Children’s Book Week Bookmark Contest Winner: Ava (in the 3-5 Grade Division) designed the best bookmark, which will be professionally printed and distributed to students in local schools. Kids had to design a bookmark to promote the library’s summer reading club theme, “Have Book–Will Travel!” Click here to see all of the winning bookmarks.
Library Trustee Applications Available: The Board of Trustees of the Zion-Benton Public Library District invites applications for Trustee to fill an unexpired two-year term through April 30, 2015. Click here for details.
ALA Citation Awarded: United for Libraries has named Beverly Mull of Zion and G. Victor Johnson of Arlington Heights as the recipients of the ALA Trustee Citation. Beverly Mull has been a trustee at the Zion-Benton Public Library District since 2005 and currently serves as the board treasurer. Click here for details.
2013 Partners in Reading: This week, the library kicks off its annual fundraising campaign, Partners in Reading. Since our founding in 1937 the library has attained and maintained its services and programs with the generous support of the community. We are counting on you this year – and we appreciate your support. Download a donation form or donate online. We appreciate your Partnership!
Check Out A Museum! History and culture that excite and inspire, gardens that engage and soothe, hands-on discovery that educates and entertains – all of these and more are waiting for you! Check out museumadventure.org for a full list of participating museums and pass details.
Plant Swap: Come to the 14th annual Plant Swap on Saturday, May 18 to get something new for your garden! Learn how to make a hose guide from the Illinois Dunesland Garden Club at 1:00 p.m. The swap begins at 1:30 p.m. To swap, bring plants in labeled pots. We’ll have door prizes, refreshments and a special activity for kids.
Run for the Library: Put your best foot forward on Saturday, June 15 at 8:00 a.m. We’ll have unique events and awards, goodie bags, food and tons of fun! This 5K is ideal for both the serious runner and casual walkers. Register for the READing Run before June 1 and get $5 off. To register, visit zbrun.org.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
For Kids: From reading clubs to science programs, there is something sure to entertain and educate your youngster. Visit our ZB Kids Page for details on upcoming programs for preschoolers and students.
For Teens: You’ll have fun with Ms. Alyssa and Ms. Dawn. Discover new reads with the Hardcover Society (and Hardcover HIGH Society) and get free books. Visit our ZB Teens site for more exciting events!
For Adults: Join the Casual Crafters and have fun while you work on projects, take a computer class, test your knowledge with monthly trivia and research your family tree with free help. Click here for more programs.
For Home School Families: Join other home school families at the monthly Home School Network meetings. Visit the Home School page for details.