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Summer Reading Program 2020 Info Page


Summer of Discovery 2020! 

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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.



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.

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:

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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:

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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!


LME Cozy Mystery List

Updated 12/21/2018 - Still a work in progress.

Items listed are owned by the LME Library. Check our online catalog or ask library staff to see if an item is currently available for checkout.
Items are listed alphabetically by author and may not be in series order. Click on the author's name for series information (courtesy of Fantastic Fiction).

KEY: Light blue items are on order, * are authors we aren't ordering anymore, K = currently on Kindle, Playaway is an audiobook on an MP3 player.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z



Abbott, Kristi

Kernel of Truth
Pop Goes the Murder
Assault and Buttery


Adams, Ellery

A Killer Plot (LP)
Killer Characters
Murder in the Reading Room (2019)
The Secret Book & Scone Society
The Whispered Word


Adams, Riley*

Delicious and Suspicious (LP)


Albert, Susan Wittig*

A Dilly of a Death
Dead Man’s Bones
Bleeding Hearts
Mourning Gloria
Cat’s Claw (LP)
Death Come Quickly
Blood Orange
The Last Chance Olive Ranch
Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree
Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies
Darling Dahlias and the Confederate Rose
Tale of Appleback Orchard (LP)


Alexander, Ellie

Fudge & Jury
A Crime of Passion Fruit 
Another One Bites the Crust (2018)
Till Death Do Us Tart
Live and Let Pie (2018)
Death on Tap
The Pint of No Return


Allan, Barbara*

Antiques Roadkill
Antique Fate


Allen, Beverly*

Bloom and Doom (LP)



Barnes, Emily

The Fine Art of Murder (LP)
Death in the Abstract


Beaton, M C*

Agatha Raisin
Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden (1999)
As the Pig Turns (2011)

Bell, Cindy

Birthdays Can Be Deadly
Money Can Be Deadly
Trust Can Be Deadly
Ties Can Be Deadly
Rocks Can Be Deadly
Jewelry Can Be Deadly
Numbers Can Be Deadly
Memories Can Be Deadly 
Paintings Can Be Deadly
Snow Can Be Deadly
Tea Can Be Deadly
Greed Can Be Deadly
Clutter can be Deadly (2019)
Fudge, Films & Felonies
Berenson, Laurien
Death of a Dog Whisperer
Live and let Growl
Murder at the Puppy Fest (LP)
Ruff Justice


Bishop, Claudia*

A Pinch of Poison


Bradford, Laura

Death in Advertising

30 Second Death 

And Death Goes To . . .


Bridge, Kathleen

Better Homes and Corpses 

Hearse and Gardens 

Ghostal Living

Death by the Sea

Killing By the Sea (2018)

Murder by the Sea (K-May 19)


Brook, Allison

Death Overdue

Read and Gone


Brown, Rita Mae

Claws and Effect

Catch As Cat Can

The Tail of the Tip-Off

Cat’s Eyewitness

Sour Puss

Puss ‘n Cahoots

Hiss of Death

A Hiss Before Dying

Probable Claws

Whiskers in the Dark (2019)


Byron, Ellen

Cajun Country Mysteries
Plantation Shudders 
Body on the Bayou 

A Cajun Christmas Killing

Mardi Gras Murder



Cahoon, Lynn

A Story To Kill

Fatality by Firelight

Of Murder and Men

Slay In Character

Sconed to Death (2019)

Who Moved My Goat Cheese?

Killer Green Tomatoes

One Potato, Two Potato, Dead (2018) K


Carl, JoAnna*

Chocolate Moose Motive (LP)

Chocolate Bunny Brouhaha


Cass, Laurie

Tailing a Tabby (LP)

Cat with a Clue

Wrong Side of the Paw

Booking the Crook (2019)


Casey, Elizabeth Lynn

Patterned After Death


Cattrell, Bailey

Daisies For Innocence

Nightshade for Warning 

Marigolds for Malice


Cavender, Chris*

Pepperoni Pizza Can Be Murder


Chance, Maia*

Bad House Keeping


Chase, Julie

Cat Got Your Diamonds

Cat Got Your Cash

Cat Got Your Secrets

Cat Got Your Crown (2019)


Childs, Laura

The Jasmine Moon Murder

Agony of the Leaves (LP)

