PRINCETON — Today, Thursday, June 26, making balloon animals with Mr. Cinnamon begins at 10:30 a.m.
Monday, June 30, the Monday Children’s Matinee Movie will begin at 4:30 p.m. and feature a rodent who dreams of working in a restaurant and finds his niche in Paris. The Monday Night Movie for adults will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature a woman whose American dream of popularity and marriage turns bitter. When she faints at her high school reunion and wakes up back in her high school days, can she rewrite her story and get back to her own time with a new future?
Tuesday, July 1, A Talk About will begin at 6:30 p.m. about life on Lewis and Clark’s Trail with John Lynn.
Thursday, July 3, a nature walk with Jason Thompson will be at 10:30 a.m. at Hennepin Canal Lock. Meet in the lock parking lot. Also Thursday, a cart night will begin at 6:30 p.m. and participants will get the chance to paint rock animals. All ages are welcome. Dress for painting.
SPRING VALLEY — The Richard A. Mautino Library’s summer reading program Paws to Read will be ongoing until July 24.
Monday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., the first through third grades will meet; Tuesday 1:30-2 p.m. or 5:30-6 p.m., the prekindergarten through kindergarten (story time) group will meet; Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., the fourth through sixth grades will meet; and Thursday 5-6 p.m., the seventh through 12th grades will meet at the library. There will be reading, crafts and activities for the different groups to enjoy for the summer.
Also, the library is hosting an adult summer reading program. Each adult that wishes to participate will be given a reading log and need to record six books they have read during the summer. For each book the patron will be asked to rate the book and give a few comments about the book. The deadline for turning in the reading log is Aug. 1, and then they will be entered in a prize drawing. There will be five winners for the reading program.
The librarians are looking forward to a great summer. For more information, please stop by the library and/or contact the library at 815-663-4741.
WYANET — Paws to Read is the theme of the summer reading program at the R.A. Sapp Library in Wyanet this month. The program takes place on Mondays at 2 p.m.
Monday, June 30, Heather Bishop will talk to children about her small animal rescue and possibly bring a four-legged friend. The library will host a pizza party on this day, as well. Prizes will be given out.
WALNUT — Don’t stop saving the Box Tops for Education! The Walnut Public Library has a pick up point for the Box Tops.
The library staff is planning a creative writing session this summer. Plans are still being worked out, so stay tuned to the library corner for more information.
Summer reading for the grade school children begins in July. The theme is Paws to Read. Join the library on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. starting July 9.
Just a reminder, the library has three binders full of coupons for exchange. Feel free to come in and see what’s in the binders or drop off any coupons not be using. Expired coupons are sent to the men and women serving this country overseas, which are still valid to them.
Walnut Library has an ongoing book sale. Patrons can purchase a bag of books for a buck. The library also has old VHS tapes and audio books on tape, which can be used for crafting. Come on in and grab a bag of goodies.
OHIO — Wednesday, July 2, Deb Spratt will visit the library with her therapy dog, Huck, and will teach about animal safety.
Wednesday, July 9, the library’s last summer reading session will begin at 3 p.m. Patrons will celebrate the last session with ‘cool’ treats.
SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Public Library is preparing to host their summer reading program, Paws to Read, during the month of July on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11 a.m. There will be two age groups this year with those children ages 5-7 meeting on Tuesday mornings and children ages 8-11 meeting on Wednesday mornings. Fun activities are being planned with prizes, entertainment, contests, and of course, reading.
LADD — Ladd Public Library’s summer reading program, Paws to Read, has kicked off. Patrons meet at the library each Monday. Scheduling for the programs is as follows: Children entering prekindergarten or kindergarten will meet at 10 a.m.; children entering first- third grades will meet at 11 a.m. and children entering fourth-sixth grades will meet at 1 p.m.
Friday, June 27, a game time event will be hosted at the library.
Saturday, July 12 the library will host Great Boodini (Magic in the park) at 1 p.m. The fun happens at Veterans Memorial park.
Friday, July 18, Bingo for books will be at 1 p.m.
Monday, July 21, Mr. E’s Great Dog Race will be at 11 a.m. (Magic, music and puppets.)
OHIO — This year’s summer reading theme is Paws to Read. The library will have weekly meetings after the kick-off on Wednesday afternoons at 3 p.m. For a full listing of activities and to sign-up, stop by the library.
BUDA — The Mason Memorial Library will be hosting their summer reading program, Paws to Read, on Tuesdays in July. The program is for children in kindergarten to fifth grade. For more information, stop by the library to register and pick up a flyer.
MINERAL — Saturday. July 9, the Mineral-Gold Public Library District will host a party to celebrate the summer reading program at 10:30 a.m. All children between the ages of 4 years old (preschool) through eighth grades are welcome to attend.
NEPONSET — The Neponset Public Library is holding a pet supply drive for the Henry County Humane Society in Kewanee. Donations may be dropped off at the library. This is a great way to incorporate the summer reading theme as well as support the local animal shelter.
To learn more about the summer adventure at the library, call 309-594-2204 or check out the library’s website www.neponsetpubliclibrary.wordpress.com or find the library on Facebook.