Friday, December 30, 2016



Doyle Library staff members are working diligently to ensure our community’s needs are met today and well into the future, with a wide variety of special events and important resources for all ages.
Upcoming events include Teen Media Club on Wednesday, January 18, beginning at 6:30 pm; Book Club on Monday, January 9, beginning at 5 pm, and Story Hour STEAM Stars on Saturday, January 21, beginning at 10 am.

During Teen Media Club we will award free raffle tickets to all who attend to be entered into our drawing for a FREE Kindle Fire!  We will also discuss how attendees would like to proceed with the club.  Do you want to watch movies?  Discuss media? Just get together on a regular basis?  We hope you can make it on Wednesday, January 18, beginning at 6:30 pm.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Teen Media Club

Win a FREE Kindle Fire! 

Stop by Doyle Public Library to purchase raffle tickets. Kindle Fire and many additional technology products will be given away Wednesday evening, January 18th during Teen Media Club Night.




The next Teen Media Club Night will be Wednesday, December 21, 6:30-7:45! 

Check out all the fun and interesting prizes!




Story Hour STEAM Stars

Our next Story Hour STEAM Stars will be held on Saturday, December 17 from 10-11 am.  

We will be making several colorful tree ornaments with the student's picture to give to family and friends.  

We are taking pictures at the library or the child may bring his or her own pictures to create their own personalized ornaments.



Tuesday, November 29, 2016



(l-r, back row)Troop Leader Becky Haustein, Joe Falter, Josua Haustein, (l-r, front row) Bryron Hudgins, Noah Snow, Isaac Wagahoff, and Austyn Hefley recently visited Doyle Public Library and provided many ideas for new books that the library can provide for young people, including  Cub Scout Pack 77 of Raymond/Panhandle District. The troop members will be visiting the Springfield JR Blues for a hockey game! They  will have a pinewood derby in February and be family camping in late April/May. Interested in scouting adventures? Cub scouts is for boys 1st thru 5th grade, Questions? Please contact Rebekah Haustein, Cubmaster 217-710-1055Haustein@live.com

Monday, November 21, 2016


Kaitlin Bergschneider showcases some of the delicious soups available for gift-giving and enjoyment for Doyle Public Library's fundraising for Children's Story Hour STEAM Stars and other programs and events at the library!

Friday, November 11, 2016



Doyle Library staff members prepare games and fun activities for the families who will be visiting the library for our Family Fun Night on Wednesday, November 16, from 3-8 pm.  

Doyle Library Family Fun Night
 “We encourage all family members and family groups to attend our special events at the library or just stop by for a visit.  This month, the State of Illinois is featuring a Family Reading Night, which we have extended to include games for the whole family!   On Wednesday, November 16, from 3-8 pm, Doyle Library is hosting its annual Family Fun Night, with lots of board games, puzzles, food, prizes and other cool activities for all ages,” according to Library Director Deb Young.  Included in the games are Apples to Apples, Beat the Parents, Candyland and many, many classic games, as well as crafts, fun activities, prizes and refreshments.  “We are really looking forward to this event to bring community members together and provide a lively time for our young people of all ages!”

Friday, November 4, 2016


Family Fun Night, Wednesday, November 16, from 3-8 pm.

“We encourage families to attend our special events at the library or just stop by for a visit.  This month, the State of Illinois is featuring a Family Reading Night, which we have extended to include games for the whole family!   On Wednesday, November 16, from 3-8 pm, Doyle Library is hosting its annual Family Fun Night, with lots of board games, puzzles, food, prizes and other cool activities for all ages,” according to Library Director Deb Young.  “We are really looking forward to this event to bring community members together and provide a lively time for our young people!”

Story Hour S.T.E.A.M. Stars!


November Family and Youth Events at Doyle
“My daughter is so excited and engaged with the events you are providing at the library!  Our whole family is enjoying activities and fun events at Doyle Library!” exclaimed a mother attending the Wigglebots robot-building activity during Story Hour STEAM Stars events held on Saturday, October 15, from 10-11 am.
Saturday, November 19, from 10-11 am, Doyle Public Library will host its monthly (third Saturday of each month) Story Hour STEAM Stars event featuring activities centered around Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities.  “Our staff and I focus on interactive projects that will provide information and knowledge, encouraging young people to begin their own quest to research and discover meaningful aspects of our world”, according to Library Director Deborah Young.
“We encourage families to attend our special events at the library or just stop by for a visit.  This month, the State of Illinois is featuring a Family Reading Night, which we have extended to include games for the whole family!   On Wednesday, November 16, from 3-8 pm, Doyle Library is hosting its annual Family Fun Night, with lots of board games, puzzles, food, prizes and other cool activities for all ages,” according to Young.  “We are really looking forward to this event to bring community members together and provide a lively time for our young people!”
Teen Media Night is featured each month for Jr. High and High School students who enjoy sharing and discussing music, movies, books and other media with young people in the community.  On Wednesday, November 23, from 6:30 to 7:45, Doyle Library is hosting its Teen Media Night with young staff members of the library moderating and coordinating the media.  Teens attending will choose specific media and resources from lists compiled by young staff members.  We will order your materials for discussion through Interlibrary Loan and have materials available for club members each month for discussion.
Study Time at Doyle Library is offered every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday after school from 3-5 pm.  “We offer a quiet place to study, as well as, tutoring, research, and homework help as needed by young people in our community.  We encourage young people to walk, ride their bikes, or have their parents bring them to the library to productively read and concentrate on their studies.” 

