Special Guest Reader coming!

Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 8th at 10AM for a special guest reader, Danual Berkley! He has written several books, with his latest book being Davy's Pirate Ship Adventure!
Davy’s Pirate Ship Adventure is a children’s book with a twist. The guardian of earth, an alien kid that goes by the name of Pip Squeak gives Davy the ability to create magical things. Davy builds a magical pirate ship so he and his family can search for gold, but no adventure ever goes as planned! They run into a couple of obstacles that will put Davy’s magical pirate ship to the test. So, hop on board and sail the seas with Davy’s family and friends and experience a magical adventure like never before!

Thank you!!

We want to thank everyone who took part in our Summer Reading Program. We had 266 kids signed up and we had 8 weeks of fun!

Our new project this year was making Giving Crafts for various agencies in town and we did a lot of good with that proejct! We made 100 dog toys and  52 cat toys that will go to various animal shelters in the area. We made 43 suncatchers that will go to nursing homes; 18 scarves that will go to the New Directions Warming Center; 72 pillowcase bags that will go to the Dept. of Child and Family Services; and 36 coloring books that will go to the Women's Crisis Center.

Our top readers for the K-6th grade category were: 1st place Lexi L., 2nd Place Eli W. and Thea L., and 3rd Place was Bram W. Our Grand Prize winner was Thea L.

Our top readers for the Pre-School category were:1st Place Lily A., 2nd Place Vivian M., and 3rd Place Louis D.  We had two Pre-K Grand Prizes to give away, which were gift certifiates to Miss Polly's Music Class and Miss Mallory's Art and Sensory Class. The group decided to give the prizes to two different kids, and the winners were Rachel G. and Noah E.

We want to thank our sponsors as well! McDonald's, the Friends of the Library and Miss Polly's Music Class all helped to make this a great summer!


Summer Reading 2019

Every year, we let the public vote for the next Summer Reading theme, and this year's vote was very close! The final tally was:
A Universe of Stories - 23
It's Showtime at Your Library - 19

So get ready to head into the final frontier next summer! It will be a blast!

Adult Summer Reading Teen Summer Reading Summer
Summer Reading is for parents, too! It’s not just kids who can read and win prizes! We have programs and prizes just for teens! For kids who can’t make it to the library on their own, we come to them!

Heads up!

Kids Market Coming in September!

We will be having our 2nd Annual Children's Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22nd. You should definitely mark that date on your calendar, but we have a new feature this year that you might want to start thinking about. This year, we will feature a Kid's Market.
This is an opportunity for kids to think in an entrepreneurial way. They can think of a craft item that they would like to make and decide how many to make, but they also need to think about how much that will cost and what they will need to charge for the item. They will need to find a backer for their venture as well. At the Market, they might need to adjust their prices. After the Market is over, they can look at how it went for them.
This is a great way to use your business and craft skills all at one time!
All you need to bring is your items to sell, a chair and some change, we have everything else!
Sign up for your space by Sept. 20th!


Reading Takes You Everywhere

Into the Winner's Circle!

Our K-6th grade reading log is a little different this year then it has been in the past. We have stickers for every 30 minutes you read. You can fill a row (going horizontal or vertically) to equal five hours of reading. When you finish a row, you can stop in for a prize!
We will have our prize machine again, so you never know what you will get!

When you finish half of the reading log, you will have read 25 hours! That will get you one entry for the Summer Reading Grand Prize - a trip for four to Chicago on Amtrak and passes to the museum of your choice! If you finish the other half of your reading log, you earn another entry!

Pre-K kids have a different reading log as well. For every two books you read to your child, you color in one of the books on the reading log. When you have two books colored in, you can stop in for a prize! You can pick the prize machine or an alternative prize.

Just about anything counts for reading time! Books, graphic novels, magazines, and listening to audio books or an adult reading to you counts for reading time. The only thing that does not count is watching movies!

A book in any format is acceptable, if you enjoy ebooks, you should check out our website for Overdrive and Libby, two great ways to get books!

Just remember you that you must be present at the Closing Party to win the Grand Prize!