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St. Joseph / Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library

Summer Reading
June 16th - August 2nd

Children's Registration: Infant - 3rd Grade Children's Summer Reading Events

Tween Registration: 4th - 6th Grade Tween Summer Reading Events

Teen Registration: 7th -12th Grade Teen Summer Reading Events

Adult Summer Reading

Music In the Garden:

with Adrienne Frailey
Thursday, July 31 @ 6:30 pm

Join us for our annual music series in the library garden. Bring a blanket or chair and listen for FREE!

This program is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Library.

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The Lake Bluff Book Group

Wednesday, July 30th-- 6:30 pm
Join us to discuss: The House Girl by Tara Conklin
Learn more here

The Moveable Feast Book Club

On Hiatus for the Summer
2nd Wednesdays-- 12:10pm
Join us to discuss food related titles. Bring your sack lunch!
Learn more here

Not Your Mother's Book Club

Monday, August 11th ---- 7:00pm
We'll meet at The Library Pub to discuss:
Mad in America by Robert Whitaker
Learn more here

Scholars and Scoundrels:
The Men's Book Club

Wednesday, August 13th---- 6:30 pm
Slaughterhouse-Fiveby Kurt Vonnegut
Learn more here

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in the Children's Department:


Fizz, Boom, Read!

Storytime this summer: June 24th - July 23rd

Family StoryTime: Tuesday evenings - 6:30pm
This special evening storytime is for families to explore and discover the fun of science together. Stories are followed by themed Discovery Areas. The activities are designed to encourage your child to ask questions, make predictions and draw conclusions. What do you wonder about?

the activities will be geared to engage children 3 and older

Toddler StoryTime: Wednesdays - 10:30am
This storytime is for the younger crowd, ages 3 and under. This will be a more traditional storytime, followed by Garden Games in the library garden.

Storytime weekly themes:
  • June 24 & 25: Be a Scientist
  • July 8 & 9: Be a Paleontologist
  • July 15 & 16: Be a Zoologist
  • July 22 & 23: Be an Entomologist


Check here for our Tween programming information.
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HOURS: Mon. - Thurs. 10-8, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-5, Closed on Sunday


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