Beginning September 1, 2016, donations for the Elizabeth Food Basket can be made at the Elizabeth Township Public Library. The Elizabeth Food Basket is a charitable organization that distributes food to those in need within the River Ridge School District. Non-perishable food items, such as cereal, dried pasta products and canned goods will be accepted as well as cash donations. The bin for donations will be located just inside the door by the library’s circulation desk.
Jo-Carroll Energy is sponsoring a coloring contest. This contest is for children between ages 5-10 and a child of a Jo-Carroll Energy member. Each winner will receive a full set of school supplies and 5 energy related books will be donated to the child's community library.
Stop by our library and pick up the registration form, rules and coloring page.
An additional service has been added to the capabilites of PrairieCat, our online catalog. If you have fines and would like to pay them online you may now do so using a credit card. To access your account/fines go to the library webpage, click on the 'Catalog' tab which will take you to the card catalog for all of the PrairieCat libraries, where in addition to paying fines, you can search for material, place holds and renew checked out materials. To pay fines click on 'Login' in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
The Summer Reading Program this year was a great success with reading, games, prizes and a grand race. There is a survey in the library for parents to complete in order to help us better plan our program next year. A reminder to all readers to stop by and pick up their car from the track. There were some creative minds at work in decorating the race cars. A big thank you to all who helped.
Today was the final day of Summer Reading Program. We had some very special happenings today. Mary Poppins came to visit and present a story and then she magically transformed and did face painting for the children. The attendees also got to visit an era long past of crank and dial phones that were provided by Robert Winter. Fun was had by all. Visit our Facebook page to see pictures from today.
It's that time again. Our 2016 Summer Reading Program theme this year is Read for the Win. We will race our reading sports cars around the track each week through our reading logs. The program starts this Friday, June 4th and will be each Friday in June from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
State of Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger’s Take Charge Illinois Program will be offering financial workshops around the state on everything from identity theft protection to the basics of budgeting as a part of Money Smart Week. As a kickoff to this program, the Elizabeth Township Public Library will be hosting a seminar on identity theft protection, fraud and scams. This will be held at the library at 210 E. Myrtle Street in Elizabeth on April 21, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Identity theft is the nation's fastest growing crime.
The Libri Foundation has awarded the Books for Children grant to the Elizabeth Township Public Library. With this grant, the library received 83 children, junior, and young adult books; fiction and non-fiction from the Libri Foundation. The books are on display at the checkout desk.