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Library Corner 2-20

PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, Feb. 20, a Relay for Life meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Also, a family story time and craft will take place at 6:30 p.m. Call 815-875-1331, ext. 2213, or stop at the youth services desk to register. Also Thursday, a Covered Bridge Quilt Guild Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 21, poetry slam “Coffee & Couplets” will be held at 7 p.m. in Four and Twenty Cafe, located at 420 S. Main St. The event is co-hosted by the Princeton Public Library and Four and Twenty Cafe.

Monday, Feb. 24, the Monday Night Movie will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a married man, who finds a cure for midlife crises — Dance, but what happens when his secret is revealed to his wife?

Tuesday, Feb. 25, preschool story time begins at 10:30 a.m. and will feature a dinosaur craft. Also Tuesday, Playing With Words: creative writing group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Guest leader will be author Deb Borys. All are welcome to attend.

SPRING VALLEY — The library hosts story time for children ages 3 to 8 years old every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6 p.m. This involves a story being read by the librarian and a craft that is associated with the story.

SHEFFIELD — Weekly story hour for preschoolers will begin Monday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 a.m. The program will run for about six weeks. Registration is required. Call the Sheffield Public Library at 815-454-2628.

Watch for the library patron survey in this month’s water bill. Patrons are encouraged to take time to read and respond to the survey. This is an opportunity to voice opinions on future classes and programs patrons would like to see offered if there is enough interest. Residents are asked to include contact information on the survey, so the library can follow-up on the suggestions.

Library newsletters including information on new book arrivals, upcoming events and library news are available in the library, in the post office entrance and some local restaurants.

OHIO — Mark the calendar for Ohio Public Library’s annual fundraiser to be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 2 at Rip’s in Ladd. Tickets are $7 and available at the library or from any library board member. There will be a 50/50 drawing and a raffle.

PERU — The Peru Public Library has many new children’s programs scheduled for this winter.

Children and their adult caregivers are welcome from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday for Cabin Fever Play and Read mornings. Books, toys, puzzles, puppets, coloring sheets, building blocks and bricks will be made available. No registration necessary.

Also, Doggie Tales, readings with Tillie, will be held monthly. This program is for both the beginner and experienced reader. Kids will read for 5-10 minutes to Tillie, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, who is a certified therapy dog through Therapy Dogs, Inc. and Intermountain Therapy Dogs. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and registration is required.

Story time for children 3 to 5 years old is held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Children enjoy stories, sing songs and enjoy crafts. Registration is appreciated.

Wiggles and Giggles is for newborns to children as old as 3 years. Continuing through March 25, the program is held at 10 a.m. Thursdays. Programming includes fingerplays, bounces, tickles and songs. Registration is appreciated.

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