Homebound Healthcare of Kankakee will be back for another Sit & Fit on Wednesday, May 20, from 2:00-4:00 PM. Participants will learn ways to increase their range of motion, stretch, turn, and breathe in a non-weight bearing format. They will also learn helpful ways to become more mobile and get going. This month’s program will also include information on safety and fall prevention. For more information or to register for this program, call the library at 815-694-2800 or complete the online registration.
READ TO THE RHYTHM
CCLD Summer Reading Program
Join us for our summer Reading Program as we READ TO THE RHYTHM. Sessions start on June 9th and run through July 2nd. Students who are in Pre-K or have finished grades K-5 attend one session during the week. Sessions are held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. There is also an evening option at 6:30 PM on Thursday. The Tweens, those who have completed 6th-12th grades, meet at 2:00 PM on Wednesday. The Summer Reading Program is open to all CCLD patrons. Registration sheets are available in the library and are being given to all elementary students.
The CCLD is looking for some items for the Summer Reading program. If anyone has Pringles cans or musical instruments that they would like to donate, (either child’s play instruments or old, real ones that are no longer wanted) it would be appreciated. You can bring them in to the library or call the CCLD at 815-694-2800 for more information.
SUMMER READING KICK-OFF
Our Summer Reading Kick-off event will be held on Thursday, June 11, at 11:00 AM in the Central High School Auditorium. This year’s program will be “Read to the Rhythm with SUPER STOLIE.” This fun musical program will get you singing and moving to the beat. Everyone is welcome to attend the kick-off event.
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 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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