• Vince Churchill
    Local author Vince Churchill will be joining us for Story Time on Wednesday, June 6th at 10AM to read us his new children's book, Run! Join us for a great story and a chance to talk with an author!

  • Garden Club
    Garden Club is back! We will be ready to learn about plants, animals and all sorts of things every Wednesday at 9:30AM!

  • Lap Sit
    Lap Sit is a playgroup for kids up to five years old and their caregivers. It's a time to learn, to play and to socialize! Join us just about every Friday from 10:15-11:00AM for a fun time!

  • Summer Reading is Coming Soon!
    Reading Takes You Everywhere, our Summer Reading theme for 2018, will kick off on Tuesday, May 29th @ 10AM with Kevin Farris entertaining us! Join us for a great summer of magic and adventure through the power of reading!

  • Full STEAM Ahead
    Due to an overloaded schedule, we have added another STEAM session for the Full STEAM Ahead group! Starting in April, you can join us on a Tuesday evening to learn and play!

Vince Churchill

New children's book

Vince Churchill, a local author best known for his horror stories, has  come out with a new children's book! Vince will join us for Story Time on Wednesday, June 6th at 10AM to read his new book and answer your questions about being an author.


May Story Time Sessions

We have so many great stories to read this month! Join us at 10 AM or 3 PM for stories and a craft.
Wednesday, May 2nd, we will learn about Cinco De Mayo.
Wednesday, May 9th, we will celebrate the Mothers in our lives.
Wednesday, May 16th, we will read books about aliens as we celebrate "Wear Purple for Peace Day," because, apparently, the aliens will know that we come in peace if we are wearing purple.
Wednesday, May 23rd, we will finally get to summer time and we will read books about how wonderful summer is!
Wednesday, May 30th will be the first week of our Summer Reading Program, so we will be reading books about Illinois.

Garden Club

A new year of Garden Club has begun! Join us each Wednesday @ 9:30AM, rain or shine, to work on the garden, learn about nature and get some fresh air! Garden Club will last until August so we can see the full life cycle of a garden and enjoy the 'fruits' of our labors!


Full STEAM Ahead

A New Time!

Our STEAM sessions have been crazy popular, so we are adding an extra session to allow more kids time to learn and play! Starting in April, you can join us on the fourth Tuesday evening of each month for an extra Full STEAM Ahead session!
Why Full STEAM Ahead? Both Full STEAM Ahead and Geeky Girls do the same projects and we wanted to provide an opportunity for anyone to join us because everyone wants a chance to learn! Both the Tuesday and Friday sessions of Full STEAM Ahead will work on the same projects.
Sign up today to learn about Meeper Bots on Tuesday, May 22nd at 7:00 PM or Friday, May 25th at 3:30 PM.


Geeky Girls

Flag Waiver

Our next Geeky Girls session will be held on Friday, May 18th @ 3:30 PM! We will learn how to build a flag waver! You will have to build a base that will allow a flag to wave back and forth.

Reading Takes You Everywhere
Summer Reading Program 2018
May 29th - July 21st

Reading for everyone! We have programs for preschoolers, kids in Kindergarten - 6th grade, and teens!

Join us for our kick-off event with musician 'Kevin Farris and the Infinite Possibilities' on Tuesday, May 29th at 10 AM!

We have movies on Mondays, entertainers on Tuesdays, story time on Wednesdays, crafts on Thursdays, preschool events on Fridays and family events on Saturdays!

It is all free of charge and you don't have to have a library card to take part!

S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Thanks to a generous grant from the Jacksonville Children's Foundation, we are now able to offer ongoing S.T.E.A.M. programming that will include animation, electronics, 3D printing and more!

Learn more!


Lap Sit

Early Years is back!

Lap Sit is our playgroup for kids 5 and under and the important people in their lives. This is a program that we run year round, every Friday at 10:15 AM. We are happy to announce that the Early Years staff is back to help us out and is bringing some great ideas and cool toys! Join us for a time to play and learn!