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Kindness Rocks Garden

Kindness Rocks Garden - WEB 

What are Kindness Rocks?

  • Rocks with fun, motivational, inspirational, or positive messages on them to brighten someone's day. "One message at the right time can change your entire day...outlook...LIFE!" is a quote from the original The Kindness Project.

 

How did you come up with this idea?

  • There is a local group of rock painters & finders called WTP Rocks on Facebook (you must request membership to see their posts). The group paints and hides rocks all over Woodford, Tazwell, and Peoria Counties. They are a spinoff of the original movement called The Kindness Rocks Project.

Sounds fun! How can I participate?

  • Grab some blank rocks from our Kindness Garden (in planter in front of Village Foods on Evans St) or your local hardware store and give them a quick wash. Paint kind messages or images on the front of it then write WTP Rocks on FB & #LME on the back. Then add a coat of clear sealer. Once it's all dry, place it in our Kindness Garden or hide it to unexpectedly brighten someone day. 
  • For more fun, take a picture of the rocks you're hiding or placing in the garden. If you find a rock take a picture of it and post to the WTP Rocks page so the painter knows it has been found. Also, if you pick one up from a Kindness Garden, and decide to keep it, post a picture to put a smile on the painters face. WTP Rocks has had their rocks travel to many different states and the group has also found some from other states that wound up here!
  • When you find a rock, take a picture and post to WTP Rocks on Facebook.  Then rehide it for someone else to find--spread the joy!

Kids Calendar (18 Mo - 5th Grade)

Additional Programs (including all ages events) can be found
under the complete calendar of events.

 

We will not be hosting any children's programming during the months of September & October 2017 due to a staff medical leave. Please watch our complete calendar of events for Family Programs for all ages. We hope to resume our normal children's programing, including story & toddler times, in November 2017.

 

2017 Rebecca Caudill Vote!

 

You may only vote one time; only your first vote will be counted.

In order to vote you MUST have turned in your log with the 3 or more books you read to the Lillie M. Evans Library or your language arts teacher.

 

Monthly Events

Click the small arrow at the far right of the calendar (by the Agenda tab) to customize what age groups of programs are displayed. If you click on a program you can add it to your Google Calendar so you don't forget.

All programs are held at the Lillie M. Evans Library, (207 N Walnut, Princeville, IL 61559) unless otherwise noted.

Note: Attendance at Library events constitutes consent to be photographed for use in print and/or electronic publicity for the Lillie M. Evans Library District.

Construction - October 2016

Library Expansion October 2016

Excavation & Compaction

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Pictures

LME Library Groundbreaking Ceremony October 11, 2016

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Library Expansion

 

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In 2016, the Lillie M. Evans Library District will embark on a construction project that will expand the library space.  Accommodating community needs has been a driving force for this project.  A new addition will address some of the needs that have arisen in the last decade by focusing on the children’s programming and community programming needs. (Read more…)

 


Outline of Planning 

    • 2008: Purchased adjacent 219 N Walnut property
    • 2010: Long Range Planning—focus group priorities indicated that 10 of the 22 participants wanted to see a library expansion project within 3 years
    • 2011-2013:  Library spaces rearranged and repurposed
    • 2014: Building program developed to:
      • Indentify strengths/weaknesses
      • Prioritize additional community needs
      • Assist future architects with space needs in architectural terms
    • 2015: Architect hired – Donald Westlake lead architect
      • Due to poor repair and incompatibility for library expansion, 219 N Walnut building demolished
      • Design of expansion using Building Program completed
      • Furniture plan completed before blueprints proceed
    • 2016: Funding sources
      • Library reserves
      • Library tax levy
      • Grant for $125,000 awarded from state funds administered by the Secretary of State and State Librarian
      • TIF funds--$25,000/year for the remaining life of TIF District 1 (2028)
      • Loan from local bank
      • Donations
    • 2016-2017: Construction
      • Bid documents completed & building timeline prepared
      • Bids advertised
      • Bid accepted from Bishop Brothers, Inc.
      • Insurance policies in place
      • Excavation and compaction started October 3, 2016 (pictures)
      • Groundbreaking - Tuesday, October 11, 1pm (pictures)
      • Building permit authorized 11/8/16
      • Underfloor plumbing & electrical rough-in 11/19/16
      • Pour the slab 11/22/16
      • Firewall cinderblock up 12/9/16
      • Complete hardened space walls pictures (December 2016)
        Wood framing & addition enclosed pictures (December 2016-January 2017)
      • Roof trusses and framing complete (February-March 2017)
      • Interior walls framed (March 2017)
      • Ceiling gypsum installed (March 2017)
      • Interior walls erected 
      • Interior electrical, HVAC, plumbing installed
      • Roofing complete
      • Drywall installed
      • Firewall and fire alarm system installed
      • Flooring and painting complete
      • Adult materials and shelving moved
      • Children's materials and shelving moved
      • Old children's area where shelving was located was repainted, flooring was installed, and the children's mural framed
      • DVDs moved and counters installed in old children's area

(Read more...) 


 Next steps: 

  • Baseboards installed in old children's area
  • carpeting for new children's area repaired and installed
  • Punch list complete
  • Open House - Monday, October 23 4:30-6:30pm

  Donations are being accepted for the construction project 

 

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