Category Archives: Special Event

7th annual amazing race of fulton family scavenger hunt

Tuesday, July 23: 5:30-7:00 PM

Scavenger Hunt Clipart

If you’re looking for something fun to do on a hot summer night, why not participate in Schmaling Library’s 7th Annual “Amazing Race of Fulton” on Tuesday, July 23rd  from 5:30-7:00 pm?

Families are invited to come to the library and embark on a journey that will take them through Fulton’s downtown area. Each team must have at least one adult member. Bring your digital camera or camera phone and register at the library by 5:30 pm on Tuesday and you will receive a race packet, which will include: the “Amazing Race of Fulton” scavenger hunt and photo challenge clues, pencils, paper, crayons, and a bottle of water for each team member. You will have from 5:30 to 7:00 pm to complete as many of the scavenger hunt questions and photo challenges as possible. This is a foot race, so no vehicles, scooters, bikes, skates, or skateboards, please (Strollers or wagons for little participants are acceptable)! Points will be awarded based on the number of clues that have been completed. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place.

Stay after the race for pizza and snacks at the library! Come join the fun!!!! Rain date will be Tuesday, July 30th from 5:30-7:00 pm.

You can register right before the race or ahead of time. Registration forms are available at the library at either circulation desk or for your convenience, right here: Amazing Race Registration Form. Simply print the form, fill it out, and bring it with you. We hope to see you there!

Library to Host Foster Parenting Info Session

image of young boy and girl with the words "fostering an interest: Schmaling to host DCFS foster parenting info session".

Schmaling Memorial (Fulton) Public Library will hold an informational session this Thursday, July 27th, at 5:30pm for those interested in becoming foster parents. Mr. William Hart, of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services will provide a brief presentation on the requirements of becoming a foster parent in Illinois and will answer any questions that attendees have.

As of Jan. 31, DCFS reports that there were 17 children from Whiteside County in foster care and 8 from Lee Count, but only 2 registered foster parents! In total, the state is responsible for more than 16,000 children. (…/dcfs-lee-and-whiteside…/ah8601m/)

Mr. Hart said the more foster parents there are in the area, the better it will be for children, allowing them to stay close to their family in hopes of being reunited with them, staying in the same school, and keeping close to their friends.

The Library is located at 501 10th Avenue in Fulton. You may call the Library at 815-589-2045 and ask for Britni if you have questions prior to the informational session.