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It's Showtime at Your Library
Summer Read

 Entries accepted June 3-July 28, 2019
ALL AGES are welcome and encouraged to participate!
 
What is it?
An 8 week reading/activity oriented program. Once you
complete and submit your reading/activity, you’ll receive a prize and be eligible for a grand prize!
 
How do I join?
No registration required. Each week you will submit the goal you have completed online at www.charlestonlibrary.org.
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.

 
*Your week 4 reading/activity must be submitted on our website by 10:00am July 1st to be eligible for your weekly prize!*
 
Each week you can read at least 2 hours or choose 
to complete an activity listed below.
Only 8 tasks are required!


Meet some new CHARACTERS with a NEW book!
 
KINDNESS is a showstopper!: commit a
random act of kindness!
 
Jump in your car and attend an
ENTERTAINING Library event.
 
BRAVO! You’ll learn something new!
Check out a non-fiction book and READ!
 
Sing-a-long! Get together for a family/friends
musical movie night!
 
No more DRAMA! Turn off technology
and relax with a book.
 
Feel like you’re a part of the CAST with an
audio or eAudiobook!
 
READ a biography of a favorite person in the arts!
 
SHOWCASE your cooking skills by checking out a cookbook!
 
WHODUNIT?! Read a mystery!
 
Get some COMIC RELIEF with a humorous eBook!
 
PLAYBACK an old favorite book or movie!
 
 

For All Ages

Community Sticker Mosiac
June 3, until finished!
Help us discover the hidden picture in our Sticker-By-Letter Mosaic!
Ask at the KidSpace desk for stickers then use the color key to place your sticker on the correct letter square to help us create a sticker mosaic and reveal the hidden picture!
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 THECHARLESTON 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
For Kids
Miss Brenda's 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!
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.
For Teens 
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!
For Adults
Don't forget to check out our weekly trivia to earn extra entries for the grand prize drawings! Trivia question is posted on the easel at the main entrance of the library.
That's Entertainment Trivia
Monday, June 24
5:00pm
Rotary Room
18+
Come have a fun night of
trivia at the Library! We will have 5 rounds, each dealing with a different form of entertainment. Just individuals, no teams. Each round will have a winner/s! Hosted by Kaleb Reed.
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. 
 
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!
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!
THANK YOU! to our
Summer Read Sponsors!


Charleston 18th Street Farmer’s Market
WB’s Pub n’ Grub
 Jackson Avenue Coffee
Urban Butterfly Initiative
Effingham Performance Center
Dirty’s Bar & Grill
Roc’s Blackfront Tavern & Grill
Fraternal Order of Police #88
Doudna Fine Arts Center EIU
Charleston Parks and Recreation
Dairy Queen
Papa Murphy’s
Monical’s Pizza
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Cracker Barrel
Check out the latest Ready To Respond
newsletter from the
Charleston Fire Department!!
June 24-30
Mon 24 That's Entertainment Trivia
5:00pm
Tues 25 Miss Brenda's Preschool Story Time 10:30am

Butterfly Showtime 6:00pm
Wed 26 Coles County Courthouse Tour 10:00am

Animal Avengers 2:00pm

Mysteries & Movies 6:00pm
Thurs 27 Teen Movie 3:00pm
Fri 28 Fandom Friday 10:30am-4:30pm
Sat 29  
Sun 30  
 

If you are interested in seeing the event details for the whole summer,
check out our
Summer Read newsletter

(also available in print at each of the library desks).
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