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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

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Join us on Saturday, April 16, 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.

QuilterSPRING QUILT RETREAT

The Spring Quilt Retreat will be held April 21-24, 2016. The quilting begins on Thursday, April 21, from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Everything can remain set up for quilting again on Friday, April 22, from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. You do not have to be here the entire time-come and go to meet your own schedule. Quilting will resume from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Saturday, April 23, and then again on Sunday, April 24, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Come and try out our design wall. Bring your meals (Friday and Saturday dinner will be provided), wear comfortable clothes and bring a big project or lots of small ones. If you are interested in joining us for the Spring Quilt Retreat, please register by April 20th by calling the library at 815-694-2800 or by completing the registration form to help us determine how many tables will be needed.

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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.

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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!

Central Tots

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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What is your library worth to you? Use the Library Use Value Calculator to find out how much you would pay out-of-pocket for library services and how much value you are getting for your tax dollar.