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Skeins of Hope 2018

Skeins of Hope 2018 - DIG2

What are we collecting this year?

 Fidget Lap Quilts  Lap Quilts/Blankets  Shaws          


What are Fidget Lap Quilts?

Small "blankets" with ribbons, beads, buttons, pockets and other "fidgetable" trinkets & treasures attached for patients to fiddle with and entertain themselves with. They are very similar to the ones people make for a baby but with more mature colors & themes. A Google image search of "Senior Fidget Quilts" brings up lots of examples to inspire you, just watch the sizing.

How big should I make my fidget quilt?

These blankets are not meant for warmth and are used year round so they need be no bigger than a table placemat. 

I don't sew. How can I help?

You can donate trinkets & treasures for us to sew onto blankets. Items like big beads, key rings & keys, snaps, clean men's button up shirts, denim pants/shorts with intact back pockets, fabric ribbon (without wires). We will also host a few "work days" at the library with pre-made mats that we need volunteers to attach fidgets to, sewing/crochet skills helpful but not required.

I wish I knew how to sew! Can you help me?

We will host a few group "Sew-ins" to work on fidget quilts for new and experienced seamstresses to work together. These will also act as basic sewing classes during the collection drive to teach new quilters. Sew-ins are on September 22 and October 13 from 10-noon. 

Sew-in Description:

Bring your sewing machine, some fabric, and trinkets & treasures to work with us to make fidget lap quilts. We will have some prepared mats ready for embellishing for those who can't sew. Please bring some baubles to attach at least.

Please message Anita Routh on FB @, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 309-385-4540 for details or to sign up.

 Where will the Fidget Lap Quilts be donated?

We have partnered with Evergreen Legacy (memory care unit) & Heritage Healthcare (nursing home) in Chillicothe who is excited to receive our donations for their patients. Our goal is to donate 30 Fidget Quilts.

How big should I make my Lap Quilt/Blanket?

Lap quilts, blankets, & lapghans are generally 3'x4' (36 in x 48 in). These blankets will mostly be used in a chair or wheelchair to keep their legs warm. You may quilt/sew, knit or crochet these items.

Where will the Lap Quilts be donated?

We have partnered with Heritage Healthcare (nursing home) in Chillicothe who is excited to receive our donations for their patients. We have a big goal of 70 lap quilts and shaws!

Where will the Shawls be donated?

We have partnered with Heritage Healthcare (nursing home) in Chillicothe who is excited to receive our donations for their patients. We have a big goal of 70 lap quilts and shaws!

Please Note:

  • All attached items must be machine washable and securely affixed.
  • No loose items, please. Do not include items that can be removed from a pouch or pocket and dropped on the floor. Simply sew a "leash" to the item, then attach the other end to the quilt, so it can still be taken in and out of a pocket but retrieved by pulling on the "leash" if it falls.
  • Items may be themed for women, men, or unisex.

Book & Movie Lists

Book Club Favorites


Young Adult Books Made into Movies
LME Library has booth book and movie of these great storeis--why not enjoy both?
Printable bookmark in .pdf format

Every day by David Levithan I am number four by Pittacus Lore If I stay by Gayle Forman So B It by Sarah Weeks Sisterhood of the traveling pants by Ann Brashares City of Bones by Cassandra Clare Fault of our Stars by John Green Book Thief by Marcus Zusak Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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!

Peoria Riverfront Museum Pass

Peoria Riverfront Museum pass available for checkout at LME Library

Museum Pass - WEB

Thanks to sponsorship from the Peoria Riverfront Museum’s Visionary Society, the Lillie M. Evans Library cardholders can now borrow a pass to the Peoria Riverfront Museum!

LME Library has one pass which is available to be checked out on a first-come, first-served basis to patrons with a valid LME Library card. The pass can be used on the day of checkout or the following day. The pass includes general admission to all exhibits, galleries, and daytime planetarium shows for two adults and their children or grandchildren.*

Passes cannot be reserved or checked out online or over the phone. Passes must be checked out in person at the library. Please visit LME Library to find out current pass availability. Library staff will be able to check if it is available and also check out the pass.

Please note that passes are non-transferable. Borrowing patrons will be asked for photo identification and their library card to gain admission to the museum.

*Covers admission to the galleries and planetarium. Additional charges for special exhibits or giant screen theater shows may apply. Children and grandchildren must be under age 18.


Our pass is for LME Library’s cardholders only.

The LME library card account must be in good standing to checkout a pass. Patrons who have blocks on their library card due to fines or billed items will not be allowed to check out museum passes.

Borrowing patrons will be asked for photo identification and their library card to gain admission to the museum. If checking out to an adult/adult card that would have a photo ID, check ADULT. If checking out to a child card that wouldn’t have an ID, check CHILD. The Riverfront Museum will still ask to see the library card used for checkout.

Abuse of pass use may result in the patron's suspension from the program.

Please note that the pass must be used on or before the expiration date. Passes are good for admission on the day of checkout or the following day. Do not include days the museum is closed. (See calendar.)

