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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Time is Running Out!
Put a star next to Aug. 2 on your calendar. That’s the last day to turn in your reading logs and collect your Summer Reading Program prizes. Don’t miss out on getting your reward for reading all summer long!

Summer Reading Sponsors
There are many businesses that helped out with the Forsyth Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, and we are thankful for the contributions of each and every one. Many thanks to Lowe’s, Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, Garden Club of Decatur, Brown’s Trucks & Accessories, Dairy Queen, Connie’s Country Greenhouse, Northgate Pet Clinic, Blue Ribbon Book Fairs, Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza, Maroa-Forsyth High School Agricultural Department, Cheddar’s Casual Café, Book World, Gary Birschbach’s McDonald’s, Children’s Museum of Illinois, Culver’s, Rotary International, Texas Roadhouse, Burger King, Monical’s Pizza, and the Normal CornBelters.

Baby TALK and Kids Talk
Even though the Summer Reading Program is ending, Baby TALK sessions will continue every Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. For the month of August, the library is also offering Kids Talk on Wednesdays during Baby TALK. This is intended to help families with older children who want to attend Baby TALK, but families without Baby TALK youngsters are also welcome to attend. Families with children ages 4-8 are welcome to bring their children in for reading and parachute play. No registration is necessary.

Storytime Returns
On Thursday, Sept. 4 at 10 a.m., the library is bringing back Storytime for children ages 3-5. No registration is necessary. More information will be coming soon.

Back to School Drop-In Craft
Head back to school with school supplies you decorated yourself! Drop in on Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to make fun personalized pencils and notebooks. No registration is necessary.

Nitro Joe a hit
The library experimented with an evening summer event on July 10. Nitro Joe’s Science Show proved to be popular as 35 kids and 14 adults attended. Library staff received positive feedback from the families who participated.

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