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Library Corner 3-28

PRINCETON – Today, Thursday, March 28, an after-school craft day will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Youth Services Department. Also, classical guitarist Ray Tutaj performs at 6:30 p.m. Tutaj – a LaSalle native – began playing guitar at age 11 and studied music and composition at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. While in Nevada, he played with several rock bands including, “The World,” in which he played with his brother, Kevin. He also studied classical and fingerstyle guitar.

Tuesday, April 2, Edible Book Festival: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. entry drop-off; 6:30 to 7 p.m. viewing and judging; and 7 to 8 p.m. eating.

Thursday, April 4, Craft Workshop: Decorate magnetic photo frames with Carrie Webb at 6:30 p.m.

TISKILWA –  Mark your calendars for the upcoming special events at Tiskilwa Public Library:

On Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m. the library will offer a program hosted by the Tiskilwa Historical Society. “Pre-Civil War Quilts: Their Hidden Codes to Freedom of Slaves through the Underground Railroad,” will be presented by Dr. Clarice Boswell of Plainfield. In addition to the pre-Civil War and replica quilts, Boswell will share her own family’s stories dating back to the Civil War era.

On Monday, April 22, all children are invited to the Earth Day program held from 4 to 5 p.m. In honor of this day, children will create an original bird house with recycled materials to take home to their yard. Treats and a story will also be available.

WYANET —  Today, Thursday, March 28, the R.A. Sapp Library’s book group will meet at 7 p.m. to discuss Erin Morgenstern’s “The Night Circus.” All are welcome to join.

WALNUT — The library has binders full of coupons to exchange. There is no limit on how many coupons may be taken. Please bring any unused coupons to the library. Expired coupons will also be taken.  What can’t be used in the binders is sent to troops serving overseas.

SPRING VALLEY — Story time is held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday in the children’s room at the library. There is a story and craft-related project during this time for preschool through second grade children. A parent must accompany their child. The event is free of charge.

The library board meets at 8 a.m. the second Tuesday of every month.

LAMOILLE — In observance of Good Friday, the library will be closed Friday, March 29.

Come to the LaMoille-Clarion Library for a lesson on how to find and borrow items for your Kindle, Nook or other devices. The library has eReaders to lend. Not sure if you will like using an eReader? This is the perfect way to try one out before you purchase. You must be at least 18 years old and hold a valid library card with no outstanding fines or history of fines. Other restrictions may apply. Services are made available with funds from the Eliminate the Digital Divide Grant.

Computer classes are ongoing. Classes help get you familiarized with digital photos, music and videos. If you haven’t had the opportunity to take advantage of the free classes, there is still time. All materials are furnished. Classes are funded by the Eliminate the Digital Divide Grant. For more information call 815-638-2356.

SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Public Library will host a weekly story hour during March and April for children ages 3-5. A specific day and time will be set after registration. Please call librarian Sue Lanxon at 815-454-2628 or 815-454-2592 to register your child.

In addition, the library would like to start a monthly book club. Interested adults should call either phone number.

LADD — The Ladd Public Library is currently holding a used book sale. The selection of books include many titles by best selling adult authors, as well as some children’s books.  Hardcover books are 50 cents and paperbacks are 10 cents. The book sale is open in the lobby during regular library hours.

The library has copies of the cookbook, “A Taste of Ladd” available for purchase. The cookbook contains nearly 500 recipes submitted by area residents, compiled in a three ring binder format. The cookbooks are $14, and are available at the circulation desk. 

The library staff is beginning to prepare for the summer reading program, “Have Book Will Travel.” The staff is planning to have displays of various postcards, so if you have any that you would allow the library to use, or even just make a copy of, it would be most appreciative.

The library continues to hold its preschool story times at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month. The program is designed for 3-5 year olds with a parent or guardian. Each session consists of stories, activities and a craft.

PERU — The Peru Public Library holds a story time for children ages 3-5 at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Children hear stories, sing songs, dance and learn finger plays. Registration is not required. For more information, visit or call 815-223-0229, ext. 5.

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