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Strategic Planning Patron Survey

The Smithton Public Library District is seeking your input on its programs and products. Your opinions are important. Please complete all of the questions in the survey, linked below. Your responses will be treated confidentially. A consolidated summary of all replies will be made available to the Strategic Planning Committee. Thank you for your participation. …

Useful Nonfiction:

The Talk: Conversations about race, love & truth | Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson Summary: What are we teaching our young ones about race? Having ‘the talk’ might mean introducing a child to the perils of being different or discussing why “treating everyone the same” isn’t the ultimate solution under systemic racism. Gathering works …

SMITHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT RECEIVES NATIONAL GRANT FOR SMALL AND RURAL LIBRARIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Cinda Leech, Project Director Smithton Public Library District 618-233-8057 cleech@smithtonpl.org SMITHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT RECEIVES NATIONAL GRANT FOR SMALL AND RURAL LIBRARIES$3,000 Grant Will Help the Library Work with Residents on Increasing Accessibility. Smithton, IL – The Smithton Public Library District has been selected as one of 300 libraries to participate in …

Teen Interests:

I’ll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson Summary: Nelson’s work is a character study that skips not only through time but between points of view as the teen years of twins and the reasons for their enmity are revealed. Jude settles for her mother’s attention through standard teen-to-parent fights about how she is possibly …

Tween (5th grade and up) interests:

Rain Reign | Ann M. Martin Summary: Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She’s thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose’s rules of homonyms, is very special. Not everyone understands Rose’s obsessions, her rules, and the …

Featured Library Locations

Hello, all!  Director Jenna Dauer here — We’ve added a few sections in the library that I think you are going to love. New Adult Fiction & Non-Fiction Titles These titles are located just inside our front door, near our movie and TV series’ section.  We keep items “NEW” for 2 months for our patrons …