The Friendly Library

Limestone Township Library District          Vol.17, Issue 2


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.


All programs require registration before attending.
Register by calling the Library at 815-939-1696
or stopping in at the Front Desk.

Happy Birthday,
Dr. Seuss Party        
Saturday, March 4        
 1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M.       
 PreK - 3rd Grade  
We are celebrating all things Dr. Seuss by playing games, reading stories and having a special craft . This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Limestone Township Library.

An American Doll Movie and Craft  Day
Saturday, March 25
12 Noon – 2:30 P.M.
Spend the Afternoon watching Felicity: An American Girl Movie. Afterwards we will work on a craft. All supplies are provided and there is no fee for this program.

Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 22
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Join us for an afternoon as we celebrate Mother Earth. This event is for kids in Kindergarten and up.

Friday, April 28
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Drop Off at 4:00 P.M.
Pre-K to  2nd Grade
It’s a Night at the Library for your favorite stuffed animal. Bring them to the Library at 4:00 P.M. on Friday afternoon. Then come back to pick them up at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday. There will be a story time session along with pictures of what the stuffed animals were up to during the night.

Monarch Book Club
Monday, March 6
6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
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 occur on  April 10 and May 1.

Caudill Award Book Club
Monday, March 27
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Kids in 4th-7th Grade get to meet each month to discuss a Caudill Award winning book from the past year. Books are available for pick-up ahead of time at
the Front Desk. March's selection is The Fourteenth Goldfish . This program will also take place on April 24 (The Crossover) 

Teen Book Club
Tuesday, March 28 6:30P.M. - 7:30P.M.

Read and discuss Y.A. novels for young adults in 9th - 12th grades. Books are available at the Front Desk. March’s selection is I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson. This event also occurs April 25 (Replica).

Adult Programming
                                        Adult Coloring and Cookies                                         
 Monday, March  6
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
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 occur
on  April 10
YA/Adult Craft Night
Tuesday,  March 14
 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Get out for a Spring Fling night of Crafting. All supplies are included and there is no fee. This program is for Young Adults (7th grade and older) and Adults.

Adult Book Club                        
Tuesday, March 14                       
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.                   
Join us for lively discussion as we explore various genres every month. This month’s selection is The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt. Pick up a book at the Front Desk when you register. We can put a book on hold if needed.
This event will also occur on
April 11 (The Same Kind of Different as Me),
and May 9 (My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry).

Wednesday, March 22

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Build your Excel skills in this session for beginners.
Gain hands-on experience by learning how to work with formulas, enter and edit data, create charts, format worksheets, and much more.  Practice what you learn by creating your own usable worksheets.

Dave Baron – Author
Pembroke: A Rural Black Community on
the Illinois Dunes

Tuesday, April 18
6:30 P.M.  – 7:30 P.M.
Author Dave Baron will read from his new book about the Pembroke community in the eastern portion of Kankakee County. There will be a question-and-answer period.

Young Adults

Banzai! Financial Literacy
Monday, April 17
& Thursday, April 20
6:30 - 7:30 P.M.            
5th Grade and up

Banzai! is a computer-based educational tool that helps teach the value of a dollar. Sponsored by Riverside Community Credit Union,
the program starts with a pre-test that takes the participant through a group of life financial situations.
The program is held in two sessions. 

          YA Games                     
         Thurs., March 30                 
5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.      
Join us for game time fun as we explore a number of games 
including Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Jungle Speed, Uno, and life-size games. 
For kids in 7th grade and above.

Youth Programming

Lego Building
Sat., March 11
1:00PM-2:00 PM
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 will also occur on
April 8 and May 20.

     Life Size Game Day           
Thurs., March 30
 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
Play games with pieces that are a big as you are. 
Join us for an afternoon of life-size Jenga and Ker-Plunk. 
For kids in Kindergarten and up.

Egg Decorating
 Friday, April 14
1:00 – 2:00 P.M.

Kids in Grade  Kindergarten
and up         
 Make colorful eggs to decorate
the season.
All supplies are provided. There is not fee for this class.

Mother’s Day Craft
Saturday, May 6
1:00 - 2:00 P.M.

For Kids in Kindergarten
and up
Work on a craft that is  a gift to Mom on her special day.
All supplies are provided, there is no cost for this program.

Preschool through Kindergarten

Storytime at Night
Thursday, March 2
6:30  - 7:30 P.M. 
Come for Storytime in the Evening. 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. This event will also occur on March 30, April 6, April 27, May 4, and May 25.

Tuesday, March 7
6:30  - 7:30 P.M. 

Meeting most Tuesdays
at 10:00 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.
This event will also occur on March 14, March 28, April 11, April 25, May 9, and May 16.

Tiny Explorers
Tuesday, March 21
10:00  – 11:00 A.M
Playing at a number of stations, children will learn fine motor skills with the help of manipulative toys. These activities are meant for children from ages 6 months to 5-years-old. 
This event will also occur on  April 18 and May 23.

See something you would like to attend? 
Call the Library to register for the program at 815-939-1696.