Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Sherrard Public Library District! Programs are free unless otherwise stated.
 Limit by audience:
 
F E A T U R E D   E V E N T
Summer Reading
Saturday, Jul. 23
Reading is Sweet!
And for all ages!
Summer Reading begins June 13th and closes July 23rd and grand prizes are drawn July 25th.
You must be in the Sherrard Library District to register.
Please register each participant here and pick up your reading logs at the library.
Adults do not need to enter age and grade, simply note "Adult" and "NA". 


Read to Me: Age 5 and under (or going into K and under)
Earn level prizes and enter to win grand prize

Readers: Age 6-11 (or 1st - 5th grade)
Earn level prizes and enter to win grand prize

Young Adult: Age 10-17 (or 6th -12th grade)
Earn book completion prizes, and enter to win special event prizes and grand prizes

Adult 18+
Enter to win weekly and grand prizes
Little Explorers
Tuesday, Jul. 5, 10:00am-8:00pm

Registration opens June 17th, 10:00am
You must be in the Sherrard Public LIbrary District to register.
Take Home Event only
Join us for a fun Summer Reading edition of Little Explorers!
AGES 2-5

Each activity box is filled with items to explore and experience, including a craft, activity, snack & book (the only item to be returned). Adult supervision required.

Must have a Sherrard Public Library card to register. (You will be asked in a different field for name of library card holder.) 
Pick up is 10:00am-8:00pm day of event only and registrations cannot be held past date and time of event.

Please register each participant separately with their name and age.

Self-register via Facebook or website when possible.
Visit our Instagram page, @sherrardpubliclibrarydistrict, for some examples of what is in a Little Explorer's Box!

If you cannot attend a program for which you are registered, you must notify the library to cancel.  Those that do not cancel their registration prior to the program will be considered a "no call, no show."  Three "no calls, no shows" for a household within close succession will result in suspension of program registrations for the following month.  This will also apply to those who excessively cancel registrations.

To cancel your registration, you may call the library at 309-593-2178 and speak with a staff member.

In Person Storytime
Wednesday, Jul. 6, 11:00am-11:30am

Registration opens June 17th, 10:00am
You must be in the Sherrard Public LIbrary District to register.
Toddler to age 9
(Infants welcome and do not need registrations.)
In Person Event
Please no coughs, runny noses or fever within 24 hours.

Join us for 3-5 stories, craft and snack.

Please register each participant separately with their name and age.

Self-register via Facebook or website when possible.
We also have Take Home Storytime Bags for ages 2-9.
For tween & teens please register for our Take Home Tween & Teen Book Bundles.

For adults please register for our Take Home Take a Book Break Bundles.

If you cannot attend a program for which you are registered, you must notify the library to cancel.  Those that do not cancel their registration prior to the program will be considered a "no call, no show."  Three "no calls, no shows" for a household within close succession will result in suspension of program registrations for the following month.  This will also apply to those who excessively cancel registrations.

To cancel your registration, you may call the library at 309-593-2178 and speak with a staff member.

Kid’s Take Hom
Friday, Jul. 8, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Registration opens June 17th, 10:00am
You must be in the Sherrard Public LIbrary District to register.
Ages 5-9
Take Home Event Only

Everything but one refriderated ingredient provided.

Pick up is from 2:00pm-5:00pm day of event only, registrations cannot be held past date and time of event.

Please register each participant separately with their name and age.
Self-register via Facebook or website when possible.
If you cannot attend a program for which you are registered, you must notify the library to cancel.  Those that do not cancel their registration prior to the program will be considered a "no call, no show."  Three "no calls, no shows" for a household within close succession will result in suspension of program registrations for the following month.  This will also apply to those who excessively cancel registrations.

 To cancel your registration, you may call the library at 309-593-2178 and speak with a staff member.

Movies to Go & Game
Monday, Jul. 11, 10:00am-8:00pm

Registration opens May 20th, 10:00am
You must be in the Sherrard Public LIbrary District to register.
Take Home Event Only
For all ages!
Special Summer Reading Edition!

Each To-Go bag will include two movies, selected by our librarians, popcorn & a Tumbling Tower game. 

You will be asked in a different field for movie rating preference and name of library card holder.
Must have a Sherrard Public Library card to register.
Pick up is 10:00am-8:00pm day of event only and registrations cannot be held past date and time of event.
Please register each participant separately with their name and age via Facebook or website.

