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Power of Attorney 101

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Are you interested in learning more about advance directives? Tune in to this presentation that will inform you on the different types of advance directives and how to fill them out. From Five Wishes to a power of attorney, learn the importance of why these are needed, especially in the times of Covid-19.

Register Here to Receive Zoom Link

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Virtual Loteria! Mexican Bingo!

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Join Youth Services for Loteria/Mexican Bingo, Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m.!  Loteria cards will be scanned and emailed.  Available for pickup as well via curbside, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday and Saturday from 10-4 p.m.  When arriving for curbside pickup please just follow the curbside sign instructions and request how many cards you would like and they will be delivered to your car.  We have plenty of new children’s books for prizes as well as dulces (candy).  Prize pick up is available during the curbside schedule as well, starting the next day (Wednesday) after Loteria/Mexican Bingo.

Join us via zoom here:

Youth Services is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 814 5203 9726
Passcode: 980664

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Notice of Library Trustee Candidate Filing Procudures

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Notice to trustee candidates about filing procedures



  1. The information in this Notice applies to candidates for Library Trustee at the Consolidated Election scheduled for April 6, 2021.


  1. Library Trustee Candidates may file candidate petitions at the Zion-Benton Public Library, 2400 Gabriel Avenue, Zion, Illinois on the following dates and times:
    1. Monday December 14, 2020 through Thursday, December 17, 2020 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.;
    2. Monday December 21, 2020 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
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Adult Winter Activity Club

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Warm-up with a good book and join our Winter Activity Program at the Zion-Benton Public Library! Your goal this winter is to complete 10 activities like reading a book, watching a movie, building a snowman, or making a yummy recipe between December 1st and January 31st. You will earn a prize at the beginning (when you register for the program) and at the end (when you’ve logged 10 activities)! Registered the kids? Great, add the adults using the same Beanstack platform. No additional accounts required.

*Paper activity logs are also available and can be scanned and emailed to the adult department or dropped off at the library depending on closure and/or levels of service. 

To print a paper activity log click Winter Reading/Activity Log.

We are giving away some great prizes this year, which include a s’mores kit, a cozy blanket, bags of popcorn, hot chocolate, and a $5 Amazon Gift card!

  1. Download the FREE Beanstack app
  2. Open it and select “Yes”. Search for Zion-Benton Public Library.
  3. Sign in to your account. If you don’t have one, create an account at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Once you are in, you can set up your family members as Readers. If they are already listed, please update their ages in the Account>Readers option at the bottom right corner of the screen.
  5. Start logging activities!

Two Ways to Register and Log Your Activities Using our Beanstack Platform:

1) Visit our ZB’s Beanstack Page to create an account, add a reader, or log in to record your activities.

2) On your Phone/Device visit your App store and search for Beanstack, followed by looking up Zion Benton Library. Once you’re in, you can register, add a reader, or revisit to record your activities.

*Due to our limited service at this time, prizes can be picked up via the library’s Curbside Service upon completion of the program. This status is subject to change depending on the current level of library service at the time of completion.

For more information feel free to email the Adult Department at aszion@zblibrary.org or call us at 847-872-4680 ext 4. You may also visit our website to start a chat session during hours of operation.

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Make It Monday-Nordic Gnome Ornaments

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Get in on the Nordic gnome trend and create something adorable for the holiday season.  Gift it to yourself or someone in your tribe.

Step 1) Register for this program by emailing mspagnoli@zblibrary.org.
Step 2) Pick up the Make and Take from the Lobby by the Saturday prior to the Make It Monday.
Step 3) Join the Zoom How To at 4 p.m. on the Monday in the calendar here: Mariel is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Make It Monday
Time: This is a recurring meeting Meet anytime

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 754 4274 6647
Passcode: 0sPpVY

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Zion-Benton Public Library District Board of Trustees Opening

We will have 3 seats for the Board of Trustees open for the consolidated election on April 21, 2021. These seats are for a full six-year term ending in April 2027. The seven-person Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall operations of the library by approving budgets and setting policies. Time commitments include monthly board meetings and occasional committee meetings as well as generally advocating for the Library within the community.

Candidate packets may be picked up during normal business hours (Monday – Thursday, 10 AM – 4 PM) from now until December 21, 2020, excluding holidays and closings (10/12/2020, 11/3/2020, & 11/26/2020).

To be eligible, a candidate must be: a registered voter, have resided in the Library District for at least one year before filing their petition for nomination, not be delinquent in paying real estate taxes or have other indebtedness to the Library District, not have a conviction for any felony or infamous crime.

Candidate nomination petitions must include at least 50 signatures from registered voters who reside within the Library District and a receipt from the County Clerk indicating that a Statement of Economic Interests has been filed for this office. Petitions may be filed between Monday, December 14, 2020 at 10 AM and Monday, December 21, 2020 at 5 PM at the Library’s Administration Offices.

Election information can be found at the Lake County Clerk’s website at http://www.countyclerk.lakecountyil.gov. For more information, please contact Assistant Library Director, Mollie Brumbaugh at 847-872-4680, ext. 109.

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