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Library News and Updates

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Saturday, December 16

10:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.

**Pre-registration is REQUIRED. Seating is limited and our Christmas movie events are usually FULL.**

Travel through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, past the sea of swirly-twirly gum drops, and then walk through the library doors to an elf-stravaganza!! Be sure to wear your most Christmas-y outfit!

We'll open at 10, have an elf-themed story time at 10:15, write letters to Santa (I KNOW HIM I KNOW HIM!), and watch Elf!

Elf is rated PG. Runtime is 97 minutes.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

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Teen Book Club!

We are starting up a teen book club, run by teens for teens. Any teen in 6th through 12th grades is welcome to attend.


Join us for the first meeting, Wednesday, November 15 at 3:00p.m. Most meetings will probably run about 1 hour. At this meeting, you will get to know each other and your reading preferences, vote on the first book, and schedule the next meeting. 

We will be deciding at the meeting how often and when to schedule book club meetings, so hopefully we can work around all of your busy schedules!

Teen Book Club

Wednesday, January 24, 3-4p.m.

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Monthly Story Hour

Story hour is the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 11:00 a.m.

Upcoming Storytimes:

December 20

January 17

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7th-12th graders are invited to join TAB!

Teen Advisory Board (TAB) will be back in session in September!


Meetings will be the last Wedensday of every month from 3-4 p.m.

Upcoming meetings:

December 27

As a member of TAB you will:

1) Attend monthly meetings

2) Help plan and host library events (specifically teen events) 

3) Have input into which books and movies the library purchases

4) Earn volunteer/ community service hours


1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 books before kindergarten encourages families to read with their children and develops a love of reading while children are young! Reading with our children helps improve imagination, creativity, vocabulary and promotes family time! ​Children birth-5 can participate.

Sign up at the library, log each book read, and for each 100 milestone children get to pick out a prize and put their picture on the achievement wall & in the newspaper!

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GED Classes & ESL Tutoring

Mondays  1pm-5pm

Tuesdays-Thursdays  10am-5pm

Additional days and times may be available.

Call 965-9732 and ask for Kim to sign up now!

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Join Book Club!

Book Club meets monthly on Friday afternoons. Book Club is for adults 18 and older. To join, call the library to request a copy of our current book, and attend our next meeting!

Each month, we prepare a list of books that fit a specific genre or theme and book club members vote on which book to read. 

Next Meeting: December 8 at 4:15p.m.

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Book Recommendations

We asked our staff and library board members about the best books they read in the last few years, and compiled a list of recommendations for you. Click the orange button to view the list.

Have a recommendation for us or other patrons? Click the orange button and scroll to the bottom of the page to submit your picks!


Lego & Craft Clubs

Registration for Lego and Crafts Clubs is now closed.


Lego Club will be the first Wednesday of the month September through May from 3-4pm.

Craft Club will be the 2nd Wednesday of the month September through May from 3-4pm.


Lego and Craft Clubs are for Kindergarten through 5th grades.

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Check out our mobile app!

Manage your accounts, keep track of checkouts and due dates, and renew items from your mobile device using the SHARE Mobile Library, Steeleville Area Public Library's app!


Search for books, DVDs, video games, audiobooks,            e-books, and more. Find it now in the Apple App store or Google Play Store. 


Brought to you by Steeleville Area Public Library District and the SHARE library consortium, a division of Illinois Heartland Library System.



625 S. Sparta Street, Steeleville, IL 62288






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