Friday, June 16, 2017

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
at Limestone Township Library District


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




Father/Child Lego Building
Saturday, June 17th
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.

Ready, Set, Draw
Monday, June 19th
1:00 P.M.
Children in Grades K-2 will learn elementary steps of drawing while creating their own designs. All supplies are provided there is no fee for this program.


Read to the Dogs
Monday, June 19th
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Children will have a chance to read aloud to the trained therapy dogs on hand, giving the children a sense of confidence and companionship as they read. This event also takes place July 18th.




Tiny Explorers
Tuesday, June 20th
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.
Playing at a number of stations, children will learn fine motor skills with the help of manipulatives. Activities are meant for children from ages 6 months to 5 years old. This program also occurs July 18th.


University Of Ill Extension Office – Engineer for a Day
Tuesday, June 20th
2:00 P.M.
3rd – 5th Grade
Presented by the University of Illinois Extension office, kids in 3rd-5th grades will take on the challenges an engineer faces. The kids will brainstorm how to solve it, design, build it, and test out their idea. Kids will learn how to solve real world problems using supplies they can find at home. This week’s challenge is Bridges and Ziplines.



Char Morgan
Fairy Garden Designs
Tuesday, June 20th
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Join us as Char Morgan demonstrates how to make a fairy garden. All participants will leave with the start of their own special garden. All supplies are provided. There is no fee for this class.




Chicago Fire Soccer Clinic
Wednesday, June 21st
1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
K- 5th Grade
Held at the Limestone Hawkins Field
Learn skills and tips from members of the professional Soccer staff to make your soccer playing ability that much better. Advanced registration is required.

Monagram Pizazz
Thursday, June 22nd
1:00 P.M.
6th Grade and Up
Work on a design featuring your initial! All supplies are provided, there is no fee for this program.


Author Visit – Christopher Pender
The Phoenix #1
Thursday, June 22nd
6:30 P.M. – 7: 30  P.M.
Science Fiction and Horror short story writer and novelist Christopher Pender will visit with us to read from his new novel, The Phoenix. There will be a question-and-answer session as well.


Movie Day – Lego Batman
Friday, June 23rd
1:00 P.M.
All Ages
School is out! Come to the Library and watch a movie with your friends. Popcorn and Lemonade will be served. This event will also occur on June 30th (A Dog’s Purpose), July 14th(Max 2 Whitehouse Hero), and July 21st(Monster Trucks).

Ready, Set, Draw
Monday June 26th
1:00 P.M.
Children in Grades K-2 will learn elementary steps of drawing while creating their own designs. All supplies are provided there is no fee for this program.


 
Caudill Book Club
Monday, June 26
6:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
4th – 8th Grades
Kid in 4th-7th Grade get to meet each month to discuss a Caudill Award winning book from the past year. Books are available for pick-up ahead of time at the Front Desk. The selection for June is The Paper Cowboy.






Teen Book Club
Monday, June 26th
11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Read and discuss Y.A. novels for young adults in 9th - 12th grades. Books are available at the Front Desk. June’s Selection is Goodbye Days







University of Ill Extension Office- Engineer for a Day
Tuesday, June 27
2:00 P.M. -3:00 P.M.
3rd – 5th Grades
Presented by the University of Illinois Extension office, kids in 3rd-5th grades will take on the challenges an engineer faces. The kids will brainstorm how to solve it, design, build it, and test out their idea. Kids will learn how to solve real world problems using supplies they can find at home. This week’s challenge is Rockets and Space. This week’s challenge is Marble mazes and Roller coasters.




Author Visit – Drew Carriker
Tuesday, June 27th
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Limestone resident Drew Carriker will read and discuss his new book, Randolph the Blue Nosed Reindeer.






Rubberband Art
Wednesday, June 28th
1:00 P.M.
6th Grade and Up

Discover what you can create with something as simple as a rubberband.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Easel Art Photos



Check out the pictures from our 
Summer Reading Kick-off Program 
Easel Art
from Saturday, June 10th 
on our Photos page




Find more pictures on our FaceBook page!



Thursday, June 8, 2017

Donations


Upcoming Events



Upcoming Events
at Limestone Township Library District


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


 

Summer Reading Program – Reading By Design
We hope you are ready for a great summer reading program! This year’s theme encompasses programs that allow you to be the creator. Ages of the participants are children from Pre-K through Adults. Registration runs through June 17th. You must register for the reading program in person at the Library. 


