The Friendly Library
   Limestone Township Library       
            The Book Mark!
                   2701 W. Tower Road, Kankakee

Step into Fall
Discover New Tools for Life
Join us for an array of programing
designed for fun and learning new skills.
Sign up by stopping in at the Front Desk
or call the Library at 815-939-1696.

Activities for kids in Preschool - 2nd Grade

Storytime is back from Hiatus starting September 9th
10:00 a.m
Combined with Lapsits, Storytime meets on most Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. till 11 a.m. The age range has been increased so that parents and guardians can bring their 6-months to five-year-old children in for a time of storytelling, crafting, music, and fun. Choose which day of the week you would like to come for some pre-school fun.

September 16th & 18th, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.,
Tiny Explorers

Join us for a new morning program specifically for children 6 months to 5 years old to stimulate a child's use of fine and gross motor skills with stations of various manipulatives. It is a great time of socialization and play. Future dates are planned for the third week of every month.
Other meeting dates: October 21st & 23rd
November 18th & 20th


Activities for Kids in Kindergarten through 5th Grade

Saturday, August 30th
1:00 p.m. till 2:00 P.M., Lego Building

Have fun with other Lego enthusiasts creating objects with our Lego blocks. This play session is meant for children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade.
Other Lego Building dates include: October 4, October 18

Friday, October 10th
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.,
Spooktacular Craft

Calling all children in 2nd to 5th grade to help create spooktacular Halloween decorations.

The One Book,One Community selection for 2014 is
All Quiet on the Western Front
by Erick Maria Remarque. The Kankakee Area Library Association has planned several events around this topic, including various presentations on life here at home and the life a of soldier. Ask the Front Desk for a list of programs in the community.


Evening with Santa
Keep an eye out  for our date with the Big Guy in the Red Suit. He always visits early in December and listens patiently to requests from the children after reading a story. 

Special Presentations and Family Events

September 9th
6:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. Archaeology - Can You Dig It?

Join us for a night of fun exploring the mysteries of history with Archaeologist
Thomas Pitkin.
This program is geared for parent and children in Kindergarten and up.

Sunday, October 5th
1:00 P.M.
Paramount Theater

On Book,One Community
Screening of All Quiet on the Western Front at the historic Paramount Theater in downtown Kankakee. Admission is $5.50 at the door. This is a One Book, One Community event.

Thursday, October 9th, Start time 1:00 p.m. Movie Day
Spend the afternoon at the Library by movie watching. This afternoon we are viewing Monster House, a movie about three friends who confront the spooky house on the block. For kids in kindergarten and up. Free popcorn and lemonade will be served.

Saturday, October 25th  1:00 p.m. till 2:30 p.m. Fall Festival
The Friends of the Limestone Library present the Annual Fall Festival for all ages. Families are invited to come and enjoy an afternoon of fun activities, book sale, and more!   

Young Adult Activities -
Kids in 5th Grade through 8th Grade

September 11th
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Rocketry Workshop

During this class children in 5th through 8th grades will learn how air pressure can be used to shoot rockets into the air.  Participants will make a mini-rocket to learn about fuel and how different amounts affect the distance a rocket can travel.  Then, youth will construct a rocket using a pop bottle to propel it using water and air, shooting it into outer space (or a few feet in the air).
September 15th
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
YA Book and Pizza
Join us for book club night for kids in 5th through 8th grade. For the month of September we are reading Peak by Roland Smith. After we discuss the book, we will share some pizza. Stop in to pick up your book at the Front Desk beginning Friday, August 15th.
Other dates are October 20th and November 17th

September 20th
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,
Eco-bot Challenge

In this experiment, youth in grades 5th through 8th will enhance their engineering skills by assembling their own Eco-Bots and surface controls to manage an environmental clean-up. Youth will then test the interaction between the Eco-Bot's design features and various barriers to determine the most effective clean-up solution for a simulated toxic spill.
Saturday, Oct. 11th
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Kankakee Model Flyers Club

Spend the afternoon with the Kankakakee Model Flyers Club as they demonstrate how to fly  remote control planes. Participants will learn how to fly remote control planes with the use of computer generated programs. For kids in 5th grade and up.
This is a One Book, One Community Event



Read To The Dogs
Monday, September 22
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

One of our favorite summer programs is back by popular demand. Spend time reading a favorite book to one of our furry friends who are trained therapy dogs. This program is for children from pre-school and on up. If the child cannot read, the parent may read to the dog and child.
Other dates fro the program are
October 20th and November 10th.


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Adult Programming

September 15th and September 17th
10:00 A.M.  till 11:30 A.M.

Intro to Internet
Learn the basics of exploring the internet world with instructor Theresa Shafiabady. Adults who sign up for this course will need to be there for both days.

Adult Craft Night
Thursday, Sept. 25
6:30 till 7:30

Why should kids have all the fun? Get together with friends to make a decorative craft for the season with Miss Pat.
Other dates include Thursday,
November 13th and Thursday, December 11

Tuesday, Sept. 30th
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Present Preparation and Holiday Budgeting

Learn how to get ready for the holidays without breaking the bank by working a holiday budget. This program will be presented by University of Illinois Home Extension Office.

Tuesday, October 7th
6:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m., World War I: The Homefront and the Consequences

Dave Clark, a local historian, will help us take a look at World War I focusing on how the homefront was affected by the long term consequences of the first world war in Europe. This is a One Book,
One Community Event


October 20th and October 22nd
10:00 a.m. till 11:30 a.m.
The Basics of Email
Learn the basics of email with instructor Theresa Shafiabady. Adults who sign up for this program will need to attend both days of the program.

October 23rd
6:30 p.m. till 7:30 P.M.
Busse and Rieck Florists presents Decorating for the Holidays

Join us for a special presentation at Busse and Rieck's from their designers on how to add sparkle and pizazz to your home for the holiday season.