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The Friendly Library


Limestone Township Library




 

The BookMark!




2701 W. Tower Road, Kankakee     www.limestonelibrary.org


                                        815-939-1696  
 


Library Hours
Monday - Thursday 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Friday 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Saturday 10:00 A.M.  - 3:00 P.M.

 
Registration is required for all programs. Our programs are free of charge       but space is limited. Don't wait to sign up!

If you need special accommodations, please contact the library
at least five (5) days prior to the program. 



Sign up for our
Read to the Rhythm Summer Reading Program Starting May 26th!

The more time you read  and the more activities you attend, the more tickets you earn for our incredible prize baskets.


Ask about it at the  
Front Desk!



              Saturday, June 13, 12:30 P.M.
              Kickoff  Read to the Rhythm Party
              All ages

We are having an extravaganza that includes Face Painting as well as Fire Spinners Nick Vitale and Friends. Acting Out Theatre Company is performing a selection from their summer production of CATS.                          Pre-register for a fun-filled afternoon!

Thursday, June 18, Ronald McDonald Magic Show, 1:00 P.M.,
Kids in PreK - 2nd Grades                                                        
We invite Pre-K-2nd grade children to come to the Reading and Magic Show with the amazing Ronald McDonald. It is a show full of laughs, books, and magic!
 
Thursday, June 25, Hide and Seek Science, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.,           All Ages
Don’t miss this special program by local science expert Tom Kearney of Earth Stewards.  Learn about nature, camouflage, and communication. A great afternoon of interaction and exploration.
 
Monday, July 13, How It’s Made? Electric Guitar with Tim Wilhelm, 6:30 – 7:30 P.M., All Ages                                                            College Professor Tim Wilhelm from KCC and special guests will be on hand to show us how electric guitars were made locally. You won’t want to miss the guitar performance!

Tuesday, July 14, How It’s Made. Violin with Scott Albert,           1:00 - 2:00 P.M., 3rd – 5th Grade                                                             Local violin designer Scott Albert will show children in 3rd -5th  grade how a violin is made, step by step. Parents may attend the program as well. An afternoon of musical strings.
 
Saturday, July 18th, FINALE 1:00 P.M. at the Limestone Village Hall (across from the Limestone Fire Department), All Ages                        The Summer Reading Finale will have many fun things to do including a show from  Chris McBrien, a Puppeteer, Ventriloquist, and Magician!



              Pre-K Activities!

Tuesday, June 9,           Storytime,              10:00 - 11:00 A.M.         Returning from a Spring Break, Storytime is back! Join Ms. Anita for stories, a craft and refreshments! Learn new skills and meet new people. This program is meant for children ages 6 mos. - 5 years. Sign-up for your choice of Tuesday or Thursday morning. Other dates include June 11,16, 18, 30, and July 2, 7, and 9.

 
   Tuesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 27, Tiny Explorers,      10:00 - 11:00 A.M. 
Children from 6 months of age through 5 years can travel through the stations and learn a variety of skills through manipulatives play. Sign up for either Tuesday or Thursday.  




Programs for Grades K-2nd

Monday, June 8, Musical Game Day, 1:00-2:00 P.M., K-2., 
                                Kick-off week for Reading to the Rhythm begins with Musical Game Day. Story, craft, and musical games!

Monday June 15,  Disney Day, K-2-  1:00 P.M.   
We are celebrating all things Disney! There will be stories, crafts and more… Come dressed in a costume of your favorite Disney character.

Monday, June 22, Create a Soundtrack to a Book, 1:00 - 2:30 P.M., K-2                                                                                                              
 Children will join Katrina Cessna local music instructor and Kankakee Youth Valley Symphony Orchestra leader in creating a musical soundtrack to a book. If your children enjoy drums, this will be a great program for them!

Monday, June 29, Art to the Rhythm, 1:00 - 2:30 P.M.. , Grades K-2,
Children will join local artist Mary LeRoy for a time of creation and drawing using a variety of mediums, showing how art relates to rhythm.

Monday July 6, Heart Healthy Food, Grades K – 2nd, 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.      What can you create with an apple? Find out how this good-for-the-heart fruit can be used to make art happen.

Monday, July 13, Jump for My Heart!, 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Grades K – 2  Discover and try out all sorts of jumping activities that keep the heart healthy. 



Activities for Grades 3 - 5
 
Wednesday, June 10, 3D Sticker Workshop, 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.  Grades 3rd - 5th                               Join Megan Walsh from U of I Extension Office as she teaches kids how to make something simple and quick with an electronic cutter. Participants will learn how to trace images using the cutters vectors and basic geometry to create their own design. This is a great class for beginners.

Tuesday, June 16, Marvel Comic Day, 1:00 – 2:00 P.M., Grades 3rd - 5th
A SUPER day of fun and activities celebrating our favorite comic book heroes and villians!

