Millstadt Library
2Mar/19Off

SHARE Outage

Winter Book SaleFrom Saturday, March 2, 9:00pm - Sunday, March 3, 11:00am, SHARE will be updating.

This means that during this time, you may not be able to request items online from the Library.

Additionally, for those of you who are always "logged in" to SHARE, you will be required to sign-in again after the update to use the service.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

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26Feb/19Off

March Happenings

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is our Pre-School Reading Program

Join us every Wednesday in March at 10 a.m. for about an hour of stories and a simple craft. Ages 2 -5, accompanied by an adult are welcome and a library card is not required to attend.

- Stephen King -What's you reading challenge this year_

March 21st

is our one-year anniversary of Adult Coloring Night!

Teens and up, come on out for our Adult Coloring Night, held every third Thursday from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. We’ll provide all the materials and a library card is not required to attend.

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Put your thinking cap on!

The Millstadt Library loves hosting events. Everything from Comic Book Night and Food Truck Night to our monthly Adult Coloring Nights and our recent Keep Calm & Make Cards event. To continue to bring you new events, we’d like a little input on what YOU would like to see at your library.

Game Night? Cookbook Club? Computer Classes? Guest Speakers?

If you’ve got an idea, we’d love to hear it!

If you’d like to share your hobby or expertise and host your own event, we’d love to know!

Our purpose is to not only share books and other resources, but to educate and facilitate a place in the community where all ages can engage with one another and enhance their lives.

Let us know your idea by calling us at 476-1887, sending us a message on Facebook @MillstadtLibrary, emailing us at [email protected], or stopping by Mon-Thurs, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Fri-Sat, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

We’re always open to suggestions, and who knows, maybe your event idea will be showcased as early as April!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about what you'd like to see happening at your library, stop on by 115 W. Laurel St., give us a call at 476-1887, or check out https://www.facebook.com/MillstadtLibrary/ and like our Facebook Page.

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4Feb/19Off

February Events!

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Tuesday, February 5th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. is our Keep Calm & Make Cards Event. This event will be host by our card-crafting expert, Mary, and she will walk you through on how to make your own hand-made Valentines for Valentine's Day. Each person will go home with two cards and we ask that everyone please RSVP for the event so that we have enough materials.

This event is for adults and ages 8 and up. Like all of our events, a library card is not needed to attend!

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Saturday, February 9th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. is our Valentine's Day Open House & Story Time Event. This program will be kicked off with a few short story books and followed by a card-making station. This is the perfect opportunity to go back to your younger years and make heart-shaped valentines with doilies and whatever else we have with your little ones.

This event is for all ages. Like all of our events, a library card is not needed to attend!

- Stephen King -What's you reading challenge this year_

And of course, Thursday, February 21st, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. is our Adult Coloring Night. Join us for coloring books, cookies, and coffee as well as just an easy night out of the house!

This event is for teens and up. Like all of our events, a library card is not needed to attend!

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about what you'd like to see happening at your library, stop on by 115 W. Laurel St., give us a call at 476-1887, or check out https://www.facebook.com/MillstadtLibrary/ and like our Facebook Page.

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11Jan/19Off

January Adult Coloring Night

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Join us this Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Adult Coloring Night!

We bring the materials, you bring yourself.

Besides coloring being a great way to relax, it's also a great way to get acquainted with the library and many of the patrons who use it. Anyone teen and up is encouraged to come. Stay as long or as little as you want and bring a friend to have a really great time.

We hope to see you there!

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12Dec/18Off

The Holidays are Here!

2HOH3First off, we wanted to send a big thanks to everyone who came out to our Second Annual Holiday Open House!

Thank you to Millstadt IGA, Breadeaux Pizza, and Casey's General Store for the gift cards and thank you to our Santa and his family for all of their time and effort (like running home to get stirring utensils for the Hot Cocoa and opening doors). We could not have done it without you.

In spite of the weather, we had a great turnout and the Millstadt Community Choir's voices helped to warm our hearts from the chill.

A big thank you to all who donated to the Millstadt Food Pantry. Every little bit helps this time of year and all throughout the year as well.

So thank you to everyone for another splendid Open House and we look forward to the next one!

