Books

Annual Used Book Sale

Thursday, February 22nd:  6-10PM (Early Bird Special)
Friday, February 23rd:  8AM-4PM
Saturday, February 24th:  8AM-2PM

Mark your calendars and get ready to fill up bags and bags of books!  It’s time for the Beecher Library Foundation’s Annual Used Book Sale! 

The sale will take place in the basement of the Community Center, 673 Penfield St. and will feature all types of books.  Many thanks to those who’ve donated books throughout the year!

The Library will temporarily cease accepting book donations on Saturday, February 17th through the time of the sale.

Preschool Story Time

 Stories, music, and crafts for children ages 3-5!
Wednesdays, 9:30A.M.

January 10:  Ocean Life/Fish
January 17:  Snowmen
January 24: Ants
January 31: To Be Determined
February 7: Valentine's Day
February 14:  Horses
February 21:  Bubbles
February 28: To Be Determined

Register by the Saturday before the scheduled story time.

Marble Tracks

Marble Tracks

Wednesday, January 31st, 4PM
Register by Wednesday, January 24th
Ages 6-12

Build a marble track out of paper plates!

Paper Bag Stars

Wednesday, February 7th, 4PM
Register by Wednesday, January 31st
Ages 6-12

Create a large star out of paper bags!

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. 

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.

CDs

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!