PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, Oct. 24, adult craft night (for ages 10 and up) will take place at 6:30 p.m. Participants will learn how to make a milk jug skeleton and help the library recycle their milk jug igloo from the summer reading program. All materials will be supplied.
Monday, Oct. 28, the Monday Night Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Matson Meeting Room and will feature a biography picture on one of baseball’s greatest in honor of the World Series.
Tuesday, Oct. 29, the preschool story hour and craft will feature Halloween and mummies. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. Also Tuesday, a program on Moroccan cuisine with local chef Monika Sudakov of Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield will be at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, the Widmark Wednesday Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a murderous love triangle in a backwoods bar: Suspense, romance, drama and plot twists are sure to ensue.
Thursday, Oct. 31, the youth services Halloween party begins at 4:30 p.m. There will be games and crafts available for pre-K to fifth grade. Also there will be costume prizes for funniest, prettiest, scariest and judge’s choice costumes. At 6:30 p.m. Zombie Night will be held for junior and senior high school students. A post trick-or-treating party with games, activities and costume prizes for the best zombie, funniest, prettiest and judge’s choice costumes.
SPRING VALLEY — Monday, Oct. 28, the young adult book club will meet from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and discuss “The 5th Wave” by Rick Yancey.
Any patron of the library who is interested in e-books and/or e-audiobooks needs to contact the library so their library card barcode is entered into the library’s system. The patron will then be able to download e-books and/or e-audiobooks from the OMNI Consortium. For questions call 815-663-4741.
There is a book sale going on at the library where patrons can purchase 10 items for $1.
The library will also be selling gift cards again this year as a fundraiser for the holiday season. Gift cards are available for many of the area businesses and online businesses. The gift cards that are purchased give different percentages of the cost back to the library. The first order is due by noon Friday, Nov. 8, with delivery on Nov. 20. The second order will be due by noon Friday, Dec. 6, with delivery by Dec. 20. Order sheets that list which gift cards are available may be picked-up at the library. Payment for the gift cards must be done at the time of ordering by cash or check.
LAMOILLE — Saturday, Oct. 26, the LaMoille-Clarion Public Library’s Halloween story hour will be at 10 a.m. Cara, Libby and Evan will entertain with stories, a craft and snacks. Children in second grade and younger are asked to be accompanied with a parent or guardian.
Also, students in fourth through eighth grades are invited to take part in the Rebecca Caudill Young Reader’s Book Award program. The program offers 20 nominees, who must read at least three to vote for their favorite. Stop by the library for more information.
The library continues to add new titles to the collection each week. Patrons are encouraged to stop in and see what’s new.
BUDA — Saturday, Oct. 26, the Mason Memorial Public Library will host a Halloween party at 11 a.m. Children in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to paint pumpkins. Halloween stories will also be read. Patrons are encouraged to R.S.V.P. so the library knows how many pumpkins will be needed for painting. To R.S.V.P., stop by the library or call 309-895-7701. The library’s phone is a phone/fax, so patrons are reminded to wait through the funny ring until the librarian answers.
LADD — Preschool story times are back in session. Story times are held at 10:30 a.m. on the first and third Monday of each month. They are geared toward children ages 3-5, who are accompanied with a parent or guardian.
OHIO — Saturday, Oct. 26, the Ohio Public Library will host its annual Halloween party at 10 a.m.. The library will have games, activities, food and a costume contest.
Also, the library is selling butter braids as a fundraiser. Orders can be placed with any board member or at the library. Orders will arrive by Nov. 18.
WALNUT — Wednesday, Oct. 30, the Walnut Public Library will host a Halloween-themed story hour at 9:30 a.m.
The library is also selling VHS tapes. Patrons are invited to fill a grocery bag for $1. Librarian Michele McAlvey challenges patrons to discover the various crafts that can be made out of old VHS tapes. Patrons are also invited to check-out the ongoing book sale at the library. The sale includes many current titles, as well as, older titles, non-fiction pieces and Christian titles. Fill a bag for $1. Patrons are also encouraged to fill bag of the library’s old audio books on cassette for $1.
The library’s current fundraiser for the new HVAC unit is Celebrating Home – Just in time for the holidays with baking and gift shopping. The fundraiser offers the purchasing of home decor, candles and pre-mixed cookie dough. For those really short on time, there are already baked and ready to eat goodies all individually wrapped and gift boxed. Stop in at the library and check-out some of the items Celebrating Home has to offer.
The library encourages patrons to donate old DVDs that no longer are watched at home. The library is closing out its VHS section and would like to amp up the DVD section.
LASALLE — Tuesday, Oct. 29, the LaSalle Public Library will host Deb Roush, in person counselor of the Tri-County Opportunities Council, who will talk about the Affordable Care Act and what it means. The program begins at 6 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to attend and learn about the new federal health care law. Roush will also discuss the enrollment process of the ACA. The program is free and open to the public.
PERU — The story time program for children ages 3 to 5 years old will be held at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Children will enjoy stories, sing songs and enjoy crafts. To accommodate families, 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.