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Holiday Home Safety
Tuesday, December 6th at 6:30pm

Don’t let an unexpected crime ruin your holiday! On Tuesday, December 6th at 6:30pm discover the best ways to keep your home and family safe year-round with information from Loren Hamilton, President of the Illinois Crimestoppers Board and coordinator of the Crimestoppers of Morgan and Scott County. You will learn about motion detectors, the best locks on the market, and other tips for home safety.


Book Sale
Saturday. December 10th from 10am-4pm

The Friends of the JPL are having the first of many book sales in the library meeting room. There will be best sellers, children’s and teen books, biographies, mysteries, fiction, local history and more! Prices range from .50 to $2.00. Find something for yourself or a stocking stuffer for your favorite reader. Information on how to join the Friends will also be available.


Music Under the Dome Concert
Sunday, December 18th at 4pm

Jacksonville’s Mike Anderson is one of the most versatile folk performers you can find. Anderson plays banjo, guitar, jaw harp, nose flute, and more. He is best known for being an outstanding dulcimer player, one of the best in the Midwest. Enjoy a great performance on Sunday, December 18th at 4pm.

You can find the full schedule of upcoming Music Under the Dome concerts here.


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! It is 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!