Friday, May 29, 2020

Book Drop Opening June 1, 2020


         Limestone Township Library District Announces             
 Phased Plan for Resuming Service


In the interest of the safety of our patrons, Limestone Township Library District (LTLD) has been closed during the pandemic. But that doesn’t mean the library stopped all services. Online resources have been available and will continue to be available, e-resources such as Overdrive E-Books, World Book Online, Tumble Books, and Consumer Reports.

The Library has been monitoring the recommendations and guidelines of government and public health officials regarding COVID-19. To ensure it is operating as safely as possible, the Library is taking a phased approach to resuming services. Staff have recently returned to the building to deep clean and prepare for when LTLD resumes partial services. You may have seen staff cars in the parking lot
Starting June 1, 2020, LTLD will accept book returns in our book drop outside of the library. Items will be placed in a seven-day quarantine as they are returned before being checked in and returned to the shelves. Our governing body has stopped all late charges through June 26, 2020 so if you return an item before that date you will not be given a late fee. We are not accepting donations until further notice.

Book drop hours are as follows:
Mondays 10 A.M. - 1 P.M.
Wednesdays 4 P.M. - 7 P.M.
Fridays 10 A.M. - 1 P.M.


We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as more information becomes available. It is always possible to contact the library by phone (815-939-1696), or email us at info@limestonelibrary.org, message us at Facebook or Instagram.

In the meantime, we are a community, we are in this together, and we’re looking forward to seeing you soon.




Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Limestone Township Library District: Board Meeting this Thursday

  
Limestone Township Library District
2701 W. Tower Road
Kankakee, IL

Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Note: Due to COVID-19, the board meeting will be meeting online
Using Webex Online Meeting Portal


  1. Call to Order
  2. Public Comment
  3. Minutes-approval
  4. Old Business
    1. Treasurer’s Report
    2. Director’s Report
    3. Building Committee
    4. COVID-19: Update
    5. Other
  5. New Business
    1. Election of Officers
    2. Appointment of FOIA and OMA officers
    3. LTLD Ordinance 21-1: Annual Meeting Dates
    4. LTLD Adoption of 2020-2021 Prevailing Wage
    5. LTLD 2020-2021 Non-Resident Fee
    6. (5 ILCS 120/2.06): Review of all LTLD Closed Sessions
            First half year review of the minutes of all closed sessions under 
           the Open Meetings Act as to whether or not the minutes should 
             remain sealed or can be publicly disclosed.                                                                     

    1. Policies
    2. Personnel: Director’s Evaluation: Executive (Closed) Session
    1. Library’s Plan to Reopen (COVID-19)
    2. Other
  1. Friends of the Library
  2. oliday p.Other
  3. Adjourn 

If you would like the link and password information to attend this meeting, or to post public comment which will be read during the meeting, please email Director Lynne Noffke at: lnoffke@limestonelibrary.org.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Online Library Card



Our building may currently be closed,
but our library is  open 24/7 online!

In order to serve our community 
as effectively as possible 
we are now accepting 
online library card applications from home!
For more information check out 
the Online Library Card Information tab.




Monday, May 4, 2020

LTLD is open 24/7 Online!

Our building may currently be closed

but our library is open 24/7 online!

It is possible to download e-books 
and e-audio books from 
our e-resources including: 
Overdrive
Axis 360
Audio Book Cloud
Romance Book Cloud
Tumble Books
Teen Book Cloud
JLG Digital

Look for information and 
homework help at: 
Consumer Reports
Tumblebook Math
World Book Online

Take part in Virtual Programming:
Storytime on Facebook Live -
Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:15 A.M.

Gardening Wednesday on Facebook Live - 
Wednesdays at 1:00 P.M.

Chess Club on Facebook - 
Thursdays at 5:30 P.M.

Do you need a library card so you can 
access the e-resources?
Follow the guidelines on 
our Online Library Card page.
A few pictures and an email can get you 
a new card to use for the duration.

Remember that we are a community,
we are going through this together,
and we look forward to seeing you soon.






Friday, April 24, 2020

Now Available: Apply for a Library Card from Home!

Our building may currently be closed, 
but our library is always open 24/7 online!

In order to serve our community as effectively as possible during Governor Pritzker's stay-at-home order for our library, as well as local schools who are conducting e-learning through the end of the school year, we are now accepting online library card applications from home!

How to Get Your Card:

Limestone Township residents: 

Email a selfie; a picture of your Illinois drivers license (or state ID); your cell phone number; a recent utility bill; and your home email address to:
info@limestonelibrary.org

A staff member will email you your new library card number for immediate use; you will be able to pick up your physical library card after the library reopens. 

