Thursday, July 28, 2022

Kankakee County Community Needs Assessment

 Exciting news! 

Kankakee County's Community Needs Assessment survey has officially launched! 

It is open to the public COUNTY-WIDE!

 

SURVEY LINK: https://www.resparkleadershipconsulting.com/k3cna/

The survey will HELP IDENTIFY AND TARGET LOCAL FUNDING by addressing the following:

  • Public safety
  • Workforce development
  • Business and economic development
  • Mental health
  • Childcare and youth
  • Housing
  • OTHER (To be addressed as results come in)  


 The survey runs July 12th – July 31st. We look forward to a great response.





Tuesday, July 26, 2022



If you have any questions, 
please call us at 815-939-1696 before 5:00 P.M., 
or message us on Facebook or Instagram, 
or send us an email at info@limestonelibrary.com

 

Saturday, July 23, 2022

 


Yippee!!!

We had over 176,000 minutes read 

during our Summer Reading Program 

 Read Beyond the Beaten Path.

Thank You to everyone 

who helped us obtain that great number. 



Friday, July 15, 2022

Kankaee County Community Needs Assessment


Exciting news! 

Kankakee County's Community Needs Assessment survey has officially launched! 

It is open to the public COUNTY-WIDE!

 

SURVEY LINK: https://www.resparkleadershipconsulting.com/k3cna/

The survey will HELP IDENTIFY AND TARGET LOCAL FUNDING by addressing the following:

  • Public safety
  • Workforce development
  • Business and economic development
  • Mental health
  • Childcare and youth
  • Housing
  • OTHER (To be addressed as results come in)  


 The survey runs July 12th – July 31st. We look forward to a great response.

 

       


Saturday, July 9, 2022

This Week at the Library

 


We invite families to join us for Plaster Fossils on Monday, July 11 at 6:30 P.M. when we will make our own fossils using plaster of Paris.



The Adult Book Club meets on Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 P.M. We are discussing The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg. Books are available at the Front Desk.



Story Time takes place on Wednesdays.   We will meet at 10:15 A.M. in person with Mr. William to read an exciting picture book or two and work on a craft to help preschoolers discover the joy of reading! George, our giant stuffed monkey, will be in attendance for children who want to practice their reading skills by reading to George!


S.T.E.M.onade Stand

Every Wednesday, kids in 3rd grade and up can come to the library for a new Take-and-Make craft from our S.T.E.M.onade Stand. These bags contain items to make a fun STEM inspired craft. Directions included.   July 13 will feature Cup and String Telephone.


We are having a Paracord Bracelet Workshop on Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 P.M. for the entire family. Using a series of knots, we will create those popular bracelets with the nylon roping.



Join us at the library for Science Demonstration with Ms. Faith and Ms. Holly on Friday, July 15 at 11:00 A.M. Our intrepid staff members will demonstrate a science experiment using items you have at home. This program is for kids in 1st through 5th grade.




Adults can beat the heat by coming in for a few rounds of Euchre on Friday, July 15 at 1:00 P.M. 
Cards and drinks provided.





Summer Reading Program Finale
Saturday, July 16
12:00 P.M.  - 1:30 P.M.
Family

Join us for our Summer Reading Program Finale by completing one Log Sheet of 300 minutes of reading time! The finale features Incredible Bats, who will present information about bats
and have other small animals
for a meet-and-greet. 
You must turn in your minutes by July 14 to be included. 
The finale is sponsored by the Friends of Limestone Library

Saturday, July 2, 2022

This Week at the Library

 The library will be Closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day

We will re-open on Tuesday, July 5 at 10:00 A.M.



Tuesday, July 5 will have an Egg Carton Turtle Take-it-and-Make craft that families can drop by to pick up. Each bag contains the needed parts and instruction. 




Storytime

Story Time takes place on Wednesdays.   We will meet at 10:15 A.M. in person with Mr. William to read an exciting picture book or two and work on a craft to help preschoolers discover the joy of reading! George, our giant stuffed monkey, will be in attendance for children who want to practice their reading skills by reading to George!



S.T.E.M.onade Stand


Every Wednesday, kids in 3rd grade and up 
can come to the library for a new Take-and-Make craft from our S.T.E.M.onade Stand. These bags contain items to make a fun STEM inspired craft. Directions included. July 6 will feature Coffee Filter Chromatography
.



