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Trustee Michael Valerio is retiring from the library’s Board of Trustees.  He has been a trustee since 1996 and has been an integral part of the building committee.  We would like to thank Mike for his many years of service and dedication to the library. He has volunteered many hours to seeing this library through many building projects. Best wishes for Mike and his future endeavors.  

Cake and coffee reception will be on January 27th beginning at 1p.m.

During scheduled hours the Prairie Trails Public Library District is one of your community's local warming centers during periods of extreme cold.

A warming center is a short-term emergency shelter that operates when temperatures or a combination of precipitation, wind chill, wind and temperature become dangerously inclement. Their paramount purpose is the prevention of death and injury from exposure to the elements.

Cold Weather Tips:

  • Layer up! Wear a hat and gloves as well to maintain body temperature.
  • Keep all pets indoors.
  • If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.
  • Before bed, turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room.
  • Run water at a trickle to keep your pipes from freezing.
  • Do NOT use a stove or oven to heat your home.
  • Remember…

    • Check on relatives, neighbors and friends.

DOE and EPA have developed the fuel economy website, The website features updated fuel economy data for new and used passenger vehicles dating back to 1984, allows side-by-side vehicle comparisons, and offfers fuel-saving tips. The website also contains vehicles-specific air pollution emissions information and safety rating and provides links to car buying websites. We believe the website can help you make informed automotive purchase decisions. Visit today.


Upcoming Events
  • Read to Rover
    When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. The dogs and handlers are from Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy. Children in grades K-6 can come and practice reading aloud to a licensed therapy dog and build the confidence needed to be successful readers. 

    This program is for children who already know how to read.

    Please sign up in person at the Youth Services desk for a 15 minute time slot.

  • New Movie Wednesday
    When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Founders Room

    No registration required.

    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.

  • Discovery Club
    When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 3:45 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Do you like to learn about the world around you? Come join our club where we will explore a different theme each session through fun stories, activities, games and crafts.

  • Tiny Tots Storytime Ages 6-23 months
    When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 10:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    (20 minutes story time and 10 minutes optional play time)

    Join us for an interactive lap time, with songs, dancing, toys, and books! Along with bonding with your toddler, they will be exposed to early literacy and language skills!

    Ages 6-23 months with caregiver
  • Introduction to Computers
    When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Founders Room

    This program is limited to 10 PTPLD participants. Patrons may register one guest.

    The basic functions of computer hardware will be covered. We will also explore some of the essential features of Windows 10. No computer experience is necessary.

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