Non-Residents (those living within the Herscher C.U.S.D. #2 school district, but outside Limestone and Salina* Townships):

Note: For a limited time, Limestone Township Library District will issue temporary cards to those residing within the Herscher school district, but reside outside Limestone Township and Bonfield*. Cards are meant to offer e-resources for the duration of the school year, and to allow the opportunity to try out the many e-resources LTLD has to offer. Temporary cards will expire June 5, 2020, unless renewed, and accompanied by the annual non-resident payment of $123.00 (or 2 payments of $61.50).

Email a selfie; a picture of your Illinois drivers license (or state ID); your cell phone number; a recent utility bill; and your home email address to:
info@limestonelibrary.org

A staff member will email your new library card number for immediate use. If you would like to renew your card, please contact us at: info@limestonelibrary.org before June 5, 2020.


*Those residing in Bonfield/Salina Township are served by the Fossil Ridge Library District (FRLD). FRLD is also making online temporary library cards available for their patrons. For more information, please email them at: 

questions@fossilridge.org




Monday, April 20, 2020

National Library Week

It's National Library Week

Join us as we celebrate Libraries, 
its workers, 
and all the things a library can hold 
- physically and by e-resources.


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Limestone Township Library District: Board Meeting this Thursday






Limestone Township Library District
2701 W. Tower Road
Kankakee, IL

Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Note: Due to COVID-19, the board meeting will be meeting online
Using Webex Online Meeting Portal



  1. Call to Order
  2. Public Comment
  3. Minutes-approval
  4. Old Business
    1. Treasurer’s Report
  5. New Business
a.     Executive Session
    1. Other
  1. oliday p.Other
  2. Adjourn

Please email Director Lynne Noffke at: lnoffke@limestonelibrary.org if you would like the link and password information to attend this meeting, or to post public comment which will be read during the meeting.

Monday, April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Information

Coronavirus Facts

In this troubling time, there are various cures and treatments being suggested that may not be 100% proven to be viable.
Whenever in doubt, look to a vetted source of information. 
Below are links to the CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Kankakee County Health Department 
so you can keep up to date with the latest information.








For more information and the latest research go to 


 New England Journal Of Medicine


MEDLINE PLUS
United States National Library of Medicine






Friday, April 3, 2020

A Message from the Library

A Message from the Library

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Limestone Township Library District 
will be closed until further notice.

In the meantime, visit our E-Resources Page.
There you find a link to our newest addition - Consumer Reports 
for information on product reviews 
and stories about issues that concern us, such as coronavirus.

Click on the link to Overdrive for e-books and streaming movies.

Tumble books has expanded their offering to 
include tweens and teens for ebook options 
as well as math tutorials.

And don't forget World Book Online
a great source of information for students 
broken down into appropriate age groups.

We will add other open source sites as we receive them 
to help during this time of Distance Learning.

If you need to contact us, please do so at our email address 
of info@limestonelibrary.org 
or through Facebook and Instagram.

We can't wait to see everyone again!


Friday, March 20, 2020

A Message from the Library

As of Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Limestone Township Library District 
will be closed until further notice.

In the meantime, please check out our e-resources
such as:
Overdrive
Consumer Reports
Tumblebooks
World Book Online
the Libby app using your library card

Stay connected by sending messages through
our email address - info@limestonelibrary.org
Facebook
Instagram

In the meantime,
we are a community,
we are in this together
And we look forward to seeing you soon.




Monday, March 16, 2020

Library Closing on Wednesday, March 18




In the interest of the safety of our patrons, Limestone Township Library District is closing Wednesday, March 18 until further notice. This decision follows ongoing conversations with local health officials, the announcement that schools statewide will be closing, and the announcement of additional restrictions mandated for the restaurant industry.

The health and safety of our patrons and our staff is our first priority. Early action to increase social distancing is the best way to contain the spread of COVID-19 according to the CDC. We feel that closing the library is the best way to protect the health of our community at this time.

Please be aware that Prairie Cat has suspended all holds and RAILS has suspended delivery through the end of the month. We will stop all charging of overdue fines and waive existing fines.  All due dates have been extended through April 7. We encourage you to keep the materials at home and enjoy them.

You can continue to use the library without visiting by downloading e-books and e-audio books through Libby (smart phone app). Download books and movies with Omni through the library’s website. E-books for e-kids with picture books and early chapter books can be found on Tumble Books.  You can also explore World Book Online through our website.

Stay connected with us on Facebook, Instagram, and our website for more ideas for things to do with your library card along with ways to stay healthy.

We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as more information becomes available. Closing the library is a difficult decision that we have made only because of these extraordinary circumstances. Staff will be working on special projects within the library or remotely, as circumstances allow. It is always possible to contact the library by phone (815-939-1696), or messages on our website or Facebook.

