Millstadt Library

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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Cloud Library Event

On Thursday, August 25, from 1 pm - 3 pm the Library is sponsoring an event to answer questions about our new eBook collection, the Cloud Library.  Bring in a personal device or play with one of ours and see just how easy borrowing eBooks can be.

Get your questions answered by Lesley Zavediuk, SHARE Circulation  & Resource Sharing Specialist for the Illinois Heartland Library System.

For more information call: 618-476-1887

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Bugs Bugs Bugs

Well we had bugs in the library and bugs in starting our participation in the 3M Cloud Library.

The bugs in the library are gone and we are working through the bugs in the eBook 3M library. Polaris and the teck. team from 3M are working together.  One main concern is that when a eBook is returned it stills shows on the Polaris account.  Have no fear the eBook has been returned.

Maintenance on the 3M library will beginning on Tuesday July 26th and will last about 12 hours.  After the downtime, over the following days, you will also get new apps.  The older apps will still work, but the changes in the new apps will allow you to use our new domain.

Another reminder, those patrons using Kindle Fires will need to update by downloading the new app from

Have patience.  On August 1 you will have access to over 35,000 titles in the bug free, I hope, 3M Cloud Library.

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3M Cloud Library Is Here

The 3M Cloud Library for eBooks is now available to our patrons.  When first told of the new option for eBooks the "date available" was July 1, 2016.  But we have found out that the migration of our Overview titles to the 3M Cloud Library has gone better then expected.

Come to the Library to get the literature that will walk you through the changes.  Or give us a call. 

As of July 1, 2016 we will not be supported by Overview.  Your eBooks will automatically be deleted from your reader.

We will leave our Overdrive link on our webpage till then and we will put up a new link to 3M as soon as possible.

We are excided to offer this bigger, easier and better option to our eBook and eAudiobook readers and listeners.

Just in time for the 4th of July.

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