News & Announcements
It is almost time for Mini Links!
This popular once-a-year event transforms the Woodstock Public Library into a 18-hole miniature golf course. Swing your putter and hit a golf ball on an intricate course that runs through all three floors of the library.
Each hole has a theme put together by a local sponsor. Our sponsors created some delightfully challenging holes last year, and this year they promise even better fun!
Kids, parents, and grandparents love to play together, and some friendly competition even arises as all ages try to hit tricky shots like the "elevator hole" and the ever-popular water hole. Tickets are $3 for children and $5 for adults and may be purchased at the door. Mini Links will be on Saturday, March 14 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tickets for Library After Dark are on sale at the front desk - Experience the fun of Mini Links while relaxing with a glass of wine or beer and appetizers. Must be 21 years or older to attend. $25/person. Advance Ticket Sales Only. Library After Dark will be on Friday, March 13 7-9 p.m.
Bark for Books
Saturdays/February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16
Children need some reading practice? Read to a Dog! Dogs are great listeners and they can listen in any language. Held in the Story Room every third Saturday of the Month. Sign up at the Children’s Desk starting at 9:00 a.m.
Thank you to everyone who submitted entries. It was great to see the many different ways the artists 'envisioned' the library through a logo.
The winners of the logo contest were selected on Saturday, December 6 by a select panel of judges:
Scott Stantis, Chicago Tribune political cartoonist;
Brian Sager, Mayor of the City of Woodstock; Kathy Weber, Local area artist
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.
Thank you to all the volunteers who helped during this year's Fall Plant Sale!
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.
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.
It 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.
Fizz, Boom, Read!
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:
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.
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).