Semi-Annual Book Sale
Starts Wednesday, June 7th
Stop in at the Library for our Semi-Annual Book Sale in the foyer. Hardbacks cost $1.00 each and paperbacks are $.25 each. Children’s books are $.25 each. There will be many different titles. The sale runs through Thursday, June 29th




Summer Reading Kick-Off
Saturday, June 10th
11:30 - 2:30 P.M.
All Ages
Join us for an afternoon of Easel Drawing as we celebrate our Summer Reading Program of Reading By Design. Create your own designs on easels we will have set up in the meeting room. Each person will get a 30-minute period to create a design from their imagination.

Container Gardening with Anna Stange
Monday, June 12th
1:00 P.M.
Kindergarten – 2nd grade
Anna Stange will show younger children how to make a starter container garden. All supplies are included, there is no fee for this program.


Greener, Cleaner with Anna Stange
Monday, June 12th
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Adults
Join us as Anna Stange teaches us how to make cleaning products for around the house that are environmentally friendly and do a great job.

 
Storytime
Tuesday, June 13th
10:00 A.M. – 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.


University of Il Extension - Engineer for a Day!
Tuesday, June 13th
2:00 P.M.  – 3:00 P.M.
3rd Grade  - 5th Grade
Presented by the University if Illinois Extension office, kids in 3rd-5th grades will take on the challenges an engineer faces. A challenge will be introduced and that is when the fun begins. The kids will brainstorm how to solve it, design, build it, and test out their idea. Kids will learn how to solve real world problems using supplies they can find at home. This week challenge is Oil Spills and Sailboats.

Family Night at the ONU Strickler Planetarium – Eclipse: The Sun Revealed
Tuesday, June 13th
6:30 P.M.
Join us for a night time filed trip to the ONU Planetarium to learn about Solar Eclipses, how to safely watch them, and what we can learn that is otherwise hidden by the bright sun.

Adult Book Club
Tuesday, June 13th
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Join us for lively discussion as we talk about A Good Woman by Danielle Steel. There are books available at the Desk. We can always put more on hold.

Sculptures
Wednesday, June 14th
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
6th Grade and Up.
Learn about sculptures and create your own designs for an afternoon of art fun.

Father’s Day Craft
Friday, June 16th
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Kindergarten and up
Have fun make a craft to celebrate your dad. There is no fee for this program all supplies are provided

Father/Child Lego Building
Saturday, June 17th
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.



Call the Library at 815-939-1696 to register.


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Summer Reading - Upcoming Events




Upcoming Events
at Limestone Township Library District


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



Summer Reading Program – Reading By Design
Sign Up Begins May 24th
We hope you are ready for a great summer reading program! This year’s theme encompasses programs that allow you to be the creator. Ages of the participants are children from Pre-K through Adults. Registration begins on May 24th and runs through June 17th. You must register for the reading program in person at the Library. The Kick-Off Event will be held on June 10th.


Monarch Book Club
Monday, June 5th
6:30 PM – 7:30 P.M.
1st- 3rd Grade
Kids in 1st -3rd Grade have their own book club. We will read the book of the month at our gathering time and have a crafting session.




Adult Craft
Tuesday, June 6th
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Get out for a night of Crafting something fun for the season. All supplies are included and there is no fee.





Semi-Annual Book Sale
Starts Wednesday, June 7th
Stop in at the Library for our Semi-Annual Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Hardbacks cost $1.00 each and paperbacks are $.25 each. Children’s books are $.25 each. There will be many different titles. The sale runs through Thursday, June 29th

Summer Reading Kick-Off
Saturday, June 10th
1:00 P.M.
All Ages
Join us for an afternoon of Easel Drawing as we celebrate our Summer Reading Program of Reading By Design. Create your own designs on easels we will have set up in the meeting room. 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Summer Reading Program



Summer Reading Registration Has Begun!

Come into the Library to register for 
a whole lot of fun this summer. 

Find our programs on the Newsletter Tab and the Adult, Kids, and Young Adult tabs. 

Registration must be done in person at the Library.

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


Monday, May 1, 2017

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
at Limestone Township Library District


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


 
Storytime                                                                                               Tuesday, May 2 
10:00A.M. – 11:00 A.M. 
Meeting most Tuesdays at 10:00 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



Storytime at Night
Thursday, May 4
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. 
Come for Storytime in the Evening. 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 6
1:00 P.M. – 2P.M.
For Kids in Kindergarten and up
Work on a craft that is suitable for being a gift to Mom on her special day. All supplies are provided, there is no cost for this program.


Adult Book Club                                                                                  
Tuesday, May 9                                                                                                    6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.                                                                                            Join us for lively discussion as we explore various genres every month. This month’s selection is My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman. Pick up a book at the Front Desk when you register. We can put a book on hold if needed. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Upcoming Events!


