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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Help Us Stamp Out Hunger
Bring non-perishable food items to Forsyth Public Library between Monday, May 8 and Saturday, May 13 for the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. The library is pleased to serve as a collection point for this annual event. Donations will be distributed across nine local food banks. Drop off your non-perishable food items at the library and help us make a difference!

Food For Thought Book Club
The May selection for the Food For Thought book club will be Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. The Lusitania is considered one of the greatest tragedies in maritime history and a tipping point for our entry into World War I. Dead Wake tells this story in Larson’s distinctive narrative style. The discussion takes place Thursday, May 11 at 6 p.m. New members are always welcome!

Lincoln Trail Homestead
Abraham Lincoln lived in Macon County for just one year, but it was a formative year in his life. On Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m. at the library, Friends of the Lincoln Trail Homestead State Park and Memorial will share information about the history of the Homestead and current efforts to restore and improve the property. Join us for an opportunity to learn more about Lincoln’s first home in Illinois.

Reading By Design
Mark your calendar for our summer reading program, Reading By Design. Registration begins Tuesday, May 30. Race in for our big kickoff day Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m.–3 p.m., where you will be able to build LEGO cars for sprints down our test track. The park district will be here that day to sign up children for its programs, and the library will also demo features that can make it easier to manage your library account. New this year for summer reading, all children and teens who finish their six reading levels will receive a free book. Thanks to Amanda Giles and Country Financial for sponsoring this great addition to our summer program.

Apply To Be a VolunTeen
Teens! Are you looking for volunteer hours? Would you like to work with kids and families in our summer reading program? If you are going into grades 7-12, you can apply to become a VolunTeen! Application forms are available at the library and at Maroa-Forsyth Middle and High School offices. For more information, contact Sandi Hayes at the library.

New Look, New Furniture
Things have seemed a bit out of place the last few weeks at the library, but there’s a good reason — we are getting a new look! Changes include updated chairs, tables, computer desks and work areas. Come see what is new! And what becomes of the old furniture? The items longer needed will be for sale from April 29 through May 6 in the library’s community room. Sale hours are Saturday, April 29 and Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m.–noon; and May 1 through May 5 from 1–3 p.m. A partial list of items for sale is available at the library. All items will be sold as is. Buyers must be prepared to remove items at time of purchase.

Painted Lady Butterflies
Our Painted Lady caterpillars have arrived and have been eating and growing non-stop over the last few weeks. Be sure to stop in and see them before they fly away! 

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