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The Holidays are also upon us, meaning that we will be closed Monday, December 24th, Tuesday, December 25th, Monday, December 31st, and Tuesday, January 1st. So get your books now to have something to read during the downtimes of your holiday festivities (or to cope with the relatives).

We've had a great year and none of it could have happened without you.

So to you and yours, Happy Holidays and here's to another year filled with love, laughter, and literacy.

Sincerely,

The Millstadt Library

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29Nov/18Off

2nd Annual Holiday Open House

Join us Thursday, December 6th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the Millstadt Library's 2nd Annual Holiday Open House!

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We'll have refreshments, attendance prizes, a visit from Santa, and of course, the Millstadt Community Choir will stop by at 6 p.m. to gift us some of their music!

From now until our Open House, sign-up for a library card for a chance to win a $25 gift card to Millstadt IGA for adults or a $25 gift card to Breadeaux Pizza for youth.

Also, drop off your Millstadt Food Pantry Donations at the library! Each donation equals an entry into our Food Pantry prize drawing.

You do not have to be present to win.

Remember, a Library Card is a gift that keeps on giving as are Libraries. If you're not sure what your Library can do, just stop by and         find out for yourself!

Come out and celebrate with us on Thursday!

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21Nov/18Off

Happy Thanksgiving!

46412237_326101851314627_3407926978802614272_n"After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relatives." - Oscar Wilde

We're closed on Thursday, but we hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We'll be back open on Friday.

Be sure to come out Friday night at 7 p.m. for the Village of Millstadt's 3rd annual Christmas Lighted Parade to see our float! We'll be cruising around town in our lighted boat and then we'll drop anchor at the VFW after the parade and host a table with DIY ornaments and activity sheets. We hope to see you there!

(Stay tuned for next week, we'll be giving you the skinny on our 2nd Annual Holiday Open House, December 6th, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.)

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2Oct/18Off

Pre-School Reading Program

Craft sit readIt's that time of year again!

Join us every Wednesday in October at 10 a.m. for our Pre-School Reading Program! Children ages 2 - 5, accompanied by an adult, will enjoy an interactive story and craft.

It is a well-known fact that the earlier your children start to read, the better their comprehension and communication skills will be later on in life. So why not stop by the library and get started?

The program is free and a library card is not required to participate.

If you have any questions, call us at 476-1887 or stop by at 115 W. Laurel, Millstadt, IL.

Mon - Thurs: 12 - 8 | Fri - Sat: 10 - 2

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8Sep/18Off

Food Truck Night!

Beep! Beep! Rev up your appetites and come out to the Millstadt Library’s Food Truck Night!

Join us Thursday, September 13th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for some food, fun, and music. We’ll be hosting three local trucks, General Sherman’s, the Spud Shack, the STL Philly Wagon and the Bomb Pop Man Ice Cream Truck in the side yard next to the library, located at 115 West Laurel, Millstadt, Illinois, 62260. Offsite parking is provided by Zion Evangelical Church at 117 West White Street, Millstadt, Illinois, 62260. For guaranteed seating, feel free to bring a lawn chair and please, no outside food or drink.

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You might be wondering, what does a food truck have to do with a library? (We don’t blame you.) So, here’s the answer; one of the main jobs of libraries is to educate our communities by giving experiences that might not be readily available to them. Hosting Food Truck Night is just one of the ways we help to enrich our community’s culture through this mission. It’s also a great way for us to celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month!

So, join us for a great night, all about bringing communities together. After all, it’s just one of the many things libraries are good for!

For more information about our event, feel free to call us at (618) 476-1887, check out our event page on Facebook, @MillstadtLibrary, our website, www.millstadt-library.org, or stop by at 115 West Laurel, Millstadt, IL 62260.

We’re sure to keep you well read and fed!

 

 

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18Jul/18Off

Comic Book Night

Comic Book Night has come and gone and we had a wonderful time.  The Library would like to thank Sam Weber and Fantasy Books of Belleville for making sure everyone had a great time.  Sam brought us comic books to give away, Nichole took great pictures, the popcorn was great, and our Library Board supported us by helping us by filling in with willing hands wherever they could.

Here are a few of the pictures taken that night.

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