Summer Reading Program
The Summer Reading Program has begun! We'll have all kinds of free fun programs for the family, and you can win great prizes just by reading! Stop by the library today to sign up for a reading log. The summer reading program will end on Saturday, July 23rd. Make sure that you return your completed reading log to receive a prize and be entered for a chance to win a Grand Prize!
Family Game Night
Bring you family to the library for a night of fun and games on Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. We'll have board games, snacks and lots of surprise games to play with your family!
Yoga for Adults
Yoga classes for adults will be held at the library at 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays July 9th and July 23rd.
Registration is required. Please bring a mat if you have one.
Join us on Thursday, July 14th at 6:30 p.m. for Animal Athletes presented by Blank Park Zoo~ We always enjoy watching countries compete in the Olympics, but what if animals had their own Olympics? Which animals would be best at the high jump? Which ones would excel in swimming? Who would take the gold in gymnastics? Ponder these fun scenarios with a zoo educator and four live animals from Blank Park Zoo.
Champions of Survival
Forest Park Nature Center will be at the library on Thursday, July 21st at 6:30 p.m. for a Champions of Survival program. Learn all about how animals survive and thrive in the wild. You'll be able to learn about Illiniois wildlife and meet and animal friend!
Niabi Zoo and Putnam Museum Family Passes
You are now able to check out family passes for the Putnam Museum and Niabi Zoo! Both passes are good for free admission of two adults and four children, and can be checked out for two days. *ID will need to be provided at time of use.*
Don't forget: you can download and stream free music with Freegal!
Pay Fines Online With Credit Cards!
You can now pay for fines and fees online through Encore. Simply log into your account with your card number and you PIN, and you will see the option to pay using E-Commerce. Any fine listed must be paid in full, and there is a minimum amount of $1.00. There is no charge to use this service. See staff for help with this convenient service.
Read About the Latest Library News with the Newsletter online
We are happy to provide access to our newsletter online here. You
can check it out online just in case you recycled yours or it's not
at hand at the moment. We hope you'll find this handy access to the
lastest news and program information helpful!
Summer 2016 Newsletter
Visit ABC Mouse Early Learning Academy for exciting educational activities. It's a website that helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studeis, art music and much more! For kids ages 2-7+!
This resource is free to use at the library
Check out our Miscellaneous Links page for some great sites to find reviews of movies, TV shows, games, and more!
Recycle at the Library
Colona Public Library is collecting aluminum cans (empty and rinsed please!) The aluminum is sold by the pound and the profits go towards funding various library programs.
~Please do not drop off bags of mixed recyclables!~
If you are living in the area and don't yet have a library card, please stop in to apply for one today!
Did You Know?
We have free internet usage on library computers and wi-fi access. If you're 18 or over, you can borrow movies and television shows on DVD - we have most new releases, in addition to holiday shows and old favorites! We now have videogames available, too! We have books for any age for recreation and research. We can show you how to get books from any other library in our system to be delivered here for your convenience. You can request books or renew them on-line. You can even download audiobooks and e-books for free from the comfort of your own home! We also have a copier which has great features to print, scan or copy in color.
Thanks to the following patrons who have donated to the library:
Sandy Tallent, Judy Junis,Robert Oehrlein,Pat Perkins, Marian Welty, Marlene Schwartz, Kimberly Hicks,Loren Rathjen, Yuri Parker, Jackie Stickle, Harold Bennitt, Kari Clements, Eleanor Norville, Jane Forest, Betty Fisher, Marco Romero, Nancy Hamerlinck, Roland Behnke, Dennis Kelley, Jeannie Gless, Rosalie Duncan, Ramona Oltmann, Susan Brown, Sharon DeWulf, Lisa Shaw, Arlene Parker, Sandy Schneider, Jim Ausmus, Jolly Jackson.
And thanks to everyone who donates their aluminum cans, too!
Contact the Colona Library Board