If you cannot attend a program for which you are registered, you must notify the library to cancel.  Those that do not cancel their registration prior to the program will be considered a "no call, no show."  Three "no calls, no shows" for a household within close succession will result in suspension of program registrations for the following month.  This will also apply to those who excessively cancel registrations.

To cancel your registration, you may call the library at 309-593-2178 and speak with a staff member.

Afternoon Book Club
Monday, Jul. 11, 1:30pm-2:30pm
His and Hers
by Alice Feeney
Join us for a fun Summer Reading edition of Afternoon Book Club!
Use your book club reading to participate in the Summer Reading program for chances to win fun prizes!

Drop in, in person event, no registration required.
However you are welcome to call or stop in and order your book for this or any other upcoming book club meeting.
Can't do Afternoon Book Club? Want to do an evening book club too?
Try our Evening Book Club that meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. 
We also have take home, no discussion, Adult Take a Book Break Bundles twice a month that include 2 books, librarian's choice, a small craft and sweet treat. These events do require registration. You can find that info on our Facebook pag, Website and monthly newsletter.
 
Adult Take a Book Br
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 10:00am-8:00pm

Registration opens June 17th, 10:00am
You must be in the Sherrard Public LIbrary District to register.
Ages 18 and up
Take Home Event Only

Enjoy librarian’s choice of 2 books, craft & sweet treat. You may need scissors, tape or glue at home. Library books are the only items to be returned to the library. Use your reading to earn chances to win weekly and end of summer reading prizes!

Must have a Sherrard Public Library card to register (You will be asked in a different field for name of library card holder.) 
Pick up is 10:00am-8:00pm day of event only and registrations cannot be held past date and time of event.

Please register each participant separately with their name and age.

Self-register via Facebook or website when possible.
For tween & teens please register for our Tween & Teen Book Bundles.
For kids please register for our Storytime Bags.

If you cannot attend a program for which you are registered, you must notify the library to cancel.  Those that do not cancel their registration prior to the program will be considered a "no call, no show."  Three "no calls, no shows" for a household within close succession will result in suspension of program registrations for the following month.  This will also apply to those who excessively cancel registrations.

 

To cancel your registration, you may call the library at 309-593-2178 and speak with a staff member.

Storytime Bag
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 10:00am-8:00pm

Registration opens June 17th, 10:00am
You must be in the Sherrard Public LIbrary District to register.
Take Home Event Only
Toddler to age 9

Enjoy surprise themed books, craft & snack. You may need scissors, tape or glue at home and some adult supervision maybe required. Library book is the only item required to be returned to the library.
Must have a Sherrard Public Library card to register. You will be asked in a different field for name of library card holder.
Pick up is 10:00am-8:00pm day of event only and registrations cannot be held past date and time of the event.

Please register each participant separately with their name and age.

Self-register via Facebook or website when possible.
For tween & teens please register for our Tween & Teen Book Bundles.
For adults please register for our Take a Book Break Bundles.

If you cannot attend a program for which you are registered, you must notify the library to cancel.  Those that do not cancel their registration prior to the program will be considered a "no call, no show."  Three "no calls, no shows" for a household within close succession will result in suspension of program registrations for the following month.  This will also apply to those who excessively cancel registrations.

To cancel your registration, you may call the library at 309-593-2178 and speak with a staff member.

Tween & Teen Book Bu
Tuesday, Jul. 12, 10:00am-8:00pm

Registration opens June 17th, 10:00am
You must be in the Sherrard Public LIbrary District to register.
Ages 10-18
Take Home Event Only

Enjoy librarian’s choice books, craft & snack. You may need scissors, tape or glue at home. Library Books are the only items to be returned to the library.

Must have a Sherrard Public Library card to register. (You will be asked in a different field for name of library card holder.) 
Pick up is 10:00am-8:00pm day of event only and registrations cannot be held past date and time of event.
Please register each participant separately with their name and age.

Self-register via Facebook or website when possible.
For toddlers to age 9 please register for Storytime Bags.
For adults please register for our Take a Book Break Bundles.

If you cannot attend a program for which you are registered, you must notify the library to cancel.  Those that do not cancel their registration prior to the program will be considered a "no call, no show."  Three "no calls, no shows" for a household within close succession will result in suspension of program registrations for the following month.  This will also apply to those who excessively cancel registrations.

 

To cancel your registration, you may call the library at 309-593-2178 and speak with a staff member.

