PRINCETON – Today, Thursday, July 25, a spa day event will be held at 10:30 a.m. for summer reading in the library meeting room. A Talk About will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room and will focus on coffee around the world, which will include an international cupping party with James Cross of Leaves ‘n Beans Roasting Co. in Peoria Heights. Cross will describe the life of the coffee bean (from picking to drinking) and explain growing regions, climates, elevation, coffee alliances and the coffee market.
Monday, July 29, the PHS Book Club will meet at 5 p.m. in the library meeting room. Also, the Monday Night Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a musical about a bride-to-be trying to find her real father before her wedding day. It could be one of three men. She invites them all to the wedding without telling her mom.
Tuesday, July 30, Around the World: Germany with Laura Schneider will be held at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Wednesday, July 31, Read-aloud with music will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the library meeting room. The Junior High Book Club will meet at noon.
Thursday, Aug. 1, The Princeton Public Library will host a birthday celebration throughout the entire day. Also, the Bikers and Books will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room.
SPRING VALLEY – The Richard A. Mautino Memorial Library will host the Melikin Puppets troupe at 6 p.m. Tuesday, 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 including, “Children Little,” “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and “The Tale of Two Bad Mice.” Each story has a surprising twist, providing a refreshing relief from the everyday “Once upon a time” theme. Stop by the library located at 215 E. Cleveland St. to receive a free ticket upon registering.
The library has also received a Back to Books Grant from the Illinois State Library to purchase books on CDs. The library currently has 87 books on CDs that were just purchased and ready for check-out. More will become available in the coming months.
BUDA – The Mason Memorial Library’s last summer reading program will be held on Tuesday, July 30. The program is for children in grades kindergarten to fifth grade. Stories, crafts and games are provided. The program will be held from 1 to 2:15 p.m.
LAMOILLE – The LaMoille-Clarion District Library will be hosting an ice cream party at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 30 for all participants of the summer reading program.
Patrons who are thinking about purchasing an eReader or other device, the library has a few options for those interested in trying them out before making a final decision on a purchase. The library owns Kindles, Nooks, an iPad and a laptop. Inquire at the circulation desk, and the librarian will be happy to help.
SHEFFIELD – The library staff is gearing up for its 100-year celebration of the Carnegie library. The date is set for Aug. 17. Check back for more details.
LADD – Amy Bosi, head librarian at Ladd Public Library, would like to thank all the children and families who participated in the summer reading programs.
“We hope you enjoyed the programs and keep reading,” she said.
The library is hosting a book fair this week. Stop by during library hours to see what’s available.
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 cellphones. 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.