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The Friendly Library


Limestone Township Library             Vol. 18, Issue 2


 

The BookMark!


2701 W. Tower Road, Kankakee         815-939-1696        www.limestonelibrary.org



Reading Takes You Everywhere
Library Hours
                 Monday through Thursday 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.       
                                             Friday 10 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.                                         
    Saturday 10 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Registration for the Summer Reading Program
Reading Takes You Everywhere -
opens Wednesday, May 23.
Programs for Summer Reading will begin Monday, June 11th.
We are counting minutes this year.
Every 100 minutes marked on your log sheet will give the reader
a raffle ticket to put in a basket of their choice.
500 minutes qualifies the reader
for a Day Trip Pack to add to your summer fun.
Log sheets must be turned in by noon on Thursday, July 12.
The Raffle Basket drawing will be held on Saturday, July 14.

 


Adult Programming
 
Adult Book Club 
June 12, 2018
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Join us as we discuss The Alice Network, a historical fiction novel that follows two women in their journey to find the truth about events in WWI and WWII. Books are available for pick up at the Front Desk. The Adult book club will also meet on July 10 (Radium Girls).

After Hours
Adult Movie:
I Can Only Imagine
Friday, June 22
6:00 PM

Adults, come out for a relaxing night to rest and watch a movie. Snacks and tissues will be provided.


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

Come one, come all. 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.

 
Senior (Yoga with
Julia McDonald)
Monday, July 2
11:00AM-12:00PM

 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!


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

Route 66 on a Tank of Gas shows the many Mother Road attractions along Illinois' 300 miles of the highway. An Illinois Route 66 adventure remains an economical trip- see it all on one tank of gas! 


After Hours
Adult 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!

Going on a trip this summer?
Try our Playaways and downloadables apps such as RB  Digital (magazines) or Libby (ebooks and audio e-books). Visit our website to check them out.

Internet Basics
Thursday, June 14 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

Description: Come to the library to learn internet basics so you can maneuver around the world wide web.


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

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

Kindergarten thru 2nd Grade

Monday, June 11
 Craft: Kaleidoscope
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

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
at the library.
P.S.: Space shuttle parking unavailable.

Monday, June 18
Craft: Space Sun Catcher
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

 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!

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.

Monday, July 2
Eggs in a Nest
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

 Have you always wanted to make a birdhouse and eat a snack at the same time? Come to the library! This program is free, all supplies are provided.

Monday, July 9
Craft: Flag Plate
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

 Travel all 50 states through paints and paper. This program is free, all supplies are provided.


 


 
Special Events

  Planetarium Field Trip at ONU
Saturday, June 23
5:45pm Meeting time
3rd&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. Its a race against time as only one valiant ship tries to save the universe and defend itself against the attack of the space pirates.

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, and fun carnival games.


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

Route 66 on a Tank of Gas shows the many Mother Road attractions along Illinois' 300 miles of the highway. An Illinois Route 66 adventure remains an economical trip- see it all on one tank of gas! 


Pre-K thru Kindergarten

Storytime: Cosmos 

Tuesday, June 12
10:00AM -11:00 AM
Pre-K thru K
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.


Storytime: Aliens
Tuesday, June 19
10:00AM-11:00AM

Pre-K thru K
Description: Have you ever seen a flying saucer? Come make your own glowing, floating, soaring ship with us!


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.


Storytime:
Spider webs
Tuesday,  July 3:
10:00 AM-11:00AM

Pre-K thru K
10am-11am
Description: Do you like spiders? Create your sweet spider and listen to a story at the library.


Storytime: Binoculars
Tuesday, July 10
10:00AM-11:00AM

Pre-K thru K
Can you see high and low? Can you see far away and up close? Make and take a binocular with us!

 


Social Media

We are now on Instagram, Twitter,
and Facebook.
We also have
a website at www.limestonelibrary.org
Check us out for the latest updates on programming and pictures from our events

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We offer Notary Public services! If you have documents that need
to be witnessed,
call us to schedule a time.


See a program
you would like
to attend?
Give us a call at
815-939-1696.


Remember for every 100 minutes you mark on your reading logs, you will get a ticket to put in the raffle basket
of your choice.
Drawing for the
Raffle Basket
will be held on
Saturday, July 14


The Library will be closed on
Monday, May 28 
(Memorial Day) 
and
Wed., July 4
(Independence Day) 
 
Father's Day Activities
 
Father's Day Craft "My Dad Rocks"
Friday, June 15
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

K-5th Grades
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 14
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

6th&Up
Have fun make a craft to celebrate your dad; come and learn how to draw a car. 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 with Dad. For children in Kindergarten and up with their dads.


Activities for 
All Ages
Listen with the Dogs
Thursday, June 14
10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M.

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. This event also takes place Friday, July 13th.

Father/Child Lego Building
Saturday, June 16th
11am-12pm

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 Kindergarten and up with their dads.

After Hours Family Movie AND Dinner 
Friday, July 6
6:00 P.M.
Parents, have the family out for dinner and a movie as we watch FERDINAND! Dinner will be served.

 

YA Programs
6th Grade - High School

 
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.

Kids in
Grades 3-5


Craft Rockets Experiment
Thursday, June 14
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

3rd-5th Grades
 5,4,3,2,1 ... BLAST OFF!!! Put on a show with your team as your handmade rocket blasts off into space! All supplies provided, there is no cost for this program.

Craft Galaxy Jar
Thursday, June 21:
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

3rd-5th Grades
Swirling planets, glittering stars, exploding suns...OH NO! Create a galaxy jar at the library. All supplies provided, there is no cost for this program.

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.

Pizza Pie Party
Thursday, July 5
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

3rd-5th Grades
Description: Put on your chef hat, grab a rolling pin, and make a pizza at the library. All supplies provided, there is no cost for this program.

Cactus in a Pot Craft
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! 
All supplies provided, there is no cost for this program.