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What is Inktober?

Basic FAQ's

Do I have to use a pen or ink?

No, it's about flexing your creative muscles and practicing art skills. If markers or digital sketching are more your style go for it. Also, if you prefer letter art, feel free to draw the prompt word artistically.

Do I have to draw something based on the prompts?

For LME Library's contest, we would like teens to follow the prompts, please even though the official Inktober page says "No. The prompts are there to help spark your creativity. If you have another great idea, go for it!" The official prompt list is at the bottom of this page.


How do I qualify for the LME Library's prize?

You must meet all the following criteria for your entry(s) to count:

  1. Open to Princeville, Illinois residents in 6th-12th grade (or homeschool equivalent) only.
  2. Complete a prompt during Inktober, Oct. 1-31, 2022, and either post it to social media with hashtags #inktober AND #lmelibrary. Please know if your account or post is set to private or friends only we will not see the post and your entry can not be counted) or bring it in to show it to LME Library staff.
  3. Earn 1 entry for each prompt completed during October 1-31, 2022. That's a potential of 31 entries!
  4. The winner must come into the library to claim their prize or another winner will be drawn; the prize will not be mailed.

Do you have further questions? Call the library at 309-385-4540 for assistance.

Please note, that entries may be shared on LME Library social media to promote our programs and local talent. wink
Every effort will be made to credit the original artist on the pieces the Library shares.


Library Garden

The Lillie M. Evans Library started developing the library garden with Greenview Nursery during our expansion project in 2000. At that time, walkways were added to the center courtyard and flowers, trees and shrubs were planted to allow library users to enjoy our green spaces. This was then expanded along the west side of the building with a hosta garden. Many thanks to Mary and Jess Arnold for all their hard work to develop and maintain these areas. By providing an outdoor area for the community, the library offers a unique way to connect literacy, learning, and an appreciation for nature as a regular part of the library visit.

Entrance to hosta garden    Sedum in front garden    Courtyard garden

During our 2017 expansion, the library garden was extended all the way around the building. In addition to providing an appreciation of nature and access to a community green space, we wanted the garden to be a sustainable way that incorporates native plants while providing the four basic elements all living creatures (such as birds, butterflies and bees) require: food, water, cover and places to raise young.

Young Naturalists Recently our Project Next Generation Young Naturalists have helped us develop a LME Library Garden Brochure. This brochure is available online or at the library and provides more information about our gardens and plants. Project Next Generation were awarded grants from the Illinois State Library using federal Library Services and Technology Act funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information, visit




Library of Things

Take Home Crafts Equipment, Tools, Tech Equipment, and More with your library card!

How Lillie’s Library of Things works:

  • Use your Lillie M. Evans Library card to check out.
  • Most items circulation to any LME Library cardholder but a few items are only available for cardholders 18 or older.
  • Use our Library of Things Online Catalog to see what items we have and see availability of items.
  • All items can be checked out at the Service Desk.

Borrow, Don’t Buy! Interested in buying an item but, want to try it out first? If we have it in Lillie’s Library of Things,  you can try it out!

Lillie’s Library of Things has been supported in part by a grant from the American Library Association (ALA) is part of the association’s Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries initiative or by Project Next Generation grants using Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds (CFDA 45.310), provided to the State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  

       Search RSAcat for Lillie's Library of Things here!


Most items in Lillie’s LoTs are located by the adult magazines in the Turner Room. Bring the item or enquire at the Service Desk to check out. Items are arranged by category as follows:


Crafting is always popular at the LME Library and now you can try some things at home! We have a Cricut and Silhouette machines and several kits (bow making, candy making, and soap making) available for two-week loan.


LME Library is delighted to offer a collection of board games you can check out, take home and play with friends and family! Several popular board games are available for two-week loan. Plan a family game night or gather friends and play in teams or tournament style.


This collection is just starting so bear with us! Currently we have a handheld fabric steamer but more items will be added!


LME Library has bike repair kits and Kill-A-Watt energy detectors available for two-week checkout.


