Saturday, August 22, 2015

Looking for some fun Fall Activities?

Scurry on over to check out our activity calendar on our tabs.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015


Read to the Rhythm! raffle tickets (not reading logs) 

deadline has been extended until Noon today

If you still have tickets to enter for your favorite basket, 

there's still time-but hurry!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Read to the Rhythm
Summer Reading Program Finale

Saturday, July 18 at 1:00 P.M.
at the Limestone Village Hall

Featuring Chris McBrien
 the Musical Irish Traveler

Sign up when you bring in your reading logs with 25 or more notes colored in.
Join us for a Merry Time.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Check out Happenings at the Library

Monday July 6,  Heart Healthy Food, Grades K – 2nd, 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.                                   
What can you create with an apple? Find out how this good-for-the-heart fruit can be used to create art.

Monday, July 6,  The Over 18 Crowd Movie Night, 6:15 – 8 P.M.                                              
 Join us for popcorn, lemonade, and a movie meant for those of us 18 years of age and older. The movie selection is the cult classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes which spoofs the sci-fi movies of the 50s and 60s.

Tuesday, July 7,  Musical Shrink Art, 1:00 – 2:00 P.M., Grades 3 - 5    
 Create a Shrink Art Guitar Pick and scratch art guitar.

Tuesday, July 7,  Crafter’s Night Out, 6:00 – 7:30 P.M.,                                   Do you have an unfinished craft project waiting for that block of time to be completed? Bring it to the Library for an enjoyable night out with other crafters getting their UFO’s completed.   

Wednesday, July 8th, Drawing Class, 1-2:30 P.M., 6th -12th Grades,                                          Local artist Mary LeRoy teaches the class how  to draw what is right in front of you.

Thursday, July 9, Movie Day, 1 P.M.                                                                                              Join us for an afternoon of popcorn and lemonade along with THE SPONGE BOB MOVIE,  a movie that all members of the family can watch!

Saturday, July 11, Lego Building, 1-2 P.M., K-5                              Bring your creativity to the table when we pull out all of our Lego blocks and platforms.

Monday, July 13, Jump for My Heart!, 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Grades K – 2  Discover and try out all sorts of jumping activities that keep the heart healthy. A special visit from Petco will showcase amphibious jumpers.

Monday, July 13,  How It’s Made? Electric Guitar with Tim Wilhelm, 6:30 – 7:30 PM          College Professor Tim Wilhelm from KCC and special guests will be on hand to show us how electric guitars were made locally. You won’t want to miss the guitar performance!

Tuesday, July 14th or Thursday, July 16th, 10:00 A.M., Tiny Explorers, 6 months-5 years,         Children explore hands-on learning, using a variety of materials and activities. Counting, color and shape recognition and sensory development are included.

Tuesday, July 14, How It’s Made. Violin with Scott Albert, 1-2:00 P.M., 3rd – 5th Grade      Local violin designer Scott Albert will show children in 3rd -5th grade how a violin is made , step by step. Parents may attend the program as well. It will be an afternoon of musical strings.

Tuesday, July 14, Adult Book Club, 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.                                                                   This month the book club reads a debut author, Susan Ella Mac Neal, with the first book of her “Maggie Hope” series.  In this story, Maggie is working as a secretary in Winston Churchill’s office during WWII. But what she sees and hears could lead to bigger dangers. Pick up your copy at the Library and join us for a great discussion time.

Wednesday, July 15, Art with Rhythm, 1:00 - 2:00, 3rd - 5th Grade                                 
 Local artist Mary Le Roy Instructs attendees how art relates to rhythm.

Check out our American Pie Challenge trivia question on the website under the tab for American Pie Challenge. Special prizes are awarded to winners of the weekly trivia question.                                                                               

Monday, June 22, 2015

This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

Tuesday, June 23 or Thursday, June 25, 10:00 A.M.,  Tiny Explorers, 6 months-5 years,       Children explore hands on learning  using a variety of materials and activities. Counting, color and shape recognition and sensory development are included.