Join us on Thursday, July 7 at 1:00 P.M. to make a Nebula Jar. Create your own universe in a Mason jar. This program is for children in Kindergarten through 5th.



Make your own Mosquito Repellant Candle on Friday, July 8 at 11:00 A.M.
Join us to learn how to make the candle that will keep away those annoying Mosquitos. This program is for adults and teens.



Computer Building Class takes place on Saturday, July 9 at 11:00 A.M.
Families can have fun learning how to put together a computer. No experience necessary.


Any questions? 

Call us at 815-939-1696, 
email us at info@limestonelibrary.org

or message us at Facebook or Instagram. 


Saturday, June 25, 2022

Programs at the Library This Week

 


Join us for an Adult Night Out crafting Rock Coasters on Monday, June 27                at 6:30 P.M. Have a fun night at the library and make decorative rock coasters to use on your patio or at camp!


Our monthly Writer’s Group will meet on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 P.M. in the Meeting room. We plan to edit and critique each other's work, becoming better writers in the process. When you sign up, please include your email address so we can send your writing piece to other members to critique ahead of time.


Kids in 2nd through 5th grades, come join us when we present                            Grow Your Own Crystals on Thursday, June 30 at 1:00 P.M. We are exploring the science of growing your own crystals with Epsom Salt in a hands-on experiment.



Saturday, July 2 will have a Marshmallow Shooter Take-it-and-Make craft that families can drop by to pick up. Each bag contains the needed parts and instruction. This project is geared for kids in 1st-5th grades. 



The library will be Closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of 
Independence Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, July 5 at 10:00 A.M.




Any questions? 
Call us at 815-939-1696, 
email us at info@limestonelibrary.org
or message us at Facebook or Instagram. 


Saturday, June 11, 2022

Have Fun at the Library

 The Library will be closed on 

 Monday, June 20                 

 in observance of Juneteenth.                              

The Library will re-open on                                    Tuesday, June 21 at 10:00 A.M.



Duct Tape Pencil Pouches


Have fun making Duct Tape Pencil Pouches on Tuesday, June 21 at 1:00 P.M. Young Adults can come to l
earn a new craft by turning duct tape into a pencil pouch or wallet. Please register ahead of time before the program.



Standing Guard: Protecting What You've Worked For

We invite the community to attend Standing Guard: Protecting What You've Worked For on Tuesday, June 21 at 4:30 P.M. in our Community Meeting Room. Adam Elroy, financial advisor with Edward Jones, will share strategies you can use to help prepare for the unexpected.



Storytime

Story Time takes place on Wednesdays.   We will meet at 10:15 A.M. in person with Mr. William to read an exciting picture book or two and work on a craft to help preschoolers discover the joy of reading! George, our giant stuffed monkey, will be in attendance for children who want to practice their reading skills by reading to George!



S.T.E.M.onade Stand


Every Wednesday, kids in 3rd grade and up 
can come to the library for a new Take-and-Make craft from our S.T.E.M.onade Stand. These bags contain items to make a fun STEM inspired craft. Directions included. June 22 will feature a 
Fibonacci Bracelet.


Drop-In Maker Space

Drop-In Maker Space is happening on Friday, June 24 for the entire family. Have a craft you want to finish or want to work on something from our Maker Space Cart? Drop in the library and find something creative to work on.




Weekend Crafting 


Saturdays features a Weekend Crafting Session. On Saturday, June 25 we are going to Tie Dye in two sessions. Kids in 4th-8th grades are to come at 11:00 A.M. High School age and Adults will have a session at 1:00 P.M.  Participants need to bring their own tee shirts.



Any questions? 
Call us at 815-939-1696, 
email us at info@limestonelibrary.org
or message us at Facebook or Instagram. 

Sunday, June 5, 2022

This Week at the Library

 


Summer reading programming starts on Monday, June 6 with a Design Your Own Coffee Mug program at 1:00 P.M. for Adults and Teens. We will work with Oil-based Sharpies to personalize your very own coffee mug.




We invite you to join us for a presentation on The Power of Budgeting on Monday, June 6 at 4:30 P.M. in the Meeting Room. This presentation for Adults and Teens will teach you the basics on how to set up a budget, presented by Adam Elroy, a financial advisor from Edward Jones. 




