Effingham Public Library

Library Events

Join us for upcoming events, classes and programs at Effingham Public Library! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
 Limit by audience:
Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 20, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join us LIVE and IN PERSON!  Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun.  Crafts will be pre-packaged and available to take home.  Due to continued health concerns, registration is required.  Please register each child that will be attending.  
Registration Required
Following the CDC and best practices, attendants age 2 and older should wear masks. Thanks!
Ages 0-5
Friday, Apr. 23, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
One Day Book Sale at the Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library 

The Suzette Brumleve Memorial Effingham Public Library will host a one-day book sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 23. 
The number of shoppers accessing the basement space will be limited to 30 at one time and masks are required at the library.  
The Book Sale will offer a wide variety of new, lightly used and vintage books, including mysteries, new non-fiction and children’s books. 

Other categories available include: history, suspense, cooking, Christian, large print, politics, military, biographies, nature, sports, travel, gardening, romance, sci-fi, self-improvement and more.  In addition, a large selection of DVDs, CDs and audiobooks are available for sale. 

Collections highlighted this sale are:  DVDs, CDs and audiobooks as well as small paperback romance books are .50 each or 3 for $1. 
No items will be sold prior to the book sale date.  Book donations are accepted at the library check out desk during regular library hours.  Proceeds from the sale will go toward special projects at the library. 

  Sponsored by Effingham Public Library.
Story Time to Go
www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
Friday, Apr. 23, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.

Join us LIVE on Facebook for stories, songs and lots of fun!  

Register by Thursday to receive materials to go along with our story time on the following Friday.   You’ll get story pieces, craft materials and copies of the rhymes and songs we use during our story time.  Materials will be ready for pick up on  Thursday.
Unclaimed kits will be redistributed after 5 business days.
Recommended for Ages 0-5

Registration Required.

Friday Facebook Live
www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
Friday, Apr. 23, Noon
Join us on Facebook as we talk books and community happenings.
No Registration Required.
Noon
Adults
Story Time
Tuesday, Apr. 27, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join us LIVE and IN PERSON!  Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun.  Crafts will be pre-packaged and available to take home.  Due to continued health concerns, registration is required.  Please register each child that will be attending.  
Registration Required
Following the CDC and best practices, attendants age 2 and older should wear masks. Thanks!
Ages 0-5
Peace for Parkinson&
Wednesday, Apr. 28, 1 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Those with a Parkinson’s diagnosis, caregivers and anyone interested in learning more about this disease are welcome to attend.
The group will continue to meet on the last Wednesday of each month, and will host speakers, peer tips and socialization.
Sponsored by My Memory Worx.

Registration is required.
Story Time to Go
www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
Friday, Apr. 30, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.

Join us LIVE on Facebook for stories, songs and lots of fun!  

Register by Thursday to receive materials to go along with our story time on the following Friday.   You’ll get story pieces, craft materials and copies of the rhymes and songs we use during our story time.  Materials will be ready for pick up on  Thursday.
Unclaimed kits will be redistributed after 5 business days.
Recommended for Ages 0-5

Registration Required.

Friday Facebook Live
www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
Friday, Apr. 30, Noon
Join us on Facebook as we talk books and community happenings.
No Registration Required.
Noon
Adults
Seniors with Attitud
Monday, May 3, 10:30 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.

Join our Seniors with Attitude Group for a monthly meeting.
A door prize will be awarded. This month we will share memories, and ways to preserve them.

Registration Required
Per CDC guidelines, masks are required!
Story Time
Tuesday, May 4, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join us LIVE and IN PERSON!  Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun.  Crafts will be pre-packaged and available to take home.  Due to continued health concerns, registration is required.  Please register each child that will be attending.  
Registration Required
Following the CDC and best practices, attendants age 2 and older should wear masks. Thanks!
Ages 0-5
Story Time to Go
www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
Friday, May 7, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.

Join us LIVE on Facebook for stories, songs and lots of fun!  

Register by Thursday to receive materials to go along with our story time on the following Friday.   You’ll get story pieces, craft materials and copies of the rhymes and songs we use during our story time.  Materials will be ready for pick up on  Thursday.
Unclaimed kits will be redistributed after 5 business days.
Recommended for Ages 0-5

Registration Required.

Friday Facebook Live
www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
Friday, May 7, Noon
Join us on Facebook as we talk books and community happenings.
No Registration Required.
Noon
Adults
Story Time
Tuesday, May 11, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join us LIVE and IN PERSON!  Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun.  Crafts will be pre-packaged and available to take home.  Due to continued health concerns, registration is required.  Please register each child that will be attending.  
Registration Required
Following the CDC and best practices, attendants age 2 and older should wear masks. Thanks!
Ages 0-5
Story Time to Go
www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
Friday, May 14, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.

Join us LIVE on Facebook for stories, songs and lots of fun!  

Register by Thursday to receive materials to go along with our story time on the following Friday.   You’ll get story pieces, craft materials and copies of the rhymes and songs we use during our story time.  Materials will be ready for pick up on  Thursday.
Unclaimed kits will be redistributed after 5 business days.
Recommended for Ages 0-5

Registration Required.

Friday Facebook Live
www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
Friday, May 14, Noon
Join us on Facebook as we talk books and community happenings.
No Registration Required.
Noon
Adults
Daytime Book Discuss
Monday, May 17, 10:30 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.

Join us for a discussion about the book “The Mountains Sing” by Phan Qué̂ Mai Nguyen. 
The multigenerational tale of the Trà̂n family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Trà̂n Diệu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hà Nội, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hồ Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that will tear not just her beloved country but her family apart.
Registration Required.

Per CDC guidelines, masks are required!
Story Time
Tuesday, May 18, 10 a.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Join us LIVE and IN PERSON!  Join us for stories, songs and lots of fun.  Crafts will be pre-packaged and available to take home.  Due to continued health concerns, registration is required.  Please register each child that will be attending.  
Registration Required
Following the CDC and best practices, attendants age 2 and older should wear masks. Thanks!
Ages 0-5
Wednesday, May 19, 4 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.
Interested in volunteering at the library this summer?  Attend one training to find out more!
Ages 12-18
Registration Required.
Online Bedtime Story
Wednesday, May 19, 7 p.m.
Join us on Facebook for a special virtual story time about stars and the night sky.
No Registration Required!
STEAM @ Home
Thursday, May 20, 2 p.m.
or call 217-342-2464.

Sign up to recive materials to do a STEAM project at home.  This month recieve materials for 2 astronomy based activities!

Registration Required.
Ages 5-12

 

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