PRINCETON – Today, Thursday, July 18, will be a craft day for summer reading at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room. The Covered Bridge Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. in the local history room.
The Friends book sale will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, July 19, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the back of the library.
On Monday, July 22, the PHS Book Club will meet in the library meeting room.
Also on Monday, at 6:30 p.m., will be the Monday Night Movie. This comedy drama will feature the adventures of seven British retirees who travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly-restored hotel. However, they find a run-down hotel managed by an exuberant young optimist host. The film will be shown in the library meeting room.
At 2 p.m. July 23, “Around the World: India” with Susan Barlow will be in the library meeting room. At 6:30 p.m. that evening will be Talk About: Travel Planning and Handicap Accessible Travel with Barb LaVelle, and Linda and Roger Gustafson.
On July 24, there will be read aloud time and music in the library meeting room at 10:30 a.m. The junior high book club and movie will be at 1:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Spa Day for the summer reading program will be at 10:30 a.m. July 25 in the library meeting room. At 6:30 p.m. that evening will be Talk About: Coffee Around the World - an international cupping party with James Cross, Leaves and Beans Coffee Co.
The PHS book club will meet at 5 p.m. July 29 in the library meeting room.
SPRING VALLEY — The summer reading program at the Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library is winding down for the summer. The final week to complete the reading requirements and pick up prizes is July 22-27.
The library will host the Melikin Puppets troupe for a 6 p.m. performance Aug. 6 in the children’s library. The Melikin Puppets are the creations of Mel and LaVerne Biske, along with their sons, Neal and Jeff. Their current presentation is a trilogy of stories which includes “Chicken Little,” “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and “The Tale of Two Bad Mice.” Each story has a very surprising twist, providing a refreshing relief from the everyday “Once upon a time” theme. Stop by the library at 215 E. Cleveland St. to receive a free ticket upon registration.
The library has also received a Back to Books grant from the Illinois State Library to purchase books on CDs. The library has available, so far, 87 books on CDs that were just purchased and ready for check out. Many more will become available in the coming months from this grant.
TISKILWA – The Tiskilwa Public Library has kicked-off its summer reading program. Children are encouraged to read and complete reading logs in order to redeem them for unique and fun prizes. The library’s summer reading program continues throughout the summer. Call the library at 815-646-4511 for more information.
BUDA — The Mason Memorial Library has kicked off its summer reading program. The program will continue to be held each Tuesday throughout the month for children in kindergarten to fifth grade. Stories, crafts and games are provided. Programs are held from 1 to 2:15 p.m.
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.
LAMOILLE — For the fourth year, the library will participate in the Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Book Awards. Children in third to eighth grade are eligible to read three of the 20 nominated books and vote for their favorite. This year, the library is also participating in the Monarch Book Awards. The program is open to children in kindergarten through third grade. More information on both program in available at the library.
SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Public Library is hosting its summer reading program, Sheffield’s Got Talent, during the month. Participants will meet some of Sheffield’s most talented people who will demonstrate their expertise and share their stories. The children 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 meet on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Children ages 8 to 11 meet on Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
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 — It’s not too late to join the Ladd Public Library’s summer reading program going on now. Librarian Amy Bosi said there are a few fun programs left.
The library will also be holding a book fair during the week of July 22 during regular library hours.
The librarians are also in the process of purchasing new biographies for the children’s and young adults departments. It is not too late to make special requests. Talk with Amy to make a suggestion.
Get registered to use the library’s OMNI e-book program. Stop in the library and speak with a librarian to begin the new program.
The library also has a few remaining copies of the “Taste of Ladd” cookbook available for $14.
WALNUT — The Walnut Public 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 toward the HVAC account.