Library News and Updates
Masks are currently OPTIONAL at the library. Please respect each patron's choice to wear them or not. Masks will remain available at the library by the front door for no cost for those who want one.
Masks requirements may change if state or national requirements change.
**THERE IS LIMITED SEATING FOR THIS EVENT. If you do not register & seats are filled, you may be turned away.**
Saturday, December 10, 10AM-1PM
Wear your finest Whobilation Celebration outfits and join us for a Grinch-y story time & movie! We'll be writing letters to Santa too, so have your wish lists ready. Take home some Grinch repellent, so the Grinch can't ruin your Christmas!
Click the More Info button to see event details and register. **REGISTRATION REQUIRED**
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Congratulations to Noah, who just finished reading 1000 books!
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!
Trick-or-Trash Candy Wrapper Recycling
This Holiday season, save your candy wrappers instead of trashing them! Bring them to the library and put them in our Trick-or-Trash candy wrapper recycling box.
Your candy wrappers will be recycled instead of ending up in landfills or the ocean.
Monthly Story Hour
Starting in September, the library will hold a toddler story hour every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m.
Story hour will include a few themed stories and a related craft or activity.
Fall story hour dates:
2023 Story Hour Dates:
Lego & Craft Clubs
Lego club and Craft club will take place on Wednesday afternoons this fall at the library! These clubs are for children in kindergarten through 5th grades. Registration for Lego & Craft clubs for this school year will close at the December dates. If you missed registration, your children can sign up next year.
Lego club will be the first Wednesday of the month from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Upcoming Lego Club dates are:
12/7/22 1/4/23 2/1/23 3/1/23 4/5/23
Craft club will be the second Wednesday of the month from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Upcoming Craft Club dates are:
12/14/22 1/11/23 2/8/23 3/8/23 4/12/23
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.
Current Read: The Wonder Test by Michelle Richmond
Up next: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Next Meeting: December 9 at 4:15p.m.
8th-12th graders are invited to join TAB!
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meetings will be the last Wedensday of every month from 3-4 p.m.
**No December meeting
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
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.
GED classes are back in session at the library!
Summer hours vary, call for more info.
Additional days and times may be available.
Call 965-9732 and ask for Kim to sign up now!
We asked our staff and library board members about the best books they read this year, and compiled a list of recommendations for you. Click the orange button above 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!
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Monday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.