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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
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 3 reading/activity must be submitted on our website by 10:00am June 24th 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!
 4th Annual Mini Golf in the Stacks
Tuesday, June 18
All Ages, those under 16 with an adult
Love mini golf? Bring your family and friends to putt putt your way through the library. Holes will be designed and set up by your fellow patrons.
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.
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
Preschool Story Time
Mondays, June 10-July 15
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 Story Time  
Tuesdays, June 11-July 23  
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!
Amazing Animal Attractions
By Douglas-Hart Nature Center
Wednesday, June 19
Craft Room
Grades K-6th; Children under age 8 with an adult
Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, welcome to the show of a lifetime that you won’t want to miss! Stand in awe at the unusual animals of Mother Nature. Small and tall, furry and scaly! These animals are like nothing you’ve ever seen before—they are one of a kind! Craft and live animal encounter included!
Books & Babies
Thursdays, June 13-July 18
We will NOT meet June 27
CLOSED 7/4/19

Craft Room
Ages infant through 36 months with an adult.
Bouncing rhymes, songs, finger plays, stories, and other early literacy fun will be presented. 
Library Legos
Wednesday, June 20
Rotary Room A
Grades K-8; Children under 8
with an adult.
If you love Legos, join us as we build together, take on challenges, show off building skills, and just have fun. 
Library Scavenger Hunt
Friday, June 21, 2019
Craft Room
Ages 6-18; Children under 8
with an adult
Work in teams to find clues hidden in the library.  Become more familiar with your library and even meet some staff members.
Make & Take 
Saturday, June 22 
10:30am-4:00pm, or while supplies last.
KidSpace Atrium
All Ages; Children under 8
with an adult.
Love to Craft?
Drop in to make one, some, or all of our crafts, then take them home.
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.
Folded Book Heart
Tuesday, June 18
Rotary Room B
This folded book heart is a timeless tabletop or mantle décor piece. The project is easier than it looks. We will give you the the book, the pattern, you will make the measurements on each page and then fold to make the heart. Bring a friend for some folding fun.
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 17-23
Mon 17 Preschool Story Time 10:30am, 1:15pm, 5:30pm
Tues 18 Miss Brenda's Preschool Story Time 10:30am

Mini Golf in the Stacks 12:00pm-7:00pm

Folded Book Heart 6:00pm
Wed 19 Amazing Animal Attractions 10:30am
Thurs 20 Books & Babies 10:30am

Library Legos 4:00pm-5:00pm
Fri 21 Library Scavenger Hunt 1:00pm-2:00pm
Sat 22 Make & Take 10:30am-4:00pm
Sun 23  

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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