The library will be CLOSED until noon on Wednesday, March 12 for staff training. We will be open from 12:00 noon to 8:00 pm on that day.
Library users should be aware that library hours can change due to severe weather at this time of year. We do try to keep you advised at this web site, and also at emergencyclosings.com (where you can also find school closing information.)
Join Tina Nebergall of Motherwise Wellness for an Infant Massage training class in two sessions: Tuesday, March 18 from 9:30 to 11:00 am; and Tuesday, April 1, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Tina is a licensed massage therapist certified in Infant Massage instruction. She has an extensive background in maternal child health and wellness education. Intended participants are Moms, Dads, Grandparents, Primary Caregivers and Expectant Parents. Babies should be three weeks old to crawling age. Benefits include calming and relaxing both infant and massage giver, improved sleep patterns, promoted bonding and relief of gas, colic, constipation, and teething pain. Participants should bring a regular bed size pillow to lay the baby on. Those without an infant will practice on a doll. There will be a small fee for the oils used and supplied by the instructor. Please register in advance at the circulation desk. You may attend both sessions if there is space available.
If you or your child are ready to learn how to ride a horse, getting a good instructor is important for correct riding and safety. Sharon Ludwig, a local experienced horsewoman, will share the necessary criteria to look for in an instructor so you can choose wisely. Thursday, March 20, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. More information will follow.
On Thursday, March 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm: Scott Pointon, experienced brewer and owner of a brew shop in the suburbs, will bring his popular program on brewing your own beer at home to the library. He will share information and demonstrate methods to get your own bottles filled with your own brew! Already brewing? Bring your questions and experiences along. If you are a craft beer enthusiast and have always wondered about home brewing, this program is for you! Free and open to the public.
Zinio eMagazines are here! This free service offers 11 popular magazines in digital format. Browse our collection of full color titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. For more information about the service, click 'eDownloads' on the left or at the top right of this page.
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The library now has a Facebook page.
If you are a Facebook user and would like to visit us, just click on the image here.
Thanks to a program created by the State of Illinois, you can now use your credit card (Master Card, Discover, or American Express) to pay library fines and fees over the web or at the circulation desk. A convenience charge will be added to your payment, and you can find more details about the program at this link. The link to follow when you wish to make an online payment now appears in the left hand column of this page immediately beneath More Links. The library will also continue to accept cash or your personal check with ID, as always. Please call the library at 815-943-4671 for more information or if you have questions.