The LME Library may not check out another pass on the same day that someone checks one out or the day after (essentially, the days the previous pass is good for). To track this, we have a calendar that we maintain at the desk.

Passes MAY NOT BE DUPLICATED, are non-transferrable, must be used by the patron checking out the pass, and may only be used once. Passes cannot be reissued if lost.

The pass cannot be renewed, but does not need to be returned. Museum staff will retain the pass upon use.

There are no fees or fines associated with the pass.

Peoria Riverfront Museum would like for the patron’s email to be on the document. If a patron doesn’t have an email, it is not essential, but they would like the option to have it. 

At the end of the 2018, the museum would like to evaluate the program and make sure it is working for them and also get feedback from the libraries.


MUSEUM HOURS as of 3/20/18

SUNDAY............................Noon - 5 pm


TUESDAY..........................10 am - 5 pm

WEDNESDAY...................10 am - 9 pm

THURSDAY.......................10 am - 5 pm

FRIDAY..............................10 am - 5 pm

SATURDAY........................10 am - 5 pm

*2018 Mondays open: Jan 15, Feb 19, Mar 5, Apr 2 and summerlong May 28 through Sep 3

Museum Galleries and Planetarium closed Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Easter

FREE PARKING inside covered garage off of Water Street!



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Phone: 309.686.7000



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Kids Calendar (18 Mo - 5th Grade)

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


Summer Reading Program 2018

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Summer of Discovery 2018! 

Click here for the printable >>> Calendar of Events <<<




Select your age group (NEW - based on GRADE ENTERING FALL 2018)
to skip to that information.

Birth-K 1st-5th 6th-8th 9th-12th   Adult  


LME Read-to-Me Program
(Birth - Starting Kindergarten Fall 2018)

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Color in one circle every time you share a book together. When you complete 10 circles your child will get a prize. When all 20 of the circles are colored in your child will get a book to keep from a special collection provided by the library.

Program runs May 29 - July 7

Final day to turn in logs is SATURDAY, JULY 7 @ 1 PM.


>>>Printable LME Read-to-Me Log<<<

1st-5th Grade Summer Program (NEW - GRADE ENTERING FALL 2018!)

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Log Your Minutes Read – Every time you read 2 hours (complete 2 clocks) bring in this sheet to check-in, donate a book, and choose a prize from the prize box! Read 8 hrs and turn in the log by 1p Sat. July 7th to attend the Pool Party July 19th, 6p-8p. 

Pool Party Info: Only readers fulfilling LME summer reading requirements in the 1st-5th program may attend the pool party for free. Immediate family may attend at a reduced rate of $2/child; $3/adult (no cousins, friends, or neighbors please). There is no charge for parents to enter to observe only.

Readers that fulfilled the LME summer reading requirements will also get snacks and a prize pack. Additional family members in attendance will not receive snacks or prize packs so please plan accordingly.

***** In the event of bad weather July 19th, we WILL NOT make a decision until 4 PM that day. Please watch our website and Facebook for updates should a cancellation be necessary. Our only rain date is July 24th, if needed. *****

Frequently asked questions are answered on the back of the log sheet.

Program runs May 29 - July 7

Final day to turn in logs is SATURDAY DAY, JULY 7 @ 1p.

>>>1st-5th Grade Log<<<


6th-8th Grade Summer Program (NEW - GRADE ENTERING FALL 2018!)

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1. Read 3 books from the 2019 Rebecca Caudill Young Reader Award nominees and log it online or turn in your log sheet.

2. Volunteer a minimum of 1 hour at an LME Library approved activity such as Reading Buddies or StoryTime. (See Mrs. Routh for details 385-4540, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

For completing these 2 tasks you are invited to the “Rock Your World” National Teen Lock-In July 27th from 6P-11P! We’ll have games, door prizes, and food that night as well as INTERACT WITH LOCK-IN PARTICIPANTS ACROSS THE US. The program runs May 29 - July 21

Volunteer time and books read must be submitted by SATURDAY, JULY 21 @ 1p.

 Junior High Reading List
JHS Online Check-in Form  TeenSpace Blog & Events


9th-12th Grade Summer Program (NEW - GRADE ENTERING FALL 2018!)

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Read (or listen to) 3 books appropriate for your reading level and receive your choice of entry into a drawing for a gift card to Coldstone Creamery, Shoppes at Grand Prairie, OR the AMC Theater. 

Simply log your books online here. Read more books; get more entries!!!

Program runs May 29 - July 21

Gift card entries must be submitted by SATURDAY, JULY 21 @ 1p.

 Volunteer Sign Up Form
HS Online Check-in Form  TeenSpace Blog & Events

Adult Summer Reading Program

10  2018 TMurphy dod color 300 - CopyFor every book you read (or listen to) fill out an entry slip at the library to win the Adult Summer Prize Basket. The more you read; the more entries you'll receive, BUT it only takes one entry to win! Final day to turn in your entries is Saturday, July 21 @ 1pm.

Program runs May 29 - July 21 @ 1pm


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.


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