Sunday, July 8, 2018

This Week at the Library



Upcoming Events

at Limestone Township Library District

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




Craft: Flag plate
Monday, July 9
1:00 P.M. – 2 P.M.
For kids in Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade
Travel all 50 states through paints and paper. This program is free, all supplies are provided.

Route 66 on a Tank of Gas: The Mother Road in Illinois
Monday, July 9
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Route 66 on a Tank of Gas shows the many Mother Road attractions along Illinois’ 300 miles of the highway. We explore the importance of the Travel corridor from Chicago to St. Louis dating back centuries. Starting in the 1920s Illinois became a leader in building “hard roads,” pulling the Land of Lincoln “out of the mud” on modern ribbons of concrete. All the while, getting our kicks on Illinois Route 66.

Storytime: Binoculars
Tuesday, July 10
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.
Pre-Kindergarten
Can you see high and low? Can you see far away and up close? Make and take a binocular with us!

Adult Book Club
Tuesday, July 10
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Join us for lively discussion as we talk about Radium Girls. There are books available at the Desk. We can always put more on hold.





Craft: Cactus in a Pot
Thursday, July 12
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
3rd-5th  Grades
Come make and create your very own cactus. It will live forever, and it will never stick you. Join us for this fun craft!




Listen with the Dogs
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Friday, July 13
Pre-K- 3rd
Children will have a chance listen to a story with a trained therapy dog on site, giving the children a sense of companionship as they listen.



After Hours Movie: Game Night
Friday, July 13
6:00 PM
Come out to the library to watch the movie GAME NIGHT.  Kick back and enjoy the movie, or enjoy a board game while you watch. Your choice!


Friday, July 6, 2018

Special Program: Route 66 on a Tank of Gas


Route 66 on a Tank of Gas: The Mother Road in Illinois
Monday, July 9
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.


Dave Clark's Route 66 on a Tank of Gas 
shows the many Mother Road attractions 
along Illinois’ 300 miles of the highway. 
We explore the importance of the Travel corridor 
from Chicago to St. Louis dating back centuries. 
Starting in the 1920s, Illinois became a leader 
in building “hard roads,”
 pulling the Land of Lincoln “out of the mud” 
on modern ribbons of concrete.
 All the while, getting our kicks on Illinois Route 66.

Register by calling the Library at 815-939-1696.



Monday, July 2, 2018

This Week's Events

Upcoming Events
at Limestone Township Library District

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




Senior Yoga with Julia McDonald
Monday, July 2
11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Wear something easy to move in and grab your tennis shoes, we are going to do yoga! Instructor Julia McDonald is going to teach us meditation techniques and breathing awareness by using gentle movement to increase mobility of the spine, shoulders and hips. Leave feeling refreshed and renewed!

Eggs in a Nest
Monday, July 2
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Description: Have you always wanted to make a birdhouse and eat a snack at the same time? Come to the library! For kids in Kindergarten thru 2nd grade.




Storytime Spider webs
Tuesday,  July 3
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Description: Do you like spiders? Create your sweet spider and listen to a story at the library. For Kids in Pre-school and Kindergarten.




Pizza Pie Party
Thursday, July 5:
1:00 PM -2:00 PM
Description: Put on your chef hat, grab a rolling pin, and make a pizza at the library.  This program is for kids in 3rd-5th Grades.

Family Movie AND Dinner - FERDINAND
Friday, July 6:
6:00 PM
All Ages
Parents have the night out and bring your family to the movies! Dinner will be served.


Lego Building
Saturday, July 7
11:00 AM - 12 Noon

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 and up.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Upcoming Events


Upcoming Events

at Limestone Township Library District


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



Monday, June 25
Craft: Fruit Sushi
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

 Take a quick trip to Japan in an hour or less. Roll your own sushi at the library.

Storytime:
Fruit Pie
Tuesday, June 26:
10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Pre-K thru K
Grab your whisk and get ready to mix. Come to storytime and make your own fruit pie.

YA/Adult Craft: Canvas and Cookies
Tuesday, June 26
6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Paint a canvas, share a cookie. Grab your favorite kind of cookie to share and come to the Library for Canvas and Cookie night. Craft materials will be provided. There is no charge for this program.





Author Visit with J Dennis Marek
The Ultimate Survivor

Wednesday, June 27th
6:30 P.M.  – 7:30 P.M.