LME Library is a member of Explore More Illinois, a free service that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues. You will need your library card number and PIN to access the online reservation system—contact LME Library if you need assistance! To access go to


Check out our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) kits. All Ages will enjoy the building, discovering, creating, exploring and solving activities! (available for Two-Week checkout period)


We have a variety of technology devices including mobile hotspots! Accessing the internet is easier than you might think with this portable device that you can use at school, home, work or even outdoors. Many of the items in this section were provided by Project Next Generation grants using Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds (CFDA 45.310), provided to the State Library by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). More information about PNG equipment can be found at


LME Library purchased a 20’x40’tent with a grant from the American Library Association (ALA) as part of the association’s Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries initiative The tent is available to local organizations and businesses and can be checked out with an adult LME Library card. 

.pdf of Tent Resources can be downloaded here

When setting up the LME Library Tent, please review and familiarize yourself with these resources:


  1. Manual—please note: stake lines should be set 5 ft. from tent
  2. Tent Squaring Procedures


  1. Tent Squaring & Pre-Staking Procedures Tutorial, Video 14 (8:15)
  2. Pre-Positioning Side Poles, Video 17 (0:40)
  3. Tent Pole Basics: How to Set Corner Poles & Leave Slack for Center Pole, Video 7 (3:33)
  4. Tent Pole Basics: How to Tie a Jump Rope, Video 5 (1:38)
  5. Tent Pole Basics: How to Install Center Poles, Video 6 (1:35)
  6. Tent Pole Basics: Tensioning Methods, Video 1 (11:08)

2-3 people are needed to square up and pre-stake tent. 3-4 people are needed to set up. The basic set-up video should be watched by all: Specs are at: 


For maximum life of the Tent, please:

  1. Always use the drop cloth during installation and dismantling.
  2. Do not walk on the tent fabric at any time.
  3. Cover the tent post pin with your hand when maneuvering the post so that the pin does not tear or damage the tent fabric
  4. Always attach the jump ropes to the poles to ensure that the wind does not lift the tent off the pole pins.


WARNING: Be aware of overhead obstructions and underground utilities when installing a tent. Installers are cautioned to review the resources summarized, review the conditions at the proposed site and plan accordingly.  By law you are required to contact JULIE. It’s a free service that could save you time, costly utility repairs, and even your life. Online or over the phone, JULIE’s request system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply submit an E-Request to avoid possible hold times or call 811.


When putting the tent away, please review the following:

  1. Manual
  2. Folding and Rolling a 20'x40' Pole Tent, Video 22 (1:48) 
  3. How to use the manual stake puller (0:57)


There are additional YouTube videos from Celina Tent (28 videos) at:


Quick pole tent installation overview:

Importance of drop cloths:


Click on the song in the song list to see the lyrics. When you want to return to the song list, just click on "Return to top of Page" and the end of each song. Thanks for participating!


Song List:
Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
My Savior’s Love
Trust and Obey
The Solid Rock
Our God, He is Alive
Behold Our God
Be Thou My Vision
Come, Thou Fount, Come Thou King
In Christ Alone
Wonderful, Merciful Savior
Turn Your Eyes
10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)
Here is Love
All Glory Be to Christ




Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word
Just to rest upon His promise,
Just to know, "Thus saith the Lord!"


Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I've proved Him o'er and o'er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more!

Yes, 'tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest, and joy and peace.


I'm so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end. 





What a Friend We Have in Jesus

What a friend we have in Jesus
All our sins and griefs to bear
What a privilege to carry
Everything to God in prayer

Oh, what peace we often forfeit
Oh, what needless pain we bear
All because we do not carry
Everything to God in prayer 

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged
Take it to the Lord in prayer

Can we find a friend so faithful
Who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness
Take it to the Lord in prayer 

Are we weak and heavy laden,
Cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge,/
Take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer;
In His arms He’ll take and shield thee,
Thou wilt find a solace there.




My Savior’s Love

I stand amazed in the presence
Of Jesus the Nazarene
And wonder how He could love me
A sinner, condemned, unclean


How marvelous, how wonderful
And my song shall ever be
How marvelous, how wonderful

is my Savior's love for me

For me it was in the garden
He prayed, “Not my will, but Thine.”
He had no tears for His own griefs,
But sweat drops of blood for mine.


He took my sins and my sorrows
And He made them His very own
He bore the burden to Calvary
Then suffered and died alone


When with the ransomed in glory
His face I at last shall see
'Twill be my joy through the ages
To sing of His love for me.





