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Princeville 50k in May

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Open to all ages and all activity levels - walk, run, bike, or workout. Join the Princeville 50k in May virtual challenge to stay fit and active!

Fitness classes may be postponed and gyms may be closed, but the sidewalks and the Rock Island Trail are open. There's no better way to social distance than going for a walk around the neighborhood, following along to a workout video, lifting weights, or biking the Trail. 

What is a Virtual Challenge?

A virtual challenge is a challenge that can be accomplished from any location and with any workout you choose. You can run, walk, jog, bike, follow a workout video, lift weights in your basement, etc. As long as you stay active, you'll defeat the challenge!

The rules are simple:

  • Run, walk, jog, bike or exercise on your own time at your own pace
  • Keep track of each kilometer/minute you are active. Download the log below or use an app to record each distance.
  • Stack up 50 kilometers (about 31 miles) by May 30.
  • Connect with us and other participants by tagging your photos #Princeville50k on social media

Mile Converter Info
Not a runner? That's OK! If you'd rather lift weights, go for a family walk, ride your bike, or follow a workout video online, you still count it toward your goal. Minutes go by 10 minute increments with each 10 min = 1 kilometer. The form has an easy calculation to convert minutes to kilometers if you choose to use minutes instead of kilometers.

50k=31 miles     1k=.62 mile

Kilometer/Minute converter for walking, biking, etc: 10 minutes = 1k

Calculation: X Min divided by 10 multiplied by 1 Kilometer = X Kilometers
Examples: 10 Min=1 Kilometer / 30 Min=3 Kilometers / 45 Min=4.5 Kilometers / 60 Min=6 Kilometers

This challenge is open to all ages and all activity levels.

Keep Track of your Kilometers

It’s easy to keep track of your Princeville 50k in May activities. You can

Join the Princeville 50k in May virtual challenge to stay fit and active!

Pandemic Response

The LME Library is open to the public.


The LME Library is at phase 5 of our reopening proceduresWe will continue to monitor the directives provided by federal, state and local officials and are committed to creating an environment that minimizes the spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19 (coronavirus). The following measures have been enacted to lower the risk to both our staff and our library users of exposure to, and infection with, the novel coronavirus.


Facility Use Limitations (Updated April 2022):

Facial Coverings: Masks are optional.

Health Awareness: Patrons and staff are asked to be aware of their own health. If you feel unwell, please stay home. 

Hours of Operation: The library hours of operation as of 9/7/21 are Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9am-8pm, Wednesday & Friday 9am-5pm, and Saturday 9am-1pm.

Hygiene Practices: Create social distancing of at least 6 feet from other people whenever possible. Wash your hands with soap and water often or use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 

Rooms & Programs: Both study rooms are available to the public on a first-come; first-served basis. In-library programming has resumed. Meeting room reservations are being accepted. 

Computer Use: Public computers are available for use.

Holds delivery: System-wide delivery of materials from other libraries restarted on June 29, 2020. 


Alternatives to Library Visits

For patrons unable to enter public spaces, the library will continue to offer the following services: 

  • Curbside pickup: patrons may call 385-4540 or email requests This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and arrange for a pickup time.
  • Online services are available through the library’s website. These include ebooks, eaudios, subscription databases, and other online resources.

Returned materials are not quarantined. Fines for overdue/late return resumed March 7, 2022. Please contact the library if you need any due dates extended.


You can continue to use the library without visiting by downloading eBooks; listening to downloadable and streaming audiobooks; reading digital comics, newspapers, and magazines; learning a language; and much more. Stay connected with us on social media like facebook for more ideas for things to do with your library card, and ways to stay healthy and happy during this complicated time. 



The library has created a resource list and will continue to add to it as more resources are located. We have put it on our website under RESOURCES | CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES


Our first post regarding the novel coronavirus on our Librarian's blog was on March 10, 2020


What LME Library is doing to help prevent the spread of any infectious diseases:

We are currently following Illinois' Emergency rules adopted in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and guidelines set forth by the Centers for disease Control (CDC) and the Peoria City/County Health Department (PCCHD). We are also following the Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH) guidelines for COVID-19 and frequently reviewing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's information for workers.


What you can do to help:

Your help is greatly appreciated to help minimize the spread of disease. Here are some simple steps you can take to help.