J. Dennis Marek wrote about the incredible story of Wally Pieszka, now a Bonfield resident, who wore the uniforms of both Nazi Germany and the Allied Forces, and survived the toughest challenges of the Twentieth century. Meet with Marek as he shares his experience of writing this amazing story.



PC Cleaning Class
Thursday, June 28:
10:00 AM-11:30AM

Learn the basics on how to keep your computer running smoothly with the help of a few tools.

Cupcake Decorating
Thursday, June 28
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

3rd-5th Grades
Want to decorate a cupcake, but don't want the mess? Come to the library and leave the mess here! Materials will be provided. All supplies provided, there is no cost for this program.






GRFK - Summer Sensory Play
Thursday, June 28
6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Ages 3- 5 years old
Getting Ready for Kindergarten program welcomes you to come and enjoy SUMMER sensory play! This program for children ages 3-5 years old who are not yet in kindergarten is funded by a grant from the Community Works fund from the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley. 


Family Festival
Saturday, June 30

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Come one, come all; big and small. Enjoy the afternoon at our 1st annual family festival with face painting, water balloons, Ruel's Reps, Limestone Fire Department, Chicago Jedi, fun carnival games, and more.


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Program Cancelled!

Program Change

Due to the lack of registration 
the Friday night movie (6/22/18)

 I Can Only Imagine
has been cancelled.

Please check your calendars 
and call the Library to register for other programs 
at 815-939-1696.



Stay dry today!!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Upcoming Programs for this week!


Upcoming Events

at Limestone Township Library District

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




Craft: Space Sun Catcher
Monday, June 18
1:00 PM-2:00PM
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
Ever want to bring home Saturn, but not wanting to travel 746 million miles? NOW YOU CAN! Paint your space sun catcher with us and bring home your piece of the galaxy!
  

Storytime: Aliens
Tuesday, June 19
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pre-K thru Kindergarten
10am-11am
Have you ever seen a flying saucer? Come make your own glowing, floating, soaring ship with us!

Craft Galaxy Jar
Thursday, June 21
1:00 PM -2:00 PM
3rd Grade - 5th Grade
Description: Swirling planets, glittering stars, exploding suns…OH NO! Create a galaxy jar at the library.




After Hours Movie: I Can Only Imagine
Friday, June 22
6:00 PM
Adults
Adults, come out for a relaxing night to rest and watch a movie. Snacks and tissues will be provided.






Field Trip: Strickler Planetarium at ONU
Saturday, June 23
Meet Time at ONU - 5:45pm
3rdGrade and Up
Join us for a night time filed trip to the ONU Planetarium. “A gang of rogue pirates will stop at nothing to unleash their awesome power against the universe. Now, only one valiant ship stands between the pirates and their total domination of space. It’s a race against time as our heroes try to save the universe and defend itself against the attack of the space pirates. Join the Starship Intrepid as they battle good over evil!”



Thursday, June 7, 2018

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
at Limestone Township Library District



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



Craft: Kaleidoscope
Monday, June 11
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Kindergarten -2nd Grade 
You’ll be seeing stars with your very own kaleidoscope! Made from stars straight form the galaxy, your little one  can craft their space gear. P.S.: Space shuttle parking unavailable.

Storytime: Cosmos
Tuesday, June 12:
10:00A.M. -11:00 A.M.
PreK-Kindergarten
Story time is back from break and calling all astronauts and scientists!!! Help us study the cosmos dough and report to the Library at 10 hundred hours for your special mission. Come prepared to get your hands dirty.

Adult Book Club  
Tuesday, June 12
6:30pm-7:30pm
Description: Join us for lively discussion as we talk about The Alice Network. There are books available at the Desk. We can always put more on hold.





Adult Internet Basics
Thursday, June 14
10am-11:30am
Come to the library to learn internet basics so you can maneuver around the world wide web.





Listen with the Dogs
Thursday, June 14
10am-11am
Pre-K-3rd
Description: Children will have a chance listen to a story with a trained therapy dog on site, giving the children a sense of companionship as they listen.

Craft Rockets Experiment
Thursday, June 14
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Grades 3rd-5th
5,4,3,2,1 … BLAST OFF!!! Put on a show with your team as your handmade rocket blasts off into space!