Sweet Tea Revenge

Steeped in Evil

Ming Tea Murder

Pekoe Most Poison

Plum Tea Crazy

Broken Bone China (2019)

Crepe Factor

Eggs on Ice


Clark, Mindy Starns*

The Trouble with Tulip Elementary, My Dear Watkins (LP)


Cochran, Peg

No Farm, No Foul

Sowed to Death 

Bought the Farm

Conte, Cate

Cat About Town

Purrder She Wrote

The Tell Tail Heart (2019)


Coyle, Cleo

Murder By Moca (LP)

A Brew to a Kill

Billionaire Blend

Once Upon A Grind

Dead to the Last Drop

Dead Cold Brew 

Shot in the Dark 

Brewed Awaking (2019) K


Crawford, Isis

A Catered Christmas Cookie Exchange (LP)

A Catered Tea Party

A Catered Costume Party

A Catered Cat Wedding


Crockett, Jessie

Drizzled With Death

Maple Mayhem

A Sticky Situation


Culver, Carol*

A Good Day to Pie

Never Say Pie (LP)


Davidson, Diane Mott*

The Last Suppers

The Cereal Murders

Killer Pancake

The Grilling Season

Prime Cut

Sticks & Scones

Chopping Spree

Double Shot

Dark Tort & Playaway

Sweet Revenge

Fatally Flakey

Crunch Time

The Whole Enchilada

Chopping Spree—Playaway


Davis, Krista

Murder Most Howl (LP)

Mission Impawsible

Not A Creature Was Purring

Dog who knew too much (2019)

Color Me Murder

The Coloring Crook


Delany, Vicki

Elementary She Read

Body on Baker Street

The Cat of the Baskervilles

A Scandal in Scarlet


Dyer-Seeley, Kate

Natural Thorn Killer

Violet Tendencies


Duncan, Elizabeth*

Ill Met By Murder


Dunnett, Kaitlyn*

Ho-Ho-Homicide (LP)


Dunning, John*

The Bookman’s Wake



Ehrhart, Peggy

Knit & Nibble

Murder She Knit

Died in the Wool

Knit One, Die Two (2019)



Fiffer, Sharon*

Backstage Stuff


Flower, Amanda

Assaulted Caramel

Lethal Licorice

Premeditated Peppermint

Toxic Toffee (2019)


Flowers, Jean*

Death Takes Priority

Cancelled by Murder

Addressed to Kill

(no one impressed)


Fluke, Joanne

Fudge Cupcake Murder (LP)
Carrot Cake Murder 
Cream Puff Murder 
Plum Pudding Murder 

Apple Turnover Murder

Gingerbread Cookie Murder

Devil’s Food Cake Murder Cinnamon Roll Murder

Red Velvet Cupcake Murder

Blackberry Pie Murder

Double Fudge Brownie Murder

Wedding Cake Murder

Christmas Caramel Murder

Banana Cream Pie Murder

Raspberry Danish Murder

Christmas Cake Murder

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder (2019)



Gabhart, Ann

Murder at the Courthouse

Murder Comes By Mail

Murder is no Accident


Gilbert, Victoria

Blue Ridge Library Mystery

A Murder for the Books

Shelved Under Murder (2018)

Past Due For Murder (2019)


Graves, Sarah

Death by Chocolate Cherry


Death by Chocolate Malted

Milkshake (2019)


Greenstein, Kathleen (See Bridge, Kathleen)



Hampton, Nell

Kale to the Queen

Lord of the Pies


Hart, Carolyn

The Christie Caper

Mint Julep Murder

April Fool Dead

Dare to Die

Dead by Midnight

Walking on My Grave


Hyzy, Julie A

Hail to the Chef

Grace Sees Red

Grace to the Finish


 I   |   J   |   K  


Kingsbury, Kate*

Service for Two

Grounds for Murder

Dead and Breakfast

Doom with a View 

Lane, Kelly

One Foot in the Grove

Cold Pressed Murder

Dipped To Death



Lee, Ashton

The Cherry Cola Book Club (LP)

Wedding Circle (LP)

Cherry Cola Christmas (LP)

Queen of the Cookbooks (LP)

Book Club Babies


Lo Tempio, T C

Purr M for Murder

Death By A Whisker

Time For Murder is Meow (2019)


Lourey, Jess*

September Fair


Lynch, Mary Devlin*

The Quilt Ripper



MacInerney, Karen

Killer Jam (LP)

Fatal Frost

Deadly Brew

(Mistletoe Murder)


MacPherson, Rett*

A Comedy of Heirs


MacRae, Molly

Plaid and Plagiarism

Scones and Scoundrels


Marks, Mary

Forget Me Knot

Knot In My Backyard

Gone But Knot Forgotten

Something’s Not Kosher

Knot What You Think

Knot My Sister’s Keeper

Knot On Her Life (2019)


McKevett, G. A.

