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Marseilles Public Library
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read good books has no advantage
May message from the director...
April was certainly a month for us to remember. We celebrated National Library Week (April 14-20) and endured a flood the same week.
We had a great week celebrating our library. The preschoolers had lunch with Miss Jan. We had family reading night with 31 people who shared a pizza with us. Every child who came to read that night also went home with a Mylar balloon. And several children and their parents won free books.
Then came the flood. When we found out Marseilles Elementary School was closed due to damage, we thought of all our children out of school with nothing to do. So, every afternoon we planned activities here at the library and announced them on our Facebook page. We felt this would help the children retain a sense of normality while their parents worked on homes in the flooded area. Events ranged from free movies and popcorn to extra Explorer Club meetings, puzzles and games. And everyday our library was the fun place to be.
We always knew our community was a giving one and the flood proved it even more. With all of the added activities planned, several of our patrons realized we would need help in running these extra activities. So, we really appreciate their willingness to help out when we needed them. We could not have done it without them!
And now, we are getting ready for summer reading fun. Our Summer Reading Program starts in June and we would like to get our Mystery Book Club going. And we're starting up the Chess Club again. Whether you want to learn or just enjoy playing the game, stop by every Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m.
Something new we've added to our services is a book search. On our 'Links we like' page, we've added a link that will let you search for any book we have on our shelves. While we don't offer on-line book check-outs or renewals, you can now find out if we have the book you're looking for. And of course, you can still stop by or call us to reserve or renew books.
And of course, let us know if you have any summertime programs or activity suggestions. And if you just have an idea or suggestion for our library, stop in or e-mail me. Our library is a community library and the community is You.
The Marseilles Public Library provides all area residents in its service
with a wide variety of resources, materials, technology and programs in
order to increase the knowledge of our community, satisfy curiousity and
create young readers.
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