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.
Our Pre-School Story Program for children ages 2-5 has started. This week we read stories about a cow that was cownapped and taken to another planet, a pig named Jigsaw who liked to eat watermellon and a deep, deep puddle that caused a lot of trouble. Held every Wednesday in October, at 10:00, the program is free and open to all children. An adult must stay with the child and younger siblings are allways welcome. Give us a call at 476-1887 if you have any questions.
Just a reminder. If you live within the Village of Millstadt limits you are already paying for your Library Card on your tax bill so come in and visit us and join the largest library system in the United States. We are part of a 475 library member system that is able to bring to you books from all over the middle and southern part of the state. So even though we are a "small" library our "walls" are flexible and we have access to millions of books, CDs and DVDs.
Coming up in October is our Pre-school Reading Program. Watch out for more information coming next month.
Our Summer Reading Program has ended and the winners are:
Grade K-2 Kylee with 50 books read
Grade 3-5 Kailing with 53 books read
Grade 6-8 Jessica with 20 books read
AND THE GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS:
Congratulations to all our winners and all the children who read their books, filled in their logs and received their weekly prizes.
Our Summer Reading Program will start June 17th and run till July 20th. A PRIZE PACKAGE will be awarded in each grade level. The winner will be the child that has read the most age appropriate books in their level.
Grade levels **** Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
3rd Grade - 5th Grade
6th Grade - 8th Grade
Every reader is eligible for the GRAND PRIZE. For every book read the childs name goes into a drawing for the GRAND PRIZE.
So come to the Library, June 17th or later, and pick up a log, fill it out and return it to get weekly reading incentives and have lots of chances to win.
We did it. Yesterday was the GO LIVE DAY for the Library. Our patrons were wonderful. Laughing along with us as we stumbled through the start of the new program that is connecting 475 libraries in Illinois. One of our patrons brought us brownies (she knows the way to a girl's heart) and we added them to our cookie and candy tray that was our "thank you" to our patrons. The staff at Illinois Heartland Library System is to be thanked for all their hard work over the last couple of years. They can all breath deep now. Applause to them. MANY THANKS from Millstadt.
April 9, 2013 is the day the new program, that will connect all libraries in Southern Illinois, will start. It is a great undertaking and has been in the works for more than 2 years. While we plan for it to work we all know how computers are. So if you have any trouble have patience with us and we promise we will continue to do our best to get books or whatever items you are looking for to you. Best wishes to all of us and especially those at the system who have worked so hard at setting this up.
Today is the start of the process of converting the Library System over to the new software that will make us the largest Library System in the state. Remember to bring your Library Card with you because we will have to have that to check out any materials. If you have your "numbers" memorized that will also work. We are sorry for any inconvience but it will be worth it.
Our Summer Reading Program for children Kindergarten through 8th Grade has started and will run through July 21, 2012. While baskets for Kindergarten - 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade - 5th Grade and 6th Grade- 8th Grade can be won by reading the most books in each division. The GRAND PRIZE will be won by a drawing compiled of all the names from all the divisions. A chance is put in the drawing for the GRAND PRIZE for every book the child has read. A log is kept by the child or parent and for every log completed ( 5 books per sheet) and turned into the Library a small gift is given to the child. The books read must be age and level appropriate and read during the time of the program. It's easy and fun. So stop by the Library and enter the program.
There are Cardinal Baseball Ticket Vouchers, Grizzlies Tickets, Edge Laser Tag passes, games, candy, books and many more surprises.