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BookWorm Newsletter Summer 2014 Edition

 Paws to Read Video
Paw Print
"PAWS TO READ" BIG KIDS READING PROGRAM (for 4 years to 8th grade) Read for prizes! Register and record minutes online or at the library!
  • June 16-July 23. During these dates LOG READING MINUTES.
  • 1 drawing entry for each 100 minutes kids read or are read to. 
  • Drawings for prizes (1 each week & grand prize - Kindle Fire Tablet) to be awarded July 25! Read more - more chances to win!
Paw Print
"PAWS TO READ" TOTS READING PROGRAM (for birth to 3 years) Read for prizes! Register and record titles online or at the library! 
  • June 16-July 23. During these dates LOG READING MINUTES
  • 1 drawing entry for each 10 picture books read to your tot!
  • Drawing for prizes (1 each week & grand prize - Little People A to Z Learning Zoo) to be awarded July 25! Read more - more chances to win!
Bookworm Reading Family-Style Story Times Join Ms. Pat & Ms. Mary for a 6-week session of story time programs for kids (birth to - 6 years). Stories, songs, crafts and crazy fun as we explore animals through reading! JUST DROP-IN! NO REGISTRATION NEEDED!
  • Tuesdays at 10:00 am June 17 - July 22
Animal Tales
ANIMAL SCIENCE They’re B-a-a-c-k! Up-Close and Hands-On! KICK OFF SUMMER READING BY MEETING AN ANIMAL FROM EACH OF THESE TYPES: Bird, Reptile, Amphibian, Mammal & Invertebrate.
Lily the Therapy Dog
PAWS TO READ WITH LILY, THE THERAPY DOG For 1st grade and up. Parent/guardian must be present. Practice reading this summer with Lily and her trainer!
  • Sign-up begins June 1. List of available dates and times at library circ desk.
Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland Hampstead Stage Company. A cast of 2 costumed actors present the story of a young girl on a journey of imagination. Audience members play parts in the story. 
  • Tuesday, June 24 at 2:00 pm   
  • Free tickets available June 1
BIRDS OF PREY Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
  • Wednesday, July 9 at 2:00 pm 
  • Free tickets available June 1 
  • Bring supply donations, if you can! Check your ticket for supplies needed at the center.
Animal Tracks
TRACKING WILDLIFE Taught by a park ranger from Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge. Learn about local wildlife and their tracks & make wildlife track crafts!
  • Wednesday, July 16 11:00 am for 6 - 13 year olds
  • Sign-up at library circ desk starts June 1. LIMITED CLASS SIZE - MUST REGISTER
MASCOT MANIA Meet “Clifford”, SI Miners “Lucky” & “Grounder”, Saluki Dogs, prizes, snacks & more! Hear “Clifford” stories! Learn about Salukis! Get photos taken with all!
  • Saturday, July 19 at 10 am 
Elsenpeter Marionettes present “Beauty & the Beast”  Traditional French Fairy Tale European Style Hand-Carved Puppets
  • Friday, July 25 at 2:00 pm 
  • FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE JUNE 1 Reading Ribbons and Drawing Prizes Awarded Afterward
Popcorn Family Matinee Movies Check our library posters for movie line-up. Titles will be posted!
  • Thursdays at 2:00 pm. June 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17 & 24
  • Free Tickets Required Seating is Limited. Free tickets weekly at the Circulation Desk. 
  • Free Popcorn  
  • *** Parents must determine appropriateness for their child! 
Family Vacation Night Image
PAWS TO READ! FAMILY VACATION NIGHT AT TURLEY PARK Free event. Sponsored by the Positive Youth Development Coalition.  
PNG Logo PROJECT NEXT GENERATION Open to all 5th - 8th grade students. LEARN, CREATE, HAVE FUN!
  • DIGITAL IMAGING June 16, 17, 23, 24. VIDEO GAME MADNESS June 30, July 1. WORMS July 7, 8, 14, 15. 3D PRINTING & DRONE DEMO AT SIU JULY 21, 22. ALL THINGS VIDEO 28, 29, Aug 4, 5.
  • Mondays & Tuesdays 10 - 11:30 am
  • Five Sessions. Sign up for one or all!
  • See More Information...

Summer Youth Volunteers Needed! 

 The library needs volunteers, ages 12 - 17,  June 16 - July 25

Assist with the Children’s Summer Reading Program!

Applications found here and at Library Circulation Desk

**Deadline June 6**

**Be rewarded with a small gift & a pizza party** 


Muzzy Online Available Now

MUZZY ONLINE Kid's learn English, Spanish (Latin American & Castillian), French, Chinese (Mandarin), Russian, German, Portuguese & Italian. 


Learn 8 Different  Languages On-line!

HOLA!     HI!      BONJOUR!     CIAO!    HALLO! 

Hey kids! Fishing rods are available for check-out at the library. For more information, read the Fishing Rod Check-Out Guidelines.

Smile Check out our collection of EVENT PHOTOS!


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Free Family Passes to the
Science Center of Southern Illinois
(located in the University Mall)
Show your CPL library card at the
Library Circ desk for a pass to admit a family of 7.
AR BookFinder Website

AR BookFinder allows users to search for books in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program used by local schools.  Books may be searched by title, author, reading level, interest level and point value.


*Attendance at children’s library programs & activities constitutes consent to be photographed for use in library publicity & publications.

*Library policy states that parents should remain in the building when their children (younger than ten years of age) are participating in library programs.




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