Trustee Election Packets Available

Petitions are available beginning September 20, 2022 at the Beecher Community Library for the April 4, 2023 election of Trustees for the Beecher Public Library District.

There are two seats to be elected, each serving six-year terms.  Filing dates are December 12, 2022 to December 19, 2022 during weekday hours from 10AM -5PM at the Beecher Community Library, 660 Penfield St.

Identity Theft Protection

Wednesday, September 28th, 7PM

Don’t fall victim to identity theft!  Learn what personal information is most at risk, red flags for common identity theft scams, methods used by thieves to steal information, and how to protect yourself.

This program will be presented by Scott Tofari, Banking Center Manager from Midland States Bank, Beecher.  Refreshments will be served.

Duct Tape Pouches

Ages  6-12
Wednesday, September 28th, 4PM

Register by Friday, September 23rd

Make fun duct tape pouches for pencils and more!

Pumpkin Decorating Contest!

We’re hosting a pumpkin decorating contest for kids in October!  Decorate a pumpkin based on a book or book character. 

Winners will be chosen from 0-preschool, K-5th grade, and 6-12th grade.  For each group, first prize will a $15 gift card to Barnes & Noble, with small prizes for 2nd and 3rd place.

Pumpkins should be painted/colored with items glued or taped on. Pumpkins should not be carved or punctured. 

October 7th—19th:  Pumpkins can be picked up from the Library (while supplies last).

October 20th:  Final day to return decorated pumpkins.

October 21st:  Pumpkin judging and winners announced! 

October 21st—28th: Pumpkins will be on display for patrons to enjoy.  They can be picked up the 28th and 29th. 

KIDS STEAM TEAM!

Wednesday, September 21st,  4PM
Wednesday, October 19th, 4PM
Call to register

SCIENCE! TECHNOLOGY! ENGINEERING! ARTS! MATH!  Who knew they could be so much fun!  We'll read a fun book about our STEAM subject for the month, discuss the topic, and end with a project to illustrate and make the subject come to life.  All ages are welcome, but younger children may require some adult help.

Sling Shot Car

Ages  6-12
Wednesday, October 12th, 4PM

Register by Friday, October 7th

Build a car that zooms by sling shot!

Pinterest Party: Wine Cork Pumpkins

Wednesday, October 12th, 7PM
Ages 18+, $10.00 fee
Register by Thursday, October 6th

Happy fall y’all! Make this cute wine cork pumpkin to decorate your home for one of the top four seasons of the year.  Come on your own or sign up with some friends!

Story Times in the Mornings and Afternoons

Enjoy stories, activities, games, and crafts!

Beecher Bookworm Buddies with Miss Karen
Thursdays & Fridays, 10AM
Begins August 25th
Call to register.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

 
The goal of 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is to encourage caregivers to read to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Reading is important in early childhood - it sets kids up to learn to read and is an indicator of future academic success. Plus it's fun for adult and child!
 
1,000 books may seem like a lot but this goal can be reached in less than 3 years just by reading 1 book per day. Children receive a sticker and prize for every 100 books read. At 1,000 books, the child will receive a free book, certificate of achievement, and get their picture taken for our bulletin board! Sign up at the Library.

Library Study Rooms Now Available!

The library study rooms are now available.  Study rooms are available for two hour sessions for a max of four people.  Read more about the policies regarding study room use here.

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.

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.

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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.