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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Valentines for Vets
Help us put a smile on veterans’ faces this Valentine’s Day by stopping by Forsyth Public Library any time between Monday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Feb. 6 to make a one-of-a-kind valentine. Valentines will be delivered to the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System in Danville shortly before Valentine’s Day. All craft supplies will be provided by the library, so come in and make as many as you like. All ages are encouraged to help spread the love with these handmade cards.

Story Time Resumes
Story Time will resume Thursday, Feb. 4 with Miss Sandi and Miss Lisa. Children ages 3-5 and their parents are invited to join us for fun stories, games and activities. Story Time is held each Thursday at 10 a.m. The theme for Feb. 4 will be Snow, and the theme for Feb. 11 will be Valentine’s Day. Come have some winter fun with us!

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
Parents and caregivers of children ages birth to 5 are invited to sign up for our newest reading program, “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.” Sign up your child and receive a book log to help keep track of his or her progress. Each time you read a book (any book — even that title you have read over and over and over) to your child, color in a book on your log. When 100 books are read, come back to the library to complete your certificate and receive your next book log. When you finish 500 books, you will receive a book bag. Upon completion of 1,000 books, your child will have his or her name placed on a bookplate inside one of the library’s juvenile titles. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten strengthens children’s language skills and develops a lifelong love of learning. Just one book per day adds up to 365 books in one year, 730 books in two years and 1,095 in three years — get started today!

Tech Club
The next meeting of Tech Club is Tuesday, Jan. 19 from10 to 11:30 a.m. We will discuss travel tips and tricks using apps and mobile devices. All are welcome!

Library Resources for Students
Don’t forget that the library offers many resources and services for student success! Visit and click on “Materials Search” to access all our online research resources. You may access these resources within the library or from home by using your Forsyth library card.

Helpful research resources include:

  • General OneFile: News and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images.
  • Kids InfoBits: For beginning researchers in kindergarten through grade 5. Features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface.
  • InfoTrac Newsstand: Full-text newspaper database that allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields.
  • Grolier Online Encyclopedia: The ultimate homework helper for grades 3 and up. Includes Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples, and The New Book of Popular Science.

Forsyth Public Library offers seven computers with free public Internet access. You may also bring in your laptop or mobile device and enjoy free WiFi within the building. Printing and copies in color or black and white may be made for a small fee. Fax services and laminating services are also available. Please call the library at 877-8174 to inquire about prices for these services.

Kids Edible Penguin Craft
Join us on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to make a penguin from Swiss cake rolls, marshmallows, Tootsie Rolls and more! All ages are welcome, and no registration is necessary. Everyone who comes for the craft will be entered into a drawing for A Very Vader Valentine’s Day activity book. 

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