Millstadt Library

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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Fall and the Pre-School Reading Program are here

I love fall and I love having the Pre-school children here at the Library for the October reading program.  A program, that is geared for 2 - 5 years olds, is held on every Wednesday in October.  Starting at 10:00 and lasting about 45 minuets,  just long enough for stories and crafts.

We have had about 40 children at each session but we have room for more.  We have made Teddy bears and apple trees but we still have baskets of vegetables and pumpkins and Trick or Treat bags to go.  Then always go home with something.

There is no charge for the program but an adult must stay with the child to keep them comfortable.

Any questions please call us at 476-1887

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Book Signing

The Library is sponsoring a book signing with Sarah J. Hartrum-Decareaux as the guest author.  

Mrs. Hartrum-Decareaux is the author of From Here to Heaven a story of family, tragedy and triumph.

The event will be held at the Millstadt Library, 115 W. Laurel St. on September 27, 2016 form 6:00 to 7:30.

You are invited to come meet an strong woman tell a heartfelt story.

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