Category Archives: Community Connection

Outdoor Movie Screening Survey

We need your help! We’re trying to plan programming for the spring and summer in the hopes that we may be able to have some in-person programming. One of the things we’re thinking about doing are outdoor movie screenings on the front lawn at the library. We need to know if there is interest in these outdoor showings as a significant amount of money is required to make these happen due to licensing for copyright compliance. So, please fill out this short survey so we are able to judge interest level!!!!!

Here’s the survey link:…/1FAIpQLSdcWhn4iE…/viewform..


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Back by popular demand are the monthly Adult/Teen Craft Kits. We were a little late on getting our supplies so they didn’t come out the beginning of the month like we wanted, but January’s Adult/Teen Craft Kits are now available! This month’s offering is a simple but fun Coloring Page Coaster. Coloring page designs and detail level vary. Craft kits are available in the BLUE crate outside the library’s 5th St. entrance during all of the library’s open hours. Please take only one craft kit per person. And while these crafts are simple enough to be completed by children, please leave the adult/teen crafts for the adults/teens and take the children’s craft kits for children.*****Please note that you will need a foam brush and Mod Podge to complete this craft, which are not included in the kits. However, if you do not have these items at home, a limited number of these supplies are available to you at no charge from the library if you call 815-589-2045 and request them.*****

2020 Large Print Holiday Giving Tree

We’ll be doing Schmaling’s annual Holiday Giving Tree a little differently this year. The ornaments will all be visible here on our website and on Facebook.  Each ornament features a particular book and the sponsorship cost for that book. If you would like to sponsor a book or books, call us at 815-589-2045 or email and let us know which book(s) you would like to sponsor. Sponsoring a book also entitles you to the “first read” on that book when the library gets it. Then you can either mail a check to the library or arrange a time to drop off your donation. This post features the Large Print Holiday Giving Tree ornaments.