Notice of Public Hearing - Winnebago Public Library District

Notice is hereby given that a Tentative Budget and Appropriation Ordinance for the Winnebago Public Library District, Winnebago County, Illinois, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015, will be on file and conveniently available to public inspection at the Winnebago Public Library, 210 N. Elida St, Winnebago, IL during normal business hours from and after 10 A.M. on August 28, 2014

Library's Opening New Doors Project

The Winnebago Public Library has been awarded a $10,000 Live & Learn Construction Grant through the Illinois State Library. The grant will partially fund the Library's Opening New Doors project to install automatically opening telescopic sliding doors at the outside and lobby entrances to the library, providing independent ease of access to community members with mobility impairments.

One of the grant requirements are matching funds from local sources. A generous bequest from the Margaret Van Sickle estate is providing the matching funds for the project.

Northern Illinois Raptor Rehabilitation

Sep 17 2014 6:00 pm

Northern Illinois Raptor Rehabilitation will be visiting Wednesday, September 17th at 6 PM. Kids of all ages will enjoy seeing live owls, learning about our area's wildlife, and enjoying the display afterwards.

Preschool Page-Turners Storytime

Sep 3 2014

Preschool Page-turners storytime will start again September 3, 2014 at 10:15. Grab your grandparents and come hear stories, play games, and make a gift for Grandma and Grandpa. MUST be accompanied by a caregiver. Reading is Grand!

New Story Time- Toddler Tales

Sep 9 2014

Toddler Tales is a storytime for children 18 months to 24 months. This program will start September 9, 2014 starting at 10:30 am and will continue throughout the year on a bi-weekly basis. No siblings, please. Register at our service desk. MUST be accompanied by a caregiver.

Time to Sign Up for a Library Card!

School is just about to start! Do you and your kids have updated library cards? Winnebago District cards need to be renewed every two years. To sign up for a card, simply bring in one form of photo ID and one form of non-photo ID (see lists below) any time the library is open. Let us help you start the school year off right!

Acceptable proofs of current residency:

Photo ID, Driver's license, State ID, Firearms ID.

Nonphoto ID: Bill (current or last months credit card or utility), auto

Changed lengths of check-out for DVD's

1 week DVD-- 1 RENEWAL
2 Weeks Multi Disc (3 more) set/series-- 1 RENEWAL
2 Weeks--Materials classified by WPL as "NEW" materials-- NO RENEWAL
3 Weeks--Books, Audio Books, Magazines, Music CD-- 1 RENEWAL
Effective 8/08/2014

Winnebago Public Library offering free Computer classes

Sep 22 2014

Winnebago Public Library is offering free computer classes starting September 22 and September 26 10:30 am. This class is the basics of computer class 1 and class 2. Registration is now available through September 13, 2014.

It is also offering a computer class in Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Word Class 1 - registration for this class starts September 10-October 8, 2014. Class 1 begins October 15.

Microsoft Word Class 2 - registration beginning October 1-October 29 with class on November 5th, 2014.

Manga Book Club

Sep 16 2014 6:00 pm

We are starting a Manga Book Club here at the library on Tuesday, September 16th. Please join us from 6-7 pm.

Gauge & Gab

Join us on Tuesday at 6:30 PM in the library's downstairs reading lounge to knit, crochet, and swap yarns with fellow fiber enthusiasts. We're not here to gauge your ability, just to have fun!

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