Friday, July 1, 2016

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events!





Scrabble Saturday                                                                            Saturday, June 25,                                                                               1:00 P.M.  - 2:00 P.M.                                                                          4th Grade and older                                                                            Compete against family and friends with the word game that has you pull out tiles and fill the available spaces on the board for the most points.

Earth Stewards Presents Nature’s Heroes
Tuesday, June 28
1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Children in 3rd – 5th Grade
Tom Kearney of Earth Stewards will present a special nature program that includes hands-on activities along with the presentation geared towards intermediate school-aged children.


NASA: Race to the Moon
Tuesday, June 28
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p .m
For Children in Kindergarten and up
James Knapper presents a program on the history of the Race to the Moon.


Movie Day - Air Bud 1
Wednesday, June 29
1:00 p.m.
All Ages
Bring your friends over for Movie Day when we watch Air Bud, starring the adorable golden retriever/sports star. Lemonade and popcorn will be served.

YA/Adult - Craft Night
Wednesday, June 29
6th grade and up
6:30 -7:30 p.m.
 Make a special summer decorative item. All materials are provided; there is no fee for this event.



Koehler  Chiropractic - Heads Up
Thursday, June 30
6:30 P.M. —7:30 P.M.
1-2-3 Quick and Easy methods to understanding concussions in young athletes.  Presented by the Doctors of the Foundation of Wellness Professionals




Movie Night for Grown-ups - National Treasure
Friday, July 1
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Have a date night at the Library after hours when we will be presenting the Nicholas Cage classic, National Treasure. Lemonade and popcorn will be served.

Make-and-Take Craft
Tuesday, July 5
Kids in Kindergarten -5th Grade
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
 Work on your crafting skills by making something patriotic! All materials are provided; there is no fee for this event.

Movie Day - Space Buddies
Wednesday, July 6
1:00p.m.
All Ages
Bring your friends over for Movie Day when we watch Space Buddies about five puppies who blast off to a cosmic adventure when they become accidental stowaways aboard an unmanned space shuttle. Lemonade and Popcorn will be served.



Music of the 1940’s
Thursday, July 7
6:30 P.M. -7:30P.M.
Ron Selle & Darlene Agner return with a spectacular presentation of storytelling and music of the 1940s. You won’t want to miss it.






Giant Word Winder
Friday, July 8
10:30 a.m.
For Kids in 3rd Grade and up
Word Winder Game inventor David L. Hoyt will visit to lead us in a few rounds of Giant Word Winder! On a room size playing board, children will create words. A fun and creative learning experiance you won’t want to miss! Check out word Finder on You Tube.





Movie Night for Grown-ups - Joy
Friday, July 8
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Have a date night at the Library after hours when we will be Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence as the inventor of the Miracle Mop, and QVC star. Lemonade and popcorn 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.



Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Registration




Have you registered for our 
Summer Reading Program yet?

The deadline is Saturday, June 18th,
 you still have time!




Sign up by stopping in at the Front Desk at the Library!


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Read for the Win! Programs


Programs start on June 11

Movie – Kung Fu Panda 2                                                                                                                 Saturday, June 11,                                                                                                                              11:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.,                                                                                                                       All Ages,                                                                                                                                             Join us for the kick-off of the Summer Reading Program with a fun time watching the Jack Black comedy animation feature Kung Fu Panda 2 and stick around for a Panda Treat.

Adult Email Basics
Monday, June 13   
10:15-11:30 A.M.   
Learn how to do the basics of email: creating letters and attaching files are some of the skills that will be taught. If you do not have an email the instructor will show you how to create a free email account.

Lego Robotics Summer Camp                                                                                                   Monday, June 13 – Thursday, June 16,                                                       1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.,                                                                                 4th through 8th Grade                                                                                 Want to build a robot out of Legos? Kids will get the opportunity to design, build, and program a robot using the Lego Mindstorm NXT Robotic Kits. Working as a team, kids will complete tasks and keep track of their findings in order to complete the robotics challenge by the end of camp. Presented by the University of Illinois Extension Office. Cost for the program is $10.

Storytime
Tuesdays and Thursdays 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.

Stay Thirsty - Dehydration  & Hydration                                                                                   Tuesday, June 14th                                                                                                                              6:30 P.M.                                                                                                                                              Hear about powerful new methods to enhance performance and reduce injury through fluid intake will be presented by the Doctors of the Foundation of Wellness Professionals.

Father's Day Craft
Friday, June 17th
10:30 A.M.-11:30 A.M.
Kindergarten and up
Make a special craft for dad by creating a special wind chime with Miss Pat. All supplies are provided, there is no fee for this program.

Coloring for Adults
Friday, June 17
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Come for an afternoon of coloring and relaxation as you create beautiful pictures. Bring your own coloring book and medium (colored pencils, markers, or crayons) or use our colored pencils and coloring pages.


Father and Child Lego Building
Saturday, June 18,
11:00 A.M. – 12 Noon or 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Make it a special day with Dad in an afternoon of building fun. For children in Kindergarten and older.

Adult Intro to the Internet
Monday, June 20  
10:15-11:30 A.M.
Learn the basics of the Internet: how to find the information you want, how to store it, and how to share it.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Summer Reading Program





Join the Limestone Township Library District for a summer of fun with their reading program 
- Read For The Win! 

There will be a week-long Lego Robotics Camp,
 presentations by Tom Kearney of Earth Stewards, 
Read to the Dogs, and much more. 

Participants can fill out raffle tickets for minutes spent reading. 

Sign up at the Library and receive a folder with all the information you need to 
Read for The Win! 

Registration starts May 25th and runs through June 18th. 

For more information call the Library at 815-939-1696. 







Monday, May 9, 2016

NYT Bestseller List

Looking for a New Book to Read?

Check Out the 
New York Times Bestsellers Lists
on our New Releases Page







Monday, May 2, 2016

The Big Book Project


Ever wanted to read a challenging book 
but would like 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 Hemsworth. 

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.