Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Raptors Return

Illinois Raptor Center returned to the Library on June 24 with a program on how to tell that a bird is a raptor and many interesting stories about the outdoors. The hit of the program was the bald eagle which was sponsored by my husband Doug. We learned that this magnificent bird, that was once thought doomed to extinction, is now flourishing in the wild. The symbol of our country and the freedom we cherish once again flies in the skies, even throughout parts of Illinois.

Madcap Puppets Present...

Madcap Puppets from Cincinnati, Ohio were at the Library on June 17 with "Annie Oakley's Wild West Show." This unique troupe of professional actors use life-size puppets to present stories to young people across the country.

Monday, June 21, 2010

There is Still Time to Get In on the Fun!

Summer Reading Program 2010, Scare Up a Good Book, will be half over at the end of this week, but we will still have some excellent Thursday Events in July that your family is sure to enjoy.

On July 1, the ever popular Science with Nitro Joe will be back. This man brings science experiments that are not only spectacular, but full of scientific principles that kids will be learning in school.

Magician Rick Eugene will be at the Annex on July 8. Rick is a magician with a twist! He actually tells his audiences how the tricks are done! Even more magical, Rick is a book representative who helps Ms. Lou find great books for the library.

Our very own Chris Miller from the National Weather Service will give a presentation July 15 in the basement of the Carnegie Building. He will be talking about the Wild Weather that can occur and how NOT to be scared of storms.

The last performer of the summer will be musician Mike Anderson. Mr. Anderson has written many funny songs for children and is a musician of many talents.

Be sure to call the Youth Services Department at 732-5732 to register for these event in advance. The first two events of the year were so popular we had to start a waiting list!!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010


The young readers in this picture seem to be overwhelmed by the size of this "baby" snake.

The Reptile Experience

The Library readers and their families had a wonderful, hands on opportunity to get up close and personal with many reptiles and a spider last Thursday. Serengeti Steve from St. Louis was here with a few of his amazing animals, including a mild mannered anaconda. This may be the only time our readers will ever experience being able to see and touch this rather formidable snake, as few people have positive encounters with this animal. Much was learned about truths and myths surrounding reptiles.

We want to remind everyone that we have more Thursday events scheduled throughout June and July. Don't miss out on the fun, Call 732-5732 and get registered!