Whats happening at the library

“The season for enjoying the fullness of life—partaking of the harvest, sharing the harvest with others, and reinvesting and saving portions of the harvest for yet another season.”

                                                                                                            Denis Waitley

Today is the first day of autumn, the equinox. I hope that this is a safe and satisfying harvest season for farm families, and that it is an enjoyable time for all.

We resumed reading to the Pre-K and Preschool children at St. John’s Preschool last week.  It is so much fun to share a story and see it through their eyes. Due to COVID restrictions, I did not get to read to the children from March 2020 to the present, and I missed it. I hope that you take every opportunity that you can find to read to your children and grandchildren. Just one more story? Or maybe two. For many of the children, it was their first visit to the Mills & Petrie Memorial Library. If you have never visited, or if it has been a long time, come with them and let them show you around. We would welcome your visit and they would welcome your interest in their “field trip.” If your family does not have a library card, it would be a great opportunity to get one.

The Community Book Club will meet Monday, Oct. 4 at 7 pm in the library. The group will be discussing “The Book of Lost Names,” by Kristin Harmel. You can pick up a copy of the book at the library, and you are welcome to join the discussion.

New adult books include:

“Lightning Strike,” by William Kent Krueger

“Stronger Than You Know,” by Lori Foster

Library hours are 1 -6:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

We have a varied selection of used books, CDs and DVDs in the foyer. You are welcome to come and see what is here any time that the library or the building is open.

See you soon at the library.

Linda Dallam, 815-453-2213

Mills & Petrie Memorial Library


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