Family Game Day

After the excitement of the fireworks beat the heat at our Family Game Day!

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On Thursday, July 5 from 1 – 4 p.m. our galleries will be open and packed with fun board games for all ages and ability levels.


Family Game Day

Winter boredom kicking in? Join us in the library as we open up our galleries and fill them up with board games for our Family Game Day on Thursday, December 28 from 1 – 4 p.m. We will have games for all ages and ability levels. Librarians will be on hand to teach games and join in on the fun.

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Family Game Day

Join us on Thursday, August 10th from 1 – 4 pm. We’ll have games of all sorts set up in our family-game-daygalleries. 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.

Garden to Plate Cooking Class

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 Fresh-vegetables-in-a-red-cooking-potaccompanying 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.

June Event Roundup

Thursday, June 5, 10:15 a.m. – Summer Reading Kick-Off

Wednesday, June 11, 2:00 p.m. – Midday MovieThe Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer

Monday, June 16, 6:00 p.m. – The Outer Edge MeetingThe Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

Tuesday, June 17, 2:00 p.m. – 11+ MovieNight at the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian

Wednesday, June 18, 12:00 p.m. – Bite Into a Good Book MeetingOne Summer by David Baldacci

Wednesday, June 18, 2:00 p.m. – Family MovieKung Fu Panda

Thursday, June 19, 4:00 p.m. – Nonfiction Book ClubEngineers 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)

Family Castle Building Contest

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.