Upcoming Events
at Limestone Township 
Library District


Registration for programs is required prior to the day of the event.
Call the Library at  815-939-1696 to sign up.


 

Caudill Award Book Club
Monday, April 24
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Kid in 4th-7th Grade get to meet each month to discuss a Caudill Award winning book from the past year. Books are available for pick-up ahead of time at the Front Desk. April's selection is The Crossover by Kwame Alexander.

Teen Book Club
Tuesday, April 25                                                                                                                 6:30P.M.-7:30P.M.

Read and discuss Y.A. novels for young adults in 9th - 12th grades. Books are available at the Front Desk. April’s selection is Replica by Lauren Oliver

Storytime at Night
Thursday, April 27
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. 
Come for Storytime in the Evening. 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.

Friday, April 28
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Drop Off at 4:00 P.M.
Pre-K to  2nd Grade
It’s a Night at the Library for your favorite stuffed animal. Bring them to the Library at 4:00 P.M. on Friday afternoon. Then you come back to pick them up at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday. There will be a story time session along with pictures of what the stuffed animals were up to during the night.



Monarch Book Club
Monday, May 1
6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Kids in 1st -3rd Grade have their own book club. We will read the book of the month at our gathering time and have a crafting session

Storytime at Night
Thursday, May 4
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. 
Come for Storytime in the Evening. 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 6
1:00 P.M. – 2 P.M.
For Kids in Kindergarten and up

Work on a craft that is suitable for being a gift to Mom on her special day. All supplies are provided, there is no cost for this program. 





Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
at Limestone Township Library District


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



Egg Decorating                                                                                   Friday, April 14                                                                                 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.                            
Kindergarten and up                                                                            Make colorful eggs to decorate the season. All supplies are provided. There is not fee for this class.


Banzai! Financial Literacy
Monday, April 17
& Thursday, April 20
6:30 - 7:30 P.M.                                                                                                                                       
5th Grade and up
Banzai! is a computer-based educational tool that helps teach the value of a dollar. Sponsored by Riverside Community Credit Union, the program starts with a pre-test that takes the participant through a group of life financial situations. The program is held in two sessions. 

Tiny Explorers
Tuesday, April 18
10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M                                                                                                            
Playing at a number of stations, children will learn fine motor skills with the help of manipulative toys. These activities are meant for children from ages 6 months to 5-years-old.

Dave Baron – Author
Pembroke: A Rural Black Community on the Illinois Dunes
Tuesday, April 18
6:30 P.M.  – 7:30 P.M.
Author Dave Baron will read from his new book about the Pembroke community in the eastern portion of Kankakee County. There will be a question-and-answer period as well.

Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 22
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Join us for an afternoon as we celebrate Mother Earth. This event is for kids in Kindergarten and up.

Caudill Award Book Club
Monday, April 24
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Kid in 4th-7th Grade get to meet each month to discuss a Caudill Award winning book from the past year. Books are available for pick-up ahead of time at the Front Desk. April's selection is The Crossover by Kwame Alexander.

Teen Book Club
Tuesday, April 25                                                                                                                 
6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.
Read and discuss Y.A. novels for young adults in 9th - 12th grades. Books are available at the Front Desk. April’s selection is Replica by Lauren Oliver

Storytime at Night
Thursday, April 27
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. 
Come for Storytime in the Evening. 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.

Friday, April 28
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Drop Off at 4:00 P.M.
Pre-K to  2nd Grade

It’s a Night at the Library for your favorite stuffed animal. Bring them to the Library at 4:00 P.M. on Friday afternoon. Then you come back to pick them up at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday. There will be a story time session along with pictures of what the stuffed animals were up to during the night.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
at Limestone Township Library District

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





Storytime at Night
Thursday, April 6
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. 
Come for Storytime in the Evening. 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.



Lego Building   
 Saturday, April 8                                                                                               
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM    
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.

Monarch Book Club
Monday, April 10
6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Kids in 1st -3rd Grade have their own book club. We will read the book of the month at our gathering time and have a crafting session.

Adult Coloring and Cookies                                                     Monday, April 10
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Come for an evening 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.




Adult Book Club                                                                                                            
Tuesday, April 11                                                                                                                        
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.                                                                                                                 
Join us for lively discussion as we explore various genres every month. This month’s selection is The Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall, Denver Moore with Lin Vincent. Pick up a book at the Front Desk when you register. We can put a book on hold if needed.

Egg Decorating     
Friday, April 14                                                                         
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.                                     
Kindergarten and up                                                                             Make colorful eggs to decorate the season. All supplies are provided. There is not fee for this class.