Monday, May 2, 2016

The Big Book Project


Ever wanted to read a challenging book but wanted  company as you did  it?
Join us as we dig in

Moby Dick by Herman Melville.

Starting in July 2016, we will spend a year reading and discussing 

the book in bite sized chunks.

Our kick-off event for this year-long challenge will be a screening of 

In the Heart of the Sea starring Chris Helmsworth. 
This movie is based on the story that Inspired Melville to write Moby Dick. 

The screening will take place on Monday, May 9th at 6:30 P.M. 


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



Saturday, April 30, 2016

Generational Craft





Generational Craft 

Thursday, May 5 
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. 
Celebrate Mother’s Day by attending a fun craft activity together. 
The project will be decorating treasure boxes. 
Register by calling the Library at 815-939-1696.



Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic
Saturday, April 23
 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. 
Join Lowe's and the library in celebrating National Craft Month. Lowe's will be at the library to conduct a Build and Grow Clinic for kids in Kindergarten and up. All supplies are included. Sign up soon as possible, space is limited.


Storytime
Tuesday, April 26th and Thursday, April 28 at 10:00 A.M.
 Storytime is a mix of crafts, stories, and music to help young children develop a love for reading. Parents and guardians can bring their 6-months to five-year-old children.



How Full is Your Filing Cabinet?
Wednesday, April 27th
1:00 P.M.                                                                             
Sasha Grabenstetter from the U of I Extension Office brings us a program during Money Smart Week. This program helps you to know when you can get rid of those documents that you have kept forever and other helpful hints to help you clean out your filing cabinet.





Intro to Chess
Wednesday,April 27,
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
A very beginning class about the game of Chess. If you have never played
this class is for you. Spaces are limited. Please bring a chess board.
For kids in 5th through 8th grade.


Lego Building
Saturday, 
April 30,
1:00 P.M.
Our Lego building blocks and your creativity can only add up to lots of fun at the library. Join us and other Lego enthusiasts for an afternoon of building fun. For children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Our next date for Lego Building is Saturday, May 7th.


Generational Craft   
Thursday, May 5                     
6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.                                                                                                                                 Celebrate Mother’s Day by attending a fun craft activity together. The project will be decorating treasure boxes.


Sign up for these programs by stopping at the Front Desk or calling the Library at 815-939-1696.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Big Book Project

Ever thought about taking on a challenging book 
but didn’t want to do it all by yourself?


KALA is sponsoring The Big Book Event
 from April 2016 through April 2017 featuring

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

People can join a Big Book Project group and work through the novel over the course of a year.





Limestone Township Library District will kick off their Big Book Project year 
with a screening of

In the Heart of the Sea 
on Monday, April 11 at 6:00p.m. 




Call the library at 815-939-1696 to reserve your seat!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Upcoming Events



Upcoming Events


Coffee, Snacks, and Coloring for Adults
Thursday, April 7
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Combine the three and you have the beginnings of a great social evening! Bring your own coloring book and medium or use our colored pencils and coloring pages.

Pillowcase Project
Saturday, April 10th
1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Justin Larson, Americorp/American Red Cross representative, presents a workshop that teaches children the understanding of science hazards, practicing how to prepare for emergencies, and understand that by sharing what they have learned with family and friends, they can help create a prepared community. Pillowcases will be decorated to take home and use to pack their emergency items. The Limestone Township Fire Department is bringing their tornado simulator for a demonstration.

Adult Craft
Thursday, April 14th
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Upcycled Wood Craft                                                                                                                   Upcycle wood rectangles into a beautiful welcome sign for your home. Whether you use decoupage or paint, make it your own unique sign!

The Lorax Project
Saturday, April 16th
1:00 P.M.                                                                                                                                              Come out to our Earth Day Celebration. Learn about the Lorax and the value of trees to our community. We will be making a special project from tree products and of course make our own trufulla tree and eat trufulla fruit!

Music of the Civil War
Tuesday, April 19
6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Ronald Selle and Darlene Agner bring their exhibition of historical sheet music, encompassing the Civil War 1861-1865, to life with their presentation of storytelling and song.




Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Book Sale



Friends of the Limestone Township Library
Book Sale is 
Now $1.00 a Bag


Fill one of our shopping bags, pay a whopping $1.00
                      starting on Wednesday, March 23 and                          running through Saturday, March 26.

              Money can't buy happiness but it can buy books                       and that is a lot of happiness.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
at the Library


Finger Puppets
Tuesday March 22
11:00 A.M.  – 12:30 P.M.
Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
Spend a part of your day making cute bunny finger puppets.

Decorated Initials
Tuesday, March 22
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
4th Grade and up
Paint and decorate your initial to hang in your room.


All About Container Gardening
Tuesday, March 22
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Adults will learn the basics and more about container gardening from area Master Gardeners.





Fun with Eggs
Wednesday, March 23rd
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Kindergarten and up
What can you do with an egg? Come and find out! Science and Art combined!

Beginning Chess
Wednesday, March 23,
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
A very beginning class about the game of Chess. If you have never played
this class is for you. Spaces are limited. Please bring a chess board.
For kids in 5th through 8th grade.


 
School’s Out Movie Day
Thursday, March 24,
1:00 P.M.
No school today? Then come on down to the library with your friends and watch a fun movie. This afternoon we are watching Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip. Popcorn and lemonade will be served.