Trust and Obey

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word
What a glory He sheds on our way!
While we do His good will, He abides with us still
And with all who will trust and obey


Trust and obey, for there's no other way
To be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey

Not a shadow can rise, not a cloud in the skies
But His smile quickly drives it away
Not a doubt or a fear, not a sigh or a tear
Can abide while we trust and obey


Not a burden we bear, not a sorrow we share,
But our toil He doth richly repay,
Not a grief nor a loss, not a frown nor a cross,
But is blessed if we trust and obey.


Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet
Or we'll walk by His side in the way
What He says we will do, where He sends we will go
Never fear, only trust and obey





The Solid Rock

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness;
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.


On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand,
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness veils His lovely face,
I rest on His unchanging grace;
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.


When He shall come with trumpet sound,
Oh, may I then in Him be found;
Dressed in His righteousness, alone,
Faultless to stand before the throne.





Our God, He is Alive

There is, beyond the azure blue;
A God, concealed from human sight,
He tinted skies with heavenly hue
And framed the worlds with His great might.


There is a God, He is alive,
In Him we live and we survive;
From dust our God created man,
He is our God, the great I AM.

Secure, is life from mortal mind,
God holds the germ within His hand,
ho’ men may search, they cannot find,
For God alone does understand.


Our God, whose Son upon a tree,
A life was willing there to give,
That He from sin might set men free,
And evermore with Him could live.<






Behold Our God

Who has held the oceans in his hands?
Who has numbered every grain of sand?
Kings and nations tremble at his voice
All creation rises to rejoice


Behold our God, seated on his throne
Come, let us adore him
Behold our king, nothing can compare
Come, let us adore him

Who has given counsel to the Lord?
Who can question any of his words?
Who can teach, the one who knows all things?
Who can fathom all his wondrous deeds?


Who has felt the nails upon his hands
Bearing all the guilt of sinful man?
God eternal, humbled to the grave
Jesus, Savior, risen now to reign.



Men: You will reign forever

Women: Let Your glory fill the earth




Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best thought, by day or by night
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my wisdom, and Thou my true word
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, and I Thy true son
Thou in me dwelling and I with Thee one. 

Riches I heed not, nor vain, empty praise
Thou mine inheritance, now and always
Thou and Thou only first in my heart
High King of heaven, my treasure Thou art 

High King of heaven, my victory won
May I reach heaven's joys, O bright heaven's sun
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall
Still be my vision, O ruler of all




Come, Thou Fount, Come Thou King

Come, Thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy, never ceasing call for songs of loudest praise
Teach me some melodious sonnet sung by flaming tongues above
Praise the mount, I'm fixed up, on it - mount of Thy redeeming love.

I was lost in utter darkness 'til You came and rescued me
I was bound by all my sin when Your love came and set me free
Now my soul can sing a new song, now my heart has found a home
Now Your grace is always with me- and I'll never be alone.


Come, Thou Fount, come, Thou King; Come, Thou precious Prince of Peace
Hear Your bride, to You we sing, come, Thou Fount of our blessing.

O, to grace, how great a debtor daily I'm constrained to be
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter, bind my wandering heart to Thee
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it, prone to leave the God I love
Here's my heart, Lord, take and seal it - seal it for Thy courts above 





In Christ Alone

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My comforter, my all in all
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life’s first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand




Wonderful, Merciful Savior

Wonderful, merciful Savior
Precious Redeemer and Friend
Who would have thought that a Lamb
Could rescue the souls of men
Oh, You rescue the souls of men

Counselor, Comforter, Keeper
Spirit we long to embrace
You offer hope when our hearts have
Hopelessly lost our way
Oh, we've hopelessly lost the way


You are the One that we praise
You are the One we adore
You give the healing and grace
Our hearts always hunger for
Oh, our hearts always hunger for

Almighty, infinite Father
Faithfully loving Your own
Here in our weakness You find us
Falling before Your throne
Oh, we're falling before Your throne





Turn Your Eyes

Turn your eyes upon Jesus
Look full in His wonderful face
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace

Turn your eyes to the hillside
Where justice and mercy embraced
There the Son of God gave His life for us
And our measureless debt was erased 


Jesus, to You we lift our eyes
Jesus, our glory and our prize
We adore You, behold You, our Savior ever true
Oh Jesus, we turn our eyes to You. 