Tuesday, June 23, ONU Music Tour, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M., 3rd-5thgrade                                                  Join us for a musical tour on the ONU Campus. The tour will include a visit to Larsen Fine Arts Center, Centennial Chapel to see the magnificent pipe organ, and finally we conclude with a tour of Shine Radio. Participants will meet at ONU Admissions Office; Parents may stay on location and join the tour, if they wish.

Tuesday, July 7,  Musical Shrink Art, 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.,           Grades 3rd - 5th                  Create a Shrink Art Guitar Pick and scratch art guitar.

Wednesday, July 15, Art with Rhythm, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.,          3rd - 5th Grade                        Local artist Mary LeRoy Instructs attendees how art relates to rhythm.

Activities for Grades 6th - 12th

Tuesday, June 16, Crochet with Helen, 6:00 - 7:30 P..,  Ages 14 and up                                                                                               
Have you always wanted to learn to crochet? Teens and Adults can sign up to learn from Helen Ziller how to crochet a flower headband. A supply list will be given upon registration.

Wednesday, June 17, Guitar Hero Play Off, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M.,  6th grade-12th grade                                                     Hey Kids! Play the popular Guitar Hero game and compete to see who will be the Guitar Hero of Reading to the Rhythm 2015!

Wednesday, June 24, Landscape Drawing, 1:00 - 2:30 P.M., 6th grade - 12th grade, 
We are taking this drawing class Outdoors, if weather is permitting to learn how to draw landscapes. Local Artist Mary LeRoy is the instructor. All supplies are furnished. Please pre-register.
Wednesday, July 8th, Drawing Class, 1:00 - 2:30 P.M.,       6th -12th Grades                                                                          
 Draw what you see with Mary LeRoy




Adult Programming
 
Tuesday June 9, Adult Book Club, 6:30 - 7:30 P.M. 
Join the Library Book Club for adult readers as we discuss Wild by Cheryl Strayed about her three-month hike along the Pacific Crest Trail as Strayed mourns her mother and tries to solve the problems of her life.

Tuesday, June 16, Crochet with Helen, 6:00 - 7:30 P.M.,  Ages 14 and up     Have you always wanted to crochet? Teens and Adults can sign up to learn from Helen Ziller how to crochet a flower headband. A supply list will be given upon registration.

Tuesday, June 23, Red, White, and Blue Craft Night,            6:30 -7:30 P.M.                                                                                             Flex those crafting skills by putting together and decorating a starry wind chime with Miss Pat. Supplies are provided.

Friday, June 26, Book to Movie, Over 18 Crowd,1:30 P.M. WILD
Join us for an afternoon movie in which we watch Wild starring Reese Witherspoon as Cheryl Strayed who decides to hike the Pacific Crest Trail as a way of dealing with her grief over her mother’s death and getting her life back on track. There will be a short discussion time after the movie.

Tuesday, June 30, Yes, You Can! : Canning Foods Safely ,6:15 – 7:30 P.M.                                                                        Home canning is chic again! Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy your garden or farmers market produce all year long?  Whether just starting out or updating your food preservation knowledge, join University of Illinois Extension, nutrition and wellness educator, Drusilla Banks for this timely seasonal program.

Tuesday, July 7, Crafter’s Night Out, 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.         Do you have an unfinished craft project waiting for an opportunity to be finished? Bring it to the Library for a enjoyable night out with other crafters getting their UFO’s completed.  

Tuesday July 14, Adult Book Club, 6:30 - 7:30 P.M. 
Join the Library Book Club for adult readers as we discuss Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal. This mystery is set in WWII war-torn London as the newest office staff member, Maggie Hope, discovers a plot that could change the country and the outcome of the war.    
Activities for all family members
Saturday, June 13 12:30 P.M., Kickoff  Read to the Rhythm Party, All Ages,  We are having an extravaganza that includes Face Painting, as well as Fire Spinners Nick Vitale and Friends. Acting Out Theatre Company are performing a selection from their summer production of CATS. Pre-register for a fun-filled afternoon!

Thursday, June 25, Hide and Seek Science, 1:00 - 2:00 P.M., All Ages
Don’t miss this special program by local science expert Tom Kearney of Earth Stewards.  Learn about nature, camouflage, and communication. A great afternoon of interaction and exploration.

Thursday, July 2, Movie Day, 1 P.M., All Ages                                                 Join us for popcorn, lemonade and a movie that all members of the family can watch! Movie Day happens again on Thursday, July 9th.

Monday, July 13, How It’s Made? Electric Guitar with Tim Wilhelm, 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.,   All Ages                                                                                      College Professor Tim Wilhelm from KCC and special guests will be on hand to show us how electric guitars were made locally. You won’t want to miss the guitar performance!

Saturday, July 18th, FINALE 1:00 P.M. at the Limestone Village Hall     (across from the Limestone Fire Department), All Ages                                     The Summer Reading Finale will have many fun things to do including a show from  Chris McBrien, Puppeteer and Magician.