Father-Daugher Hair Braiding Workshop

Join us for a great opportunity for dads to get more hands on in their daughters lives - the Father-Daughter Hair Braiding Workshop! It's Saturday, August 19th at 10AM and it is an opportunity for fathers to learn how to do basic braids for their daughters. School mornings are hectic and busy, but after this workshop, Dad can say, 'I'll do her hair.' with confidence and help the whole family out! Don't worry that we will get too technical on you, we only know a couple of braids ourselves! Registration required!

Read S'more Books

End of the summer

What a great summer we have had this year! We had lots of people in the library everyday and the theme seemed to be a hit with everyone! We had 264 kids signed up for the program, which is a typical number. Our top readers for the Pre-K kids were: First Place Jayce S., Second Place Lily A., and Third Place Rachel G.
The Grand Prize winner was: Rachel G. The Grand Prize were day passes to Ergadoozy in Springfield.
Our top readers for the K-6th grade program were: First Place Akash S., Second Place Hannah G., and Thrird Place was a four way tie between Nicholas G., Amanda L., Lexi L., and Thea L.
The winner of our grand Prize  was: Alisia A. The Grand Prize is a trip for four to Chicago on Amtrak and passes to the museum of their choice!
A big thank you to our sponsor, The Friends of the Library and McDonalds for suppoort our program and really big thank you to all of you who came to our programs and made reading an important part of your child's lives!

Welcome Blanket Story TIme

Welcoming immigrant families

Join us for a special Welcome Blanket Story Time
on August 30th at 10AM & 3PM!

Here’s a question:
The proposed border wall between the United States and Mexico is almost 2000 miles long. Imagine if the massive distance of this wall was re-conceptualized and re-contextualized not to divide, but to include. Instead of wall, a concrete line, to keep people out, what if lines of yarn became 3,500,640 yards of blankets to welcome people in?

A welcome blanket is traditionally created to lovingly mark the arrival of a new person into the world. In the Welcome Blanket project, each handmade blanket is a physical manifestation of this celebration of new refugees and other immigrants: “Welcome to the United States and your new life here! We are so glad you have arrived.”

Join us for stories about immigration and help us make a quilt for the Welcome Blanket Project! All ages welcome, no skills required (Kids will draw pictures on a quilt), just a caring heart!

Want to learn more? Visit welcomeblanket.org


Not a part of summer reading but . . .

this is pretty cool!

Join Courtney from World Book as she shows us the wonders of World Book Online! This presentation is geared for homeschoolers, but anyone is welcome to join us as she shows us the hidden gems inside of World Book.

Who is this for?
Anyone who educates kids from elementary to high school! You will learn about:
  • Elementary aged lesson plans, student activities and assignments, science projects, webquests and answer keys, and biography center.
  • Middle school lessons plans with behind the headlines- vocabulary words, discussion topics, and question guides.
  • High school lesson plans include Teaching Primary Source documents, and world newspapers.
Monday, August 28th @ 10AM