It's Showtime at Your Library

Summer Read is here! 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 HERE. 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!

Food for Fines

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
100% juice 
Cereal (any type)Peanut butter
Pasta
Crackers
Rice
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Canned items:
Green beans
Corn
Peas
Soup
Fruit
Meat 
Beans

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

Preschool Story Time

Mondays, June 10-July 15
WE WILL NOT MEET JUNE 24
10:30am, 1:15pm, or
5:30pm
Craft Room
Ages 3-5
Wake up Mr. Turtle and participate in stories, activities, crafts, and other fun literacy builders. One program, but different times to come and enjoy the fun.

Miss Brenda's Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays, June 11-July 23  
10:30am 
Craft Room
Ages 3-5
We’ll be reading stories about past and present Disney characters and have  an alphabet craft to go along with each adventure. Come and join us!

Books & Babies

Thursdays, June 13-July 18
WE WILL NOT MEET JUNE 27
CLOSED 7/4/19

10:30am
Craft Room
Ages infant through 36 months with an adult.
Bouncing rhymes, songs, finger plays, stories, and other early literacy fun will be presented. 

Butterfly Showtime

Tuesday, June 25
6:00pm
Rotary Room A
Have you noticed our parking lot medians and our surrounding property blooming? Want to know why?Join us for an Urban Butterfly Initiative update with Paul Switzer and weather permitting, a tour of the library
UBI hot spot!

Coles County Courthouse Tour

Wednesday, June 26
10:00am
18+
Address: 651 Jackson Ave., Charleston, IL 61920
Park in the library parking lot by 9:45am and from the Library we will walk to the Courthouse. You can park there, but there is very limited parking (please meet us at the south entrance if parking there).
Join us for this informative tour of the Coles County Courthouse! Chief Judge Mitchell Shick (unofficial courthouse historian) along with Kirsten Bays (local attorney with knowledge of courthouse architecture)
will lead us on a tour while discussing the history and architecture of the Coles County Courthouse, along with a tour of the underground tunnel that leads to the Coles County jail. Tunnel not handicap accessible.
Make sure to dress accordingly regarding weather for our walk over. 

Animal Avengers

By Douglas-Hart Nature Center
Wednesday, June 26
2:00pm
Craft Room
Grades K-6th; Children under 8 with an adult
Is that a bird? A plane? No! It’s a bat! A spider! An ant! Nature sets the scene for our avenging animals. Marvel at their superpowers as they triumph through Earth’s beautiful scenery. Craft and live animal encounter included.

Mysteries & Movies

Wednesday , June 26
6:00pm
Rotary Room B
Are you a mystery fan? Join us for a fun evening sharing mysteries that have made it to the small screen and BIG screen! Share about some of your favorites and maybe learn of a few more!

Teen Movie

Thursday, June 27 
3:00pm
Rotary Room B
Middle & High Schoolers
Come watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, PG-13 on our big screen! Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks!

Fandom Friday

Friday, June 28
10:30am-4:30pm
Information Desk area
Avengers fans assemble! Join us for the adult make & take of all things MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). We’ve seen all the movies, now come and make some crafts featuring Avengers symbols, quotes, etc!
All supplies and instructions will be provided. Grab a friend and drop in!

Teen Buttons

Tuesday, July 2
4:00pm-5:00pm
Zone
Middle & High Schoolers
Make your own custom buttons to keep or share! Keep it clean, keep it kind! Limit of 2 per student.