PRINCETON – Friday, Aug. 30, a Mississippi Valley Blood Drive will take place all day in the library meeting room. Also, a farewell party will be held for Miss Connie at 6 p.m. in the youth services area.
Monday, Sept. 2, the library will be closed for Labor Day.
Tuesday, Sept. 3, a Talk About will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. Also, the Lions Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the staff kitchen.
Wednesday, Sept. 4, Creative Crafters will meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Matson Meeting Room.
Thursday, Bureau County Pastors will meet at 10 a.m. in the Matson Meeting Room. A Talk About will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Matson Meeting Room and feature Dystopian Literature and Movies with Ron McCutchan.
SPRING VALLEY – Story time is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday for the preschool children and their parents and/or guardians. There is a book read and craft activity during this time.
TISKILWA – Mark the calendar for Tiskilwa Public Library’s story time at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16. A program called “Butterflies” will be presented by Sara Hildebrand from the Bureau County Ag Literacy Department. Children will learn about how butterflies pollinate flowers and migrate. Treats and a story will be offered.
The library’s monthly book club will also meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 to discuss “Small Steps” by Peg Kehret.
The library is also offering eBooks through OmniLibraries. Patrons are encouraged to call ahead to set aside a time to register an account with their reading device. For questions contact the library at 815-646-4511.
LAMOILLE – For 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.
LADD – The Ladd Public Library currently has two card catalogs it is trying to sell. There is a larger catalog with 40 drawers and a smaller catalog with 12 drawers. The librarians are asking $500 and $375 respectively for the items. The card catalogs may be viewed at the library and will be sold in “as is” condition.
The librarians are also pleased to announce the library’s biographies purchased through the Back to Books Grant are now available to be checked out. The new biographies should appeal to a variety of ages and interests. Some of the new titles include, “Stan Mikita: Forever a Blackhawk,” “Out of the Blue: Victor Cruz,” “Ghosts of War,” “Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain” and many more.
The library is also interested in re-energizing the adult book club this fall. The book club typically meets once per month to discuss a book chosen by the group. Anyone who is interested in joining the book club may sign-up at the library.
DEPUE – The Selby Township Library hosts a blood pressure and blood sugar screening from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. The screening is sponsored by St. Margaret’s Health and is free and open to the public.
New books in the library include: “The Wanderer” by Robyn Carr, “Bomb Shell” by Catherine Coulter, “Zero Hour” by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown, “True Love” by Jude Deveraux, “A Step of Faith” by Richard Paul Evans, “We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves” by Karen JoyFowler, “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini, “The Lemon Orchard “by Luanne Rice, “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg and “Silken Prey” by John Sandford.
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.
PERU – The Peru Public Library has announced their fall children’s programs. A new program for any child aged 3 and under called, “Wiggles and Giggles,” will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. The new program introduces the fun of finger plays, bounces, tickles and songs to infants and toddlers.
Also, the story time program for children ages 3 to 5 years old will be held at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday, beginning Sept. 11. Children will enjoy stories, sing songs and enjoy crafts.
To accommodate families, these programs are flexible and families are welcome to bring younger or older children to the programs. For more information or to register, call 815-223-0229.