Paint with Stang Arts for the WME Community Library

Stang Art

We are thrilled to host Stang Arts on Sunday, January 24th from 3pm-6pm. Everyone ten years of age and older is welcome to come. Cost is $45, which includes all materials to create your masterpiece as well as refreshments to enjoy while you paint and spend time with your family and friends. Part of the proceeds will benefit the WME Community Library.

Meet us at 710 Indiana Street in Edgewood, IL (the old Edgewood grade school). This event will take place in the cafeteria.

Please reserve your spot by paying at least two weeks in advance (January 10th will be the cutoff date).  Make any checks payable to WME Community Works. You are welcome to drop your payment off at the library or mail them to: The WME Community Library
P.O. Box 152

Edgewood, IL 62426

If you have any questions, please call the library at 618-944-8063, or Tonia at 618-238-9213.

Thank you for stopping by and we hope you join in the creative fun with the WME Library Staff and Stang Arts!

 

 

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On Why The WME Community Library Is Important To Me

Tonia Was Here

libraryquoteThis post will be very emotional. I just wanted to let you know before we go any further together. I’m writing from a broken heart. Some of the reasons are very personal, other reasons include the recent shooting in South Carolina, and all the violence we see daily across our nation and across our world.

This September will mark two years since a young girl died at the hands of her uncle. Her name is Willow Long. My daughters knew her. She lived in a village just ten minutes from mine. I remember those long nights waiting for news about her. Would they find her alive? Like many mothers in my area, I kissed my children good night. So glad they were safe. So thankful. Yet guilty because there was a little girl out there… in pain, afraid, lost, alone. We didn’t know.

We didn’t know a family member did…

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Book Donation Policy

We’ve had to update our book donation policy:

The WME Library is eternally grateful for all the donations we have received thus far. Without your thoughtful contributions, we wouldn’t be able to offer all that we can. With that said, we have now reached the point where we need to be particular in what donations we can now accept.

The WME Library makes every effort to use all donations but not everything donated can be put out. Some items may be resold at a book sale or donated to other worthy causes. All proceeds from any sales are used to purchase new materials for the library.

Materials accepted:

  • Books in good condition – hardcover or paperback, fiction or non-fiction, adult, young adult or children’s
  • Books published in the last 5 years
  • Recent best sellers
  • Classic titles in excellent condition
  • Audio cassettes, compact discs, videos, or DVDs in working condition
  • Any regional history materials

All donations are tax deductible. A receipt is available upon request, but please note that the library staff cannot assess the value of your gift. Donations can only be accepted during library hours

Thank you for your gift to the WME library!

The WME Library always accepts monetary donations or gift cards to bookstores.

~Sorry Encyclopedias cannot be accepted~

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SUPERHERO NEWS

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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.

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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 wmecommunityworks@gmail.com or call Tonia Harris at 618-238-9213

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Volunteer Training Workshop

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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 wmecommunityworks@gmail.com or call Tonia Harris at 618-238-9213

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Edgewood Fest Parade and Book Sale!

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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 wmecommunityworks.gmail.com 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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