“So many wonderful events are being added to our current activities each month and we look forward to adding more,” according to Young.  “Stop by, obtain a library card, check out our calendar and have fun at Doyle Public Library!”

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Today through Monday, October 31, Halloween, Doyle Public Library is giving away Halloween goody bags for the kids.

You do not need to be dressed up, but what fun, if you are!  Happy Halloween, Everyone!

Kaitlin, Deb, Sharla, Tori, Darcy





Friday, August 19, 2016

Survey of Patron Services

How are we doing?  We are interested in hearing from you...what you like and what needs to be changed at the library.

Stop by, pick up a survey, put survey in drop box (anonymously, or identify yourself if you want to hear back from us) and let us know your thoughts and ideas!




Monday, June 13, 2016

Community Involvement Encouraged with Library Summer Reading



 

To encourage reading and community involvement, Doyle Library would like to invite and encourage all young people, ages 0 to 18,  to pick up a Reading Log Book to earn prizes and rewards during its Summer Reading Program.

“We want to thank all our volunteers, businesses and people in the community who have donated to the program, helping to make this event so successful,” said library director Deb Young, “We have received many donations of craft and office supplies and our local Subway in Raymond provided us with scores of lunch bags and book bags to giveaway to the young people.  We really appreciate this community support!,” according to Young.

Doyle Library’s Kick-Off of the Summer Reading Program has been outstanding, with more than 45 participants of all ages last Wednesday from 1-2 with a theme of Painting Magic, Colors and Marble Paint Box Art including many science and learning activities.

“We have 7 volunteers at this time, which really helped in grouping the children into age-appropriate activities which added to the fun, excitement and overall enjoyment.  We even had a room and session set aside for parents and babies to enjoy sharing and spending time together,” said Young.

Doyle Library’s next event, June 15, will feature Amanda Cole, Montgomery County Agriculture Literacy Director, who will present an introduction to food and agriculture, which will include reading the wacky book 11 Experiments That Failed by Jenny Offill and Nancy Carpenter, as well as hands-on science stations with fun food and facts.

“Doyle Library has expanded its offerings of science and nonfiction books and resources for young people, including graphic classics, biographies, as well as science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) offerings.  In fact our theme for the program is “Read for the Win with STEM”.  We are encouraging all types of reading and rewarding all participation in our summer series of events every Wednesday from 1-2,” according to Young, “please sign up ahead of time, so we can plan enough materials.”

“At our last event, a little 5-year old girl learned about gravity and stated, ‘Gravity is what keeps us from falling off the planet!’.  When you hear that kind of excitement and involvement from our young people, you realize the importance of these types of community events,” stated Young.

On June 22, Doyle Library features the circulatory system, with theme-based science experiments and fun activities, such as seeing the circulatory system of plants, flowers and other organisms.

“We encourage all individuals and businesses to help promote and support our efforts toward community literacy.  Check out our website at www.DoylePublicLibrary.org or like our page on Facebook at Doyle Public Library.  We all benefit from a literate, active and involved community,” according to Young.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Summer Reading Program






Interested in learning more about how the world operates through science and technology experiments and experiences?   

Doyle Public Library is featuring many hands-on activities and events featuring fun and fabulous experiments and experiences.  Sign up between now and May 29th for the 2016 Summer Reading Program. The program begins June 8, 2015 and concludes with a picnic on August 3, 2016.

Starting with Level 1, log in for every time you read or are read to by someone else.  Once you finish each level bring your logbook in for your level prizes.  Summer Reading Program is offered for all readers from Pre-K to age 18.

Books can be read anywhere!  You may read any kind of book that you have checked out through the SHARE System.  There are log books for the entire reading program.  You can continue entering by accumulating reading points in your log book for a chance to win the grand prize which will be drawn at the picnic on August 3, 2016.

Reading Rewards
Each time you reach a Level (Levels 1-5), you’ll receive a prize from our “Reading Store” and win a chance with your name in the weekly prize drawing.
The statewide theme for the summer reading program is “Read for the Win” and our library is extending the fun to include Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Wednesday afternoons during the month of June and July there will be an event held from 1-2 PM. Please see the list below for all scheduled events:

June 8- Painting Magic--Marble/Paint Box Art
June 15- Planting Flowers, Herbs, and Fun Food to Eat
June 22- Circulatory Systems, Food Color with Flowers
June 29- Chemical Reactions, Chain Reactions and Volcanoes
July 6- Rocks and Minerals, Crystal Letters
July 13- Engineering Marvels, Which Shape Is Stronger?
July 20- Robotics, Repetitive Actions and Solo Cup Fun
July 27- Creative Construction through the Ages, Catapults with Popsicle Sticks

*Bring a donation of books, DVDs, reams of paper or office supplies when you attend special library events!

Prize Drawings
Drawings will be held each Friday morning, and winners will be notified by phone.

Reading Program Picnic
Our Reading Program Picnic will be on Wednesday, August 3rd from 1-3 PM. We will announce the Grand Prize winner at the picnic.  Children need not be present to win the grand prize.

Please go to our website:  www.DoylePublicLibrary.org to sign up yourself or your child for the specific dates that you are interested in attending.

109 S. O’Bannon Street, Raymond
217-229-4471