Millstadt Library

New Book Club Book!

51BFqxaUWmLBook ClubOctober's pick is Wild by Cheryl Strayed. If you'd like to join us at our next book club, October 5th at 10:30 a.m. you can always request a copy of the book from the Library!

November's pick will be The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson.

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Have you heard the rumors?

The Millstadt Library is indeed looking to build a NEW library!

We have purchased three acres of land east of the Millstadt Primary Center and west of Highway 163, across from the local fairgrounds and sewer and utility lines already in place.

Why build and not renovate our current location? To make it simple, costs. For everything that we will need, not just now, but in at least 20 years from now, our current location is unsuited to provide the adequate room, ADA compatibilities, or the parking needed.

Why now? We need the space. If you've been to any of our events, we usually have to move into the Village Meeting room. Or if we have it in the Library, there's hardly enough room for people to breathe and the noise makes the Library unusable to other patrons.

As of this moment, we are still collecting information about this process and working to move forward.

For more information, please read our New Building Press Release_

Thank you for your patronage and we'll keep you updated as we move forward!

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Weather Safety Program Thursday, Aug 22, 2019!

Weather safetyWhat's one of the few things we all have in common?

We all wonder about the weather.

Regular weather we're all pretty good at, but when was the last time you refreshed on your storm safety? With all of this stormy weather we've had this year and what's to come, it might not be a bad idea!

Join us this Thursday, August 22nd, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., to learn what you should do in different weather and how to spot it. This presentation will be given by NOAA and NWS meteorologist, Jared Maples.

We hope you can find the time to join us!

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Girls Who Code at the Millstadt Library

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Teach a girl to code, and she’ll change the world. Girls Who Code, an award winning, nation-wide program that teaches girls how to code has found a new home, your Millstadt Library!

On Wednesdays from 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. from September 4th through October 2nd, girls in grades 3rd through 5th can come to the library to learn coding basics. Each class will begin with reading a chapter from a Girls Who Code text and then the participants will be challenged with either an online or offline challenge.

There will only be 10 spots available and you can call the Library to register.

For any questions check out our Facebook page @MillstadtLibrary, our website,, give us a call at 476-1887, or stop by in person at 115 West Laurel Street, Millstadt Illinois.

Click here for a Girls Who Code Promotional Flyer |||Click here for a Girls Who Code Informational Flyer Doc


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Our Knitters could use some yarn!

67777752_439835893274555_217196156856303616_n Knitting NiteKnitting Night is THE place to be!

Every Tuesday from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, join us to learn to knit, knit your project with others, or come to crochet or cross-stitch on your own projects as well.

Due to its' popularity, though, we are short on supplies. If you happen to have any extra yarn or needles that need a good home, we'd love to help you clean house. Thank you and we hope you can come out and join us!

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Summer Reading Program is coming to a close!

IMG_4112This is the last week for the #MillstadtLibrarySummerReadingProgram!

Turn in your reading logs by the 27th, or this Saturday, to take home a weekly prize which is one of any of the prizes from the previous weeks including Grizzlies tickets, free ice cream from Casey's, or even a free skate at Fun Spot.

The more books you read, the more entries you have for a grand prize of your choosing. Winners will be drawn on Monday,  the 29th!


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Book Club this Saturday!

Pearl That Broke It's Shell Book ClubInterested in Book Club?

July's book is The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi.

Give us a call or stop on by to get a copy and then join us at the next meeting to discuss it!

Book Club is every first Saturday of the month from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

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The Summer Reading Program is here!

          This year, the Millstadt Library is taking reading outdoors. For grades Kindergarten through 8th, children can come by the Library to pick up a weekly reading log. After reading age-appropriate books, the log can be returned that week for a weekly prize. The more books you read, the more chances you have to win a grand prize. Our grand prizes this year are a mini tablet with a case and headphones, a Harry Potter box-set, a camping kit including tent, sleeping bag, and lantern/flashlight set, and our Millstadt Rocks! prize that contains gift cards and items from places all around town!
            It’s important that children continue to read throughout the summer to help fight the summer gap and maintain their comprehension skills. Check out our FB page @MillstadtLibrary and our website, to learn more about our Summer Reading Program and our prizes. Feel free to give us a call or stop by for more information. Good Luck, and Good Reading!
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Knitting Night

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Knit one, purl two. Knit one, purl two. If only knitting were that simple. Well at the Millstadt Library, it can be! On Tuesday, June 11th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. join us for a knitting class led by knitter-extraordinaire, Barb Scott. If you have your own project, bring it in. If you’re starting from scratch, we’ll teach you something new!

Needles and yarn will be provided, however, if you do have your own needles and yarn, please bring them. As this class will be a hands-on event, we ask that you please RSVP by Tuesday, June 4th either by calling us at 476-1887, sending us a message on Facebook, @MillstadtLibrary, or stop on by 115 W. Laurel St.


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Book Club!

Book ClubCitizens, welcome to Book Club. The first rule of Book Club is: You do not talk about Book Club. The second rule of Book Club is: You do not talk about Book- Wait, actually you do!

Love reading books but have no one to discuss them with? Want to get into reading but don’t know where to start? Starting June 1st and held on the first Saturday of each month, the Millstadt Library Book Club will take place! We’ll provide the books and the Club will be led by Jennifer Gratteau. We’ll provide tea and you can provide the “T” on the books!

The first meeting will be informational and you will all decide how the Book Club is established and which book (we will have some ready) you will all start with. And the eighth and final rule: If this is your first time at Book Club, you have to read!

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