River Bend Readers Adult Book Discussion Group

Join us in September for the River Bend Readers Book Club

No One Writes to the Colonel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

September 23 at 6:00 pm @ the library

Copies of the Discussion Book are available at the library.

"Paws to Read" a Huge Summer Success

Summer Readers were out in full force at the Schmaling Memorial Public Library this summer. The library saw its largest number of participants in years: 22 adults, 23 young adults, and 92 children. The reward incentive reading program was also supplemented with 22 various activities including story-times, crafts, movie viewings, special presentations from both the Clinton Humane Society and "Deker and Hawk", two search and rescue dogs. "Ben the Therapy Dog" also made frequent visits, allowing our younger patrons the opportunity to read to him! A "paw-sitively" wonderful time was had by all!

Much thanks to everyone who participated and especially to those who contributed to the much appreciated supplies donated to the Clinton Humane Society!

Each year, the library's summer reading program is funded entirely by donations. The Schmaling Board of Trustees and staff would like to heartily thank this year's generous sponsors:

ADM-CLinton, Agri-King, Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, Dairy Queen-Morrison and Clinton, Central Bank, Citizen's First Bank, Clinton LumberKings, Community State Bank, 1st Gateway Credit Union, GEM Financial Services, Hy-Vee, J&D Steakhouse, Jo-Carroll Energy, Kiwanis Club of Fulton, Lockhart & Law Insurance, Merema Bros., Dr. V.B. Mulay, Nelson Corp. Wealth Management, Parochetti Enterprises (Taco Bell-Clinton), Pizza Ranch-Clinton, Peterson's Plumbing, Wild Rose Casino and Resort

Thank You!

Schmaling Memorial Public Library Brings Access to E-Books

Schmaling Memorial Public Library is bringing access to e-books through the eRead Illinois Program. Axis 360 is the digital media platform providing a system for circulating e-books from the eRead Illinois shared collection. This access is made possible through a grant from the Illinois State Library. Patrons will be able to check out e-books for free. Patrons will have access across a number of devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, Kindle Fire, Nook and Sony Reader devices and many more.

Borrowing Items from Other Libraries

Did you know that Schmaling Memorial Public Library has access to the collections of more than 300 libraries across the state of Illinois? You can look up holdings for more than 300 libraries in the PrairieCat library consortium by clicking on the "Catalog" link above. Simply search for a title, author, subject, or keyword for the item that you're looking for to see if any of the PrairieCat libraries have it.

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