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Hop aboard the library road trip

by Staff

MENDOTA – As the weather gets warmer, you may be looking for things to do outside the home. We all love tending to our yards, and gardens, and being outside after a cold winter, but if it’s too rainy to spend time out there, visit your library. Starting Sunday, April 7, libraries across LaSalle, Bureau, and Putnam counties are participating in a Library Road Trip.

Everyone is invited to visit their home library, pick up a passport, and hit the road with their favorite music and snacks. Once you get to another library, have your passport stamped at the circulation desk, and take a look around. Every library has its own specialty collection, and organizers would love for everyone to see and experience all Illinois Valley libraries. Have your passport stamped at as many libraries as you’re comfortable visiting and return to your home library to turn in your passport. Your passport and stamps will get you a chance to win a prize from your home library in May.

The road trip will run from April 7 to May 18. Not all libraries have the same hours or rules, so participant are encouraged to call or visit their website or Facebook page before you head out for your trip for the day.

Did you know that you can use your library card at all area libraries? You can also return items at any area library and the item will return to where it came from through a delivery system provided by Reaching Across Illinois Libraries. Additionally, if a library doesn’t have what you’re looking for, another local library may, or it can be ordered from one of the 139 other libraries that are members of the PrairieCat consortia. You can have your items delivered to your home library or your library of choice.

Participating libraries include Earlville Public Library, Graves Hume Public Library (Mendota), Ladd Public Library, LaMoille-Clarion Public Library, LaSalle Public Library, Oglesby Public Library, Ohio Public Library, Paw Paw Public Library, Peru Public Library, Princeton Public Library, Putnam County Public Library (all branches), Raymond A. Sapp Memorial Library (Wyanet), Reddick Public Library, Richard A. Mautino Public Library (Spring Valley), Selby Township Library, Streator Public Library, Tiskilwa Public Library, Utica Public Library District and Walnut Public Library.

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