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September is Library Card Month

Did you know that you must renew your card every 3 years? It’s free and allows you to use any library in Illinois, as long as your card is active. Stop at the library to renew. It only takes a minute!

Want to calculate the value you might receive from a library card. Type in your typical use at this site: http://www.ilovelibraries.org/what-libraries-do/calculator

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The Added Value of Your Library Card

 September 5 & 12 @ 5:30 and September 18 & 25 @ 4:30. 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! You library card gets you much more than books. Bring your questions! Bring your devices! We will help!

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TOWANDA READS Book Discussions

Tuesday, October 10th @ 5 pm the group discusses “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. The group meets the 2nd Tuesday of even-numbered months. The public is invited to join the discussion any time that the title interests you. Joining a book discussion adds a whole new dimension to your reading!

Evergreen Cemetery Walk Program October 25th @ 5:00

Want to experience the Evergreen Cemetery Walk highlights from the comfort of our warm library? The McLean County Museum of History presents this program – courtesy of State Farm and Museum members. Learn about community founders and heroes.  This year’s characters are from the WWI era – as many men and women from McLean County answered the call to war. The Vroomans are of special interest.

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


LEGO Club Begins August 21

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. Date exceptions are made in January and February – meeting on the 4th Monday of those two months.

PreSchool Story Hours – Wednesdays

Each Wednesday morning from 10:30 to 11:30 preschoolers are invited to enjoy stories, songs, crafts, and other pre-literacy building activities at the library. Very young children and their even younger siblings learn about the magical place that is “the library.” Regular attendance at Story Hours shapes the way your child will always see and use the library. Stories are a wonderful way to explore and encourage social/emotional awareness. Story Hours are a great place to meet and make friends!