Saturday, March 28, 2009

Story of a local World War II veteran

Copy and paste the link below into your browser to read about local resident and UIUC gardening expert Dr. Phil Dzuik - our Dr. Phil.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Fruit and books and books about fruit

Thursday, March 26 at 1 p.m. is the day for the Small Fruits workshop at the library. There is no fee for attending. So all you gardeners eagerly awaiting to get out in the garden, don't miss out.

Meanwhile, the cataloging goes on, almost 3400 so far.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


We're up to item #3398 in our cataloging project. Our volunteers, including library board members, patrons, and community residents, have made a lot of progress. But there's lots more to do. We've done almost all of the donated books, and just beginning on items already in the collection.

Do you need help in managing costs in a time of job losses and budget squeezes? Check out the internet blogs. You may find some very useful information.

I have been researching for information about HR875, which deals with the food supply. Our government is concerned that we can't take care of outselves. They like to impose more and more restrictions for our own good. The concern with HR 875 is that it might affect backyard gardens, etc. More on that later.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Cataloging continues

To date, 3146 items have been cataloged. Previously, we have sorted, pulled duplicates, wrapped, not all in that order, and checked card files in preparation for the cataloging effort. All donated books are now on the shelves, and we are thankful for all who have donated materials to us.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Summer Time

Do you need ideas to keep your kids busy in the summer? Check our bulletin board. There are five pages of programs for children ages infant to 18, all sponsored by or led by people from the University of Illinois. Sports, business, engineering, foreign languages, and computers are just of few of the activities offered.