  1. Continue limiting in-person contact with others and expand social contact cautiously.
  2. Get vaccinated as soon as you are able.
  3. Practice social distancing and wear a mask when needed or required.
  4. Wash hands frequently using the World Health Organization (WHO) video on hand washing.
  5. Practice good hygiene by regularly disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and avoid touching your face.  
  6. Cover your coughs or sneezes.
  7. Stay home if you are sick or have sick family members at home.

There are additional practices in this handout from the CDC on how to protect yourself and others.


Coronavirus Resources


World Health Organzation (WHO) video on hand washing


Center for Disease Control Coronavirus page


Occupational Safety and Health Administration's information for workers


World Health Organization's site to combat misinformation


Worldometers Cononavirus Outbreak


CDC Case Tracker


COVID-19 Projections


IL Dept of Public Health Coronavirus Disease 2019 (CORVID-19) 


Illinois COVID Data by Zip Code


 Peoria County Health Department’s Page on COVID-19


What is my Covid risk? (Center for Digital Health, Brown University) 


COVID Explained - Emily Oster (economics, Brown Univ.) is perhaps best known for her evidence-based guides, but her latest project finds her teaming up with Galit Alter (medicine, Harvard Medical Sch.) and researchers and students at institutions including Brown, MIT, Harvard, and Massachusetts General Hospital to launch COVID Explained, a site that aims to provide unbiased, comprehensive information to help people make good decisions.


University of Toronto How to spot misinformation about the coronavirus


Big Table Peoria's COVID-19 resources


All in Illinois 


Illinois Municipal League COVID-19 Resources


Illinois Library Association


How you can help

Get Us PPE

Illinois PPE Network

OSF HealthCare Response for Novel Coronavirus

UnityPoint Hospital's "How to Help" page

University of Utah Libraries PPE page


Library information 

LME Library's Pademic Response page


Illinos Library Association


Everylibrary’s Resources for Libraries on Coronavirus


ALA’s Pandemic Preparedness


Reaching Across Illinois Library System COVID-19


Heartland Library Sytem COVID-19


IMLS COVID-19 Resources for Libraries and Museums


IMLS Midigating COVID-19 When Managing Library Collections


WebJunction's Libraries and the Coronavirus: Evolving Information and Resources


EDGE Library Coronavirus Resources



Library 2.0 Libraries Stepping Up (recorded sessions)


Libraries and 3D Printer-made Masks, Face Shields, and Component Parts for High-Risk Health Care Workers


Letter from the Illinois State Library


Memo from the Department of Central Management Services



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Summer Reading Program 2020 Info Page


Summer of Discovery 2020! 

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on GRADE ENTERING   FALL 2020 to skip to that information.

In 2020 ALL AGES have the same reading program. This will simplify everything for our readers. Our new program is 100% paper-free and no check-ins required! We're using ReaderZone's digital reading program (instructions here). Our reading program code is 92420. Reading minutes are to be recorded starting May 26 through July 31, 2020. The LME Library has partnered with local businesses to bring you LME Tokens that can be spent at participating businesses:

  • Country Feed & Supply
  • Dirt Road Designs (in the old flower shop on Main St.)
  • Ellen's Diner
  • Frosted & Sprinkles
  • The Garden Spot 
  • Princeville Pharmacy


All patrons who log their reading with us will get 1 LME Token for every 100 minutes they read/listen to books. Tokens may be spent at the local businesses above from May 26 to Aug. 31, 2020. Each LME Token is worth $1.00. By simply earning and spending LME Tokens you are helping local mom & pop shops during this difficult time for small businesses.


LME Tokens may not be redeemed for cash and no change will be given.

2020 Summer Reading Notes:
  • There are smartphone/tablet apps available free from ReaderZone for Apple, Android, & Amazon devices. This is the easiest interface to use with timers to track reading time or manual minutes read entry options. Parents can track their entire household under one login with individual "child" profiles under it. 
  • Patrons without smart devices can signup on a computer at
  • If you do not have a computer or internet access you may still participate!!! Simply call us and we'll register and update your minutes for you.
  • Everyone who listens to a single story may count those minutes. (Example: If Mom reads to 3 children for 20 minutes they all can log those minutes. 
  • Books, eBooks, magazines, graphic novels, comic books, newspapers, audiobooks, study/research/homework materials ALL COUNT as reading minutes.
  • Special 5th-8th Grade note:
    • There is a suggested reading log of the 20 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award Nominees for 2021. These books are merely suggestions but highly recommended by the Princeville School District Language Arts Teachers. However, these titles are not required and all reading minutes will count.