In Person Storytime
Wednesday, Jul. 13, 11:00am-11:30am

Registration opens June 17th, 10:00am
You must be in the Sherrard Public LIbrary District to register.
Toddler to age 9
(Infants welcome and do not need registrations.)
In Person Event
Please no coughs, runny noses or fever within 24 hours.

Join us for 3-5 stories, craft and snack.

Please register each participant separately with their name and age.

Self-register via Facebook or website when possible.
We also have Take Home Storytime Bags for ages 2-9.
For tween & teens please register for our Take Home Tween & Teen Book Bundles.

For adults please register for our Take Home Take a Book Break Bundles.

If you cannot attend a program for which you are registered, you must notify the library to cancel.  Those that do not cancel their registration prior to the program will be considered a "no call, no show."  Three "no calls, no shows" for a household within close succession will result in suspension of program registrations for the following month.  This will also apply to those who excessively cancel registrations.

To cancel your registration, you may call the library at 309-593-2178 and speak with a staff member.

Adults Make Salsa &
Thursday, Jul. 14, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Registration opens June 17th, 10:00am
You must be in the Sherrard Public LIbrary District to register. 
Ages 18 and up
IN PERSON EVENT

Attendees will be slicing, dicing and mixing, sipping and tasting both salsa and mocktails that we prepare at the event. The drinks are non-alcoholic.

Supplies may vary from photo.
Please register each participant separately with their name and required information so that they will receive confirmation information and event reminder.

Self-register via Facebook or website when possible.
If you cannot attend a program for which you are registered, you must notify the library to cancel.  Those that do not cancel their registration prior to the program will be considered a "no call, no show."  Three "no calls, no shows" for a household within close succession will result in suspension of program registrations for the following month.  This will also apply to those who excessively cancel registrations.

To cancel your registration, you may call the library at 309-593-2178 and speak with a staff member.

Adult Craft Hello Su
Friday, Jul. 15, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Registration opens June 17th, 10:00am
You must be in the Sherrard Public LIbrary District to register. 
Ages 18 and up
Take Home Event Only

Supplies may vary from photo.

Pick up is from 2:00pm-5:00pm day of event only, registrations cannot be held past date and time of event.
Please register each participant separately with their name and required information so that they will receive confirmation information and event reminder.

Self-register via Facebook or website when possible.
If you cannot attend a program for which you are registered, you must notify the library to cancel.  Those that do not cancel their registration prior to the program will be considered a "no call, no show."  Three "no calls, no shows" for a household within close succession will result in suspension of program registrations for the following month.  This will also apply to those who excessively cancel registrations.

To cancel your registration, you may call the library at 309-593-2178 and speak with a staff member.

Lego Drop In!
Monday, Jul. 18, 1:00pm-3:00pm

No Registration Required
You must be in the Sherrard Public LIbrary District to attend.
Drop In - In Person
Ages 5-18

Children 9 and under must be accompanied by someone 10 and over.
Join us in building whatever your imagination can think of!
(Legos remain at the library and are not to be taken home.)

 

Evening Book Club
Monday, Jul. 18, 6:60pm-7:30pm
The Sweetness of Water
by Nathan Harris

Join us for a fun Summer Reading edition of Evening Book Club!
Use your book club reading to participate in the Summer Reading program for chances to win fun prizes!

Drop in, in person event, no registration required.
However you are welcome to call or stop in and order your book for this or any other upcoming book club meeting.
Can't do Evening Book Club? Want to do an afternoon book club too?
Try our Afternoon Book Club that meets the 1st Monday of each month at 1:30 pm. 
We also have take home, no discussion, Adult Take a Book Break Bundles twice a month that include 2 books, librarian's choice, a small craft and sweet treat. These events do require registration. You can find that info on our Facebook pag, Website and monthly newsletter.
 
Little Explorers
Tuesday, Jul. 19, 10:00am-8:00pm

Registration opens June 17th, 10:00am
You must be in the Sherrard Public LIbrary District to register.
Take Home Event only
Join us for a fun Summer Reading edition of Little Explorers!
AGES 2-5

Each activity box is filled with items to explore and experience, including a craft, activity, snack & book (the only item to be returned). Adult supervision required.

Must have a Sherrard Public Library card to register. (You will be asked in a different field for name of library card holder.) 
Pick up is 10:00am-8:00pm day of event only and registrations cannot be held past date and time of event.

