo Bash! On Saturday, October 29th at 10am kids can play Ghost Tag, compete in a Monster Sack Race, try their hand at Pumpkin Checkers and collect an awesome goodie bag! We will have yummy snacks and a costume contest for kids who want to get in  their Halloween costume a few days early! Kids of all ages will have a great time!



Coping with Caregiver Stress
Tuesday, November 1st at 2pm

Join us on Tuesday, November 1st at 2pm for Coping with Caregiver Stress. Providing care for someone with memory loss can be a labor of love, but it can also be exhausting and stressful. This program will introduce participants to the causes, signs, and symptoms of stress and will provide participants with stress reduction strategies.This program is presented by the Greater Illinois chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. It will include time for questions and answers. Please RSVP to (217) 726-5184.

Baby Steps
Every Monday at 6:15pm

We are partnering with child development educators from Early Years to bring an exciting new program, Baby Steps! Starting November 7th at 6:15pm the library will be hosting a focused play group for babies from birth to 12 months old. While the babies engage in play designed to help them develop social and cognitive skills, parents will discuss developmental milestones and strategies to help their babies grow physically and emotionally. Baby Steps will be from 6:15-7:15pm every Monday to accommodate working moms and dads. Make the most of your baby’s wondrous first year and join us for Baby Steps!