We are open tonight until 6 pm for anyone who wishes to trick-or-treat at the library! You can visit our storybook pumpkins while you are here, too! Happy Halloween!
Thank you, delivery service workers for bringing those heavy boxes of books and other materials to our library every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Our patrons enjoy being able to order books from all over our library service area and beyond and you bear the brunt of that privilege. You drive all around the state in all kinds of weather and move heavy boxes back and forth. We really do appreciate you!
El Paso District Library Staff
If you know of an adult who would like to learn to read or if you would like to volunteer to receive training to be a literacy tutor, contact the library. We can give you the contact name at the ROE (Peoria Regional Office of Education) Adult Literacy program. They provide direct service within our community (Peoria, Marshall, and Woodford Counties) by recruiting, training, and matching volunteer tutors with adults in need of basic reading skills.
Family History Day
Saturday, November 3rd
10 am to 1 pm
For the Whole Family
At the El Paso District Library
The Woodford County Historical Society has worked very hard to put together an informative day for everyone to learn about genealogy. The whole family is welcome. There are programs for adults scheduled roughly every twenty minutes with a break scheduled at 11:30. There will be hands-on computer time with a genealogy website. There will be a special room for the children with some genealogy related activities. In addition, there is a drawing for raffle baskets. We hope that you can make it to this informative and fun event! Get out and take advantage of this program at your local library!
Kim Mullins, the Joyful Genealogist was at the library talking about Immigration records. It was a very interesting class with lots of tips and advice for tracking down your ancestor's country of origin. You can tell that she enjoys what she does for a living!
Kim will be back at the library on Saturday, November 3rd for Family History Day from 10 am to 1 pm brought to you by the Woodford County Historical Society. It is a day for the whole family to learn about genealogy. There are presentations scheduled every half hour or so, children's activities, and hands-on computer time with Ancestry.com.. We hope that you can make it to this event!
Knit and Crochet Club - The next meeting is on Tuesday, November 20th from 6:30 to 7 pm.
RIOT ACT - Our book club - The next meeting is on Thursday, October 25th at 7 pm.
Adult Coloring - The next meeting is on Thursday, October 18th from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.
The next three clubs are still taking sign-ups for another week. If you are interested, sign up by calling the library at 527-4360 or stop by the front desk.
Cookbook Club - We are still taking sign-up for this club. We will take more sign ups for another week and then we will plan our first meeting in November. This club is for those who enjoy cooking and sharing meals with others. We pick a theme for each meeting and make a dish at home that we bring to the library and share with others.
Family Game Night - If you would like to meet other families and enjoy playing board games or card games, this club is for you! We meet after school once a month in a very relaxed atmosphere and have simple snacks and play games. We have tentatively scheduled the first meeting for the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4 pm. We will start in November and the first meeting will be November 20th.
Game Club for Adults - This club is for those adults who like to play wholesome board games or card games with other adults in a noncompetitive environment.
Darla Heath will be at the library on Thursday, October 18th at 1 pm to talk about Laughter: The Healthy Medicine.
Experience the physical and emotional benefits of laughter! The audience will learn the benefits of laughter during this fun-filled, interactive session.
Please register for this event by calling the library at 527-4360 or stop by the front desk!
Don't miss our class this Tuesday, October 16th a 6:30 pm. The Joyful Genealogist, Kim Mullins will present Immigration Records Research for Genealogy. She will discuss what is needed when searching for immigration papers and what to do when you can't find the documents you are seeking. You will learn information regarding foreign ports of departure, historical background, strategies for researching immigrants and their origins, and how to document the immigration of your ancestors. If you register for the event, it really helps us to plan and prepare for the event. Register by calling the library at 527-4360 or stop by the front desk.
The Crochet and Knitting group will start up again on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6 pm to 7:30 pm, starting on October 9th (today)!.
This group is for any level of experience. If you already know how to crochet, bring your project. If you don’t know how to crochet, our crochet experts will help you.
The library's adult and young adult magazines are located in the old part of the building in the Yambert Family Reading Room. The children's magazines are located in the Edward and Marjory Heicken Children's area.
We've recently update our magazines to include these new subscriptions:
Bloomberg Business Week
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Below are the magazines that we've subscribed to for several years:
American Patchwork & Quilting
Better Homes & Gardens
Birds & Blooms
Martha Stewart Living
This Old House
Taste of Home
And for the kids:
National Geographic for Kids
Ranger Rick, Jr.
Sports Illustrated Kids
Pictures and details of some of our recent programs