Due to inclement weather, the library will close at 3:00 pm today, Friday, January 17, to allow our staff to safely reach their homes before the weather gets really bad. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. As always when we close unexpectedly, no fines will be charged on items due today that are not returned. You can also renew online, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a message at 815-589-2045, or renew through the automated phone system by calling 888-542-7259.
We’d like to congratulate Kiki Swanson, Walker Barnhart, and Ephraim Hartman on reaching their goal to read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten! Each child received a Certificate of completion, sticker, and a free book upon reaching his or her goal. The parents who dedicated their time to reading to their children and giving them a boost up to Kindergarten also received a special thank you gift for building up these young readers!
Any child who lives in our service area and has not yet started kindergarten is eligible to join our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program. No child is too young! In fact, we STRONGLY encourage parents to read to their children from birth. The program is easy and self-guided. Just sign up in the Children’s Department, pick up your program materials, and start reading!
Thursday, November 21 is Family Reading Night! You still have time to come in and get your family’s Family Reading Night Kit. These kits are full of great books, a DVD, coloring pages, activity sheets, treats and more! All you have to return are the books and DVD…the rest of it is yours to keep! AND if you check out a kit and email us a photo of your family reading together tonight, we’ll put the photo up on our Facebook page and website AND you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $20 Amazon gift card!