Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Library Trustee Pre-Filing Notice

Notice is hereby given that the office of Connie Hitchens and Pam Hanson, Local Election Official and assistant, will be open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM beginning Monday, December 13, 2010, through 5:00 PM on Monday, December 20, 2010, for the purpose of accepting candidate petitions or certificates for the Consolidated election to be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, for the office of Library Trustee for the Central Citizens’ Library District. Three Trustee positions, each with a four-year term, are to be filled. Nomination papers are available in the office of the Library Director during the regular business hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM located at 1134 E 3100 North Road, Suite C, Clifton, Illinois 60927, phone 815-694-2800.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Central Citizens’ Library District wants to help you take care of your overdue fines – while giving you an opportunity to help your neighbors.
CCLD Library is sponsoring Food for Fines November 1 through November 30, 2010. The library will forgive $0.50 of overdue fines for each non-perishable, non-expired food item. Previously opened or glass items will not be accepted. Amnesty does not apply to library materials that have been lost or damaged. Donations must take place in person during regular library hours: Monday through Thursday 8 AM to 8 PM, Friday 8 AM to 4 PM, and Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM. No items will be accepted through the book drop. The food items will be donated to a local food pantry. Food for Fines is part of a nationwide effort to raise awareness of the problems of hunger and homelessness in the local
community and nationwide. It’s a great way to help the community, the
library, and yourself. Don’t owe any fines? Please consider making a food
donation anyway!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Barn Quilts of Kankakee

Kankakee County is being covered with barn quilts! Join Rhonda and Jerry Legan on Tuesday, October 26th, at 6:30 PM for a slide and video presentation highlighting the construction and installation of the Kankakee County Barn Quilts. They will share locations, photos, quilt block information, and barn/farm/family history. Central Citizens' Library District is a handicap accessible facility. Call the library for more information at 815-694-2800.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Scare Up a Good Book!

Welcome to summer reading at Central Citizens' Library! It's time to register for Scare Up a Good Book. Participants will be asked to read for a total of 360 minutes and attend at least three out of the four weeks. This will qualify you for a trip to the Field Museum in Chicago on Tuesday, July 6th. Children of all ages are welcome to join us. You must have a valid CCLD library card in order to participate.

We are offering four sessions for children who have finished grade five and younger: Tuesdays at 10:00 AM, Wednesdays at 10:00 AM, Thursdays at 10:00 AM, and Thursdays at 6:30 PM. Those who have finished sixth grade and older attend the TWEEN group on Wednesdays at 2:00 PM. If you have conflicts, you can always attend a different session for that week. Call the library at 694-2800 for more information.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Central Citizens' Library District is one of 4,000 libraries across the country selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) to receive free hardcover editions of 17 classic books as part of the We the People Bookshelf grant program. The theme of this year’s Bookshelf is “A More Perfect Union.”
The We the People Bookshelf on “A More Perfect Union” contains the following books:
Kindergarten to Grade 3: “Tico and the Golden Wings” by Leo Lionni; “When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson” by Pam Muñoz Ryan; “A More Perfect Union: The Story of Our Constitution” by Betsy and Giulio Maestro
Grades 4 to 6: “César: ¡ Sí, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can!” by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand; “Darby” by Jonathon Scott Fuqua; “Eagle Song” by Joseph Bruchac; “The Great Little Madison” by Jean Fritz
Grades 7 to 8: “Chains” by Laurie Halse Anderson; “Hitch” by Jeanette Ingold; “Lincoln Shot: A President’s Life Remembered” by Barry Denenberg; “Warriors Don’t Cry” by Melba Beals
Grades 9 to 12: “American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic” by Joseph Ellis; “Carver: A Life in Poems” by Marilyn Nelson; “Killer Angels” by Michael Shaara; “Lincoln in His Own Words” by Milton Melzer; “Twelve Angry Men” by Reginald Rose; “The Souls of Black Folk” by W. E. B. DuBois
Bonus: “The Civil War: A Film by Ken Burns”; “The Civil War: An Illustrated History” by Geoffrey Ward, Ric Burns, Ken Burns; “Declaring Independence: The Origin and Influence of America’s Founding Document” edited by Christian Y. Dupont

The award is part of the NEH’s We the People initiative, which supports projects that strengthen the teaching, study, and understanding of American history and culture. Selected public and school libraries in all 50 states each will receive a set of the 17 books, bonus materials including a DVD edition of “The Civil War,” the award-winning documentary by Ken Burns, posters, bookmarks, bookplates from the NEH and the ALA, and access to online planning and promotional materials. Since 2003, NEH and ALA havae distributed 17,000 We the People Bookshelf grants to school and public libraries across the country.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

2010 Census Employment Opportunities

Interested in working for the 2010 Census?
You May Qualify to Be a Census Taker if:
  • You are able to read, write, and speak English.
  • You are a U.S. citizen.
  • You are at least 18 years old.
  • You have a valid social security number.
  • You take a written test of basic skills.
  • You have a valid driver's license.
  • You pass a background check.
  • You are a legal permanent resident, or non-citizen with an appropriate work visa, and you possess a bilingual skill for which there are no available qualified U.S. citizens.
  • You commit to four days of training. You will be paid for training days. Training can be held either during daytime hours or during evening and weekend hours.

If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/59, you must confirm that you are registered with the Selective Service System. For more information, please visit the Selective Service System's Web site at : http://www.sss.gov.

Participate in a Testing Session to be considered for employment.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

10:00 AM & 12:30 PM

Clifton Community Building

330 East 4th Ave.


For more information, log on to www.2010censusjobs.gov or call the library at 815-694-2800. The library has free practice tests available. Come by and pick one up today!

Friday, February 5, 2010

CCLD Book Club

Join the Central Citizens' Book Club! The next meeting will be on Wednesday, February 24, at 2 PM. This month we will be discussing The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Neffenegger. You may pick up a copy at the library.