Central Citizens’ Library District is taking registrations for this year’s summer reading program “Read for the Win.” This program is open to all cardholders of the Central Citizens’ Library District. The program starts June 7 and lasts four weeks. Our programs include reading, crafts, snacks and fun activities! Each week’s program is presented on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:00 AM and on Thursday evenings at 6:30 PM. Students who have completed grades 6-12 participate in the Tween program which meets at 2:00 PM on Wednesdays. The Tweens are also invited to an overnight program at the library on June 23.
NEW this year: Adult Summer Reading Program! All Adults are invited to partake in our new program by registering at the library. Participants will receive a log to record the number of hours spent reading. Each returned log will earn a raffle ticket for one of our prizes baskets. There is no limit to the number of reading logs you may turn in during the four weeks of the program.
Everyone is invited to our Summer Reading Kick-Off program on Tuesday, June 7, at 11:00 AM in the high school auditorium. Come see Dave Herzog’s Marionettes as they present “Stars on Strings.”
Join us on Saturday, May 21, from 9:30-11:30 AM, for a fun and unique way to unwind and express your creativity! Adult coloring books offer more intricate designs and patterns than those designed for children. Bring your own materials or use ours. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Registration is suggested.
The library is pleased to announce a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free DMV practice tests. This new service includes free practice tests based on the real state DMV written exam. It includes 11 car practice tests, 9 motorcycle practice tests, 10 CDL practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL) and a FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.
NEW CAKE PAN COLLECTION
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.
ZINIO FOR LIBRARIES
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!
The Central Tots program will be starting up again for this coming school year. The first session will be on Tuesday, September 8th, 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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