September Newsletter

The Friendly Library

October 2018

Limestone Township Library District

2701 W. Tower Road, Kankakee, IL

Visit the Library as we fall into October
and a bevy of fun activities.

Please register for any programs
one day prior to the event.

Call us if you have any questions
at 815-939-1696.

Bi-Centennial Photo Contest

Enter your photos of Illinois to celebrate Illinois' Bi-Centennial Celebration.
Pick up the information sheet about the contest at the circulation desk
and turn your photos in by October 30th


Tuesdays on October 2nd,
October 9th, October 16th,
October 23rd  & October 30th

10:15 – 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.

Evening Storytime 
Tuesdays on October 2nd, October 16th,
and October 30th

6:15 P.M. –7:00 P.M.
Come during an early evening program to 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.
PJ's encouraged.

BlueStem Book Club
Wednesday, October 3rd
6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Kids in 3rd – 5th Grade meet each month to discuss a book from the Bluestem Award Nominee list.
The book for the October meeting is
Funny Bones by Duncan Tonatiuh.
Books are available at the Front Desk. 

Warrior Workshop
Thursday, October 4th
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

For people 12 years old and up
Join us as we discuss topics of safety preparedness such as situational awareness, layering protection, staging your home, and tips for parents, among a few.
There will also be a hands-on onteractive demonstration for anyone over 18,
teaching proper striker and pepper spray usage.

Adult Book Club 
Tuesday, October 9th 
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. 
Join us for lively discussion as we talk about
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann.
There are books available at the Desk.
We can always put more on hold.

Monarch Book Club
Wednesday, October 10th
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Kids in 1st -3rd Grade have their own book club. We will read the award winning or nominated book at our gathering time and have a crafting session.

Harbor House Presentation
Thursday, October 11th
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
It is Domestic Violence Awareness month.
Join us as a representative from Harbor House speaks about how domestic violence affects our area and the simple ways that you can help.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The Limestone Township Library District
is collecting supplies for our local Harbor House starting on Tuesday, October 9.
Needed items include but are not limited to :
Toilet paper, body wash, hand soap, kleenex, tall kitchen trash bags, socks in all sizes, and lysol wipes and/or sprays. For other items please visit their website at

Zentangle Project with Ellana Turrell
Saturday, October 13
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
For children in 1st  - 4th Grade
Discover fun and easy drawing with patterns.
Learn how to draw animals or landscapes
and fill them with patterns.
There is no fee for this program,
all supplies are provided.

Homework Caf—ź
Mondays on October 15th, October 22nd,
and October 29th
3:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.

6th Grade - 12th Grade 
Come to the Library with your friends to study
in the meeting room.
Use various resources at the Library
for class projects.
Library staff will be on hand to give assistance.
Pizza Party to be held on the final Monday
of the month, pre-registration required.


Pumpkin Volcano
Wednesday, October 17th
5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Have you ever wanted to watch a pumpkin explode? Come to the Library to make a pumpkin volcano and watch a pumpkin explode, outside, with Mr. Brian Noffke. For kids in Pre-K through 2nd Grade.

Lego Building – Family Style
Saturday, October 20th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Pre-K &Up
Our Lego building blocks and your creativity can only add up to lots of fun at the library. Bring the family and join other Lego enthusiasts for a drop-in time of building fun. For children in Kindergarten and up and their family members.

Pumpkin Carving Contest
Wednesday, October 24th
6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
For kids in 3rd - 8th Grade

Come out to the Library and participate
in a Pumpkin Carving Contest!
Pumpkins will be displayed and judged
at the Fall Festival
and the winners will be awarded accordingly.


Getting Ready for Kindergarten
Little Buck-a-Roo
                        Thursday, October 25th                               6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Ages 3 – 5 years old
Join us as we have fun playing cowboy 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. 

    Fall Festival 
    Trunk or Treat 
  Friday, October 27th
                       11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.                    

Come out and enjoy some fun trunks,
candy, games, and food!
Dress up in your appropriate Halloween costume
and come enjoy the fun!

The Library will be closed on
Monday, October 8th for
Columbus Day Observance and
Monday, November 12th
for Veteran's Day Observance.

Did you see something you liked?
Register by calling the Library
at 815-939-1696.

"Like " us on Facebook
 keep up with the latest information about programming  
          see our newest photo albums.