Please register each participant separately with their name and age.

Self-register via Facebook or website when possible.
Visit our Instagram page, @sherrardpubliclibrarydistrict, for some examples of what is in a Little Explorer's Box!

If you cannot attend a program for which you are registered, you must notify the library to cancel.  Those that do not cancel their registration prior to the program will be considered a "no call, no show."  Three "no calls, no shows" for a household within close succession will result in suspension of program registrations for the following month.  This will also apply to those who excessively cancel registrations.

To cancel your registration, you may call the library at 309-593-2178 and speak with a staff member.

In Person Storytime
Wednesday, Jul. 20, 11:00am-11:30am

Registration opens June 17th, 10:00am
You must be in the Sherrard Public LIbrary District to register.
Toddler to age 9
(Infants welcome and do not need registrations.)
In Person Event
Please no coughs, runny noses or fever within 24 hours.

Join us for 3-5 stories, craft and snack.

Please register each participant separately with their name and age.

Self-register via Facebook or website when possible.
We also have Take Home Storytime Bags for ages 2-9.
For tween & teens please register for our Take Home Tween & Teen Book Bundles.

For adults please register for our Take Home Take a Book Break Bundles.

If you cannot attend a program for which you are registered, you must notify the library to cancel.  Those that do not cancel their registration prior to the program will be considered a "no call, no show."  Three "no calls, no shows" for a household within close succession will result in suspension of program registrations for the following month.  This will also apply to those who excessively cancel registrations.

To cancel your registration, you may call the library at 309-593-2178 and speak with a staff member.

Tweens & Teens Make
Thursday, Jul. 21, 1:00pm-2:30pm

Registration opens June 17th, 10:00am
You must be in the Sherrard Public LIbrary District to register.
Ages 10-18
In Person event!

Join us in slicing, dicing and mixing up some delish salsa!
Please register each participant separately with their name and age.
Self-register via Facebook or website when possible.
If you cannot attend a program for which you are registered, you must notify the library to cancel.  Those that do not cancel their registration prior to the program will be considered a "no call, no show."  Three "no calls, no shows" for a household within close succession will result in suspension of program registrations for the following month.  This will also apply to those who excessively cancel registrations.

To cancel your registration, you may call the library at 309-593-2178 and speak with a staff member.

In Person Therapy Do
Friday, Jul. 22, 11:00am-noon

Registration opens June 17th, 10:00am
Ages 2-9
You must be in the Sherrard Public Library District to register. SPLD card required.

(For those attending with a sibling,who are under the age of registration: Infants welcome and do not need registrations. Crawlers will need to be held or in stroller/car seat to keep everyone safe.)
In Person Event
Join us for a visit with therapy dogs. Listen to a story and then meet and greet out furry guests. Take home a doggie bag & doggie library book.

Please register each participant separately with their name and age.

Self-register via Facebook or website when possible.
If you cannot attend a program for which you are registered, you must notify the library to cancel.  Those that do not cancel their registration prior to the program will be considered a "no call, no show."  Three "no calls, no shows" for a household within close succession will result in suspension of program registrations for the following month.  This will also apply to those who excessively cancel registrations.

To cancel your registration, you may call the library at 309-593-2178 and speak with a staff member.

Afternoon Book Club
Monday, Aug. 1, 1:30pm-2:30pm
The Red Address Book
by Sofia Lundberg


Drop in, in person event, no registration required.
However you are welcome to call or stop in and order your book for this or any other upcoming book club meeting.
Can't do Afternoon Book Club? Want to do an evening book club too?
Try our Evening Book Club that meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm. 
We also have take home, no discussion, Adult Take a Book Break Bundles twice a month that include 2 books, librarian's choice, a small craft and sweet treat. These events do require registration. You can find that info on our Facebook pag, Website and monthly newsletter.
 
Evening Book Club
Monday, Aug. 15, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Playing Nice
by JP Delaney


Drop in, in person event, no registration required.
However you are welcome to call or stop in and order your book for this or any other upcoming book club meeting.
Can't do Evening Book Club? Want to do an afternoon book club too?
Try our Afternoon Book Club that meets the 1st Monday of each month at 1:30 pm. 
We also have take home, no discussion, Adult Take a Book Break Bundles twice a month that include 2 books, librarian's choice, a small craft and sweet treat. These events do require registration. You can find that info on our Facebook pag, Website and monthly newsletter.
 
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