That means the Pre-School Reading Program is about to start. Wednesday mornings in October find lots of activity at the Library as the program for preschoolers ages 2-5 gets under way. Held at 10:00 the kids, with an adult, come to listen to books, do crafts and have fun. And because the Library is closed to the public we do not have to worry about noise. So it is fun and relaxed and an introduction to the Library and what it has to offer.
Starting the week of September 23rd. we will have a 4th delivery day added to our delivery schedule from the System. We will now receive requested items on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
We are getting the extra day because our volume of requested items, coming in and going out, has increased. So thanks for keeping us busy.
Just to let you know. The Illinois Hartland Library System is now 525 members strong and we are a part of it. Through our combined databases we offer millions and millions of books, CDs, DVDs and whatever else you, the public, might want.
We realize we are physically a "small" library but our reach will reach mid Illinois to the southern tip of the state. Combining a internet database and a delivery system we can pull any item off of any library shelf and deliver it to you.
We are proud to offer you this service.
Our Reading Program for grade school students has another week to go. It is over on July 19th. The reading logs are coming in and the weekly prizes are going out.
The baskets are on the display so come in and check out the "goodies".
We had a wonderful turn out for our book signing with Nick Pistor. He is the author of Ax Murders of Saxtown and a hometown boy. His book is very easy to read and will hold your interest till the end and then you, like everyone else, will ask WHO DO YOU THINK DID IT?
We wish him well.
The Summer Reading Program will by held June 9th to July 19th 2014. This is an independent reading program where the child keeps a log of books read during the time frame of the program. All books must be age appropriate. A slip with the child's name is entered into a drawing for each book read. A prize package will be awarded in each grade level:
Kindergarten - 2nd grade
3rd grade - 5th grade
6th grade - 8th grade
Every reader is eligible for the Grand Prize.
Come to the Library to pick up the log any time after June 9th.
It's definite now. Nick Pistor, author and journalist, will be at the Library on June 24, 2014 at 6:00 to sign copies of The Ax Murders of Saxtown. The signing will continue until 7:30.
Then there will be a public speaking event at the Millstadt Community Center at 8:00, 102 S Jefferson St. Millstadt. This event is sponsored by the Millstadt Historical Society.
Join us for a bit of Millstadt history come alive.
We are happy to announce that Nick Pistor, author of local best-seller The Ax Murders of Saxtown is coming to the Library June 24, 2014 to have a book signing and talk about his book. We will have more information as the date approaches.
Plan on joining us for an informative and fun evening.
Spring is here. At least at the Millstadt Library. Our Spring Reading Program for the pre-school children has started. It is held every Wednesday in March at 10:00 at the Library. Children ages 2 - 5 have a great time listening to stories and doing simple crafts. Because they have an adult with them they are comfortable and relaxed.
We are going to make Gumball Machine Pictures, complete with gumballs, St. Pat's Hats, What Does The Wind Blow Pictures, and best of all Easter Baskets made out of paper plates. (If you can't do it with paper plates it can not be done.)
We finished our Reading Program for October with Trick or Treating accross the hall to the Village. A big THANK YOU to the Millstadt Village Office staff for putting smiles on all those little faces with the candy.
Next is putting up the Christmas Tree the day after Thanksgiving and decorating it with ornaments made by the Girl Scouts. For the last 35 years the girls have been making ornaments and bringing them into the Library for our tree. What a wonderful tridation. We have gone from mother to daughter with this activity and the tree is a joy to see and different every year. Come visit our tree (and the librarians) but wait till after Thanksgiving.