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Limestone Township Library District



The BookMark!


2701 W. Tower Road, Kankakee         815-939-1696          www.limestonelibrary.org

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.





Adult Programming
Adult Book Club
Tuesday, February 9
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Come for our Adult Book Club which has lively discussions on a variety of genres. This month   we are reading           Gray Mountain by   John Grisham about a downsized NYC lawyer who becomes a lawyer at a legal aid clinic in Virginia. Books are available at the front desk or we can order a copy if needed.

YA/Adult Craft
Thursday, February 11
6:30 P.M.
6th Grade – Adult
Have delicious fun working on a sweet Valentine craft. All supplies are included; there is no fee for this program.
Adult Coffee, Snacks, and Coloring
Thursday, March 3
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Combine the three and you have the beginnings of a great social evening! Bring your own coloring  book and medium or use our colored pencils and coloring pages. Other dates include April 7th.

Adult Book Club
Tuesday, March 8
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Come for our Adult Book Club which has lively discussions on a variety of book genres. This month we are readingWhat She Left Behind by Ellen Martin Wiseman about a teenage girl in the foster system who helps her foster parents clean and catalog items from a long-shuttered state asylum. Books are available at the front desk or we can order a copy if needed.

Adult Spring Craft Thursday
Thursday, March 10
6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M.
Enjoy welcoming Spring into your home by creating a decoration for the upcoming garden season.

Gardening Program
Tuesday, March 22
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Adults will learn the basics and more about container gardening from area Master Gardeners.

Crochet with Helen
Tuesday, March 29, and Thursday, March 31
6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Welcome Spring with a special project. Stop by the desk or call and register and receive your supply list. Students need to attend both classes.

Adult Book Club
Tuesday, April 12
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Come for our Adult Book Club which has lively discussions on a variety of book genres. This month we are readingOutlander by Diana Gabaldon about a WWII era woman who travels back in time to 1700s Scotland. Books are available at the front desk or we can order a copy if needed.

Adult Craft
Thursday, April 14
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Upcycled Wood Craft       Upcycle wood rectangles into a beautiful welcome sign for your home. Whether you use decoupage or paint, make it your own unique sign!

How Full is Your Filing Cabinet?       Wednesday, April 27
1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.      Sasha Grabenstetter from the U of I Extension Office brings us a program during Money Smart Week. This program helps you to know when you can get rid of those documents that you have kept forever and other helpful hints to help you clean out your filing cabinet.

Computer Classes

Using Word Program

Monday, March 14,  
and   Wednesday,March 16th 
6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Learn the basics of this popular word processing program. The class meets both nights. This class is for adults.

Using Word Program for High Schoolers
Monday, March 21,  and Wednesday, March 23 
6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M
Learn the basics of this popular word processing program. The class meets both nights. This class is geared for high school students in 9th -12th grade.

Introduction to Excel
Monday, March 28,and Wednesday, March 30
6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Using a spreadsheet can be very helpful but creating one might be a problem. Learn how to use the Excel program. You must attend both nights. This class is geared for adults.

PowerPoint Class
Monday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 6
6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. 
Want to learn how to put together a spiffy presentation? Check out our PowerPoint class and learn how to add great graphics to your text to make a slide show standout.

Check out our Facebook page, Limestone Township Library and see pictures from our programs and events, announcements about  upcoming programs, and any possible closings.
Special Events

             Stomping with               the Dinosaurs
Tuesday, February 16
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Come over to the library as Miss Karen and        Miss Janet lead us on a fun night reading stories, making crafts,and learning how to dance like dinosaurs.              This program is for children in pre-school through 2nd grade.


Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party
Saturday, March 5
1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
The Friends of the Limestone Township Library District present      “Happy Birthday,                 Dr. Seuss”                               Join us for an afternoon filled with stories, Seuss  games, make a take home craft and  enjoy a special treat!  A family event!


Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic 
Saturday, March 12
 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Join Lowe's and the library in celebrating National Craft Month. Lowe's will be at the library to conduct a        Build and Grow Clinic for kids in Kindergarten and up. All supplies are included. Sign up soon as possible, space is limited.