Just Desserts

Death by Chocolate

Killer Reunion

Every Body on Deck

Hide and Sneak

Bitter Brew (2019)


McKinlay, Jenn

Read It and Weep

On Borrowed Time (LP)

A Likely Story

Better Late Than Never

Death in the Stacks

Hitting the Books

Word to the Wise (K19)

Cloche & Dagger

Copy Cap Murder

Assault and Beret


Meier, Leslie

Chocolate Covered Murder (LP)

British Manor Murder

Turkey Trot Murder

Silver Anniversary Murder

Yule Log Murder

Haunted House Murder (2019)


Miller, Emma

Plain Murder (LP)

Plain Missing

Plain Confession


Moose, Ruth

Doing It At The Dixie Dew

Wedding Bell Blues


Myers, Tamar

Too Many Crooks Spoil the Broth

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and Crime

The hand that rocks the Ladle

The Crepes of Wrath

Butter Safe Than Sorry (LP)

Tea With Jam and Dread

Nightmare In Shining Armor


 N  |  O  

Orchard, Sandra *

A Fool and His Monet

Another Day Another Dali

Over Maya Dead Body

Quinn, Holly

A Crafter Knits A Clue

A Crafter Hooks a Killer (2019)



Quinn, Spencer

A Chet and Bernie Mystery

Dog On It

Thereby Hangs a Tail

To Fetch a Thief

A Fistful of Collars

The dog who knew too much

Paw and Order

Sound and the Furry


Sents & Sensibility

Heart of Barkness (2019)



Randall, Shari

Curses, Boiled Again

Against the Claw

Drawn and Buttered (2019)


Rich, Virginia*

The Nantucket Diet Murders


Rockwell, Marjory Sorrell*

The Underhanded Stitch


Roker, Al*

The Talk Show Murders (LP)


Ross, Ann B

Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind

Miss Julia Hits the Road

Miss Julia Meets Her Match

Miss Julia Delivers the Goods

Miss Julia Inherits a Mess

Miss Julia Weathers the Storm

Miss Julia Raises the Roof

Miss Julia Takes the Wheel (2019)



Sachitano, Arlene

First 6 in series available @ Dunlap PLD

A Quilt In Time

Crazy as a Quilt

Disappearing Nine Patch

Double Wedding Death 

Quilts Make a Family

Salzmann, Cyndy*

Friday Afternoon Club

Dying to Decorate

Crime and Clutter


Sansom, Ian*

The Case of the Missing Books


Shelton, Paige

To Helvetica and Back

Bookman Dead Style

Comic Sans Murder

The Cracked Spine

Of Books and Bagpipes

Lost Books and Old Bones

The Loch Ness Papers (2019)


Stanley, J. B.* (Ellery Adams)

Fit to Die


Swanson, Denise

Murder of a Stacked Librarian (LP)

Murder of an Open Book (LP)

Murder of a Cranky Catnapper

Dying for a Cupcake (LP)

Between a Book and a Hard Place

Lions and Tigers and Murder, Oh My

Dead in the Water

Die Me A River

Tart of Darkness

Leave No Scone Unturned (2019)



Thompson, Victoria (mystery)

Murder in Murray Hill (LP)

Murder in Morningside Heights

Murder in the Bowery

Murder On Union Square

Murder on Trinity Place (2019)



Vallere, Diane

A Disguise to Die For 
Masking for Trouble 
Dressed to Confess 


Viets, Elaine

Checked Out (LP)

The Art of Murder



Wait, Lea

Threads of Evidence (LP)

Dangling By A Thread (LP)

Thread and Gone

Tightening the Threads

Thread the Halls

Thread Herrings


Washburn, Livia J *

The Candy Cane Cupcake Killer

Black and Blueberry Pie


Winston, Lois*

Assault with a Deadly Glue Gun



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 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 includes general admission to all exhibits, galleries, and daytime planetarium shows for two adults and their children or grandchildren.

