Library News

Ghouls & Golf: play mini-golf in the library, win awesome raffle prizes

Friday, October 18, 2019

Did you get your Ghouls and Golf tickets yet? You can avoid the line at the door if you did!

Join us for Ghouls & Golf on Sunday, October 27 from 11 am – 4 pm.

We have 18 holes of mini golf inside the library. You even get to golf down the staircase on the last hole. Plus, you get to wear your costumes! 

Admission is $3. Purchase at the library anytime before the event or at the door on the day of the event.

Make sure to mark your calendars you won't want to miss this awesome Halloween event!

Ghouls and Golf illustration. Six cartoon animals stand on grassy hills in front of a haunted mansion with bare trees. A fox in a witch's hat stands next to a golf club, a golf ball, and a sign that says Welcome to the Library. A frog wears a pirate hat and eye patch. A fluffy white dog wears a black cat mask, and sits next to two jack-o-lanterns. In the foreground, a basset hound wearing a ghost costume carries a plastic pumpkin bag for candy. To the right, a raccoon in a Frankenstein masks holds up candy from the full candy cauldron between them. Farthest right, an owl wears horns and bat wings.
Ghouls and Golf illustration. Six cartoon animals stand on grassy hills in front of a haunted mansion with bare trees. A fox in a witch's hat stands next to a golf club, a golf ball, and a sign that says Welcome to the Library. A frog wears a pirate hat and eye patch. A fluffy white dog wears a black cat mask, and sits next to two jack-o-lanterns. In the foreground, a basset hound wearing a ghost costume carries a plastic pumpkin bag for candy. To the right, a raccoon in a Frankenstein masks holds up candy from the full candy cauldron between them. Farthest right, an owl wears horns and bat wings.

 

Special space for genealogy, local history created upstairs

Friday, October 18, 2019

Our new Genealogy & Local History Corner puts all of your resources in one spot! Use the microfilm machine or the computer dedicated for genealogy and local history research, browse through the Local History collection, or request a one-on-one hour with our Genealogy expert on staff.

For more genealogy and local history resources, visit our Genealogy page.

New Genealogy and Local History Area upstairs in front of study rooms. Photo shows area with dedicated computer, microfilm cabinet and reader to the right; study table with six seats in the middle; and low shelves of local history and genealogy books and other resources on the left.
New Genealogy and Local History Area upstairs in front of study rooms. Photo shows area with dedicated computer, microfilm cabinet and reader to the right; study table with six seats in the middle; and low shelves of local history and genealogy books and other resources on the left.

 

Library card login ability temporarily suspended (Fixed!)

Friday, July 19, 2019

UPDATE 2:30 PM: Everything should be stable and working now. If you have any issues, please call the Library and let us know. Thank you!

ORIGINAL: Our system for checking library card logins for My Account and resources such as Lynda.com and Consumer Reports is currently having access issues. You may not be able to login to these services, or may only be able to log in intermittently. We apologize for the inconvenience and are in contact with our providers about a solution. In the meantime, if we can assist by phone, please call the library at 815-485-2605.

Petting zoo at the Library for a Summer celebration

Thursday, July 11, 2019

It's a Summer Learning Challenge wrap-up party!

Event Details
Saturday, July 27, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
All ages
Outside behind the Library

Illustration of a Petting Zoo with the Forest View Farms logo, a pink pig, orange chicken and white fluffy lamb

Come see, feed, and pet a variety of farm animals from Forest View Farms. Petting farm animals include pigs, chickens, sheep, geese, ducks, llamas, goats, and some surprise animals too!

Event occurs rain or shine, so dress for fun whatever the weather.