In the meantime, we are a community, we are in this together, and we’re looking forward to seeing you soon.




LTLD Still Open




Books are flying off the shelves in Northeast Seattle! 
Limestone Township Library District 
is still open until 8:00 P.M. today. 
Stop by and grab a few books, movies, 
or games to keep busy.
 For more information, 
please call us at (815) 939-1696.







Friday, March 13, 2020

Program Cancellations




In the interest of the safety of our patrons, 
Limestone Township Library District
 is cancelling programs through Saturday, April 4 
due to the increasing number 
of COVID-19 cases in Illinois. 
Some programs will be rescheduled 
at a later date to be declared. 
All other library services 
will continue to be offered at this time.
 If you have any questions, 
please call the library at 815-939-1696 
or email us at info@limestonelibrary.org.


Coronavirus Information



Coronavirus or COVID-19 

Because we want our patrons 
and community members 
to be well informed 
the Limestone Township Library District
is posting the following links 
to give the best possible information during this
time of concern





Kankakee County COVID-19 Hotline 815-802-9311

World Health Organization 


Prevention

The CDC recommends these prevention tactics 

Monday, March 9, 2020

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
at Limestone Township Library District


Registration for programs is required

prior to the day of the event.




Storytime
Tuesday, March 10
10:15 AM—11:00 AM
 Enjoy the mix of crafts, stories, and music to help young children develop a love for reading. This program is for children 6-months to 5-year-old with their parents and/or guardians.


Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, March 10
11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Join us for some gentle stretching and muscle building using yoga movements as our guide.
This program is for teens and adults only. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Limestone Township Library District.





Adult Book Club 
Tuesday, March 10
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Join us for lively conversation as we discuss The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott.

Books are available at the front desk 








Cooking Class: Hot Sauce
Wednesday, March 11
5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Learn how to make craft hot sauce for an inexpensive and easy way to spice up your food. All supplies provided; there is no charge for this program.







Chess Club
Thursday, March 12
5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Join our chess club to learn and improve your ability to play. All ages are welcomed.






Introduction to Smartphones
Friday, March 13
11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
For All Ages
We will instruct patrons on basic set-up, how to connect WIFI, e-mail, picture messaging, voicemail, how to use the app store, button configuration, and other fun tips and tricks. The presentation will be immediately followed by a Q&A session as well as a time for trainers to work individually with participants.






Monarch Book Club
Saturday, March 14
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Kids in 1st -3rd Grade have their own book club.
We will read the award winning or nominated book at our gathering time and have a crafting session.






For more information or to register for any of our programs, stop in at the Library at 2701 W. Tower Road or call us at 815-939-1696. Visit the website to see a listing of all programming at www.limestonelibrary.org.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Upcoming Programs


Upcoming Events

at Limestone Township Library District


Registration for programs is required
prior to the day of the event.



Storytime
Tuesday, March 3
10:15 AM—11:00 AM
 Enjoy the mix of crafts, stories, and music to help young children develop a love for reading. This program is for children 6-months to 5-year-old with their parents and/or guardians.





Friends of the Library Meeting
Tuesday, March 3
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
The Friends of the
Limestone Township Library District support and advocate for the Library. Join us at our March meeting and see how you can volunteer for your community!









Dr. Seuss’s Birthday Party
Thursday, March 5
5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Join us for a celebration of one of our favorite authors for cupcakes, crafts, activities, and more. For children in kindergarten thru third grade.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Upcoming Events!


Upcoming Events

at Limestone Township Library District


Registration for programs is required
prior to the day of the event.





Adult Craft Night
Monday, February 24 and  Wednesday, February 26
5:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.
We'll be making and painting bird feeders out of tennis ball cans to attract some friends with the weather warming up. All supplies are provided, there is no fee for this program. There are two separate two sessions for this craft.






Storytime
Tuesday, February 25
10:15 AM—11:00 AM
 Enjoy the mix of crafts, stories, and music to help young children develop a love for reading. This program is for children 6-months to 5-year-old with their parents and/or guardians.






Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, February 25
11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Join us for some gentle stretching and muscle building using yoga movements as our guide.
This program is for teens and adults only. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Limestone Township Library District.





Chess Club
Thursday, February  27
5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Join our chess club to learn and improve your ability to play. All ages are welcomed.








Euchre Tournament
Saturday, February 29
Starts at 11:00 A.M.

Bring a friend and have fun on Leap Day. You'll keep the same partner throughout the tournament. If less than eight people sign up, partners will rotate. Light refreshments will be served.






For more information or to register for any of our programs, stop in at the Library at 2701 W. Tower Road or call us at 815-939-1696.