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Limestone Township Library


2701 W. Tower Road, Kankakee           

Summer Reading Program

Join us for some doggone fun this summer in our
Paws to Read summer reading program.
Registration runs May 21st through June 21st  for kids in Pre-Kindergarten to 99 years old. Participants need to be registered in the Summer Reading Program in order to participate in these events.

Kick Off Event Torbel's Canine Connection Agility Exhibition

Monday, June 9th
at 1:00 P.M.
Family Fun
We are kicking off the Summer Reading Program on June 9th with a demonstration of canine agility course run-throughs from Torbe's Canine Connection. Register for this event at the Front Desk.

Let's have some doggone fun at these Special Events!


Thursday, June 12
Meet Maya

6:30 P.M.  - 7:30 P.M.
Family Fun
Come meet Maya, a three-time winner of the Westminster Kennel Club Best Dog Show Best of Breed for Border Terriers. Her owner, Karen Fitzpatrick, will be on hand to talk about Maya's exciting wins as well as to read from her book Austin's First Puppy.



Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14
Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Children ages 4-8
Drop off your favorite stuffed animal to sleep overnight at the Library on Friday afternoon before 5:00 P.M. Then on Saturday at 11:30 A.M., come back for your stuffed friend to have story time and watch a slide show of what happened when the animals were at the Library.


Wednesday, June 18
Book time with Ronald McDonald 

1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
For children in grades Kindergarten through Second grades.
Join us for a visit from Ronald McDonald who will read some books and show us a little magic.


Saturday, June 21st
Pastel Purrfection

1:00 P.M.
Children in 4th Grade and up
Aspriring artists can join us for an afternoon of discovery and inspiration of the artist Laurel Burch who creates fantastic felines. Young artists will enjoy creating a purrfect cat using pastels and mixed media in the style of this colorful and whimsical artist. Jan Glazar of Art Start Studio will lead the class. Space is limited, registration deadline is June 15th. The program starts at 1:00 P.M.

Wednesday, July 9
Herscher FFA Petting Zoo

1:00 P.M. till 2:00 P.M.
Children in pre-school and older along with their parents/guardians
Come visit with the animals in the Herscher FFA petting zoo.

Adult Activities


Book Club

Second Tuesday  of the Month
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Each month, we discuss a different book in various genres. While we might not always agree on the book, we certainly find something interesting about it.
June 10th
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
July 8th
Girl with The Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier


Amish Herbal Remedies

Thursday, June 26th
6:30 P.M. –  7:30 P.M.
We will go over natural herbal remedies used in the Amish lifestyle that are also Evidence-Based. Internet databases with professional literature will also be discussed. This program is presented by Phyllis Myers , our Library Assistant, who lived in an “Amish” type community for 18 years and worked in a hospital library for several years.

Adult Craft Night

Tuesday, July 3rd and July 15th
6:30 P.M. -  7:30 P.M.
Adults need to explore their crafty side as well. Join us as we turn discarded wine bottles into something beautiful and create sunflowers  to decorate the home.
Tuesday, July 3rd – Decorative Wine Bottles  -  6:30 P.M.
Tuesday, July 15th   –   Painted Sunflowers   -   6:30 P.M.


Pet Nutrition Presentation

Thursday. July 10
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Jodi Etienne, of Razzle Dazzle Doggy Bowtique, is coming to present a program on pet nutrition.

Saturday, July 19th 

Paws TO Read Finale

1:00 P.M.
Family Fun
Participants in the reading program who finish their requirements will earn a "Paws To Read" bracelet to attend the Finale program being held at the Limestone Park Building starting at 1:00 P.M. Each person will make a sundae, build-a-tiger, and design a t-shirt for their tiger.


Ages 6 months to Pre-K

Story Time and Lapsits

Storytime and Lapsits are back from their break as of June 10th and June 12th. Join Miss Anita for storytelling, crafts and music to encourage of love of reading and growth for young children.
Storytelling, for children 3-5 years old, meets on Tuesdays at 10:00 A.M.
Lapsits, for children 6 mos. to 2yrs,  meet on Thursdays at 10:00 A.M.


Weekly Events

Join us for some programs that occur regularly during the Summer Reading Program.


Kid Art Works

Tuesdays: June 10, June 17, June 24, July 1, July 8, and July 15.
1:00 P.M.  - 2:00 P.M.
For children in grades Kindergarten thru Second grade.
Carra Mau-Bridges will instruct children using a variety of mediums: Canvas Painting, Origami, Drawing, and Watercolors. Each lesson will revolve around a famous artist.


Movie Days

1:00 P.M.  -3:00 P.M.
For Children in Pre-Kindergarten and up
Enjoy the cool air conditioning as we watch some great animal movies. There will be free popcorn and lemonade.
Movie starts at 1:00 P.M.

Wednesday, June 11
Lady and The Tramp

Wednesday, June 25
Brother Bear

Wednesday, July 2
Because of Winn-Dixie


Read to the Dog

Mondays, Time varies
Children in pre-kindergarten and up along with their parents/guardians.
Area certified therapy dogs will be at the Library and wish to have children read their favorite books to the dogs. This program is for pre-kindergarten students and older along with their parents.
June 16  - 1:00 P.M. till 2:00 P.M.
June 23 -  6:30 P.M. till 7:30 P.M.
June 30  -  1:00 P.M. till 2:00 P.M.
July 7      -  6:30 P.M. till 7:30 P.M.
July 14   -  1:00 P.M. till 2:00 P.M.


Craft Days

Thursdays, 1:00 P.M.  - 2:00 P.M.
For children in grades 3rd through 5th.
Have fun making a craft that are something to bark about.

Thursday, June 19 – Animal Planters
Thursday, June 26 – Making Pet Toys
Thursday, July 3 – Gone to the Dogs Cooking
Thursday, July 10 – Paw Print T-Shirts




Celestial Zoo

Tuesday, June 24           6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Family Fun
Olivet Nazarene University Planetarium is coming to do their special presentation about the stars and the planets lead by Steven Case, Science professor and Director of the Strickler Planetarium at ONU. This promises to be a special glow-in-the-dark evening for all family members.



Young Adults
5th thru 8th Grade

YA Book Club – Grade 6-8

Monday, June 30th and July 14th
6:00 P.M.  - 8:00 P.M.
For kids in 6th Grade through 8th Grade
A book club for the younger set. Read the book ahead of time and get together with others to discuss what you liked or didn’t like about the book.
Monday, June 30th – Letters From Wolfie
Monday, July 14th – Elephant Run

Field Trip - Make-a-Pizza at Beggar’s Pizza

Wednesday, June 25th
2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
For ages 5th – 8th Grade
Cost - $5.00
Take a field trip in the summer time as we meet up at  Beggar’s Pizza in Bourbonnais where we will learn how to make a pizza.

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