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History of the Evergreen Cemetery Walk Program October 25th @ 5:00

Want to experience the History of the Evergreen Cemetery Walk from the comfort of our warm library? Our presenter is Candace Summers, Director of Education at the McLean County Museum of History and lead coordinator of the annual Cemetery Walk. This year’s Cemetery Walk characters are from the WWI era. The Vroomans are of special interest.

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TOWANDA READS Book Discussions

Tuesday, December 12th @ 5 pm the group discusses “Rain Reign” by Ann Martin and “Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans” by Don Brown. Joining a book discussion adds a whole new dimension to your reading! You are invite to join this discussion group whenever the books interest you.  TOWANDA READS meets the 2nd Tuesday of even-numbered months.  The group highly recommends their October selection to others — “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles.

Immediate Opening for Library Clerk with Youth Focus

Towanda District Library is seeking a library clerk who enjoys working with children and helping them find reading materials for their academic and recreational needs.

Primary responsibilities: Story Hours, Book Club, Outreach, such as School Visits, and Summer Reading

Bachelor’s degree is desirable, as is previous library and work experience with children. An elementary education degree or experience as a Children’s Librarian is preferred.

Hours: 12 to 18 weekly – including two Saturdays/month  Salary Range: $10.00 to $11.00/hr    Applications available at library. EOE

Make an Appointment to Learn about Online Library Resources

Learn about Worldbook Online, Tumbelbooks Online, and how to borrow free e-books from the library. There’s a new app called LIBBY to make e-book and audiobook borrowing even easier now! Your library pays for all of these resources – to make them free for you! Bring your questions! Bring your devices! We will help!

TOWANDA READS Year’s Selections

October 2017 A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

December 2017 Rain Reign by Ann Martin and/or

        Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don Brown

February 2018 Originals by Adam Grant or a book about HYGGE

April 2018 The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

June 2018 Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

August 2018 The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See



The 3rd Monday of each month during the school year April Fisher, the LEGO Lady, brings a variety of literacy-based LEGO activities to our library. Projects are appropriate for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders. Pre-registration is required to allow library staff to walk students to the library immediately following school dismissal at 2:30. A snack is served. Children are released to their parents at 3:30. (January and February – meeting on the 4th Monday of those two months.)