Library volunteers and staff have completed the index to the Westclox Tick Talk news magazine, over 96,000 names in all. Tick Talk was the employee news magazines, tracking both work and personal milestones for promotions, weddings, births and retirements. Also included are photos of employees and their family.
The indexing project, began in 2004, covers over 50 years of the Tick Talk issues owned by the Peru Public Library. Over a dozen volunteers and staff helped create the index. The index is available at http://www.perulibrary.org/local-history-genealogy/westclox-ticktalk/
Our summer reading program starts in June, but registration begins in May during the week of the 13th. Stop by the library for details and to register your children for a summer of fun.
Picture Day - On June 12th the Flash Foto Booth is at library for summer readers pictures.
See a Juggler! Be a Juggler! – On June 19th, come see Jason Kollum’s juggling stunts and maybe learn to juggle yourself.
Have Book….Will Explore – June 26th brings Mr. E. and Maggie to the library for magic, puppets and stories.
Meet Dr. Dewey and the Time Travel Crew - July 9th we learn what happens to Dr. Dewey Decimal.
Other children’s activities during the summer
- Doggie Tales on Mondays from June 10 – July 29. Doggie Tale registration is required.
- Chalk Art on Tuesday mornings from June 11 – June 25
- Baby and Me Lap Sit from June 20 – July 18
Did you know the Peru Public Library has three Nook eReaders for Peru patrons to borrow? The Nooks lend for 2 weeks with a maximum of four eBooks loaded on the device. You can search and borrow eBooks from the library’s OMNI catalog. Once borrowed, library staff downloads the eBooks to the Nook for the patron.
The Friends and Michael Ulis donated funds for the eReaders. The library’s Nook is a Simple Touch with Glow Light, a basic eReader perfect for everyone.
To request the Nook, stop by the library’s adult circulation desk or call 815-223-0229. Any patron at least 18 years old with a valid Peru library card may borrow the Nook for two weeks. Borrowing patrons must agree to and sign an eReader loan agreement.
Come join us as we celebration National Library Week with a Community Social on April 20th.
The fun begins at 1 p.m. with games, crafts and music. Make bookmarks with paperclips and ribbon, play book tac toe, bowl in the library, listen to the violins, have a cookie, enjoy your library.
The violinist begin at 2:00, playing for about 30 minutes.
See you there!