Tuesday, April 3, 2012

NEW! Pay Fines and Fees Securely Online

You may now pay your fines and fees or make a donation to the library online using your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover credit card. Central Citizens’ Library District has partnered with the Illinois E-Pay Program in an effort to offer the most innovative, secure, and convenient payment options to our users. You will need to check your account to determine how much you wish to pay before beginning the payment process. This service is not connected directly with your library account and cannot look up what you owe for you. The minimum transaction amount is $1.00. If you would like to pay more than the fines that you owe, your account will have a credit balance. Any future fines and fees will be charged against this balance. Library staff will update your account information as soon as possible after receiving notification of your payment. If you make a payment when the library is closed, your account will be updated when the library next opens.

Monday, March 5, 2012

New Service Offered at CCLD

Central Citizens' Library District is now offering the Dear Reader library service to help you select reading materials more easily. The service, which can be accessed through the library's homepage, offers patrons the opportunity to receive several different kinds of notices.

New Book Alerts will automatically send you alerts about new books, videos, and music that has been added to the collection.

Book News allows you to subscribe to monthly newsletters featuring new releases in a wide variety of genres. You can choose to receive e-mails about as many different genres as you like. You can also immediately view information about these books online.

Online Book Club lets you sample new books. Every day, Monday through Friday, you will receive in your e-mail a five-minute selection from a chapter of a book. By the end of the week, you'll have read two to three chapters. Every Monday a new book starts. What a great way to try a new book and see if you are interested!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Goat Visits TOTS

The Central Citizens’ Library District TOTS program had a special visitor on Friday, Feb. 24th. The TOTS were able to see, pet, and learn about a baby goat. The goat was brought in by Lori and Rodney Meyer of Hillside Stock Farm in Chebanse. The preschool children really enjoyed feeling the different textures of its coat and ears. They saw how goats have bottom teeth, but none on the top, and they talked about what it eats. After playing with the baby goat, the TOTS listened to the story “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” as well as several stories written and illustrated by the Central High School Creative Writing class. The craft project for the day was a goat puppet. The CCLD TOTS program is held every Friday at 10:00AM with a repeat of the program on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM. Any preschool aged child is welcome to attend. The CCLD is located at 1134 N. 3100 E. Rd., Clifton. For more details contact the library at 815-694-2800.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Library Closures

It's time for snowy weather again! Library closures due to inclement weather will be reported to WKAN 1320 AM, WGFA 1360 AM, and WVLI 95.1 FM.

CCLD Adult Book Club

This month's CCLD Adult Book Club selection is "Uprising" by Margaret Peterson Haddix. The book club will meet on Tuesday, January 24th, at 2:00 PM. Books are available for checkout at the library. New members are always welcome!

2011 Christmas Coloring Winners

Thanks to all who entered the CCLD Christmas Coloring Contest. Congratulations to our winners:

Family: 1st-Karlie Wilken Family, 2nd-Snejburg Family, 3rd-Trevor and Jayce Meier Family

PreSchool/Kindergarten: 1st-Brenna Hanson, 2nd-Sydney Rohlwing, 3rd-Adyson Martin

Grades 1-3: 1st-Christian Ladehoff, 2nd-Emily Barbieri, 3rd-Hailey Hayes

Grades 4-5: 1st-Avanna Lowery, 2nd-Zoe Bates, 3rd-Hailey Fontaine

Grades 6-12: 1st-Kaylee George, 2nd-Emma Boicken, 3rd-Hannah Cordes

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Peter Fletcher, Classical Guitarist

Peter Fletcher is a critically acclaimed classical guitarist. We are very pleased to welcome him back to Central Citizens' Library to perform for us on Tuesday, May 17, at 6:30 PM in the Central High School auditorium. Mr. Fletcher has toured the world playing his guitar at over 100 concerts each year. In the tradition of Segovia, Fletcher believes in expanding the repertoire of guitar music by transcribing music from other instruments, making his music a unique and exciting experience.