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Limestone Township Library District               Summer Reading 2022 


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.

Please register for programs ahead of time
by stopping in at the Front Desk,
calling the library at 815-939-1696,
messaging us on Facebook or Instagram,
or emailing us at


Summer Reading Program 
Read Beyond the Beaten Path
Kick-Off Party
Saturday, June 4

All Ages are welcomed to join us for a Kick-Off party featuring a Weenie Roast, Lawn Games,
and Meet Lucky the dog! 
Design Your Own
Coffee Mug

Monday, June 6
1:00 P.M.

For Adults and Teens
Utilize Oil-based Sharpies
to personalize your very
own coffee mug
S.T.E.M.onade Stand
Kids in 3rd grade and up can come to the library
every Wednesday to pick up a new S.T.E.M.onade Take-and-Make bag containg items to make a fun STEM inspired craft with adult supervision as needed. 
The first kit will be available on Wednesday, June 8.
New kits will come out through Wednesday, July 27.
Adult Book Club
Tuesday, June 14
6:30 P.M -7:30 P.M.

Come for our Adult Book Club as we explore a variety of genres.
This month we are reading the futuristic fiction novel
The Shadow by James Patterson and Brian Sitts.
Upcoming book selections include:
July 12: The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg 
August 9: Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
 Chalk Painting 
Message Rocks

Monday, June 13
6:30 P.M. 

Family Program
Come to the Library and paint your own chalkboard - on a rock!
Chalkboard Maps
Thursday, June 16
1:00 P.M.

For kids in 4th - 8th Grades
Try your hand in replicating a map of your choice on a chalkboard
you get to keep!
Standing Guard: Protecting What You've Worked For
Tuesday, June 21
4:30 P.M.
Meeting Room

Learn about strategies you can use to help prepare for the unexpected with Adam Elroy, financial advisor with Edward Jones.
Writer's Group 
Tuesday, June 28
6:30 P.M.

We plan to edit and critique each other's work, becoming better writers in the process. When you sign up, please include your email address so we can send your writing piece to other members to critique ahead of time.
Next Meeting: July 26
Grow Your Own Crystals
Thursday, June 30
1:00 P.M. 
Kids in 2nd - 5th Grades

Come to the library and explore the science of growing your own crystals with Epsom Salt.
Mosquito Repellant Candle Craft
Friday, July 8
11:00 A.M.

Adult and Teens
Join us to learn how to make the candle that will keep away those annoying Mosquitos.
This program is for adults and teens.
We are closed on
Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 31 at 10:00 A.M.
Paracord Bracelet Workshop
Thursday, July 14
 6:30 P.M.
Family Program

We are inviting families to come learn how to make Paracord Bracelets! Join us for an evening of learning how to tie paracord into something fun to wear.

Summer Reading Program Finale
Saturday, July 16
12:00 P.M.  - 1:30 P.M.

Join us for our Summer Reading Program Finale by completing one Log Sheet of 300 minutes of reading time! The finale features Incredible Bats, who will present information about bats
and have other small animals
for a meet-and-greet.
The finale is sponsored by the Friends of Limestone Library
Take It and Make It
Pick up these projects for something fun
to do at home!

Saturday, July 2 Marshmallow Shooter

Tuesday, July 5
Egg Carton Turtles
Power of Budgeting 
Monday, June 6
4:30 P.M. in the Meeting Room
Adults and Teens

Learn the basics on how to set up a budget from Adam Elroy,
a financial advisor from
Edward Jones. 
How to Beanstack 101
Tuesday, June 7
1:00 P.M.

Beanstack is a great tool to record books and complete challenges - if you know how to do it. 
Join William for this family program as he helps participants in Summer Reading learn to use the app.
Every Wednesday at
10:15 A.M. 

Join us for a time of stories and a craft geared for children ages 6 mos to 5 years
 to help develop a love for reading .
June 8, June 15, June 22
June 29, July 6, and July 13.

Movie at the Library
Friday, June 10
1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

The whole family can come
to the library and beat the heat while watching
Spider-man: No Way Home. 
Popcorn and drinks will be served.
Weekend Craft
Saturdays, times vary
Register for some fun crafts to make on a lazy Saturday.

June 11, 11:00 A.M. 
 Beaded Bookmarks
Grades K-3rd 

June 18, 12 P.M.
Father's Day Bookmark Craft
Grades 1st - 4th

June 25, 11:00 A.M.
Tie Dye, 4th - 8th Grades

June 25th, 1:00 P.M.
Tie Dye, H.S. - Adults 
Science Demonstration with Ms. Holly
and Ms. Faith 

Friday, June 17 at 11:00 A.M. 
Kids in 1st through 5th grades.

In Person
Join us at the library as our intrepid staff members demonstrate a science experiment using items you have at home. 
Next Date: Friday, July 15
Duct Tape Pencil Pouches
Tuesday, June 21
1:00 P.M. 
Young Adult

Learn  a new craft by turning duct tape into a pencil pouch or wallet.
Drop-In Maker Space
Friday, June 24

Have a craft you want to finish or work on something from our Maker Space Cart? Drop in the library and find something creative to work on in our Maker Space Cart.
Rock Coasters
Monday, June 27
6:30 P.M.

Have a fun night out at the library and make rock coasters!
Nebula Jar Craft
Thursday, July 7
1:00 P.M. 

For children in Kindergarten
through 5th grade.

Create your own universe.
Learn how to make a Nebula
in a jar. 
For children in Kindergarten
through 5th grade. 
Computer Building Class
Saturday, July 9
11:00 A.M.

Families can have fun learning how to put together a computer.
No experience necessary.
Plaster Fossils
Monday, July 11
6:30 P.M.

Beat the heat by bringing the family to the library to make your own fossils using plaster. 
See a program you would like to        join? Register by calling us             at 815-939-1696.
We are closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Indepedence Day. We will re-open on
Tuesday, July 5 at 10:00 A.M.
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                   We will be closed on Monday, June 20                              in observance of Juneteenth.                                         The Library will re-open on                       Tuesday, June 21 at 10:00 A.M.

Any questions? 
Call us at 815-939-1696, 
email us at
or message us at Facebook or Instagram.