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Policy on Carrying Guns on Library Property

"The Robert R. Jones Public Library follows Illinois State Law which prohibits the carrying of any weapon, concealed or partially concealed, in the library building or on library property. Any violators will be reported to law enforcement and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."


History Tidbit
The Robert R. Jones Public Library was begun as a tax-supported township library by voter referendum in 1967.  However, the Coal Valley Unit, Homemaker's Extension Association began a library as a community service project in the early 1940s.  The library had no permanent home, and the collection was stored in garages and other facilities when no suitable location could be secured.


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Robert R. Jones Public Library
900 First Street, P.O. Box 190
Coal Valley, IL. 61240

Newspapers At the Library
Did your know our library currently receives our two local newspapers, the QC Times and the Dispatch, as well as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal?


OCTOBER STORY HOURS

 

          OCTOBER 9TH: Firefighters To The Rescue!  In honor of Fire Prevention Week we will take a closer look at the courageous career of firefighters.  We'll talk about fire safety, listen to songs designed to teach us what to do if there's a fire and create our own fire protection plans.  You'll want to stick around for craft time when we make our own firefighter hats.  Books To Read:  Firefighters! Speeding! Spraying! Saving! Written by Patricia Hubbell.  Fire Fighter Piggy Wiggy Chistyan and Diane Fox.  Firefighters A To Z by Christ Hemarest. Fire Truck by Ivan Ulz.

      OCTOBER 16: Squirrels!  When the mornings get cooler, and the leaves begin to change color, you will see more and more squirrels scampering around the neighborhood looking for nuts to store for meals.  Squirrels are fascinating creatures and so darn cute!  Join us to listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft inspired by these amazing animals!  Books To Read: Nuts To You by Louis Ehlert, Leaf Trouble by Jonathan Emmett, and Acorns Everywhere written by Kevin Sherry.

     October 23rd: Monster Wants Stories!  Monsters can be wild, noisy, selfish and grumpy.  They can also be friendly, creative and kind.  We'll sing songs and hear stories about an assortment of little monsters.  Our craft will include designing your own monster to take home.

     October 30th: Halloween!  Come listen to some spooky stories, dance, make a craft and have a healthy fall snack.  come in costume if you wish.  Books to Read:  Where's My Mummy by Carolyn Crimi, Pumpkin Eye written by Denis Fleming, and Plumply, Dumply Pumpkin by Mary Serfozo


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Halloween Painting

Fun At The

Library


 

   

Monday Oct. 27th 6:00pm

Paint Your Very Own Ceramic Ghost!

Your Ghost Will Be Fired And Available For Pick-Up

Halloween Day

Limit of 20 Painters

Call 309-799-3047 To Reserve a Spot



ASTRONOMY FOR EVERYONE!

 

Presented By The Popular Astronomy Club

Tuesday October 28th

7:00pm - 8:30pm

* Brief Discussion Of Basic Astronomy Indoors

* Outside Observation Of The Fall Sky With PAC Telescopes 

* Weight Station Available: Find Out What You Would Weigh On Other Planets

Join Us For This Fun Evening of Astronomy: Program Held Rain Or Shine



CARD MAKING CLASS

With Donna Banta

Saturday October 25

11:30 to 2:30

Please Call 309-799-3047 to Register



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