The Lorax Project
            Saturday, April 16                                  1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.                           Come out to our                    Earth Day Celebration.    Learn about the Lorax and the value of trees to our community. We will be making a special project from tree products and, of course, make our own trufulla tree and eat trufulla fruit!
It's spring break and we are having a good time at the Library. Come join us for some fun activities!

Spring Craft
Monday, March 21
11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Treasure Chest Craft
Monday, March 21
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
4th Grade and up

Finger Puppets
Tuesday March 22
11:00 A.M.  – 12:30 P.M.
Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
Spend a part of your day making cute bunny  finger puppets.

Decorated Initials
Tuesday, March 22
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
4th Grade and up
  Paint and decorate your         initial to hang in          your room.

Fun with Eggs
Wednesday, March 23
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Kindergarten and up
What can you do with an egg? Come and find out! Science and Art combined!


School’s Out Movie Day
Thursday, March 24
1:00 P.M.
      No school today?          Then come on down            to the library with             your friends and              watch a fun movie.              This afternoon                 we are watching:               Alvin and the                   Chipmunks:           The Road Chip
   Popcorn and lemonade will be served.
Have you considered volunteering for your community by joining the Friends of the Limestone Library?  Meetings occur quarterly and you get to help out on fun activities such as the Dr. Seuss Birthday Party. The next meeting is Tuesday, February 2 at 6:30 P.M.
Beginning Chess
Wednesday, February 24
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
A very beginning class about the game of Chess. If you have never played Chess
this class is for you. Spaces are limited. Please bring a chess board.
For kids in 5th through  8th grade.                   The program also meets on March 23 and April 27.
Bad weather can happen at any time. Visit our website,www.limestonelibrary.org, or Facebook page to see if we are open before you venture out
Did you see a program you would like to attend? Sign up by calling the Library at 815-939-1696.



Limestone Township Library District will be closed on
Monday, February 15   in observance of President's Day




























































Activities for kids in Kindergarten  and Up

Storytime
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 A.M.
Storytime returns from its winter break on Tuesday, February 2nd. Storytime is a mix of crafts, stories, and music to help young children develop a love for reading. Parents and guardians can bring their 6-months to five-year-old children.

 Tiny Explorers   Tuesday, February16,     Thursday, February 18           10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.             Parents and Guardians come along with their children 6 months to 5 years old for a time to play and build using  age-appropriate manipulatives. It is a great time of socialization and play. Other dates are March 15 and 17, April 19 & April 21, 
Activities for kids in Kindergarten  and Up

Lego Building

Saturday, January 30
1:00 P.M.
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 through                    5th grade.           Other dates for      Lego Building are:                February 6,              February 20,                   March 19,                   March 27,                        April 2,                      April 23,                      April 30,              and May 7.

Heart Art
Saturday, February 13
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Join us as we make various objects using hearts.  All supplies are included and there is no fee. This program is for children in kindergarten and up.

Generational Craft 
Thursday, May 5 6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M Celebrate Mother’s Day by attending a fun craft activity together. The project will be decorating treasure boxes.
Have you tried a  Play-A-Way book? The M3P player allows you to listen to   a book while you           are walking or      running errands.   Ask about them at  the Front Desk!

Red Cross Fire Prevention Workshops


Fire Prevention Workshop
Tuesday, April 8
6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.
 Justin Larson, Americorp/American Red Cross representative will teach us how to be prepared in case of fire in the home.  Hands-on-fire prevention activities to reduce hazards                   in the home,       identify fire safety                equipment,      learn emergency        recognition steps         and plan for the      possibility of a fire         will be included.         Families please            bring children      2nd grade and up to this event.


Pillowcase Project 
Saturday, April 10
1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Justin Larson, Americorp/American Red Cross representative, presents a workshop that teaches  children the understanding of science  hazards, practicing how to prepare for emergencies, and understand that by sharing what they have learned with family and friends, they can help create a prepared community. Pillowcases will be decorated to take home and use to pack their emergency items.