PRINCETON – Monday, June 10, the PHS Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. in the library meeting room. The Monday Night Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. and features a classic mystery romance about a young woman who is pursued by several men who want a fortune that her murdered husband has stolen from a World War II payroll. Who can she trust, and who is murdering all the men pursuing her?
Tuesday, June 11, Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the library meeting room. Also, A Talk About featuring a Skype conversation with comic book writer Stewart Moore will take place at 6 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Wednesday, June 12, the Junior High Book Club will be at 1:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Also, Meet the Plays: Talley’s Folly and The Heiress will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Chicks with Sticks will meet at 6:30 p.m. by the periodicals.
Thursday, June 13, Friends of the Library Book Club meets at 4 p.m. in the library meeting room to discuss “Rain Water” by Sandra Brown. The public is welcome. Also, Animals and Photos Inspired by Art Digital Photo Show and Reception will be held at 6:30 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 – Registration for the library’s summer reading program, “Have Book-Will Travel” ends this Saturday, June 8. Stop by the library to complete registration, set-up a goal for each child and sign up for the events and activities they wish to participate in during the program. If unable to attend by Saturday, come in as soon as possible in June to get started.
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.
WYANET – The R.A. Sapp Memorial Library has kicked off its summer reading program, “Have Book-Will Travel.” Programs take place at 2 p.m. on Mondays.
Monday, June 10, Sara Hildebrand, literacy coordinator at the Bureau County Agriculture Department, will present “Food Around the World” at 2 p.m.
LAMOILLE – The LaMoille-Clarion Public Library has been holding an Amnesty Week, where patrons can return any overdue items and pay no fines. The opportunity to do this continues today, Thursday, and ends at 3 p.m. Friday, June 7. Any items left in the outside book drop after 3 p.m. will be charged the normal fine of $1 per day for each video or 10 cents per day/per item for any other items checked out.
Sign up for the library’s summer reading program, “Have Book-Will Travel.” Stop in during library hours to sign-up. The library staff will also be available for sign-up during Buffalo Days this 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. “Have Book-Will Travel” story hours will begin at 10 a.m. June 18.
Interested in an online book club? Contact the library at 815-638-2356.
OHIO – The Ohio Public Library’s summer reading program, “Have Book-Will Travel” has kicked-off. The program features weekly events and guests. The events are held at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. Stop in to sign-up for the summer of “travel” at the library. All ages are welcome to attend.
SHEFFIELD – The Sheffield Public Library is hosting its summer reading program, “Sheffield’s Got Talent” during the month of July. The participants will meet some of Sheffield’s most talented people who will demonstrate their expertise and share their stories. The children will also have the opportunity to listen to stories, discover their hidden talents, play games, win prizes, read and participate in a talent show. Registration is required by June 15. Children ages 5 to 7 will meet on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning July 9. Children ages 8 to 11 will meet on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning July 10. To register, call the library at 815-454-2628 or visit during library open hours.
Many new books have been purchased for the children. Many of the new titles added are geared toward helping the children discover and learn new talents and hobbies.
The library staff is also gearing up for its 100 year celebration of the Carnegie library. The date is set for Aug. 17. Check back for more details.
LADD – The Ladd Library is now accepting registrations for its summer reading program, “Have Book-Will Travel.” Several events have been arranged to correlate with the program, including interesting storytimes, crafts and activities. Special events include, “See a Juggler, Be a Juggler,” a paper airplane contest and Mr. E’s magic and comedy. Stop in at the library for details or to register. The library is also looking to collect postcards from those traveling this summer to be featured on the “Keep us Posted” display.
The library also recently received a Back to Books grant to purchase biographies for children and young adults. New titles are already available for circulation. If any children or parents have any special biography requests, now is the time to let the library know.
NEPONSET – The Neponset Public Library has launched its summer reading program “Have Book-Will Travel.” During this month, the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens and adults. Activity days are from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. every Tuesday in June. Teen book discussion are at 2 p.m. every Tuesday in June. Themed events include special guest speakers, learning more about railroads, airplanes and more.
According to library director Carissa Faber, research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss. Register at for the summer reading program at the library or call at 309-594-2204 for more information. The library’s website is www.neponsetpubliclibrary.wordpress.com or like the library page on Facebook.
LASALLE – Today, Thursday, June 6, the LaSalle Public Library will host an exciting and rollicking family program for children ages 3 to 12 years old. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and includes singing and dancing along with Jeanie B. Children will also be invited to tap into their creative side to help write lyrics for a new Jeanie B dino song.
Monday, June 10, the library will host “A Dinosaur Named After Me,” an art fun program from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for children in second and third grades. Registration is required. The program features the popular book by Bernard Most and a drawing workshop that will challenge kids to create a dinosaur drawing that incorporates features of the artist.
The library’s summer reading program, “Not Extinct at the LaSalle Public Library,” is filled with fun programming for all ages. Readers are invited to challenge themselves to completing the “PaleoTraveler” game on the library’s room-sized game board, and families are invited to attend a variety of events including:
Dino-Mites Preschool Storytime is for children from ages 3 to 5 years old and is held at two times, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., on Mondays from now until July 1. This program is for children who can sit for a story and work with their grown-up on a simple craft. Registration is required.
Preschool Storytime Express is for children ages 3 to 5 years old and is held at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesdays from now until July 2. Stories are linked to individual letters in the alphabet and are complemented by an alphabet craft. Registration is required.
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 www.perulibrary.org or call 815-223-0229, ext. 5.