Monarch and Bluestem Award Winners

The Monarch Award and Bluestem Award are book awards in Illinois, where children get to vote the winner! There is a committee that nominates the books. Monarch Award nominees are books for Kindergarten-3rd grade children. Bluestem Award nominees are books for 3rd-5th grade children. Once the nominees are selected kids get…

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Children’s Book Swap

Spring cleaning and finding books that you don’t want anymore? Bring them to our Book Swap and trade them in for something new! On Sunday, March 26th, from 2-4 p.m. you’ll have the chance to freshen up your book collection and help others do the same. The event will be held in…

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Museum Adventure Pass

The library offers Museum Adventure Passes year-round, but with Spring Break approaching, we thought a reminder would be nice. It’s fun to go somewhere on Spring Break, and you don’t even have to go far!  Museums, and gardens and zoos, oh my! Where to venture to? Check out this list…

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NEW: Book Bundles!

We’ve been doing this awesome new thing here in the Youth Department. It’s called Book Bundles, and they are bundles of fun in the form of books and DVDs. Each Book Bundle’s materials are related to a theme, such as: pets, love, winter, bedtime, and many more. There may be…

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Winter Reading Reminder

Winter Reading is still ongoing until February 28th! That gives kids plenty of time to fill out a reading log, turn it in to choose an awesome prize book from the Youth Department, and get entered in our raffle for more fun prizes. There’s even bonus logs for more drawing…

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Cabin Fever Cures

Time to get outside and play in the snow to shake off that cabin fever! It’s a winter wonderland that’s pretty to look at and we have ideas to make the scenery even more exciting! Of course, there is the classic snowman or snow angel. But to make it even…

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