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Welcome To The Central Citizens' Library District
Whether you are a sometime visitor or a regular patron, the staff and the collections of the library are at your service. While the materials are selected with you in mind, we welcome suggestions for improvements. We hope you will use your library and work with us to make it successful. Come visit the Library!
Library Hours:
Sunday: Closed
Monday-Thursday: 8am-8pm
Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm




March 30 – April 6, 2015

Monday, March 30: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Tuesday, March 31: 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Wednesday, April 1: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Thursday, April 2: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Friday, April 3: CLOSED

Saturday, April 4: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Monday, April 6: CLOSED


QuiltRetreatIt’s getting warmer, so that means it’s time to quilt! The Central Citizens’ Library District is having a Spring Quilt Retreat weekend!  Spring brings out the creative energy, so join us for an uninterrupted time and plenty of space to quilt. Anyone can join this group for the weekend, day, or just come whenever you can. The quilting starts on Thursday, April 9, from 9:00 AM-8:00 PM. Everything can remain set up for quilting again on Friday, April 10, from 9:00 AM-9:00 PM. You do not have to be here the whole time. Quilting will resume on Saturday, April 11, from 9:00 AM-9:00 PM and then again on Sunday, April 12, from 11:00 AM-6:00 PM. Come and try out our new design wall. Quilters may come and go to meet their own schedules. Bring your meals (Friday and Saturday dinner will be provided), wear comfortable clothes, and bring a big project or lots of small ones. Whether you’re a beginner or a long time quilter, nothing is more fun than being around fellow quilters who are happy to give advice and admire your work. If you are interested in joining us for this Quilter’s Retreat, please register to help us determine how many tables will be needed. Call the library at 815-694-2800 or register online.

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Homebound Healthcare of Kankakee will be back on Wednesday, April 15, at 2:00 PM for another Sit & Fit exercise program. Attendees will learn ways to increase range of motion, stretch, turn, and breathe in a non-weight bearing format. Discover ways to become more mobile and get yourself going. Many helpful healthy tips will also be shared. For more information or to register for this program, call 815-694-2800 or complete the online registration.


The library is now offering a wide variety of shaped cake pans for checkout! Novelty shapes such as teddy bears, castles, tractors, and footballs are available as well as round, heart, and hexagonal tiered pans. Also available are different sized cupcake pans, tart/quiche pans, and springform pans. A Castle Decorating Kit and a Carousel Kit can also be used. A set of decorating tips is also available. Items may be checked out for a two week period. Many pans include baking and decorating directions and ideas. See a list of available cake pans or contact the library at 815-694-2800.



Central Citizens’ Library District is now offering access to dozens of popular magazines that can be read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone through Zinio for Libraries. Recently added magazines include Bon Appetit, Brides, and Self. See the complete list of available magazine titles here. All magazines are complete editions, some with enhanced content such as audio and video. Get started with Zinio by setting up your accounts, one to view the library’s magazine collection and one for your personal viewing collection. Get helpful tips setting up your account here. Best of all, there is no waiting list and no need to return issues!

Central Tots

The Central Tots program will be starting up again for this coming school year. The first session will be on Tuesday, September 2nd, at 6:30 PM. This program is for preschool-age children and features read-aloud stories, some skills work, and a related craft. It is also an opportunity for both children and parents to socialize with others. The Tots program is offered twice a week with an evening session on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM and a repeat session on Friday mornings at 10:00 AM. No registration is required. Contact the library at 815-694-2800 for further information.

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