Join us on Thursday, August 10th from 1 – 4 pm. We’ll have games of all sorts set up in our galleries. Bring the whole family and play some games! We’ll have classic games for all ages including chess, checkers, and Yahtzee, as well as some newer fun games like 20 Express and Sushi Go. Stop by anytime and stay as long or as little as you’d like.
Family Classic Game Day
Thursday, December 29, 1-4 p.m.
Feeling cooped up in the house over winter break? Bring the whole family to the library and play some games! We’ll have classic games for all ages including Uno, chess, checkers, Yahtzee, and more. Stop by anytime and stay as long or as little as you’d like.
Summertime means super fresh fruits and vegetables! Whether you are growing them in your garden or shopping at the local farmers market, there is an abundance of fresh, local food to get your family cooking. Join Illinois Stewardship Alliance and Copper Pot Cooking Studio on Wednesday, August 5th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. for a seasonal cooking class for families (children aged 5-12 with an accompanying adult). Participants will learn how to prepare a shredded vegetable slaw and Israeli couscous with seasonal vegetables. Additionally, participants will create a take home garden craft. Space is limited, please register by calling the library.
Thursday, June 5, 10:15 a.m. – Summer Reading Kick-Off
Wednesday, June 11, 2:00 p.m. – Midday Movie – The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Monday, June 16, 6:00 p.m. – The Outer Edge Meeting – The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
Tuesday, June 17, 2:00 p.m. – 11+ Movie – Night at the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian
Wednesday, June 18, 12:00 p.m. – Bite Into a Good Book Meeting – One Summer by David Baldacci
Wednesday, June 18, 2:00 p.m. – Family Movie – Kung Fu Panda
Thursday, June 19, 4:00 p.m. – Nonfiction Book Club – Engineers of Victory by Paul Kennedy
Wednesday, June 25, 6:00 p.m. – Writers’ Group Meeting
Kids Read Down Fines – Starting June 2nd, Mondays from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Summer Reading Program – Session 1 – June 9th through June 27th (you must come to the library to sign your child up for the Summer Reading program)
Summer Reading Program – Session 2 – June 30th through July 18th (you must come to the library to sign your child up for the Summer Reading program)
The library is hosting a family castle building competition. Castles may be constructed out of any materials. They should be no more than 18″ deep so that they can be displayed on top of the library’s bookshelves. Castles will be returned to their creators after they have been displayed at the library. Prizes will be awarded for:
- Most participating family members
- Be st use of recycled materials
- Most realistic
- Best use of figures
- Best ornamentation
- Best overall castle
Completed castles must be turned in to the library by February 1st. The deadline has been extended due to inclement weather! Please bring your completed castle into the library as soon as you can–we’re still accepting them.
Thank you for your castle submissions. We are no longer accepting castles.