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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thanks Summer Reading Program Sponsors!
Thanks to the many area businesses and individuals whose contributions helped make our summer reading program a success: Amanda Giles with COUNTRY Financial, Arby’s, Bloomington Thunder, Book World, Brown’s Trucks & Accessories, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King, Cheddar’s Casual Café, Connie’s Country Greenhouse, Culver’s, Dairy Queen, Decatur Area Arts Council, Decatur Park District, Garden Club of Decatur, J. D. Webb, Julie Scheuler Photography, Krekel’s, Larry Reed, Long John Silver’s, Lowe’s, Master Gardeners/U of I Extension, Gary Birschbach’s McDonald’s, Monical’s Pizza, Panda Express, Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza, Dr. S. Patel, St. Louis Cardinals, Taco Bell and Texas Roadhouse.

Grand Prize Winners
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2017 Summer Reading Program. The winners of our Grand Prize drawings are:

  • 2-5 years old – Cruz McCay
  • 6-8 years old – Michelle Anison
  • 9-12 years old – Joella Livingston
  • Teen – Alexis Riser
  • Adult, Cardinals Tickets – Kelli Langston
  • Adult, Book World Gift Certificate – Judy Mahoney

Photo Exhibit
Images from the library’s summer photography class are now on display through the end of the month. Subjects range from portraits to still life and landscapes, and all reflect a keen eye for framing a shot. Participants attended sessions led by photographer Julie Scheuler. Be sure to check out these fascinating images in the library’s computer area.

Magazine Suggestions?
Vintage-style clothing, astronomy, rocks and gems, dogs — is there a subject you want to read about on a monthly basis? Forsyth Public Library is looking for suggestions to expand our magazine collection. Please let us know the areas of interest you’d like to see explored in periodical form. You might even have a specific magazine already in mind. Share your thoughts with one of our staff members.

Families with children ages birth to 3 are encouraged to attend informal Baby TALK sessions each Wednesday from 9:30-10:15 a.m. Each week provides opportunities for sharing parenting concerns and celebrating achievements while enjoying books, songs and fingerplays. No registration is necessary.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten
It’s important for children to start looking at books and listening to stories as early as possible. That’s why we love the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, which encourages all children, from birth until they enter kindergarten, to read lots and lots! Since we started this program, 16 children have completed all 1,000 books. They receive a special book bag after reading 500 books and have their name put in a favorite library book once they complete all 1,000. There are 150 children currently participating in this program, and new participants may sign up at any time.

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