• Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

    The Friends of Jorgens Park Preserve, the Scandinavia Public Library, and Iola Boy Scouts Troop #631 are joining together for a spooktacular event in Jorgens Park Preserve!

    From 3-6 p.m., on Sunday, October 27, these groups will offer several free activities for families to enjoy.

    Next to the parking area, the The Friends of Jorgens Park Preserve will host “Trunk or Treat.” Kids can check out the decorated cars as they walk trunk-to-trunk collecting treats.

    In the barn, families can...

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  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

    Join librarian Meredith to discuss Ray Bradbury's enduring literary masterpiece, "Something Wicked This Way Comes."

    The carnival rolls in some time after the midnight hour of a chill midwestern October eve. Ushering in Halloween a week before its time, a calliope's shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. Young boyhood companions James Nightshade and Will Halloway are the first to heed its call. From a place of safety, they watch a midway come...

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  • Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

    Come to the library to make an adult or child-sized apron! 

    This program will also be held from 2-6 p.m. on Friday, October 25. Come one or both days!

    This is a good project for any beginning sewist. The library has sewing machines, thread, and a limited quantity of fabric for you to use, or, for a more personalized apron, you can bring your own.

    If you choose to bring your own materials, you'll need:

    • For the adult apron: 1-3/8 yards of 45"-wide fabric (main fabric), and 7/8 yard of...
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  • Families can enjoy the Scandinavia Public Library's story walk in Jorgens Park Preserve. Located near the northeastern edge of Silver Lake in Scandinavia, the story walk is a 0.4-mile loop trail beginning east of the park's picnic pavilion. As families walk the trail, they will enjoy reading pages from a children's picture book that have been placed along the trail.

    Combining literacy with outdoor activity, the story walk is a great way to enjoy some meaningful family-bonding time.

    Currently on the...

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Did you know that you have access to over 135 full-color digital magazines, free with your libary card? Read anywhere, anytime on your mobile divice or computer. We have magazines on food & cooking, health & fitness, life-style, cars & motorcycles, science & technology, travel, current events, woodworking, photography, and more!

If you haven't tried our digital magazine collection yet, keep reading to learn how to get started.

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1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a multi-year project designed to encourage parents to read aloud at least 1000 books with their children before they enter school.

The program is open to any preschooler whose primary caregiver uses the Scandinavia Public Library in person.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten goals include:

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! Enjoy an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support as you work alongside other crafters. Whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open to everyone! Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. All ages are welcome, although younger children should be supervised. This group meets every Thursday morning from 10 a.m Read More about Crafting Bee