Mysterious Monsters of Illinois

Join us October 24th @ 6:30 for a presentation of monster sightings in Illinois.  Terry Fisk, a crypto zoologist, will bring evidence and stories of investigations into these creatures.  Terry has authored 7 books, which will be available for purchase. For more information about Terry, go to:

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Fall Puzzle Party


Do you love fall?  Do you enjoy jigsaw puzzles? 

Who doesn’t enjoy fall drinks and treats?


Have we got your attention?

Join us November 3rd in the reading room at the library for a puzzle party.

The fun begins at 6:00, and we will wrap up around 8:00.

There will be fall themed drinks, snacks and a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle.  We will also have a mystery puzzle!  Participants will have a short story to read with a mystery to solve.  We will solve the mystery by putting together a 1000 piece puzzle to obtain our clues.

Bring a coffee mug to use and  to leave at the library for others to use for the Keurig coffee machine.


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Schedule for Preschool Programs


6-LS- Farm Animals

13 & 14-PS- Fall   

20-LS-Fall Colors

27 & 28-PS- Foxes!  


3-LS-Cats & Kittens  

10 & 11-PS- Pumpkins 

17-LS- Thanksgiving

24 & 25-PS- Thanksgiving


1-LS -Christmas

8 & 9- PS- Christmas  


5- Mittens 

12 & 13-PS- Mrs. G’s Favorites

19- LS- Snow 

26 & 27- PS- Bundle Up and Read!


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Links Have Moved!





You can now find Tumble Books and Find A Book Find a Book

links at the top of the page in the Menu Bar.  Just click on the name, and you will be taken to the site!


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Cheri Harshaw, Signing Time Academy

We learned lots of benefits of signing as well as many signs and songs!

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R.E.A.L. October 9th

This month we will be “Keepin’ It R.E.A.L.”  with  ‘Scare Up a Good Story’!  This is a time for school children to come to the library, have a snack, listen to a fun story, and do a craft if they choose.  This month’s craft is Halloween sand art pictures.

We will meet at 3:15 until 4:00 Thursday, October 9th in the meeting room in the Lower Level (aka; old basement).  Access this room by going through the Young Adult section and down the stairs in the old entrance.

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Library Scavenger Hunt Ends Soon!

Come in and get a sheet to be involved in our Library Scavenger Hunt!  We have a bag of fall prizes for the person we draw out of the entries.  Hurry in!  The contest ends October  6th!   100_4312100_4311

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We moved, we sang, we read stories, and we painted….. SNAKES.  We are pleased when our rooms are full of activity.  That certainly was the case in the Story Hour and Craft Room Tuesday, September 23rd.

Our next Preschool Story Time will be October 13 & 14 at 9:30.  Out theme will be “Fall”

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Hostas: An Introduction to the Genus Hosta

    Woodford County Master Gardener Barry Ankney, a hosta grower for 40 years, will dazzle you with all things hosta on Tuesday, October 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the El Paso Public Library.  Topics covered include: a brief history and taxonomy, hosta characteristics, selecting hostas, planting hostas, hosta care, hosta propagation, hosta pests, hosta diseases, companion plants ,hosta organizations, and time for questions.   Learn everything you ever wanted to knowabout hostas by attending this workshop!  The program is free to the public, but registration is required.  Please stop in or call the library at 309-527-4360 to register.

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2nd Grade “Elves”

The 2nd grade classes came to the library for a story and craft last week.  We read “The Shelf Elf” and made elves to take home.

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Welcome Back Party a “Bushel” of Fun!

We had a wonderful time September 16th at our Welcome Back Party in the park!

Here is some of the action.

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