Millstadt Library

Vacation Toiletries Drop-Off Site

The Millstadt Library would like to offer a helping hand to those in need.web 1

But we can’t do it alone, we need your help too.

You know when you go on vacation and they have those complimentary little toiletries, like small bottles of shampoo or conditioner, even disposable razors or sample size boxes of tissues and for some reason you can’t help yourself but bring them all home and have nothing to do with them but stuff your bathroom drawers full of your new collection? We have just the solution.

We at the Millstadt Library have become aware that you can do something useful with these little, travel-sized toiletries and are offering our location as a drop-off site for these items.

We are connected with a representative of a local organization that takes these donated items every Wednesday and delivers them to those in need.

Just getting a bag of soap, shampoo, and other toiletries, the things we often take for granted, could help change someone’s day, perspective, or even more. And all you have to do is round up those little bottles of toiletries to help out.

So, if you plan on travelling this year, for work or fun, far or near, please pick up those hotel, motel toiletries and bring them on up to the Library. We’ll do the rest.

Additionally, any small or travel-sized toiletries you would like to donate are appreciated as well.

We’ll be collecting these items all year.

We’re open Monday-Thursday 12-8 and Friday-Saturday 10-2. For more information, feel free to call us at 476-1887 or stop by at 115 W. Laurel.

Thank you very much!

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Holiday Open House

The Library had it's first Annual Holiday Open House and it was a total success with 78 people in attendance and 25 new cards issued.  The cookies and hot chocolate hit the spot and the drawings and attendance prizes had people leaving with smiles on their faces.  The Open House put a lot of people in the Christmas mood.

We would again like to thank the Millstadt IGA and Breadeaux for sponsoring, in part, the drawings for $25.oo gift cards.  The business  in Millstadt are truly wonderful.  They support of the organizations in the Village and the people calling Millstadt their home.  Please support them in return.

Hot Cocoa Bar Coffee Cookies

Hot Cocoa Bar

Our Librarians hard at work issuing out New Library Cards

Our Librarians hard at work issuing out New Library Cards

Open House Crowd

Some of the Crowd from Our Open House



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Pre-School Reading Program

Our October Pre-School Reading Program starts tomorrow Wednesday October 4th.  

Every Wednesday in October at 10:00 the Millstadt Library welcomes children ages 2 - 5 to a program geared just for them.  We are able to have a relaxed time to introduce the Library to them by having stories read and crafts done because the Library in normally closed at that time.

All children are welcome but they must be accompanied by an adult to keep them comfortable.  The program, in its 19th year, will last about 45 minutes.

There is no cost and registration is not required.  If you have any questions please call the Library at 476-1887.


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Boy can we throw a party.  The Eclipse Party, held at the Library was a total success.  We had a little over 200 people and we are pretty sure they had a good time.  The weather was perfect, no clouds, and the Eclipse was everything that it was supposed to be.  When Mother Nature puts on a show she does it up right. Many thanks to the Lauko Family for donating the snow cones and popcorn and the Senior Center for donating the Moon Pies. 

Next eclipse in 2024.  Save the date.

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Party, Party, Party

library solar eclipseThe Library is having a 2017 Total Eclipse Party, Monday August 21st 1:00-2:30 at 115 West Laurel St. Millstadt IL

Come join us at the library for food, fun and a once-in-a lifetime event for all ages.

We will have glasses and have some seating.  You bring yourself and maybe a lawn chair or blanket to sit on the grass.

You don't want to miss the excitement!  Any questions call us at 476-1887.

RSVP on our FB page

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We Have Winners

Our summer reading program is done and we have happy winners. 

Baxter won the Backpack for the K-2 grades with 185 books.  He and his mom worked very hard.

Gwendolyn won for the 3-5 grades with 50 books.  Way to go girl.

Kai Ling won the backpack for the 6-8 grades with 40 books.  She'll go far.

And Katelyn won our Grand Prize drawing.  The backpack is almost as big as she is.

Congratulations to all of our winners and to all the children that  were in the program.  YOU ARE ALL WINNERS.


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Reading Program

We are half way through our Summer Reading Program and the children are walking out with weekly prizes.  Grizzlies Ticket Vouchers, bags of candy and glow sticks, Design your own Travel Mugs, and next week Card Games.

You can still come in and be part of the program.  Just pick up a log, read books, and bring back the log to get a prize.  Easy and fun.  $25.00 Amazon Gift Card,  a backpack and more surprises are waiting for the winner in each of the 3 grade levels, K-2, 3-5 and 6-8.  All names go into the drawing for the Grand Prize.

Any questions call the library, 476-1887, between 12-8 Monday thru Thursday and 10-2 Friday and Saturday.

Happy Reading



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Summer Reading Program Mix Up

There seems to be some wrong information about our Summer Reading Program going around.  People think that you have to have a Library Card for a child to participate in the program.  That is not the case.  Any child, in grade school, can come into the library, pick up a log, take it home fill it out and be part of the program.  You do not have to have a Library card.  They can read books in the library or their own books at home.  All we ask is that the books be age appropriate  and books they have not read before the beginning of the program, June 12, 2017.  Let me say again the program is open to all grade school children.  A library card is not necessary.  Please call the library, 476-1887 if you have any questions.  We are open 12-8 Mon. - Thurs. 10-2 Friday and Saturday.  Thank You.

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Summer Reading Program 2017

The Summer Reading Program, open to grade school students, will start on June 12 and end on July 22.  As in past years the children will keep a log, of age appropriate books, read during the time frame of the program.  The logs can be pick up at the Library on the day the program starts. A prize package will be awarded in each grade level, Kindergarten-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, and 6th-8th grade.  The logs may be turned in each week and a  "Way to go" prize will be awarded for each completed page.

Hope to see lots of children at the Library picking up logs and books.

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Pre-School Reading Program

Here we go again.  I can't  believe its been almost 6 months since the fall program.  But it is almost March and that means the Pre-School Reading Program is just about here.  The program is for preschoolers, ages 2 - 5.  We will read book, do crafts and have fun , they always have something to take home with them.  The program, held twice a year, in October and March, is geared for young children so an adult must stay with them to keep them comfortable.  Every Wednesday in March at 10:00 we open the doors for the children.  Because the library is closed at that time we do not have to be concerned about noise or room.  There is no cost and you do not have to register for the program.  If you have any questions give us a call, 476-1887 Mon.-Thurs. 12-8, Fri.-Sat. 10-2

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