Monday, September 22, 2014

Banned Books Week
September 21st - September 28th
Find a Banned Book!

Top Ten Challenged Books of 2013

Out of 307 challenges as reported by the Office for Intellectual Freedom

  1. Captain Underpants (series), by Dav Pilkey
    Reasons: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence
  2. The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison
    Reasons: Offensive language, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group, violence
  3. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, offensive language, racism, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  4. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E.L. James
    : Nudity, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  5. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
    Reasons: Religious viewpoint, unsuited to age group
  6. A Bad Boy Can Be Good for A Girl, by Tanya Lee Stone
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, nudity, offensive language, sexually explicit
  7. Looking for Alaska, by John Green
    Reasons: Drugs/alcohol/smoking, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky
    Reasons: drugs/alcohol/smoking, homosexuality, sexually explicit, unsuited to age group
  9. Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya
    Reasons: Occult/Satanism, offensive language, religious viewpoint, sexually explicit
  10. Bone (series), by Jeff Smith
    Reasons: Political viewpoint, racism, violence

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Please Note:  The Limestone Township Library Board Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. has been RESCHEDULED for Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Peterson Schoolhouse which is next to the library.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Upcoming Events at Limestone Township Library

September 15, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. YA Book and Pizza
Join us for book club night for kids in 5th through 8th grade. For the month of September we are reading Peak by Roland Smith. After we discuss the book, we will share some pizza. Stop in to pick up your book at the Front Desk beginning Friday, August 15th.

September 16th & 18th, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Tiny Explorers
Join us for a new morning program specifically for children 6 months to 5 years old. Parents and Guardians come along for this new program a chance for kids of all ages to play and build using age-appropriate manipulatives. It is a great time of socialization and play. Tiny Explorers meets on Tuesday and Thursday of the third week of every month.

Saturday, September 12th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Lego Building
Have fun with other Lego enthusiasts creating objects with our Lego blocks. This play session is meant for children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade.

Saturday, September 20th from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Eco-bot Challenge
In this experiment, youth in grades 5th through 8th will enhance their engineering skills by assembling their own Eco-Bots and surface controls to manage an environmental clean-up. Youth will then test the interaction between the Eco-Bot's design features and various barriers to determine the most effective clean-up solution for a simulated toxic spill.

Monday, September 22nd at 6:30  - 7:30 p.m. Reading to the Dogs
Calling all kids, from pre-school on up, to read to our special therapy dogs who like listening to stories from a lot of different books. If your child cannot read yet, mom or dad can read to both the child and the dog.

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

Monday, September 8, 2014

September is

National Library Card Sign-Up Month

Stan Lee, Honorary Chair of National Library Card Sign-Up Month
Lee is the co-creator of the Fantastic Four, Spiderman and The X-Men. He has been an editor and Publisher at Marvel Comics. As publisher, he turned the company from a comic book enterprise into a multimedia empire that includes movies such as The Avengers, Iron Man, The Hulk, Captain America, and Spiderman. In 2012, the year in which he turned 90, Lee co-wrote a graphic novel Romeo and Juliet: The War which landed on the New York Times Bestseller list as well as launching the YouTube channel Stan Lee's World of Heroes.

Is the Smartest Card on the Planet in Your Wallet?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Upcoming Events at the Library

Saturday, September 6th  -  1:00 p.m. till 2:00 p.m.

                   Lego Building  - We have the   
                   Lego blocks, you bring the creativity!
                   For kids in kindergarten and up

Tuesday, September 9th -  6:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m., 
Archaeology - Can You Dig It?
Join us for a night of fun exploring the mysteries of history through the world of Archaeology. This program is presented by Thomas Pitkin. All ages are welcomed, younger children should be accompanied by their parents.

Tuesday, September 9 and Thursday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m.
Story Time returns from its hiatus. Parents and guardians can bring their 6 months to five year old children in for a time of crafting, storytelling, music, and fun. Story time will meet on Tuesday and Thursday so parents can pick the day of the week that best suits their schedule.

Tuesday, September 9th - 6:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m.
Adult Book Club
  Join us as we discuss This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales. The Adult Book Club meets on the second Tuesday of every month,

September 11th, 6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. 
Rocketry Workshop

During this class children in 5th through 8th grades will learn how air pressure can be used to shoot rockets into the air.  Participants will make a mini-rocket to learn about fuel and how different amounts affect the distance a rocket can travel.  Then, youth will construct a rocket out of a pop bottle to use water and air shoot it into outer space (or a few feet in the air).  

To register for these and our other great programs, stop at the Front Desk or call the Library at 815-939-1696.