Millstadt Library

Update on IHLS

Just to let you know.  The Illinois Hartland Library System is now 475 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.

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Reading Program

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".

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Book signing went great

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.

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Summer Reading Program 2014

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.

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Book Signing

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.


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What is next at the Library

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.

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Spring is here

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.)

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Coming Up

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.

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Pre-School Story Program

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.

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Come visit us

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.

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