Introduction to Excel
Monday, March 28, and Wednesday, March 30
6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. 
Using a spreadsheet can be very helpful but creating one might be a problem. Learn how to use the Excel program in this two-part class. You must attend both nights. This class is geared for adults.


Crochet with Helen
Tuesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 31
6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Welcome Spring with a crocheted basket and flowers. Stop by the desk or call and register and receive your supply list. Students need to attend both classes.

Register by stopping at the Front Desk or calling the library at 815-939-1696.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Five Below FOTL Fundraiser

Support the Friends of the Library on your trip to
 Five Below at 2066 N. State Rd in Bradley
 on March 17th, 18th, or 19th. 
When you present the flyer below, 
10% of your purchase will be donated to the 
Friends of the Limestone Library group. 
Flyers are available at the Front Desk of the Library.


Friday, March 11, 2016

Friends of the Library Semi-Annual Book Sale


Limestone Township Friends of the Library

Semi-Annual Book Sale


March 14-26

Book Sale Begins Monday Evening, March 14th at 5:00 PM
 Sale open during regular library hours 

Pick up a new favorite today!
Hardbacks -$1.00

Paperbacks and kids books - $.25

Shop early for best selection!

Proceeds from the LTFOL Book Sale benefit the community 
by enhancing the library's resources, programs, and materials 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Upcoming Events at the Library

Upcoming Events
Register for a program by stopping at the Front Desk 
or calling the Library at 815-939-1696



Adult Spring Craft Thursday
Thursday, March 10
6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.
Enjoy welcoming Spring into your home by creating a decoration for the upcoming garden season with mini-birdhouses.


Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic
Saturday, March 12,
 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. 
Join Lowe's and the library in celebrating National Craft Month. Lowe's will be at the library to conduct a Build and Grow Clinic for kids in Kindergarten and up. All supplies are included. Sign up soon as possible, space is limited.

Introduction of Word Program
Monday, March 14th and Wednesday, March 16th 
6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. 
Learn the basics of this popular word processing program. The class meets both nights. This class is for adults.

Lego Building
Saturday, March 19
1:00 P.M.
Our Lego building blocks and your creativity can only add up to lots of fun at the library. Join us and other Lego enthusiasts for an afternoon of building fun. For children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Lego Building will also be held on March 26.


Introduction of Word Program for High Schoolers
Monday, March 21st and Wednesday, March 23rd 
6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. 
Learn the basics of this popular word processing program. The class meets both nights. This class is geared for high school students in 9th -12th grade.


Monday, February 29, 2016

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Party


Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party

Saturday, March 5th

1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.





The Friends of the Limestone Township Library District present
“Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss.”
Join us for an afternoon filled with stories, Seuss games, 
make a take-home craft, and  enjoy a special treat!  A family event! 
Sign up ahead of time by calling the Library at 815-939-1696.




Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Library Closed Today


Wednesday, February 24th

The Library will be closed today 

due to poor weather conditions


All scheduled programs for the day have been cancelled


Stay safe and warm-it's a great day to sip hot cocoa and read!


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
at the Library



    Tiny Explorers                        
                          Thursday, February 18                                                                                                      10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.                                                        
  Parents and Guardians come along with their children 6 months to 5 years old for a time to play and skill-building using age-appropriate manipulatives. It is a great time of socialization and play.



Lego Building

Saturday, February 20
1:00 P.M.

Our Lego building blocks and your creativity can only add up to lots of fun at the library. Join us and other Lego enthusiasts for an afternoon of building fun. For children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.


Storytime
Tuesday, February 23 and Thursday, February 25
10:00 A.M.
Storytime is a mix of crafts, stories, and music to help young children develop a love for reading. Parents and guardians can bring their 6-months to five-year-old children.



Beginning Chess
Wednesday, February 24,
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Have you wondered about how to play the board game that involves kings, queens, knights, and bishops? Then come to the Library to discover Chess. If you have never played before, this class is for you. Spaces are limited. Please bring a Chess board. For kids in 5th through 8th grade.

Adult Coffee, Snacks, and Coloring
Thursday, March 3
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Combine the three and you have the beginnings of a great social evening! 
Bring your own coloring book and medium or use our colored pencils and coloring pages. 



Sign up for these and other programs 
by calling the Library at 815-939-1696








Monday, February 15, 2016

Stomping with the Dinosaurs



Stomping with the Dinosaurs

Tuesday, February 16,

6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Come over to the library as Miss Karen and Miss Janet lead us 
on a fun night reading stories, making crafts, and learning how to dance like dinosaurs. 
This program is for children in preschool through 2nd grade. 
Register by calling the Library at 815-939-1696


Saturday, February 13, 2016

Monday, February 8, 2016

Upcoming Events!



Upcoming Events at 
Limestone Township Library District

YA/Adult Craft featuring Chocolate Crafting
Thursday, February 11
6:30 P.M.
6th Grade – Adult
Have delicious fun working on a sweet Valentine craft. 
All supplies are included; there is no fee for this program.



Heart Art
Saturday, February 13,
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Join us as we make various objects using hearts.  
All supplies are included and there is no fee. 
This program is for children in kindergarten and up.



Stomping with the Dinosaurs

Tuesday, February 16,
6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Come over to the library as Miss Karen and Miss Janet lead us on 
a fun night of reading stories, making crafts, 
and learning how to dance like dinosaurs. 
This program is for children in preschool through 2nd grade.


Register for these and other programs 
by calling the Library at 815-939-1696.