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Bryan-Bennett Library diving into 2016 Summer Reading Program

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Summer Reading Program

Bryan-Bennett Library has launched its 2016 Summer Reading Program "Read for the Win." Book logs, with age-appropriate goals, are available at the Library Circulation Desk. The reading group categories are: Grade 3 and younger; Grades 4 through High School; and Adults.

Events for the whole family

Petting Zoo, Fri., June 17, at 10 a.m. Exhibits by FFA students

Concert by Rick Rayburn Thurs., June 30 at 12:30 p.m.

Mad Science, Fri., July 8, 10 a.m.

Brown Bag Thursdays

  Brown Bag events are held at noon in the large meeting room. Events are open to all ages. Participants are invited to bring their own sack lunch and enjoy it while watching the following entertainment:

June 9    SCHS Athletes to talk about exercise and healthy decisions

June 16  Local baker Shelli McIntosh to demonstrate How to Decorate Cupcakes

June 23  Rusty Strings Dulcimer Group to appear in concert

July 7     Kaskaskia College Theater Guild

July 14 & 21 Library Game Days

July 28    State Representative John Cavaletto

Story Times

June 3      4-H Students to read “Who Would Win: Whale v. Giant Squid”

June 10     Local teacher Lindsay Eddy to read “Froggy Plays T-Ball”

June 24     Local teacher Lynn Larimer to read “Is There a Human Race”

July 1     Lynn Larimer to read “The Tortoise and the Hare”

July 15     Linsday Eddy to read “Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns about Sportsmanship”

July 22 & July 29     Reader to be announced


A special Thank You to Edward Jones Financial Advisor Darren Dwyer who is sponsoring treats and prizes at the Dominos games, which are held on Thursdays at 1 p.m. in June and July.

Bryan-Bennett's 2016 Holiday Schedule

New Year’s Day January 1

President’s Day February 15

Good Friday March 25

Memorial Day May 30

Independence Day July 4

Labor Day September 5

Veterans Day November 11

Thanksgiving Holiday, November 24 and 25

Christmas Holiday, December 23, 24, and 26



Special Collection

Read about Presidents and First Ladies who called Illinois Home in a special collection highlighted near the main circulation desk.


We love ideas

Patrons are invited to share their ideas with the Library Staff and Board. To make this easier, a suggestion box is located in the area between the Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction shelves. Please let us know what you are thinking.

You may also contact the Bryan-Bennett Library Board of Trustees at


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