Friday, December 28, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Exciting news! Doyle Library has received its grant funds from the State of Illinois to purchase books for Young Adults and children, specifically focused on new releases, STEAM and STEM selections.
Additionally, Graphic Classics and books that foster curiosity and discovery have been selected for our community.
Stop by soon to check out our new selections!
Friday, July 27, 2018
Are you into mysteries? Do you enjoy a good page-turner? Doyle Library will bring its Murder Mystery to life on Saturday, July 28th at 6 pm.
The fun begins interactively when individuals, teams or families sign up to solve all the clues presented in the play. Written by Olivia Dennison, Doyle Library Assistant, Key character performances include Oliva, Halle Vunetich and Whitney Pascoe, who will be dressed to the nines and ready for riotous action!
Have you ever wondered about what happens at the library when it’s closed? Let’s have a Stuffed Animal Sleepover at the Library! Friday, August 3 from 2:30 to 4 pm –Drop off your stuffed animal (dolls or other babies—one toy per child) at the library.
When you drop it off, you will:
1) Create a name tag for your stuffed animal
2) Read a good night story to your stuffed animal
3) Tuck your stuffed animal in for the night
Saturday, August 4 at 10 am—Come pick up your stuffed animal and enjoy a slide show and donuts!
Doyle Library wrapped up its Summer 2018 Library Program on Friday, July 27, with a visit from Beth Groves, Montgomery County Agricultural Literacy Program, and Jean Anderson, Women’s Committee of Farm Bureau, providing a tasty treat of perfectly seasoned poems by reading, “The Popcorn Astronauts!”
During the last two summer reading program sessions, tickets to Knights Action Park were given away, along with free books and free reading rewards!
STEAM STARS!, Doyle Library’s Children’s Learning Program continues on Saturday, August 18 at 11 am to noon. The Science of Roller Coasters—Understanding Energy will be explored with fun activities, crafts and science projects. Join us for STEAM STARS every third Saturday of the month. For more information, visit our website: DoylePublicLibrary.org.
Monday, July 16, 2018
Wonderful, Fun Summer Activities at Doyle Library, Raymond
During recent STEAM STARS events held every Friday from 11-12 noon at Doyle Library, our children created Tranquility Aquariums from old water bottles, shells, craft foam and glitter, shark puppets, super loop-de-loop airplanes, growing pumpkins from seeds, and hatching real butterfly painted ladies from caterpillars and studying how caterpillars grow into butterflies!
During our upcoming events, Doyle Library will be awarding tickets for Knights Action Park! Be sure to attend our upcoming STEAM STARS Events on Fridays, from 11-12, in July!
Cloud or Fog? Weather Conditions and Science
On July 20th, from 11 am to 12 noon, Doyle Library will be hosting Cloud or Fog? Weather Conditions and Science. We will be studying the many factors that come into play to formulate our weather and how the planets influence our world. We will also be creating beautiful wind chimes for each STEAM STAR to take home.
The Popcorn Astronauts
Doyle Library will be hosting the Montgomery County Literacy Program, “Ag in the Classroom” on Friday, July 27, from 11 am - 12 noon.
In this year’s program, Library STEAM STARS will enjoy a tasty treat of perfectly seasoned poems, by reading The Popcorn Astronauts. Find out how many of the foods mentioned in the poems are specialty crops grown here in Illinois!
Library STEAM STARS will also learn about Illinois’s Official Snack: Popcorn! Each STEAM STAR will check out corn popping in slow motion and pop some corn to make a popcorn rocket picture to take home!
Friday, June 29, 2018
The fun continues every Friday during summer, at 11 am, when the Doyle Library crew provide fun exploration of the ocean deep, including scuba diving and fun ocean adventures, and other deep sea creatures on Friday, July 6!
Join us for lots of fun activities, goodies, and reading rewards and cool facts about our world, especially, undersea life!
Exciting projects created during our June 29th STEAM Stars Summer Reading Program include: coloring whale sharks, which are the largest fish on our planer; creating a clothespin shark with a small fish in its mouth; creating a whale puppet and pinning the tail on the whale! Lots of fun treats, gifts and reading rewards were earned!
Are your pumpkin seeds growing from last week? The library's pumpkin seeds are almost 4 inches high! We will be planting them soon!
We will also demonstrate our hungry caterpillars which soon will be spinning silk cocoons and then, a week or so later, become butterflies just in time for our Summer Reading Program Finale on Friday, July 27.
Upcoming Events include:
Friday, July 6 How Deep Is the Ocean?
Friday, July 13 Gravity--The Living Force
Friday, July 20 Cloud or Fog? Weather Conditions and Science
Friday, July 27 The World of Insects--A Small, Significant View
All events and activities take place at Doyle Library at 11 am!
REMEMBER: Be sure to color and fill in your bookshelves on your reading reward sheets as you are reading your books, so you can bring them in for reading rewards and free prizes, everyone!
For more information, visit our website at DoylePublicLibrary.org.