The Peoria Riverfront Museum passes (along with other passes and discounts) are now available through Explore More Illinois! link and the link is on the website under "Library Subscription Databases". In addition, Explore More Illinois allows Illinois public library cardholders to get offers from museums, park districts, historical societies, performing and visual arts centers, and other attractions. 

Explore More Illinois is provided free to LME Library card holders and can be accessed 24/7 from any computer, tablet, or smartphone.  Please note: a LME Library card and PIN is needed to access this service.  Please contact the library for more information.

Book & Movie Lists

Quick Links - Click a topic to get info and readers' advisory details.

Book covers are clickable and lead to the library catalog for more details & checkout information.

Book Club Favorites Cozy Mysteries Get Healthy & Fit! Historical Fiction
Illinois Ghosts Illinois History It's a Mystery Psychological Suspense
Healthy Habits:
Soup Cookbooks
Young Adult Book-to-Movie    


Book Club Favorites (1/2019)

The LME Library Book, Talk About a Good Book, has been meeting for more than 15 years now.  Here are some of our favorites over the years.
Printable bookmark in .pdf format

 Destiny of the Republic Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Killers of the Flower Moon Listening is an Act of Love Like Water for Chocolate Lilac Girls Man Called Ove Still Alice Time Traveler's Wife

Cozy Mysteries (1/2019)

Do you enjoy a mystery that is light on the gore but heavy on the laughs? Start with one of these cozy mysteries or browse an extensive list of these "lighter mysteries" the library owns.
Printable bookmark in .pdf format

Cover image for A story to kill Cover image for Assaulted Caramel Cover image for Color Me Murder Cover image for A murder for the books : a Blue Ridge library mystery Cover image for Plain murder Cover image for Cracked Spine Cover image for Murder in Murray Hill Cover image for Forget me knot

Get Healthy & Fit!

Printable bookmark in .pdf format -- COMING SOON


Healthy Habits: Soup Cookbooks (2/2023)

Soup is a great combination of cozy & nutritious. During Healthy Habits 6 we hosted a Soup Day for lunch with library resources on soup recipes and other healthy cookbooks. 
Printable bookmark in .pdf format


Available to checkout as an eBooks - Ask how to get started.

Historical Fiction Audiobooks (1/2019)

In audio format - the list indicates which items are in book CD (BCD) format and those in e-audio (ADML and/or eReadIL)
Cover image for War of the Wolf Cover image for Pharaoh : a novel of ancient Egypt Cover image for Edge of eternity Cover image for All the light we cannot see : a novel Cover image for Charleston Cover image for The tattooist of Auschwitz : a novel Cover image for The bootlegger : an Isaac Bell adventure Cover image for My Dear Hamilton Cover image for The nightingale

Illinois Bicentennial (1/2019)

These and other library materials can be located by searching our library catalog at Some of these items were purchased through a Back to Books grant made possible using Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)grant funds provided to the Illinois State Library by the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the grants to States Program.

 Illinois Ghosts Cover image for 44 Years in Darkness Cover image for Fractured spirits : hauntings at the Peoria State Hospital Cover image for Haunted Peoria Cover image for Weird Illinois

Illinois History History of Illinois Notable women of IL History Cover image for Illinois: A History in Pictures Cover image for Legendary Locals of Peoria, IL

 It's a Mystery! (1/2019)

Love mysteries? Here are some staff favorites. 
Printable bookmark in .pdf format

The Shack Riverbend Road Field of Bones Killer Green Tomatoes  Juror #3 Quick & dirty Never go back : a Jack Reacher novel Robert B. Parker's Colorblind A curious beginning : a Veronica Speedwell mystery

Psychological Suspense (1/2019)
If you're a fan of twisty, suspenseful mysteries and unreliable narrators, you're going to love these psychological thrillers!
 Cover image for I see you Cover image for Behind closed doors Cover image for Behind Her Eyes Cover image for A noise downstairs : a novel Cover image for Into the water : a novel Cover image for What she knew Cover image for Sometimes I lie Cover image for The girl in the red coat : a novel Cover image for Our house

Young Adult Books Made into Movies (1/2019)

LME Library has both the book and movie of these great stories--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 WeeksSisterhood 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



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