"I do not mean to suggest that our handsome, newly enlarged library is to be a headquarters of busy bookworms, old and young, routinely absorbing knowledge by the hour while birds sing outside and the Mets fight it out for last place in the National League. On the contrary, a good library is a joyful place where the imagination roams free, and life is actively enriched."
—John K. Hutchens
Paws to Read
2014 Summer Reading Club
Paws to Read
is for infants up to children who just completed Grade 6. Registration begins on June 2 at 8:30 a.m. at the Jerseyville Library, located at 105 N. Liberty St. in Jerseyville. Reading club programs/activities begin on Monday, June 16 at 7 p.m. and end on Friday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Paws to Read Entertainers (All shows start at 7 p.m.)
Monday, June 16--Mad Science of St. Louis presents The Sound of Science!
Monday, June 23--Christian the Magician
Monday, June 30--Animal Tales presents Animal Science and will feature 5 live animals!!
Monday, July 7--Rock out to the music of WildHeart! Lots of audience participation.
Monday, July 14--Stevens Puppets presents The Wizard of Oz.
Monday, July 21--Juggling Jeff is back by popular demand!!!***THIS SHOW WILL BE HELD AT THE SUSNIG CENTER GYM/JERSEYVILLE REC DEPT.)
Monday, July 28--Fred and His Feathered Friends features bird tricks from rescued parrots from around the world.
Contests and Challenges for All Ages
Find Pete the Cat
Pete will be hiding in a new spot each week starting June 16. Find him, tell a librarian, and win a sticker or tattoo.
Fetch A Good Book
4 paper dogs will race to their dog dish. Each dog represents an age bracket. As you read, count your pages. For every 50 pages you read, receive a piece of the dog's sweater to hang on the wall. Which age group will finish first and be doggone good readers??
Each week a new photo of Rocket the dog will be displayed. Guess where Rocket is in Jerseyville based on the clues in the photo. Whoever correctly guesses the most places wins!
Reading Challenge for Infants and Toddlers (up to 35 months old)
Complete the reading challenge and earn small weekly prizes as well as 14 tickets for a chance to win bigger prizes--like books and toys!
Reading Challenges for Preschool -Grade 6
Each circle in your reading log represents 15 minutes of reading. Fill in 7 circles each week and win a small prize.
Complete the reading challenge and earn 12 tickets for a chance to win bigger prizes -- like books or toys!
Wednesday Arts & Crafts
Toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarteners -- 10 a.m.
Grades 1 - 3 --1 p.m.
Grades 4 - 6 -- 2:30 p.m.
**June 18 is picture day, but all other Wednesday Arts & Crafts Days will be messy! Please make sure your child is wearing clothing that you don't mind getting stained.**
Friday Events for Infants through Preschoolers
All storytimes begin at 10 a.m. Registration is mandatory; you can only register for 1 event and if there are any remaining openings, they will be filled on June 18.
June 20 -- Clifford the Big Red Dog
June 27 -- Cats
July 11 -- Wonder Pets
July 18 -- Bears
July 25 -- Lions & Tigers
Friday Events for Kindergarteners through 6th Graders
Registration is mandatory; you can only register for 1 event and if there are any remaining openings, they will be filled on June 18.
Saturday, June 21st from 1-2 p.m. ** Please note that this is to be held on SATURDAY.** Bark for books program! Make reading even more fun by reading to therapy dogs. All dogs certified by Therapy Dogs International.
Friday, June 27 from 1-3 p.m. Find the Missing Pet Mystery! Put together a detective kit and go on a hunt to find the thief!
Friday, July 11 from 1-3 p.m. Movie Day! Watch The Nut Job. Snacks provided.
Friday, July 18 from 1-3 p.m. Pet parade with stuffed animals! Bring in your favorite stuffed animal dressed in a costume or ready to perform an amazing trick!
Friday, July 25 from 1-2 p.m. Learn how to identify animal tracks in the woods with Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge.
Join us on Friday, August 1, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Library to enjoy the amazing Bubble Bus and Balloons by Mike. Also enjoy hot dogs and chips and see if you won a prize!
"Lovey" (Stuffed Animal/Doll) Sleepover
Does your best friend need a night away? How about a night of fun? Bring your "Lovey" to the Jerseyville Public Library before 5 p.m. on Friday, June 20 for an Overnight of Lovey fun! Loveys may be picked up Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Each Lovey will receive a memento of their fun night at the Library to share with you!