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. 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 CCLD Library is sponsoring Food for Fines to help take care of your overdue fines and to help neighbors in our local communities. The library will forgive $0.50 of overdue fines for each non-perishable item. Amnesty does not apply to materials that have been lost or damaged and credit will not be given beyond the total amount of the fine. Donations will be accepted through December 14th and must take place in person during regular library hours. The items will be donated to the local food pantry. Don’t owe any fines? Please consider making a food donation anyway!
The CCLD library is hosting an AARP Driver Safety Course. The course consists of two classes which will be held on Thursday, December 5th, and Friday, December 6th, from 8:00 AM to Noon. You’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. You’ll also learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction time. The proper use of some of the newer technologies in cars, ways to monitor your own and others’ driving skills and capabilities, and effects of medication on driving will also be covered. After attending the course you’ll receive a certificate of completion that can be presented to your insurance agent for a possible reduction in your auto insurance premiums. The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Register here or by calling the library at 815-694-2800.
Family Cookie Decorating
The CCLD Annual Family Cookie Decorating event will be held on Saturday, December 7, at 10:00 AM. Families will be given a dozen sugar cookies to decorate. Different frostings and sprinkles will be available. Please bring containers to take your decorated creations home. You must register for this program by Wednesday, November 27th.
The Tots program is held every Tuesday at 6:30 PM and repeated on Friday mornings at 10:00 AM. Central Tots is for any preschool age child. The program includes a story time and a craft. We may sing songs, play games and do different learning activities. The children are always encouraged to stay after the formal program so they can play with others. The program is designed to practice readiness skills.
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