Summer Reading is coming 6/19/2019

Summer Reading is almost here!

This year’s summer reading program theme is “It’s Showtime at Your Library”

All children preschool K to 5th grade (going into 6th grade) are welcome to join us for various programs and activities!

For preschool children; a program with stories, crafts, and snacks will run on Wednesdays at 10:00 AM, from June 19 to July 17, for about forty-five minutes. On July 24 at 2:00, you are invited to join the afternoon program group for our concluding musical, magical presentation hosted by Mr. Steve! 

For K to 5th grade, the program will run on Wednesdays at 2:00 PM, from June 19 to July 24, for about an hour. You’ll keep track of minutes read.

Full funding for our concluding musical, magical presentation hosted by Mr. Steve on July 24 was received from The Arts of Starved Rock Country Fund.

For teens (sixth grade and up) we have BINGO reading challenge cards. We also have some fun events planned for you: June 18, 6 PM Deconstruction Day, July 9, 1 PM Hamilton Duel Trivia, and July 16, 6 PM Oreo Tasting – see the calendar page or follow our Facebook page for more details.

For adults, we have BINGO challenge cards to challenge you to read outside of your comfort zone AND, since it’s SHOWTIME at the library, for adults and interested ages, we will be showing some MOVIES in the library

Anticipated movie titles and times are listed on the calendar page; we plan to show Marvel movies on Mondays until we get through the entire series, host occasional First Hold watch parties, and show some classic movies or hold sensory sensitive showings.

We request that a parent or guardian accompany any children under the age of 8. Older children are welcome to be dropped off and picked up or to come on their own.

We ALL win when we read!

Bad Art Night 5/23/2019

Bad Art Night flyer

We’ll provide the wacky art material, you make the bad art on Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 6 to 7 PM.

Leave your good taste at home and give us your worst!

Let your creativity run free…

The “best bad art” will win a plaque decorated in everyone’s best bad art style.

For teens (grades 6 and up)

Marion Dane Bauer author visit 5/14/2019

Children’s author, Newbery honor winner, and Oglesby native Marion Dane Bauer is returning to Oglesby for a visit on May 14, 2019. Her Newbery Honor title On My Honor is based on a real event in her childhood: a drowning in the Vermillion River. Fifth-grade students will have the chance to meet her during their school day; everyone can meet her at Oglesby Library in the evening starting at 6:00 PM. Come listen as she walks down memory lane, telling about growing up in Oglesby and about her interest in writing. Marion will read from her recent picture book, The Stuff of Stars, answer questions about the writing process, chat about life, and sign your personal copies of her books.

National Library Week Celebration 2019

This week is National Library Week (April 7-13), celebrating the contributions of libraries and librarians and promoting library use and support. Tuesday, April 9, is National Library Workers Day; we will have snacks available all day to honor our library staff.

From the American Libraries Association: “This year’s theme, Libraries = Strong Communities, illustrates how today’s libraries are at the heart of our cities…, providing critical resources, programs and expertise. They also provide a public space where all community members, regardless of age, culture or income level, can come together to connect and learn.”

Also from ALA, if you post photos, videos, or text on social media highlighting what you love about your library during National Library Week (April 8 – 13) using the hashtag #MyLibraryMyStory on Twitter or Instagram or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page, you will have a chance to win big: one randomly selected participant will receive a $100 VISA gift card. The promotion begins Sunday, April 7 at noon CT and ends Saturday, April 13 at noon CT.

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