Tuesday, June 23, Red, White, and Blue Craft Night, 6:30-7:30 P.M.                                              Flex those crafting skills by putting together and decorating a starry wind chime with Miss Pat. Supplies are provided.

Wednesday, June 24, Landscape Drawing, 1:00-2:30 P.M., 6th grade-12th grade,
We are taking this drawing class Outdoors, if weather is permitting, to learn how to draw landscapes. Local Artist Mary LeRoy is the instructor. All supplies are furnished. Please pre-register.

Thursday, June 25, Hide and Seek Science, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.,  All Ages
Don’t miss this special program by local science expert Tom Kearney of Earth Stewards.  Learn about nature, camouflage, and communication. A great afternoon of interaction and exploration.

Friday, June 26, Book to Movie, Over 18 Crowd- 1:30 P.M. WILD

Join us for an afternoon movie in which we watch Wild starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed who decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail as a way of dealing with her grief over her mother’s death and getting her life back on track. There will be a short discussion time after the movie.

Monday,   June 29, Art to the Rhythm, 1-2:30 P.M. , Grades K-2,
Children will join local artist Mary LeRoy for a time of creation and drawing using a variety of mediums, showing how art relates to rhythm.

Tuesday,   June 30, Food Sculptors, 1:00-2:00 P.M., Grades 3-5,                                                 Encourage the kids to play With Their food. Children will learn about food value and have fun making food sculptures from vegetables and fruits.

Tuesday, June 30, Yes, You Can! : Canning Foods Safely, 6:15 – 7:30 P.M.                    Home canning is chic again. Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy your garden or farmers market produce all year long?  Whether just starting out or updating your food preservation knowledge, join University of Illinois Extension, nutrition and wellness educator, Drusilla Banks for this timely seasonal program.

Monday, June 15, 2015

What’s Happening 
at the Library!?!

Tuesday, June 16,  Marvel Comic Day, 3rd -5th Grade, 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
A SUPER day of fun and activities celebrating our favorite comic book heroes and villains in the Marvel Universe!

Tuesday, June 16, Crochet with Helen, 6:00-7:30 P.M.,  Ages 14 and up                                                                                               
Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? Teens and Adults can sign up to learn from Helen Ziller how to crochet a flower headband. A supply list will be given upon registration.

Wednesday, June 17, Guitar Hero Play Off, 1:00p.m.-2:00 P.M. , Ages 6th grade-12th grade    Hey Kids! Play the popular Guitar Hero TM game and compete to see who will be the Guitar Hero of Reading to the Rhythm 2015!

Thursday, June 18,  Ronald McDonald Magic Show, 1:00 P.M.,  Kids PreK -2nd Grades                                                           We invite Pre-K-2nd grade children to come to the Reading and Magic Show with the amazing Ronald McDonald. Each participant will receive a treat coupon from McDonald’s!

Saturday, June, 20, Lego Building, 1:00-2:00 P.M., K-5th                                                            Children in Kindergarten-5 grade are asked to join us in creating fantastical objects with our Legos and meeting new friends!

Monday, June 22, Create a Soundtrack to a Book, 1:00-2:30 P.M., K-2                                                                                                                       Children will join Katrina Cessna local music instructor and Kankakee Youth Valley Symphony Orchestra leader in creating a musical soundtrack to a book. If your children enjoy drums, this will be a great program for them!

 Tuesday, June 23 or Thursday, June 25, 10:00 A.M.,  Tiny Explorers, 6 months - 5 years,         Children explore hands on learning  using a variety of materials and activities. Counting, color and shape recognition and sensory development are included.

Tuesday, June 23, ONU Music Tour, 1:00-2:00 P.M., 3rd - 5th grade                                                  Join us for a musical tour on the ONU Campus. The tour will include a visit to Larsen Fine Arts Center, Centennial Chapel to see the magnificent pipe organ, and finally we conclude with a tour of Shine Radio. Participants will meet at ONU Admissions Office; Parents will need to stay.  A map will be available upon registration.

Tuesday, June 23, Red, White, and Blue Craft Night, 6:30 -7:30 P.M.                                                                                            
Flex those crafting skills by putting together and decorating a starry wind chime with Miss Pat. Supplies are provided. 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Have you visited our 
American Pie Challenge page yet?

