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SUMMER 2015 EVENTS:
KIDS' ARTS DISCOVERY CAMP RETURNS!
Register now for the popular Arts Discovery Camp!  Theatre Week runs from June 8-12; Visual Arts Week is June 22-26; and Music Week from July 6-10.  Limited to 30 children each week.  Must have finished 1st through 5th grades.  Registration required.  Cost $25 per week for the first child in a family and $15 for each additional child.  SPONSORED BY THE ILLINOIS PRAIRIE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION.  Contact the Library (217-648-2112) for more information.
June 13:  Face painting at the Library from 11AM-1PM.  FREE
Wednesdays from June 10 through July 15:  Kids' Summer Reading Program, 3-4PM.  FREE
4-H at the Library!  Kids... us for two special events...Under the 4-H Big Top on June 19 and Be a 4-H Kitchen Chemist on July17.  Both programs run from 11AM-Noon and are FREE.  SPONSORED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS EXTENSION.  Register online at web.extension.illinois.edu/lms/logan4h or call 217-732-8289.
 
 
Find out more about these and other programs at the Library.  Follow our website calendar or pick up a monthly calendar of events at the Library. 
 About Us

The mission of the Atlanta Public Library is to improve the quality of life of its patrons by expanding their horizons, meeting their learning needs, and enhancing their interests in meaningful and entertaining ways.

Located across from Route 66 Park in historic downtown Atlanta, Illinois, the Atlanta Public Library is a hub of community activity and an attraction for tourists who are making the Route 66 pilgrimage.  Throughout the year, the Library offers a wide range of programs for children, teens and adults.  From reading, arts, and crafts activities for children to outdoor family programming, adult book clubs, writing workshops, programs for seniors, informational programs, and special events, the Library has something for everyone.

Just down the street is the Atlanta Museum which was formerly housed in the Library but which now has its own space in another of Atlanta's historic buildings.  The Museum boasts an extensive collection of archival materials about the history of Atlanta---a superb documentation of more than a century of life in this rural community.  Aiming to make Atlanta the best documented small town in America, the Museum continually adds to its remarkable collection.  Local residents, visitors and researchers find the Museum a treasure trove of photography, public records, historical information and memorabilia.

The Atlanta Public Library and Museum are supported by tax revenue, grants and individual contributions.  Vital gathering places for the community, the Library and Museum offer wonderful opportunities to volunteer and participate in community life.  To find out how you can contribute or become a volunteer, call the Library (217-648-2112) or send an email to:  apldinformation@gmail.com.  Join a fantastic team of people who are committed to making Atlanta a vibrant community that reflects the needs, interests and aspirations of everyone.

 

 

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