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Book Quilt Raffle

In honor of our 100th birthday, we are raffling off the gorgeous book quilt that was on display at our 100th birthday party made by the Quilting by the River group. Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00 and are available at the library circulation desk. The drawing will be held Tuesday, December 30th.



Cup of Tea Book Club: Wednesday, September 24: 6:30-7:30pm

This month's chosen theme will be Biographies. Join us to discuss a title that you did or did not enjoy that fits into this genre. To sign up to attend, please call 309-523-3440 or stop in to the library. If you have not attended a meeting of the Cup of Tea Book Club, don't worry, we are always accepting new members! Hope to see you there!



Open Mic Night: Friday, September 26: 5-7:30pm

The library is hosting its third open mic night and inviting local performers to come and show off their skills. Everyone from absolute beginners to seasoned musicians are welcome. It’s an informal, laid-back format with a friendly atmosphere where anyone can take to the stage to perform. So, come sing a song, read a poem or tell a joke, we would love to have you! Stop by the library or call 309-523-3440 to reserve your spot today.



Family First Chiropractic Presents- Backpack Posture and Our Kids: Saturday, September 27: 10-11am

Come down to the library and bring your children with their school backpacks. Kids are back in school, which typically means increased workloads and homework, as well as long hours studying for looming exams. Too often, this mean heavier backpacks—and potential back pain—as children transport textbooks, binders and papers back and forth between school and home. Learn recommendations from local Family First Chiropractic Center in Hampton IL. to protect your children from back pain due to backpack use. Stop in the library or call 309-523-3440 to sign up to attend.



Check Out Some New Non-Fiction!

The library is pleased to announce that we have recently received a grant to purchase new non-fiction DVD's for our collection! This includes documentaries, concerts, instructional videos, popular television and much more. All DVD's purchased with the grant are on display near the music section. They are free and check out for one week. Stop in and pick a few up today!



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Click on the "Calendar" tab to the left of this page to view a full online calendar of our upcoming programs and events.



Building Expansion Information

At a special meeting held on Feb. 4th 2013, the "Old Academy" Site was chosen as the preferred site for our building expansion project. The secondary choice was remaining at the exisiting site. Please click on the "Library Expansion" tab to the left of this page for more information. Also, if you have any additional questions or concerns, please call the library.



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