PRINCETON – Today, Thursday, June 20, Festival 56 Education will meet at 4 p.m. in the local history room. Also today, Playing With Words creative writing workshop with Teresa Carlson will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Monday, June 24, PHS Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. in the library meeting room. The Princeton Theater Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the local history room. The Monday Night Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a musical fun for the whole family. It’s about a widow who accepts a job as a live-in governess to the King of Siam’s children. In the process, she becomes attached to the whole family.
Tuesday, June 25, Free Wheeling in Ireland with John Lynn of Peoria begins at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Wednesday, June 26, Junior High Book Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. The Meet the Plays: Macbeth will meet at 5:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Thursday, June 27, Barry Cloyd of Peoria will entertain with music and stories covering centuries of Celtic history through the Irish migration 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 – The summer reading program Have Book–Will Travel is going on now until July 20. During each meeting, the librarian will read a book to the group, and participants will make a craft. Prekindergarten through kindergarten children will meet from 5:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. The program on June 25 is “Cactus Cowboy.” First through third grade children will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. on Mondays. The program on June 24 is “Clothespin Biplane.” Fourth- through sixth-grade children will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. The program on June 26 is “Hot Air Balloon Craft.” Seventh through 12th grade youth meet from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays. The program on June 27 is “Hot Potato States.” All programs are free. Call 815-663-4741 for more information.
WYANET – The R.A. Sapp Memorial Library will end its summer reading program, Have Book-Will Travel, with a celebration complete with pizza. Awards for reading during the month of June will be presented. The staff encourages students to continue reading during the summer to help retain more from last year’s studies.
TISKILWA – The Tiskilwa Public Library will kick-off its summer reading program, Have Book-Will Travel, on June 24. A special program will be held on this day from 4 to 5 p.m. “The Galena Trail” presented by Patricia Goitein from Peoria will feature what it would be like for children growing up along the pioneer trail. A log cabin craft and treats will be provided. Children are encouraged to read and complete reading logs in order to redeem them for unique and fun prizes.
BUDA – The Mason Memorial Library is gearing up for its summer reading program, Have Book-Will Travel, for children in grades kindergarten to fifth grade. Stories, crafts and games will be provided. Programs will be held on Tuesdays in July from 1 to 2:15 p.m. The first program is July 9.
DEPUE – Work crews are hard at work making repairs to the Selby Township Library building as a result of a grant through the Illinois State Library. The library will remain open during construction.
The summer reading program continues. All kids who complete the program will receive a bag of school supplies at the end of summer. Kids can sign-up any day and start reading books to earn prizes. The next program will be a craft day, which will be held at 10 a.m. June 25. For more information, call the library at 815-447-2660.
New books at the library include: “Best Kept Secret” by Jeffrey Archer, “Daddy’s Gone a Hunting” by Mary Higgins Clark, “Fly Away” by Kristin Hannah, “Taking Eve” by Iris Johansen, “The Blossom Sisters” by Fern Michaels, “The Apple Orchard” by Susan Wiggs. “Silken Prey” by John Sandford. Kids Books: “Freddie Ramos Springs into Action” by Jaqueline Jules, “ABC Animal Jamboree” by Giles Andreae, “Who Grew My Soup?” by Tom Darbyshire, “Barbie in a Mermaid Take: Surf Princess” adapted by Chelsea Eberly.
LAMOILLE – The library’s summer reading program, Have Book-Will Travel kicked-off this Tuesday. Stop by the library for a schedule of events. Also, patrons who are interested in an online book club are encouraged to 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.
SHEFFIELD – The Sheffield Public Library is hosting its summer reading program, “Sheffield’s Got Talent” during the month of July. 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. Children ages 5 to 7 will meet on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11 a.m. beginning July 9. Children ages 8 to 11 will meet on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m. beginning July 10.
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 story times, 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.
WALNUT – The Walnut Public Library will hold a silent auction during the Walnut Days Celebration. Items being auctioned off are on display at the library.
The library continues to collect used cell phones. Drop off any old cell phones at the library. The library staff will send them off for money that will be put towards the HVAC account.
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 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.
LASALLE – The library’s summer reading program, “Not Extinct at the LaSalle Public Library,” is filled with fun programming for all ages. Families are invited to attend a variety of events including:
Today, Thursday, June 20, the library will host Diane McCurdy from the University of Illinois Extension Office who will help kids explore facts about dinosaurs. The whole family is invited to explore the Jurassic period.
Also, from June 25 to 27, the library will host an art workshop for kids age 9 and up. The workshop will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Patrons will explore the role of Paleo Artist. Participants will use scientific information and drawing techniques to create their own Paleo Art. Registration is required and limited to 20 participants.