The Friendly Library

Limestone Township Library             Vol. 18, Issue 1


The BookMark!

2701 W. Tower Road, Kankakee         815-939-1696
Library Hours
Monday through Thursday 10 A.M. - 8 P.M.
Friday 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Saturday 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.

Adult Programming
Adult Scrabble
Monday, January 8th
6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Come out for a night of fun as you battle against opponents to see who can score the most points building words tile by tile. This event also occurs February 5th, March 5th, and April 9th.

Adult Book Club 
January 9th
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Join us as we discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. There are books available at the Desk. We can always put more on hold. This program will also occur on February 13th (The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton),
March 13th (The Whip by Karen Kondazian), and April 10th (Orphan #8 by Kim van Alkemade).

YA/Adult Craft Night
Thurs., January 11th
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Get out for a night of Crafting a winter decorative item. All supplies are included and there is no fee. This event will also take place on February 1st, March 22nd, and April 12th.

Adult Coloring
Monday, January 22th
6:30 P.M. -7:30 PM
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. This event will also take place on February 19th,  March 19th, and April 23rd.

Abe Lincoln
Book Club

Tues., Jan. 30th
6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Read and discuss Abe Lincoln nominated and award winning books for young adults in 9th - 12th grades. Books are available at the Front Desk. January’s Selection is Denton Little’s Deathdate. 
This event will also take place on February 27th      (An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir),
March 27th (Nimonaby Noelle Stevenson), and April 24th  (These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly).

Listen while you walk with the MP3  Playaway collection in our audio
book section.
Ask staff for
more information.

Valentine Craft
Sat., February 3rd
1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
For Children in Kindergarten and up.
Use your creativity on a Valentine’s Day project to take home.
All supplies are included; there is no fee for the program.

Spring Craft Time
Wed., March 28th
1:00  – 2:00 P.M.
Kindergarten and up
Work on a fun craft best for springtime. All supplies are provided, there is no fee for this program.


We are
closed on:
Sat., Dec 30th
Mon., Jan. 1st Mon., Jan. 15th


Friends of the Library Presents “Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss.”
Sat., March 3rd
1:00  – 2:30 P.M.
Children in Pre-k through 3rd Grade.
Help us celebrate reading on the anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ birth. There will be fun and games and crafts. Sign up right away!

Earth Day Celebration      Sat., April 21st      1:00 – 2:00 P.M.    Join us for an afternoon as we celebrate Mother Earth by creating recyclable art.    This event is for kids in Kindergarten    and up.

Monarch Book Club
Sat., January 20th
11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
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.
This event will also take place on February, 10th, March 10th, and April 14th.

Book Club

Sat., January 20th
1:00  – 2:00 P.M.
Kids in 3rd – 5thGrade will meet each month to discuss a book from the Bluestem Award Nominee list. The book for the January meeting will be Stick Dog by Tom Watson. Books will be available at the Front Desk.
This event will also take place on February 10th (Soarby Joan Bauer), March 10th (Dash by Kirby Larson), and April 14th (The Boy Who Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick).

Caudill Book Club
Tues., Jan. 23rd
6:30  – 7:00 P.M.
Kid in 6th-8th Grade get to meet each month to discuss a Caudill Award nominated or winning book from the past year. Books are available for pick-up ahead of time at the Front Desk. The selection for January is All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Conner
This event will also take place on February 20th (Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai), March 20th (A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Neilsen), and April 17th (Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt).

Young Adults

Banzai Financial Literacy
Thurs., Feb. 8th
Thurs., Feb. 15th
6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Children in 6th – 8thGrade
Banzai is a computer based educational tool that helps teach the value of a dollar. Sponsored by Riverside Community Credit Union, the program includes a pre-test, Life Scenarios, that take the participant through a group of life financial situations such as budgets, insurance, debt, rent, and wise spending habits, a game and a post-test. This program has two parts.
Getting Ready for Kindergarten – My Furry Friends Thursday, January 4th 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.  Ages 3 – 5 years old Join us as we have fun with 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. This program is funded by a grant from the Community Works fund from the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley.
This event also takes place on January 25th(Fairytale Fun), February 17th (Super Hero Science),
March 29th(Extraordinary Eggs), and April 26th (Hungry Caterpillar Fun).

We have story bags filled with a book, a toy or more, and an activity sheet all related to a central theme. It might be about llamas, counting, or holidays. These bags can be checked out for three weeks.
Ask the staff for
more information.

Storytime and Tiny Explorers
is on Winter Break until February 6th. Join us when they both return.
Tues., Feb. 6th
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.
Also meeting on
February 13th and 27th,
March 6th, 13th, and 27th, April 3rd, 10th, and 24th.

Tiny Explorers       Tues., Feb. 20th    10:00  – 11:00 A.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 March 20th, and
April 17th.

Lego Building
Sat., January 6th
1:00 – 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.
This event also occurs January 13th, February 17th, March 17th,
April 7th,
and April 28th.

School’s Out Movie Day                        Friday, March 30th   1:00 – 3:00           School is out! Come to the Library and watch a movie with your friends. Popcorn and Lemonade will be served.

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