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It’s not too late to sign up your child to be a Super Reader. Our Superhero Summer Reading Program ends August 1st. We have a few cool totes left for the little hero in your life.


Membership is not required for this program or any other activities.

Calling all Superheroes!

Even Spiderman needs a little R&R. On Monday, July 20th, we’re hosting Movie Night for all our summer reading program participants. The movies will air from 5-7:30pm. We are offering entertainment of heroic proportions for kids of all ages. Popcorn and soda will be provided, plus everyone has another chance to put their name in for the Grand Prize Drawing for a new bicycle!

But there’s more…

Our young readers are our champions and we want to celebrate them. We cordially invite all participants and their families to our end of the summer reading program Superhero themed party on Saturday, August 15th from 2pm-4pm. We will also announce the Grand Prize Winner then!

If you have any questions, please leave a comment here, email us at or call Tonia Harris at 618-238-9213


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Volunteer Training Workshop


This upcoming Friday, July 17th, we are hosting our first Volunteer Training Workshop from 6pm-8pm. Refreshments will be served during this time. Those interested in volunteering can meet us in the Library Room at the old Edgewood School. Our address is 710 Indiana Street, Edgewood, IL.

We are a grassroots library which counts solely on donations and volunteers at this time and we have a vision of the future in which we can really enable our communities to achieve great things. We need trained volunteers to help cover library hours, run our software, categorize books, cover books, tutor children this fall, and so much more.

Your skills are needed.

The following is a list of services we would like to provide our community with this fall and in the future, in addition to keeping regular library hours:

*Tutoring for children after school

* GED completion programs

* Computer Literacy

* Mentoring

* Bring in local groups, leaders, authors, and more to offer workshops, etc.

We are open to your ideas and suggestions as well. We are a action-based and community oriented library.

For any questions, please leave a comment here, email us at or call Tonia Harris at 618-238-9213

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Edgewood Fest Parade and Book Sale!


Come Join Us In The Parade!

We will be walking in the Edgewoodfest Parade this Saturday. If you and your family are interested, please meet us at the library, located at the old Edgewood School, no later than 10am. From there, we will register for the parade. We will provide candy for children to hand out along the way. We encourage kids young and old to wear their favorite Super Hero gear to support our Super Hero Summer Reading Program.


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Still haven’t brought your children in to sign up for our summer reading program? Guess what? It’s not too late! We are happy to have you and still have cool tote bags available for all who register. Membership is not required to participate in any activities.

How much does membership cost?

Only $5.00 for the entire household.

Book Sale!!!  Love_is_in_the_books_by_mms92

We are holding our Book Sale from 1pm-4pm this Saturday, June 27. We were fortunate to receive so many books from donations that we have several duplicate and triplicate titles to sell. Do you love romance? We have them! We will have Boxes of Books and Bags of Books- pick out your selection all for a free will donation. All proceeds go to the WME Community Library.

Many thanks to the former Book Depot of Effingham and the generous members of our community for their book donations. We appreciate all of you!

Questions? You can leave a comment here, email us at or call Tonia Harris at 618-238-9213.

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On Why The WME Community Library Is Important To Me

On Why The WME Community Library Is Important To Me.

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July Hours and Events

fireworksWe will have new hours for July 2015, which we hope will be more convenient for our patrons and future patrons.

July Hours:

Mondays: 3-7pm

Tuesdays: 10am-1pm

Wednesdays: 10am-1pm

Thursdays: 10am-1pm & 3pm-7pm

Fridays: Closed

Saturdays: 1pm-4pm

Sundays: Closed

Closed July 4th for the holiday.

Closed July 13 for our Culver’s fundraising event.

Upcoming Events:

* The Book Sale will continue all through July. Grab a bag or box of books and leave a free will donation!

* The Super Hero Summer Reading Program continues. No membership necessary and children can continue to sign up anytime during library hours.

* July 13- Come join us at Culvers from 5-8pm.  WME Library volunteers will be bussing tables and a portion of the proceeds go to the WME Community Library. Free will donations accepted during this time.

* July 20- Movie night from 5-7:30pm. For children 12 and under, we will be presenting Big Hero 6. For children 13-18, we will be presenting the latest Avengers movie release. Refreshments will provided.

* WME Charter Member Tonia Harris will be raising funds for the library at the local Lakelights Art and Music Festival. Stop by her booth for your own custom poem. All proceeds will go to the WME Community Library.

* Every other Tuesday at 10am, we offer story time for children of all ages.

* Friday, July 17- We are hosting our first Volunteer Workshop from 6pm-8pm. Refreshments will be served.

* August 1st is the last day for Summer Reading Program participants to turn in logs. TBA on our Summer Reading Program celebration party and all participants will be in the drawing for a grand prize (hint: one lucky participant will win a new bike!)

We appreciate your feedback and welcome any questions. You can comment here, email us at, or call Tonia Harris at 618-238-9213.

Thank you!

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Grand Opening and June Library Hours




Superhero Summer Reading Program

Superhero Summer Reading Program

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of the WME (Watson, Mason, Edgewood) Community Library on June 8.

We will be there from 3pm-7pm and kicking off our inaugural Superhero Summer Reading Program.

During our grand opening, we are also available to issue library cards. Cost is $5 per family. The WME Community Library serves citizens of Watson, Mason, Edgewood, and West and Union Townships.

Bring your children to register for their Superhero Reading Adventure. The odyssey begins June 8 and runs until August 1.

(No library card needed. Anyone can participate in library activities.)

Kids will start off with their own Superhero book tote:


Which will include a WME Summer Reading Program calendar of events, and a few other top secret goodies. Scheduled activities include: Story time for children of all ages every other Tuesday at 10am, crafts, a super hero movie night (Big Hero Six for the younger children and the latest Avengers release for the older set), as well as an end-of-summer rewards party. We will have weekly prizes available for all participants who meet their goals, and a drawing for a bicycle at the end of the program.

Our Children’s’/Young Adult section will be open as well as a selection of adult popular fiction and nonfiction.  We will also provide two computers, with free internet access, and a printer to the public during library hours.

Other highlights include: Community computer classes and activities for all ages.

This fall, we will be expanding our adult selection as well as creating the very special Willow Tree Children’s Library Lounge, dedicated to the memory of Willow Long. This will feature an inspired mural by local artist Jamie Stang.


June Hours:

Mondays: 3pm-7pm

Tuesdays: 9am-11am

Wednesdays: 9am-11am

Thursdays: 9am-11am & 2pm-7pm

Fridays: Closed

Saturdays: 1pm-4pm

Sundays: Closed

Upcoming Events:

June 27: We will be taking part in the Edgewood Fest Parade. Look for sign up sheets at the grand opening and during regular library hours.

July 13: Fundraiser at Culvers. Come eat from 5-8pm and a portion of the proceeds will go to the library.

August: Trivia Night at the Watson Civic Center (more details coming soon)

Thank you for your time. If you have any questions please comment below, emails us, or call Tonia Harris with any questions at the phone number: 618-238-9213.

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Upcoming Events: Soup Supper and Bake Sale

soup supper

When: Sunday, March 29th

Time: 11am- 3pm

Where: 710 Indiana Street, Edgewood, Illinois 62426

(The old Edgewood Elementary School building)

Cost: $5 (children 3 & under eat for free)

Meal includes choice of soup, peanut butter sandwich, drink, and dessert.

Volunteers are needed, please!

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the supper or donate a baked item for the supper and/or sale, please contact  us in the comment section or email us via


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