Click on the American Pie tab 
and see if you can answer the trivia question and win a special prize.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Upcoming Events This Week

Upcoming Events

Join us for Kick-Off Week of our Summer Reading Program-  Read to the Rhythm

Tuesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 11, Storytime 
10:00 A.M.,                                                                                                             
Join Ms. Anita for stories, a craft and refreshments! Learn new skills and meet new people. This program is meant for children ages 6 mos-5 years. Sign-up for Tuesday or Thursday.                                                                                                                                                                          Wednesday, June 10,  3D Sticker Workshop,  1:00 – 2:00 P.M.,  3rd  - 5th Grades                                                                            

Join Megan Walsh from U of I Extension Office as she teaches kids how to make something simple and quick with an electronic cutter. Participants will learn how to trace images using the cutters vectors and basic geometry to create their own design. This is a great class for beginners.

Thursday June 11, Read to the Dogs, 
1:00-2:00 P.M.                                                                                     
 The therapy dogs return to listen to a story.  Each child  will choose a book to read to their fluffy canine companion. Parents may attend with children and assist in the reading, if necessary. Pre-register for your time slot!

Thursday,  June 11, Book to Movie, Over 18 Crowd ,  6:00 - 8:00 P.M. 
His Girl Friday
Join us for an evening movie in which we watch the classic comedy, His Girl Friday  starring Cary Grant as the newspaper editor to Rosalind Russell’s reporter. There will be a short discussion time after the movie.

Saturday, June 13, Kickoff  Read to the Rhythm Party, 12:30 P.M., All Ages,                                      
We are having an extravaganza that includes Face Painting, as well as Fire Spinners Nick Vitale and Friends. Acting Out Theatre Company are performing a selection from their summer production of CATS at 1:30 P.M. 
Pre-register for a fun-filled afternoon!

Stop in at the Front Desk or call the Library at  815-939-1696 to sign up!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Sign up for our
Read to the Rhythm Summer Reading Program 
Starting May 26th!

The more time you read and the more activities you attend, 
the more tickets you earn for our incredible prize baskets.

Check out our Activity Listings in the 
Newsletter, Adult, Young Adult, and Kids Tabs

Ask about it at the Front Desk!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Scrabble Scramble

Monday, April 27th at 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.

Bring your spelling skills together for one night
to challenge other Scrabble players.

Sign up by stopping at the Front Desk 
or call the Library at 815-939-1696.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Book Sale

The Book Sale is now $1.00 a Bag

Stop In and Filler' up Until Supplies Last

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Lorax Project

Have You Signed Up Yet?

The Lorax Project
Saturday, April 18th
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Help us celebrate Earth Day!
Bring a recycled material art object to put on display.
Play games, make a craft,
have fun with your friends.

Call the Front Desk 
at 815-939-1696
to sign up!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Calling Anime artists aged 10 and older. We are having another Anime Drawing Class on 
Saturday, April 11 at 2:00 P.M. with Amber Hughes

Learn the basics and try your hand at creating some Anime Art Work. 
Sign up by calling the Library at 815-939-1696.

Monday, March 30, 2015

School's Out Movie Day!


Mr. Peabody and Sherman

Tuesday, March 31st at 1:00 P.M.
Come in for a great movie to beat spring break boredom. 
Popcorn and Lemonade will be served.
Sign up by calling the Front Desk at 815-939-1696.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Book Sale

It's Time for Our 
Semi-Annual Book Sale!

Hardbacks are $1.00 Each

Paperbacks, Children's Books, and DVDs are $.25 (cents)

Games, puzzles, and toys are $.25 (cents) 
unless otherwise marked.

The Sale ends April 11th

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ladies Night Out
At Busse and Rieck’s

Join us on Tuesday, March 24th at 6:00 P.M. at the popular floral and gift store
 on West Court Street for an evening of learning. 
We will get the low down on the do's and Don'ts of flower arranging as well as 
tips regarding the new spring styles.

Call the Library at 815-939-1696 to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015