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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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FOIA Officer Jeffrey Stafford
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?


APRIL STORYHOURS

Thursdays at 10:30

  

     April 30: April Showers Bring May Flowers - Rain, go away!  April is known to be a rainy month.  all of the rain helps the May flowersgrow.  come hear stories about having fun on rainy days, make an umbrella craft, sing songs and enjoy a healthy snack.

 



May Story Hour Themes:

    May 7: I Love My Mama: This week is all about moms!  Listen to stories about the special relationship between mothers and their children.  sing songs about your mom and make a special gift to give to her.

    May 14th: Clap, Tap and Drum!  Let's celebrate the rhythm all around us!  This week our focus is on music!  We'll hear and sing songs to help us tap our feet!  We'll make a musical craft, and enjoy a healthy snack. 

    May 21st: Morning, Noon and Night - During morning the sun rises, during dusk the sun sets, and at night the moon and stars are all that we see.  This week we'll focus on different times of day.  Come hear stories, sing songs and make a craft!

    May 28th - Star Light, Star Bright - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star -   Do you make a wish on the first star at night you see?  Do you ever dream of what it would be like in space?  Come to s story hour focused on the stars in the sky.  We'll sing songs, hear stories and make a fun craft!


Help Us Name Our Book Return Monster
Winner Receives a $5.00 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

     From Now Until April 25th, you can help us name our book return monster!  Simply Fill Out An Entry Form At the Circulation Desk or Post Your Suggestion On Our Facebook Page, Facebook.com/robertrjoneslibrary

On April 25th we will narrow down the entries to five finalists, then you can vote for your absolute final favorite.



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LIBRARY LEGO CLUB

Hear a story, design an amazing creation with a weekly theme, and let your imagination run wild.  Beginning March 16th, the Lego Club will meet the first and third Monday of each month from 3:30pm - 5:00pm. 

This club is suitable for boys and girls grades K - 5.  Legos will be supplied (donations are always welcome). To register, stop by the library circulation desk or call 309-799-3047.

Next Club Meeting: May 4th 3:30pm         SATURDAY MAY 2ND FREE BUILD 10-3 ALL DAY!



Use of Library Parking Lot

The Village of Coal Valley has installed  signage that designates the section of the parking lot from the south end to the village entrance  for library patron use only

Parents who are waiting to pick up children after school or attending school functions should refrain from using these spaces.  The Coal Valley Police Department is authorized to warn and ticket those who violate this policy.

Please help us keep these parking spaces available for our patrons, especially those who are elderly or have difficulty walking.  Remember, you are welcome to park here if you are using the library but those picking up children should find alternate parking....Jeffrey Stafford, Library Director.



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