Summer Reading Begins Monday, June 14th!

This year’s summer reading program is Dig Deeper!

Children keep track of their reading minutes and earn great prizes as they finish benchmarks based on their age. Kids will also earn raffle tickets for grand prizes as they read. Reading Logs and directions will be available starting Monday, June 14th.  The program ends Monday, July 26th.

Adults can win prizes from their own summer reading program which runs at the same time.

NOW HIRING: Part Time Circulation Clerk

The Beecher Community Library is currently hiring for a part time circulation clerk.  A job description and application can be downloaded here or picked up at the circulation desk. 

*An initial round of interviews will be conducted from candidates who applied by Friday 6/11.  After this date, applications will still be accepted, but an applicant may be hired from this initial pool of candidates.

Storytime

Outdoor Family Storytimes

Thursdays, 9:30
Beginning June 10th
Call the Library to Register

Enjoy stories, music, games, and a take-home craft! 

Storytimes will take place in the sunken garden across the street from the Library.  Masks are required.  Parent/guardians are encouraged to bring a folding chair.

Flower Pots

Flower Pot Decorating

Ages 6-12
Wednesday, June 23rd, 4PM
Register by Wednesday, June 16th

Kids will paint a flower pot and plant a flower.

 *Program will take place outside.  Masks required.

Tie Dye

Tie Dye T-Shirts

Ages 6-12
Wednesday, July 14th 4PM
Register by Wednesday, July 7th

Come tie-dye a t-shirt, perfect to wear all summer long!  T-shirts will be provided.

*Program will take place outside. Masks required.

Straw Rockets

Straw Rockets

Ages 6-12

Wednesday, August 4th 4PM
Register by Wednesday, July 28th

Build straw rocket flingers that fly far!

*Program will take place outside.  Masks
required.

Hoopla Now Available!

Hoopla Digital is now available for Beecher Community Library card holders!

Ebooks, music, audiobooks, comics, TV shows, and movies for all ages are available for checkout and can be enjoyed on all smart devices.

Patrons may check out a set number of items per month.  Best of all, checkouts are immediate…no waiting for holds to be filled!

Visit hoopladigital.com or download the app.

Weekly Take and Make Crafts

Free take and make crafts are availble for kids of any age every Wednesday by noon on a first come, first-served basis.  Crafts are located in a bin on the front portico. Any leftovers from previous weeks are in another bin.

Please close and latch the lid in case it rains or storms.

Enjoy and stay safe!

Beecher Sesquicentennial Books Now Available for Sale!

The Beecher Sesquicentennial Book is now available for sale at the Beecher Community Library! It celebrates the 150th Anniversary of Beecher and covers the years 1995-2020. Also available is the Beecher Quasquicentennial Book (1870-1995). Both were edited by Shirley Biery.

Price is $25 each or $40 for both. Stop by the Library during our curbside hours (M W F 10-2; Tu, Th 3-7), park in a curbside pickup spot, and call one of the phone numbers listed on the sign. Make checks out to Village of Beecher.

Virtual Story Times with Miss Rachel!

There will be no more story times until further notice.

Downloadable E-Books and Audiobooks

The Library offers free ebooks and audiobooks through Media on Demand.  To get started, download the Libby (by Overdrive) app on apple and android tablets and smartphones, or for basic ereaders or other devices, click here for further assistance.  Books are available for adults, kids, and teens. 

Books are also available in foreign languages, such as Spanish. 

Need help?  Call (708-946-9090) or visit the Library.  

BOOK DROP: New Location

We recently replaced our Book/DVD returns with a brand new combined return for books and media.  Patrons can drive around the back of the building to access it.

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Tumblebooks: Read Along Books for Children!

Tumblebooks is a digital collection of animated, talking picture books for children, whether they are learning to read or are already reading! To access TumbleBooks, click here and enter your Beecher Community Library card number. 

Can't Find What You're Looking for in the SWAN Catalog?

If you can't find a books or other materials in our SWAN Online Catalog, the Beecher Community Library may be able to find it for you through statewide interlibrary loan.  Call the Library (708-946-9090) to submit a special request for the material. 

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Illinois Talking Book and Braille Service Available

The Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS), offered through the state of Illinois, supports the activities of the Illinois Network of Libraries Serving the Blind and Physically Handicapped in providing excellent public library service to any Illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability.  Through this service, citizens can borrow talking books, braille materials, and more.

For more information and to apply, visit the Talking Book and Brialle website.  The Beecher Community Library also offers audiobooks and large print materials for patrons with impaired vision.

Book Club

Join a Book Discussion at the Library

Looking for great reading and wonderful discussion? Try joining one of our book discussion groups.

Call the library for more information.

Computer

One-on-One Computer Instruction

The Beecher Community Library is offering 30 minute one-on-one computer sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2PM-5PM.  The following topics can be covered during the session:

  • Basic Computer Use
  • Using the Internet
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, or PowerPoint

Patrons should have a Beecher Library card and call the library to register for a session at least a day in advance.

Free Music Now Available Through Freegal

Patrons can now download 3 songs per week through Freegal to keep.  Songs are compatible with most electronic devices (computers, tablets, smartphones, Apple products, mp3 players, etc.).  An app is also available for Apple and Android devices.

To get started visit the Freegal website or FAQs. A valid library card and PIN from the Beecher Community Library is required to use this service.  

Museum Adventure Pass

Museum Adventure Pass Program

Come to the library to get free or discounted tickets to 15 Chicago area cultural destinations, including the Brookfield Zoo and Legoland Discovery Center. Passes are available for Beecher Community Library cardholders on a first-come, first-served basis, but you can call the library to find out if passes are available. Visit www.museumadventure.org for more information.

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Library Board Meetings

Library board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of month at 7P.M. at the library and are open to the public. Visit the library board page for more information.