News & Announcements
Discover many of the unique and wonderful buildings and locations in Woodstock and the
Rural Woodstock Public Library District as part of the Library’s 125th Anniversary
celebration. And Discover, or rediscover, the Woodstock Public Library when you bring you
in your photos to claim your prizes.
Be Inspired as you locate and take a picture of yourself at or near the historic/iconic
locations included in our scavenger hunt. Five locations will be released once a week for five
weeks, a total of 25 locations. You don’t have to find all 25 to participate, though the more
you find, the better your chances of winning.
Each week we’ll have clues to help Connect you to five locations. We’ll post hints on our
Facebook page for the tough ones. Take your selfies (please be respectful of private property and
be safe while taking your photos), bring them in to the library and earn your prizes and entries.
SECOND WEEK CLUES!Figure out the location and take selfies-deadline: Friday Sept 30 at 4 pm
Friends of WPL Mum's the Word Fall Plant Sale
Thank you to all who volunteered and shopped at this year's Friends of WPL Mum & Fall Plant Sale.
The Friends of Woodstock Public Library supports the library by sponsoring programs, materials, and services that the library would not be able to afford on a tight budget.
Summer Reading Fun!
Thank you to everyone who helped make this the summer of reading!
There were over 750 readers (prechool to seniors!) who read 16,000+ hours and posted 289 reviews!
Tremendous thanks is especially owed to our team of wonderful volunteers and sponsors.
Friends of Woodstock Public Library Trivia Contest!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the first annual Friends Trivia Contest. A good time was had by all and congratulations to the first place team: The City Hall Encyclopedias:
Let us know how we are doing! Take the online library survey.
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Monday, September 14 through Sunday, September 20, the Woodstock Public Library will cut the amount of overdue fines in HALF. Pay only HALF the total amount for your overdue fines, lost or damaged charges, and collection agency fees and the library will waive the remaining charges. This discount covers only Woodstock Public Library materials and not those borrowed from other libraries. Those taking advantage of the half-price fines are encouraged to bring a donation of non-perishable food to the library for the Woodstock Food Pantry during Half-Price Fines Week.
The Friends of Woodstock Public Library's Annual Fall Plant Sale features a wide variety of locally grown fall plants and grasses from Hoffie Nursery in Union. This year the sale will also include ornamental pepper plants and pumpkins!
The sale will be held on Friday, Sept 11 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (or until all plants are sold). The Woodstock Public Library is located at 414 W Judd St in Woodstock.
The Friends of Woodstock Public Library supports the library by providing equipment, programs and services that the library would not be able to afford on a tight budget.
The concrete entranceway to the library has been deteriorating for a number of years. This week, thanks in part to a grant from the McHenry County Community Foundation, the concrete is being removed and will be replaced by permeable pavers. oject progresses.
Construction Notes: the project is almost complete. The temporary walkway has been removed.
Already this summer Summer Reading Program participants have logged over 6,000 hours of reading time! The race is on to see which school will have the most number of reading hours by the end of the summer. Adults participating in the online Adult Summer Reading Program have posted over 100 book reviews.
It isn't too late to join the Summer Reading Program -- Reading Program Registration:
Children Preschool-entering Grade 5 - Pick up your reading log in the Children's Room
Young Adults-entering Grade 6 through High School - Pick up your reading log in the YA Dept (or if unstaffed then Reference Desk)
Adults-register online (link)
Upcoming Program Highlights:
Splash Party at Woodstock Water Works - Friday, June 26 5-7 p.m. All Ages. Bring your Summer Reading Log to be admitted.
Dominate Your BBQ - Tuesday, July 7 6:30 p.m. Chef Michael Niksic ignited the Mesquite Grilling cooking wave that swept over the Chicago area in the 80’s. Check out why, as he shares his knowledge and how to apply it in your backyard. Register Online.
Blood Drive - Monday, July 13 3-7 p.m. Heartland Blood Centers Mobile Coach will be in the library parking lot. Sign up for a time online. Donors must show a picture i.d.
Lion King, Jr. - Friday, July 17 at 2 p.m. Ages three and up. Children who have 12 hour of reading on their reading logs may choose a voucher to this performance of the Lion King, Jr at the Woodstock Opera House. Vouchers will be available starting June 29. Limit of one voucher per participant, while quantities last. More information.
Complete information about programs and registration available in the library newsletter.
Join the City of Woodstock in celebrating summer with five days of activities at Emricson Park. A full schedule of events is available on the City's website. The library staff will be part of the celebration at the park on Sunday, July 19 with stories, activities and fun.