2017 Summer Reading Program: Reading by Design

June 19th - July 31st
The Beecher Community Library is excited to announce the 2017 Summer Reading Program, Reading by Design!

This years program will be better than ever!  Children will earn weekly prizes for visiting the library, plus more great prizes will be awarded for reading 300, 600, and 900 minutes.  Grand prizes will be awarded to top readers in our three age categories. 

Adults can also register for the adult reading program  to win prizes.  The adult program runs the same time as the children's program.

Reading logs are due by Monday, July 31st.

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Book Donations

The library accepts book donations for either our collection or our Annual Book Sale, sponsored by the Beecher Community Library Foundation.

Items accepted include clean adult fiction and non-fiction in all genres, as well as children and youth books.  Due to changing reading habits, videos, text books, manuals, and pocket paperback books will no longer be accepted. 

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Tumblebooks: Read Along Books for Children!

Tumblebooks is a digital collection of animated, talking picture books for children, whether they are learning to read or are already reading! To access TumbleBooks, click here and enter your Beecher Community Library card number. 

Stuffed Animal Storytime for Small Children

Wednesday, July 19th, 7PM
Register by Wednesday, July 12th

Children will build a blanket fort to enjoy a story time in. After tuck-ins, stuffed animals will spend the night at the Library.  Children will receive
photos of their adventures the next day!
Kids will need to bring a clean twin or throw sized blanket.

 

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Tie Dye T-Shirts

Ages 7-12
Tuesday, July 18th 4PM
Wednesday, 19th 4PM
Thursday, July 20th 4PM
Register by Wednesday, July 12th

Come tie-dye a t-shirt, perfect to wear all summer long!  T-shirts will be provided.

*Program will take place outside.

Galaxy Jars

(Ages 6-12)
Tuesday, July 25th, 4PM
Wednesday, July 26th, 4PM
Thursday, July 27th, 4PM
Register by Wednesday, June 19th

Create a galaxy in a jar.
*Program will take place outside.

Can't Find What You're Looking for in the SWAN Catalog?

If you can't find a books or other materials in our SWAN Online Catalog, the Beecher Community Library may be able to find it for you through statewide interlibrary loan.  Call the Library (708-946-9090) to submit a special request for the material. 

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Illinois Talking Book and Braille Service Available

The Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS), offered through the state of Illinois, supports the activities of the Illinois Network of Libraries Serving the Blind and Physically Handicapped in providing excellent public library service to any Illinois resident who is unable to read standard print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability.  Through this service, citizens can borrow talking books, braille materials, and more.

For more information and to apply, visit the Talking Book and Brialle website.  The Beecher Community Library also offers audiobooks and large print materials for patrons with impaired vision.

Book Club

Join a Book Discussion at the Library

Looking for great reading and wonderful discussion? Try joining one of our book discussion groups.

Call the library for more information.

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One-on-One Computer Instruction

The Beecher Community Library is offering 30 minute one-on-one computer sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2PM-5PM.  The following topics can be covered during the session:

  • Basic Computer Use
  • Using the Internet
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, or PowerPoint

Patrons should have a Beecher Library card and call the library to register for a session at least a day in advance.

Free Music Now Available Through Freegal

Patrons can now download 3 songs per week through Freegal to keep.  Songs are compatible with most electronic devices (computers, tablets, smartphones, Apple products, mp3 players, etc.).  An app is also available for Apple and Android devices.

To get started visit the Freegal website or FAQs. A valid library card and PIN from the Beecher Community Library is required to use this service.  

Museum Adventure Pass

Museum Adventure Pass Program

Come to the library to get free or discounted tickets to 15 Chicago area cultural destinations, including the Brookfield Zoo and Legoland Discovery Center. Passes are available for Beecher Community Library cardholders on a first-come, first-served basis, but you can call the library to find out if passes are available. Visit www.museumadventure.org for more information.

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Library Board Meetings

Library board meetings are held on the third Tuesday of month at 7P.M. at the library and are open to the public. Visit the library board page for more information.

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DVD/CD Dropbox

For your convenience, the Library now has an outdoor DVD/CD Drop Box for DVDs, audio books, and music CDs. A $2.00 fine will be charged for any books put in the DVD/CD Drop Box, and the patron will be responsible for any resulting damaged media. A $2.00 fee will also be charged for any media put in the book drop. It is important that materials go in the right box, so expensive, fragile media doesn't get crushed by heavy books!