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:
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
Teen Volunteer Train
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
www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
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
www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
Thursday, May 20, 2 p.m.

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

 

Teen Volunteer Train
Thursday, May 20, 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.
Story Time to Go
www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
Friday, May 21, 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 21, Noon
Join us on Facebook as we talk books and community happenings.
No Registration Required.
Noon
Adults
Teen Volunteer Train
Saturday, May 22, 10 a.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.
Story Time
Tuesday, May 25, 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, May 26, 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, May 28, 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 28, Noon
Join us on Facebook as we talk books and community happenings.
No Registration Required.
Noon
Adults
Story Time
Tuesday, Jun. 1, 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
Summer Read Logging
https://www.effinghamlibrary.org/read/
Tuesday, Jun. 1, 6 a.m.
Welcome to this year’s Summer Reading Program: Color Your World!
 Registration is open to anyone in Effingham and surrounding communities.  A library card is not needed to participate. Logging starts June 1st! Get a prize or a drawing entry for every 7 days read until completion of the program at Level 6.
Registration in Beanstack is Required
Register at the library, or by this link: https://www.effinghamlibrary.org/read/
 
Popsicle Drive Thru
Thursday, Jun. 3, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join us and draw some fun creations in our parking lot! Grab a popsicle while you create!
No registration required
Friday Facebook Live
www.facebook.com/EffinghamPL
Friday, Jun. 4, Noon
Join us on Facebook as we talk books and community happenings.
No Registration Required.
Noon
Adults
Summer Read Kickoff
Effingham Performance Center, 1325 Outer Belt W, Effingham
Friday, Jun. 4, 6-8 p.m.
Come join us at the EPC for a showing of the Dreamworks movie “Trolls!” 

Register for Summer Read by June 4 to  receive your ticket.
Registration for Summer Read Required.
Pop Up Book Sale
Saturday, Jun. 5, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Enjoy our outdoor pop up book sale located on the west side of our building.

No Registration Required
Summer Read Kickoff
Saturday, Jun. 5, 10 a.m.
Celebrate the start of Summer Read 2021 with a special story time!  We will have a special guest join us - he really likes bananas, can you guess who it is?  We will also have self-guided activities throughout the Children’s department for your family to enjoy.
Recommended for Ages 0-5
Registration Required for Story Time
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