Want to know more about the reading challenge app, Beanstack? Attend our program - How to Beanstack 101. It will take place on Tuesday, June 7 at 1:00 P.M. In this family event, join William as he helps participants in Summer Reading learn to use the app to track your minutes and titles.



Story Time takes place on Wednesdays
. We will meet at 10:15 A.M. in person with Mr. William to read an exciting picture book or two and work on a craft to help preschoolers discover the joy of reading! George, our giant stuffed monkey, will be in attendance for children who want to practice their reading skills by reading to George!





Every Wednesday, kids in 3rd grade and up
can come to the library for a Take-and-Make craft from our S.T.E.M.onade Stand. These bags contain items to make a fun STEM inspired craft. Directions included. June 8 will feature a Slingshot Rocket.




On Friday, June 10, we are having a Movie at the Library starting at 1:00 P.M. The whole family can come to the library and beat the heat while watching Spider-man: No Way Home. Popcorn and drinks will be served.






Saturdays features a Weekend Crafting Session. On Saturday, June 11 at 11:00 A.M., we will make Beaded Bookmarks. Please register ahead of time so we can have plenty of supplies on hand. This program is for children in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade.




Any questions? 
Call us at 815-939-1696, 
email us at info@limestonelibrary.org
or message us at Facebook or Instagram. 

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Summer Reading Program - Read Beyond the Beaten Path

 


Read Beyond the Beaten Path

 Kick-Off Party

Join Limestone Township Library District as we kick-off our Summer Reading Program, Read Beyond the Beaten Path on Saturday, June 4. The fun begins at 12:00 noon and runs through till 1:30 P.M. There will be a weenie roast in memory of the Petersons who gave the Peterson Schoolhouse to the library. We plan to have fun yard games, and a meet-and-greet with Lucky the dog, of our Facebook/Instagram Lucky Recommends fame, during the weenie roast. Please register ahead of time so we may have the proper amount of supplies.





Monday, May 23, 2022

Time to Register for Summer Reading!


Join us at Camp for Summer Reading Fun as we 
Read Beyond the Beaten Path!

We are having books, crafts and more!
To register, stop in and see us at the front desk
and you will receive your summer reading packets.

Questions? Call 815-939-1696 or send us a message via social media.



 

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Coming up at the Library

 


The Friends of the Library are hosting 

Pallet Painting Night

on Tuesday, May 17, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Blank Pallets and Art Supplies provided.
Creativity encouraged.
You may request another team logo in advance as well as make your own.
Register today! Space is limited
There is a fee of $30 which must be paid before before craft night
Limit of ten (10) people.






Writer's Group
Tuesday, May 24
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.


We plan to edit and critique each other's work, becoming better writers in the process. When you sign up, please include your email address so we cansend your writing piece to other members to critique ahead of time.







Registration starts Monday, May 23!!!

Log in your mintues and attend programs to receive chance tickets for 
our raffle baskets!

Keep an eye on this space 
for more information!

Saturday, May 7, 2022

What's happening at the Library!


 Do you enjoy plants? 

Come make a DIY Open Air Terrarium in the library on             Monday, May 9 at 6:30 P.M.                         

All supplies provided for the project, there is no charge.






Adult Book Club will be held on Tuesday, May 10 at 6:30 P.M. We will be discussing The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson, a novel about the Horse Librarians in Appalachia during the 1930s. Books are available for check out at the Front Desk.








Story Time takes place on Wednesday, May 11. We will meet at 10:15 A.M. in person with Mr. William to read an exciting picture book or two and work on a craft to help preschoolers discover the joy of reading! This will be the last session before Summer Reading begins in June.










The Friends of the Library is hosting
Pallet Painting Night
on Tuesday, May 17, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Blank Pallets and Art Supplies provided.
Creativity encouraged.
You may request another team logo in advance as well as make your own.
Register today! Space is limited
There is a fee of $30 which must be paid before before craft night
Limit of ten (10) people








Writer's Group
Tuesday, May 24
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.


We plan to edit and critique each other's work, becoming better writers in the process. When you sign up, please include your email address so we cansend your writing piece to other members to critique ahead of time.







Any questions? 
Call us at 815-939-1696, 
email us at info@limestonelibrary.org
or message us at Facebook or Instagram.