Father’s Day Craft “My Dad Rocks”
Friday, June 15
 10:30am-11:30am
Kindergarten -5th  Grade
Have fun make a craft to celebrate your dad. There is no fee for this program all supplies are provided.

Father’s Day Gift craft With Row Gebre
Friday, June 15
1:00-2:00
6th  Grade &Up
Description:  Have fun make a craft to celebrate your dad of drawing of a car that is suitable for framing. There is no fee for this program all supplies are provided.

Father/Child Lego Building
Saturday, June 16
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pre-K &Up
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 Pre-school and up with their dads.

Register for these and other programs 

by calling the library at 815-939-1696.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Reading Takes You Everywhere


Summer Reading Registration Opens


Wednesday, May 23rd

Reading Takes You Everywhere

Join us for summer fun and reading adventures
 as we discover just how far we can go. 

You can register for the program until June 9th.
Summer Reading programs start Monday, June 11th.

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




Thursday, May 17, 2018

Book Sale!



Semi-Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale
Runs  Through June 5th
Check out our selection for our spring book sale. 
It starts with children’s titles and 
ends with adult cookbooks with plenty in between. 
You will find something for everybody. 
Hard covers are $1.00 each, paper backs 
and children’s books are .25₵ each.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A Warm Welcome!

Limestone Township Library District 
wishes a warm welcome to 
our newest staff member, Bry Williams.
 Bry is our new program and outreach services coordinator. 
She is busy planning 
our summer reading program 
but would love to hear 
programming suggestions for the future.


Friday, May 11, 2018

Getting Ready for Kindergarten

Getting Ready for Kindergarten – 

Our Furry Friends

Thursday, May 24th

6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Ages 3 – 5 years old

Join us as we read to the dogs and celebrate our furry friends 
as a part of our yearlong 
Getting Ready For Kindergarten (GRFK) program. 

You must be in the GRFK program in order to participate 

and sign up is easy. 

This program is funded by a grant from the

 Community Works fund from the Community Foundation of 

Kankakee River Valley.

Register by calling the Library at 815-939-1696.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
at Limestone Township Library District


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







Mother's Day Craft
Saturday, May 5th
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Celebrate Mom's special day with a handmade craft. All supplies are provided, there is no fee for this program.


Storytime
Tues., May 8th
10:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Enjoy the mix of crafts, stories, and music to help young children develop a love for reading. Parents and guardians can bring their 6-months to 5-year-old children.



Adult Book Club
Tues., May 8th
6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Join us for lively conversation as we discuss May’s book selection, Endurance by Scott Kelly. Books are available at the front desk.


Semi-Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale
Starts Wednesday, May 16th
Check out our selection for our spring book sale. It starts with children’s titles and ends with adult cookbooks with plenty in between. You will find something for everybody. Hard covers are $1.00 each, paper backs and children’s books are .25₵ each.


Getting Ready for Kindergarten – Our Furry Friends
Thursday, May 24th
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Ages 3 – 5 years old
Join us as we read to the dogs and celebrate our furry friends as a part of our yearlong Getting Ready For Kindergarten (GRFK) program. You must be in the GRFK program in order to participate and sign up is easy. This program is funded by a grant from the Community Works fund from the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Getting Ready for Kindergarten Re-Scheduled

F. Y. I.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten – Our Furry Friends 
scheduled for tonight - Thursday, April 26th 
has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 24 
so as to not interfere with tonight's Herscher CUSD#2's Kindergarten Cafe.

We apologize for any inconvenience. 
Please call the Library if you have any questions at 815-939-1696.


Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
at Limestone Township Library District


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





Lego Building
Saturday, April 28th
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 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 and up.

Storytime
Tues., May 1st
10:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Enjoy the mix of crafts, stories, and music to help young children develop a love for reading. Parents and guardians can bring their 6-months to 5-year-old children.





Mother's Day Craft
Saturday, May 5th
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Celebrate Mom's special day with a handmade craft. All supplies are provided, there is no fee for this program.



Storytime
Tues., May 8th
10:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Enjoy the mix of crafts, stories, and music to help young children develop a love for reading. Parents and guardians can bring their 6-months to 5-year-old children.



Adult Book Club
Tues., May 8th
6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Join us for lively conversation as we discuss May’s book selection, Endurance by Scott Kelly. Books are available at the front desk.