October 1 – 31, 2023
Presented to you by 158 Libraries
of the Illinois Heartland Library System
Library Crawl History
The 1st Library Crawl was started in 2019 by the Bethalto Public Library District to encourage library patrons to find out about a major benefit of having a library card – the millions of items in public libraries throughout Illinois that they are able to access.
That first year, 28 libraries from the Metro East area near St. Louis participated. Now the Library Crawl has grown to include 158
libraries from all over central and southern Illinois.
For the librarians, the best part of this event is meeting the
bibliophiles/book nerds/library lovers who come to visit during the Library Crawl. We know you’ll enjoy each and every destination!
Passport Created By:
Bethalto Public Library District
JOIN US ON THE 1ST AND 3RD TUESDAY EACH MONTH AT 10 A.M. FOR STORYTIME, A FUN CRAFT AND A SMALL SNACK
THIS IS FOR PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENT OR CAREGIVER
LET’S HAVE FUN!!!
ANNOUNCING OUR ADULT READING CHALLENGE
Come into the New Baden Public Library and pick up one of our 2023 Reading Challenge calendars.
When you pick up the calendar, sign up at the Check-out counter for the challenge
Every month notate on the calendar what challenges you completed and bring into the library.
Each month you will receive a small token for completing challenge(s)
At the end of the year, if you have completed 65% of the challenges (31 challenges), you will receive a grand prize for your achievement.