News & Announcements

Library Logo Contest

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Logo Contest

Online and in-library voting has ended for the Library Logo contest. 

Finalists based on the popular vote will be announced on November 24.

On December 6 at 4:00 p.m. at team of judges will make the final determinatiion in each category.

Judges selected by the library's PR committee are: Scott Stantis, Chicago Tribune political cartoonist;

Brian Sager, Mayor of the City of Woodstock; Kathy Weber, Local area artist

 

Honoring Our Veterans

Veterans Day

Honoring Our Veterans

Displayed in the photograph are the Thank You cards created by storytime participants that were sent to Hines Veterans Hospital. On display in the library is also the "We Applaud Our Veterans" panels that customers and staff wrote the names of family and friends who have served in the military.

Watch the rare silent film footage of the 1919 Homecoming Celebration of McHenry County's Servicemen on the Woodstock Square. 

Honoring Woodstock's Own - photographs from the Illinois National Guard Delta Company Homecoming in July 2009 and still photographs of the 1919 homecoming. 

 

Friends of Woodstock Public Library Fall Plant Sale

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped during this year's Fall Plant Sale!

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Fall Happenings at the Library

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Dias De Los Muertos Display

Dual Language 8th Grade classes from Creekside & Northwood Middle Schools provided our Dias de los Muertos altars. The Northwood altar is dedicated to the Mexican Literature Nobel Prize Ocatvio Paz, who passed away in 1998.Besides some of Paz's mementos, like photos, books, poems, etc, the altar also contains some of the typical "ofrendas" like marigolds (cempasuchitl), sugar skulls, decorated skulls, perforated paper garlands, or the effigy of Catrina, a female skeleton that has become an icon for Dia de los Muertos.

 

Anime Art Show

The Anime Art Show is BACK. Submit original art or fan art, there will prizes in both categories. Submissions accepted from November 10 - November 26. Art will be on display through December 7.  Grades 6-12. Submission forms are available in the library or here.

Follow Us on Instagram

Kate, our YA librarian has created an Instagram blog - give us a follow and see what develops in the YA Area.

 

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School Supply Drive

District 200 students are collecting school supplies on July 31 and August 1 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. outside the Woodstock 

Wal Mart. Please consider making a donation to help a child in need. Thank you! Familiesin need should contact their school's principals about receiving the donated supplies.

 

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Summer in the Park

summer in the parkIt is time for Summer in the Park! A weekend filled with fun, food, games for the whole family.

Friday, July 18

Summer Music in the Park 7:00-11:00 p.m. 

Free Concert featuring singer, song-writer, and recording artist Rick Monroe and the popular Wisconsin-based group Chasin’ Mason

Food Court & Beer Garden open at 6:00 p.m. 

Saturday, July 19

Summer at the Pool 11:00AM – 4:00 p.m.

A special day at Woodstock Waterworks ~ $4.00 Admission & special fun & games

Sunday, July 20

 Summer Fun in the Park begins at Noon. A day full of food, entertainment, and fun for all ages – most activities free. Click here for a complete schedule.

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2014 Summer Reading Program

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1300+ Readers Participated in this year's Summer Reading Programs! Thank you to the participants of all ages for making this our most Summer Reading Program ever! 

 

The Woodstock Public Library staff would like to extend a tremendous thank you to all the area businesses, organizations and volunteers who helped to make this year's SRP possible:

Friends of Woodstock Public Library

The Amazing Woodstock Public Library Volunteers

Challenger Center

Classic Cinemas

Conlon & Thompson Orthodontics, Ltd.

Culver’s

Dennis Swiftdeer Paige

Dolphin Swim Club Crystal Lake

Trudie and Dave Dreyer

Abby Goldberg

Golf & Games

Jaci’s Cookies

Illinois Railway Museum

The Jump Rope Girls

Kane County Cougars

Karen Slavin

Kingston Lanes

McHenry County Conservation District

McHenry County Fair

Jane Miller & Kalani

Read Between the Lynes

Smarty Pants

Papa Murphy’s

Pump it Up Crystal Lake

Woodstock Opera House

Woodstock Police Department

Woodstock Water Works

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Star Wars Day 2014

Thank you for everyone who turned out for Star Wars Day 2014 - especially the members of the 501st Legion, Midwest Garrison. More photographs from the day are available on our Facebook page.  Reminder that the D200 All School Art Show will be ending on May 9.

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Closed Days

Friday, May 9 - Library will open at noon (staff training)

Sunday, May 11 - Closed for Mother's Day

Sunday, May 25 & Monday, May 26 - Closed for Memorial Day

Closed Summer Sundays - May 25 - August 31

When the library building is closed our website is always open. Take advantage of the many online resources that are available through our website, including downloads of eBooks and audiobooks, magazines, newspapers, genealogy materials and more. All that is needed to access these materials is a Woodstock Public Library card number.

Book Returns: Library materials may be returned in the book drop to the left of the library doors and at the book return at the Wonder Lake State Bank in Wonder Lake IL (3316 Thompson Road).

Library Newsletter

Library LogoSummer 2014 City Scene Newsletter has been mailed out -- but where are all the library programs?

In order to be able to distribute a mailing to our entire service area, including those in the Rural Woodstock Public Library District, the library is producing and mailing its own newsletter. Expect to see it in mailboxes in early May. Library staff has been busy planning a whole summer of activities - many of these programs are already listed on the library's Event Calendar.  The library newsletter will be mailed out three times a year.

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