Turn your eyes to the morning
And see Christ the Lion awake
What a glorious dawn, fear of death is gone
For we carry His life in our veins 


Turn your eyes to the heavens
Our King will return for His own
Every knee will bow, every tongue will shout,
‘All glory to Jesus alone!’





10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)


Bless the Lord, O my soul,
O my soul, worship His holy Name.
Sing like never before, O my soul.
I’ll worship Your holy Name.

The sun comes up, it’s a new day dawning;
It’s time to sing Your song again.
Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me,
Let me be singing when the evening comes.


You’re rich in love and You’re slow to anger,
Your Name is great and Your heart is kind;
For all Your goodness I will keep on singing,
Ten thousand reasons for my heart to find.


And on that day when my strength is failing,
The end draws near and my time has come;
Still my soul sings Your praise unending,
Ten thousand years and then forevermore.


 Worship Your holy name,

Lord, I’ll worship Your holy name.




Here is Love

Here is love, vast as the ocean,
Loving-kindness as the flood,
When the Prince of Life, our Ransom,
Shed for us His precious blood.
Who His love will not remember?
Who can cease to sing His praise?
He can never be forgotten,

Throughout heav’n’s eternal days.

On the mount of crucifixion,
Fountains opened deep and wide;
Through the floodgates of God’s mercy
Flowed a vast and gracious tide.
Grace and love, like mighty rivers,
Poured incessant from above,
And heav’n’s peace and perfect justice

Kissed a guilty world in love.

Let me, all Thy love accepting,
Love Thee, ever all my days;
Let me seek Thy kingdom only,
And my life be to Thy praise;
Thou alone shalt be my glory,
Nothing in the world I see;
Thou hast cleansed and sanctified me,
Thou Thyself hast set me free.




All Glory Be to Christ

Should nothing of our efforts stand, No legacy survive,
Unless the Lord does raise the house, In vain its builders strive.
To you who boast tomorrow’s gain, Tell me, what is your life?
A mist, it vanishes at dawn, All glory be to Christ.


All glory be to Christ our King,
All glory be to Christ.
His rule and reign we’ll ever sing,
All glory be to Christ.

His will be done, His kingdom come, On earth as is above.
Who is Himself our daily bread, Praise Him the Lord of love.
Let living waters satisfy the thirsty without price.
Come eat of Him, our Living Bread, all glory be to Christ.


 When on the day, the great I Am, the faithful and the true,
The Lamb who was for sinner’s slain, Is making all things new.
Behold our God shall live with us, And be our steadfast Light,
And we shall e’er his people be, All glory be to Christ.






Welcome to Lillie M. Evans Library's E-Library of Subscription Databases!

Enjoy audiobooks, eboooks, magazines, newspapers & more from the comfort of home!

All you need is your Lillie M. Evans Library card number and sometimes a PIN #. If you do not know your PIN #, please ask at the library circulation desks for assistance (385-4540). 


Audio & E-Books

 Children's Resources

 Magazine & Newspaper Articles

 Reader's Advisory

 Other digital resources 

Summer Reading Program 2021 Info Page

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Summer Reading 2021! 

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Register Online; then download the ReaderZone app from your smart device's app store. 

ALL AGES have the same reading program. This will simplify everything for our readers. Our 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 f9a28. Reading minutes are to be recorded starting June 1 - 30, 2021. This instructional VIDEO by ReaderZone can help you get started.

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
  • Ellen's Diner
  • Frosted & Sprinkles
  • The Garden Spot 
  • Princeville Pharmacy
  • Princeville Prints (in the old Community Bank bldg. on Main St.)

All LME Library patrons who log their reading with us will get 1 LME Token for every 100 minutes they read/listen to books (up to 10 tokens for 1,000 minutes maximum). Tokens may be spent at the local businesses above from June 1, 2021 to July 31, 2021. 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.


2021 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 reading 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 list of the 20 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award Nominees (RCYRBA) for 2022. 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.
    • As an added bonus, 5th-8th grade students who read 3 of the nominees will be eligible to vote for the RCYRBA winner and can enter to win a prize in February 2022!



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