LME Hotspots

Hotspots A hotspot is a wi-fi device you can use to connect a mobile-enabled device, such as a laptop, smartphone, or tablet, to the Internet. The hotspots are portable and Mobile Beacon’s internet service is provided on Sprint’s 4G LTE network. The hotspot has unlimited data but can only be used within the continental United States. The coverage area can be viewed at   

The Lillie M. Evans Library District makes hotspots available to LME Library card holders to assist in research, networking, recreation and document or presentation production needs. Hotspots are provided according to availability.

The following rules and regulations apply:

1. The Lillie M. Evans Library lends hotspot devices to LME Library cardholders ages 18 or above with library cards in good standing (i.e. library card is not blocked due to unpaid fines or lost materials) and who have held a LME Library card for at least 90 days. 

2. In addition, the LME Library’s Internet Policy & Agreement and a Hotspot Patron Agreement Form must also be completed.

3. Hotspots checkout is limited to one per household. When the hotspot is returned, there is a 24-hour waiting period to checkout another hotspot device by that household.

4. The loan period is 7 days, and it cannot be renewed or reserved. 

5. Hotspots are available at the Circulation Desk on a first-come, first-served basis. The library reserves the right to refuse service to patrons who abuse equipment or who are repeatedly late in returning materials. 

6. Hotspots are to be returned inside the library at the circulation desk, not in the book drop. Patrons will be held responsible for damage to the item if it is returned in the book drop. Hot spots must be kept in a temperature controlled environment (not left in vehicles or in extreme temperature environments).

7. Fines for unreturned hotspots are $5 per day and will accumulate up to the full replacement cost of $75 for a hotspot that is not returned. If the hotspot is overdue, the service will be cut off and the user’s library privileges will be suspended.

8. The library is not responsible for any liability, damages or expense resulting from use or misuse of the device, connection of the device to other electronic devices, or data loss resulting from use of device. 

9. The borrower assumes full responsibility for the cost of repair or replacement in the event that the hotspot is lost, stolen or damaged. The Library staff will assess the technological issues and charge the borrower accordingly. Missing parts will result in the following charges:

    • Hotspot: $75
    • USB cable:$15
    • Adapter:$15
    • Case:$15

If the hotspot is not returned, its wireless service will be discontinued and the hotspot will be unusable.  

10. The Library is not responsible for information accessed using this device or for personal information that is shared over the internet. Hotspot users are encouraged to follow safe internet practices.

11. The following behaviors can result in the suspension of hotspot privileges and/or criminal prosecution:   Three (3) late returns for any device checkout will result in being permanently banned from borrowing all hotspot devices.

    • Viewing, displaying, or disseminating materials that are judged in accordance with current legal definitions as being obscene.
    • Use of the internet in any way which violates federal, state, or municipal laws.
    • Failure to return devices in a timely manner.

12. Three (3) late returns for any device checkout will result in being permanently banned from borrowing all hotspot devices.

     To view the Hotspot Lending Policy in printable form, click here.

     The Hotspot Patron Agreement Form is available here.

     The Hotspot User Survey is available here.

     The Patron instruction sheet is available here.

     Address shortcut:

Peoria Journal Star Online

Peoria Journal Star Online is available in image format!

This means that the 2020 editions are more than just the text of the articles--you can now see the images and the articles in the same format that you read the print edition!  


To view, go to the library's home page at and in the left column under Library Subscription Databases, click on the icon:

 PJStar - Lg

Select the date you would like to view (there's a calendar is you scroll down) and start reading!


If you are not in the library, the following image will appear:

Click on No username or password? Click here for additional log in options.


Next, where prompted, type in  

Library Name: LillieMEvansLibraryDistrict

Library card number: (found on the back of your LME Library card)

Click on Log In


Select the date you would like to view (there's a calendar is you scroll down) and start reading!



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