Summer Read is just around the corner! We invite all ages to participate in this fun, reading filled 8 week program!
What is it?
An 8 week reading/activity oriented program. Once you complete and submit your weekly reading/activity, you’ll receive a prize and be eligible for a grand prize! Entries accepted June 3-July 28, 2019.
How do I join?
No registration required. Each week you will submit the goal (read at least 2 hours or choose to complete an activity) you have completed on our website. Please ask Staff for any help with submissions.
Where do I claim the prizes?
All Adult prizes may be claimed at the Service Desk or the Information Desk.
All Babies/Kids/Teens prizes may be claimed at the KidSpace Desk.
Grand Prize Drawing Friday, August 2nd! You do not need to be present to win.
Check out our Summer Read newsletter for more information about It's Showtime at Your Library and all of our events!
June 1-30, 2019
For every 1 food item that you bring to the check out desk, we will waive $1 in fines. Limit 10 items per card.
Sorry, no credits for future fines.
ALL FOOD WILL BE DONATED TO THE CHARLESTON FOOD PANTRY.
Accepted items: Unexpired & unopened
Cereal (any type)Peanut butter
The Charleston Food Pantry would also gladly accept direct monetary donations anytime that can be mailed to:
Charleston Food pantry
P.O. Box 411 Charleston Il 61920
Monday, May 13-30
Love Super Smash Bros.? Think you have the skills to take on other players? Grab your friends and sign-up for our upcoming tournament to be held on
Thursday, June 6 at 3:00pm. The 1st place winner will receive a prize!
The library will be closed the following dates for Memorial Day:
Monday, May 27
Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!
Saturday, June 1
Visit us at the Library's Booth that day!
Our puzzle has been completed as of May 2, 2019!
Enjoy working on jigsaw puzzles?
The library is playing host to the creation of the world's largest jigsaw puzzle (while the puzzle has been housed here, it lost the title of world's largest)--it's 40,000 pieces and split into 10, 4,000 piece parts! This will be a community driven art project. A section at a time, we will have the jigsaw puzzle on the tables upstairs by the paperbacks, allowing any person to sit down and work on it.
When it is entirely finished, the donor plans to then donate the final piece to a facility that can house it. Fully put together, the puzzle will be 6.25 ft. tall and 22.25 ft. long!