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Beat the Heat!

Keep Your Cool During Extreme Hot Weather

Oppressive summer heat is more than uncomfortable. High temperatures and humidity can pose a health and safety threat.

Hot Weather Tips:

  • Drink lots of water and natural juices; avoid alcoholic beverages, coffee and sodas.
  • Avoid going outside in extreme heat.
  • If you don’t have air conditioning, keep shades drawn and blinds closed, but windows slightly open.Keep electric lights off or turned down.
  • Minimize use of your oven and stove.
  • Wear loose, light, cotton clothing.
  • Take cool baths and showers.
  • Don’t leave anyone (including pets) in a parked car, even for a few minutes.


  • Check on relatives, neighbors and friends.

A Cooling Center is an air-conditioned facility where residents can go to find relief from extreme heat.

LaborDay 2016

Upcoming Events
    When: Sunday, August 28, 2016 12:00 AM
    Where: All Locations

  • Family Jam Tales
    When: Monday, August 29, 2016 6:30 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Children of all ages and their families...join us for a storytime designed for the whole family. A wide variety of stories, music, and more will be shared. 

    This event is not part of the Summer Reading Program. A Ticket to Play is not required, but space is limited. 
  • New Movie Wednesdays
    When: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 2:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Founders Room

    Come in and watch a newly released DVD movie on our projector system. Call the adult reference desk a day or two ahead to find out what we will be showing.

    Movies are free. You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Registration is not required. 

  • Budgeting Makes "Cents"!
    When: Thursday, September 01, 2016 7:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Founders Room

    Derrick Champion from the Illinois Comptroller’s office will discuss the importance of knowing what your financial goals are, how to budget to achieve those goals and ways to cut expenses. He will also discuss how important your credit history is for financial matters, what is in a credit report and score. Come learn more about handling your finance. This program is geared towards 20-30 year olds, but everyone is invited. 

  • LEGO Zone
    When: Saturday, September 03, 2016 11:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Children ages 3-12 years

    No registration is required for this event, but space is limited.

    Imagine, create, and BUILD!  Join us for LEGO fun.  We provide the Legos, and you provide the imagination.   All materials must stay at the library, so parents bring a camera to capture your child’s creations.  Any child age 5 or under must have caregiver present in the program room. 

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