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Mokena library celebrates National Library Week with variety

Updated: May 15, 2013 6:09AM



The Mokena Community Public Library District is joining school, campus and community libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Week through April 20. It’s a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and staff.

“Service to the community has always been the focus of the Mokena Community Public Library District,” executive director Cathy Palmer said. “While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community. The Mokena Community Public Library District serves its community by providing something for everyone. From books to technology, education to entertainment, we have it all.”

Palmer said the library offers a collection of more than 80,000 titles in print, a large collection of ebooks, 24/7 online reference resources, computers, Internet/wi-fi, computer classes, games for children, story hour, musical entertainment and more.

The library will celebrate National Library Week with special programs and a daily raffle for a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card.

The Young Adult Advisory Board for fourth through eighth grades will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Music-in-the-Box will meet for ages 5 and younger at 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m. or 10:30 a.m, Wednesday. The classes will use music and stories to encourage listening skills. Classes are limited to 20 children.

The Walking Book Club will meet from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays in April at The Oaks Recreation Center, 10847 LaPorte Road, Mokena. Participants will walk for 30 minutes and participate in a book discussion for 30 minutes. The book for discussion will be “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.

Movie Night for fourth through eighth grades will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Adult Book Discussion Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The book for discussion is “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain.

A community paper-shredding event by Shark Shredder will be from 9 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Mokena residents may bring up to two boxes of personal papers for shredding.

“Good Bugs, Bad Bugs” by Judy Jones, a master gardener and registered horticulturist, will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Programs are free to the public. No registration is necessary unless noted. For more information, call (708) 479-9663 or visit www.mokena.lib.il.us.

Staff reports



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