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Library Corner 5-30

PRINCETON – Today, Thursday, May 30, an after-school craft day is from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the youth services meeting room. Also, Princeton Public Library Reads: “The Arabian Nights.” One night/one story discussion takes place at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Monday, June 3, the Monday Night Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a family adventure drama about a 12-year-old boy named Xan, who finds an orphaned cheetah with his dad. With the harsh environment, they decide to raise it until it grows older. After Xan’s dad dies, he must honor a promise to him to return the cheetah to the wild. Xan’s courage is tested as he tries to do the right thing, despite the odds. Also Monday, a Princeton Youth Football Board meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the local history room.

Tuesday, June 4, A Talk About will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room and feature a musical performance by Omer Izgi, a Turkish lute player. Also Tuesday, the Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the local history room.

Wednesday, June 5, Creative Crafters will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the library meeting room. Also, Meet the Plays: Completely Hollywood and the Full Monty will be at 5:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.

Sign-up for the upcoming summer reading program, “Have Book-Will Travel” will be from June 24 to 28. Programming will begin in July. All area students are encouraged to sign-up.

SPRING VALLEY – The Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library is hosting a book, VHS and books on cassette sale. All items are 10 cents each.

Story time is held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays 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 children’s library is getting ready for the summer reading program, “Have Book-Will Travel.” Registration is set from June 3 to 8. During this week, librarians will help complete registration, set-up a goal for each child and sign each child up for the events and activities they wish to participate in during the program. If unable to attend during this week, come in as soon as possible in June to get started.

TISKILWA – The library is pleased to announce eBooks through OmniLibraries are now offered. Library patrons are encouraged to call ahead to set aside a time to register an account with their reading device. Contact the library at 815-646-4511 or

LAMOILLE – Sign-up for the library’s summer reading program, “Have Book-Will Travel” will begin June 1. Library staff will also be available for sign-up during Buffalo Days on Saturday, June 8, immediately following the parade. The library will have a table set-up on the Allen Junior High School grounds as the library will be closed on June 8.

Find a Book is a free online search tool that allows children and parents to quickly and easily select books that will match a child’s reading level and interests and help find their selections at their local library. Find a Book is located at and is designed to make reading and libraries part of the children’s summertime fun. One review of the impact of summer reading loss found that children can lose up to 60 percent of their skills during summer vacation. Children who read during the summer months, however, can sustain their reading gains and are better prepared when school resumes in the fall.

OHIO – The Ohio Public Library is gearing up to kick-off the summer reading program, “Have Book-Will Travel” starting June 1. The program will feature weekly events and guests throughout July. After the kick-off date, the program will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. The first Wednesday will be June 5. Stop in to sign-up for the summer of “travel” at the library. All ages are welcome to attend.

LADD – 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 ages 3 to 5. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Each session consists of stories, activities and a craft.

LASALLE – Today, May 30, the LaSalle Public Library’s summer reading program, “Not Extinct at the LaSalle Public Library,” kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with ventriloquist storyteller and songstress Sandi Sylver and new show “Dino-mite” created for the library’s dinosaur summer theme. Sylver entertains all ages with toe-tapping music, stories and ventriloquism. An Illinois Arts Council Touring Roster Artist, Sylver has performed nationally at schools, libraries, museums and festivals. She is listed in the Illinois Arts Council’s “Best of the Best” directory for her adult shows. The library is located at 305 Marquette St. This program is free and open to the public. Funding for this program was made possible through the Alwin C. Carus Trust. For more information, call 815-223-2341.

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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