Library News

Celebrate Black History

February is Black History Month. Participate in the celebration with #ZB Heritage.


Blood is Thicker Than Color
TJ Morris will discuss how she used genealogical research to find her ancestors, who were featured as characters in her novel, Blood Is Thicker Than Color. For more information about Morris, visit #ZBHeritage
Wednesday, 2/10 ● 6-8 PM ● Adults ● R-Required

African Drumming
Join us for an interactive storytelling performance using drums and percussion! Through music, we’ll learn about the people and culture of West Africa’s Guinea. Families and people of all ages are invited to be a part of this harmonious program! #ZBHeritage
Saturday, 2/13 ● 1-2:30 PM ● All Ages

#ZB Readsmalala-2

ZB Library invites people of all ages to read, explore, learn, and participate in the conversation about Malala Yousafzai and how she became a leading advocate of children’s right to education.

I Am Malala
After surviving a violent attack by the Taliban, Yousafzai continued her fight and became a Nobel Peace Prize winning author and the founder of #BooksNotBullets in 2015. The Teen and Adult book groups will discuss I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb in February. Click here for details.

For the Right to Learn
Join us for a discussion of the Picture Book Biography For the Right to Learn: Malala Yousafzai’s Story, by Rebecca Langston-George, and then learn about Pakistani Truck Art, paint trucks, and taste traditional treats!
Thursday, 2/11 ● 3:30-5 PM ● Grades K-8

Explore Your World
Each week brings a new adventure as we explore the world around us through science, drama, travel, and crafts. Click here for details.
Wednesdays ● 2:45-3:45 PM ● Grades K-4

  • 2/17: Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • 3/9: Malala’s Story

Tech Training

Tech Kwon Do
It’s time to learn some cyber self-defense! Learn about common computer threats and what you can do to protect yourself. Judo chop viruses, roundhouse malware, and keep scammers at bay!
Tuesday, 2/16 ● 1:30-3 PM ● R-Required

Library News

Tax Time
Are you wondering how to get your tax forms since the IRS stopped sending packets? ZB Library is here to help you find and print the forms you need. Click here for details. Volunteers from A.A.R.P. Tax Aide will provide assistance on Wednesdays, beginning in February, by appointment only. Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 847.872.4680, x4 to schedule yours.

Borrow a Kindle!
The library now has three types of Kindle Touch devices that you can borrow for 28 days. Each is loaded with titles, so no downloading is required!
Adult ZB Library Kindle: Place a HoldAdult Kindle Title List (PDF)
New Adult/YA ZB Library Kindle: Place a HoldNew-Young Adult Title List (PDF)
Youth (Juvenile) ZB Library Kindle: Place a HoldYouth Kindle Titles (PDF)

Announcing Book a Pro!Book-a-Pro
Book a Pro is a free service to Zion-Benton Public Library cardholders in good standing. Cardholders may make an appointment for individual assistance and instruction on how to use library resources and services. Click on the following links for more information:

Something for Everyone

Check out the following pages for special programs!

  • Spring Break Specials – Keep the kids entertained and enlightened during Spring Break (March 21-26) and keep your sanity! Enjoy fun and educational programs as a family.
  • #ZBHeritage – February is Black History Month. Participate in the celebration!
  • #ZBReads – ZB Library invites people of all ages to read, explore, learn, and participate in the conversation about Malala Yousafzai and how she became a leading advocate of children’s right to education.

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 cool programs just for ZB Teens in grades 5-12. Discover new reads with the Hardcover Society (and Hardcover HIGH Society) and get free books. Visit our ZB Teens Page for more exciting events!

For Adults
Join the Casual Crafters and have fun while you work on projects, take a computer class, and research your family tree with free help. Visit the following pages for programs, news and resources: