What goes perfectly with the morning newspaper? A cup of joe! Enjoy a free cup of coffee in the morning.
For those of you that enjoy our ADML service (downloadable books for electronic devices), you will need to stop by the library soon to get a new library card number. This number will start with a "D" and will begin a new account. If you have holds with your current library card number (P#####), wait until you have gotten all your books before switching to the "D" number. This will ensure that you don't lose you place in line. Thank you!
For those of you that enjoy coming to the library, we encourage you to allow a few extra minutes at your next visit. This will allow us to issue you a new library card number. This new number will give you direct access to more books and more libraries, since we are joining a shared catalog system that encompasses a large geographic region. It will also bring you more services once we fully go live, such as text notices, more downloadable books, and the ability to return items to any participating library.
Sun, Stone, and Shadows by Jorge F. Hernández
Mexico and the United States share a long border and a common history. Although our two nations remain separate and independent, they are also deeply interrelated not only through economic ties, political cooperation, and cultural exchange but also by flesh and blood through the many millions of Mexican-Americans who personally embody the intermingling of our two great and complex countries.
There is perhaps no better way for two nations to learn about one another than through sharing their stories. Sun, Stone, and Shadows presents a superb selection of the finest Mexican short stories of the twentieth century. No one can read this arresting volume without experiencing the wonder and surprise of discovery.
Events at the Warren County Library
March 10 @ 5:30pm
Movie Showing: The Boxcar People
The Boxcar People explores the history of Mexican immigrant railroad workers in Galesburg and the boxcar communities they called home. This is a story of strong and proud people who overcame discrimination to claim a part of the American Dream. This event is free.
March 31st @ 10am
For ages 3-5, but all ages are welcome. We will read books to celebrate Mexican culture in Spanish and English. Craft activity will follow.
April 14th @ 6pm
Sun, Stone, and Shadows Book Discussion
Join us for a discussion of this year’s Big Read title, Sun, Stone, and Shadows.
May 5th @ 10am
Cinco de Mayo Storytime
Join Warren County Public Library for storytime in the Children's Room. For ages 3-5, but all ages are welcome. We will read stories to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
To see events at other libraries go to http://neabigread.org/communities/?community_id=1142
Location: Second Floor of the Main Library
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Room is available without assistance)
10:00 A.M.- ?? P.M. or by appointment (Assistance available)
Mark your calendars! The Friends of the Library will host a used book sale on the following dates:
Free will donation. Book sale will take place on the 2nd floor of the library- just follow the footprints!
Recently, the Library was awarded a RAILS LLSAP membership Grant. RAILS, also known as Reaching Across Illinois Library System, awards grants each year to public libraries in Illinois. This specific grant was intended to increase membership in RAILS Local Library System Automation Programs by funding start up costs for any RAILS member library that isn't currently an LLSAP member, or would like to upgrade its union list membership.
The book-a-librarian service from Warren County Library allows patrons to reserve appointments with librarians for up to one hour of uninterrupted, personalized assistance. Patrons can get help with many things such as finding books in the library or learning how to use a computer for the first time. The librarians have a strong foundation with regards to computer use.