Friday, May 23, 2014

We will be closed Monday, May 26th for Memorial Day
 Have a safe holiday.
 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Member's Only book Sale.

Wednesday, May 21st, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM
 
This is the first book sale we've had in 3 years.
Not a member yet? You can either print out the form below, or pick one up at the Main Desk, 
or fill one out at the sale.
 



Friday, May 9, 2014

2014 Summer READing Program





2014 Summer READing Program begins Monday, June 2nd and ends Saturday, August 2nd.

Students going into Kindergarten thru the 12th grade, living in Miami County are eligible.
Public school, private school, home school, all are welcome.
You must have a current library card, all fines paid.
Sign up begins on June 2nd. 
Grades Kindergarten thru 6th grade will participate in the program on the Children's Floor.
Grades 9th thru 12th, will participate on the Main Floor.
Students in the 7th & 8th grades will be allowed to choose which program they want to be in, but not both.

All programs will be at 11:00 & 1:00 (Except July 7th, Ronald McDonald)
Our programs for the summer will be:
June 11: Marcus Lehman - magic
June 18: Snakehead Ed
June 19: Crafts for Kidz: birth thru Pre-K -time for parent and child to work on craft together
June 19: Science fun - Must register for this program - limited to 20 students
June 25: Professor Steve - Science
July   2: Steven's Puppets - Wizard of Oz
July   3: Science fun - Must register for this program - limited to 20 students 
July   7: Ronald McDonald - 11:00 ONLY 
July   9: Coyote Chris
NO PROGRAMS DURING CIRCUS WEEK!
July 17: Crafts for Kidz: birth thru Pre-K - time for parent and child to work on craft together
July 17: Science fun - Must register for this program - limited to 20 students 
July 23: Pete the Cat - (Pete Saidochy & Ron Luginbill)
July 30: Bats - Incredible Bats
July 31: Movie & lunch  - must register: time and particulars will be announced later

Our hours will be 
Monday - Thursday    9:00 to 8:00
Friday  -  Saturday      9:00 to 5:30
No Summer Hours!

The great outdoors - Things to do!


Friday, March 14, 2014

Lettuce in January"
Saturday, April 5th, 10:00 - 11:00 AM
This event is free!


For Intermediate & Advanced Gardeners
Presented by Master Gardeners, Purdue trained.

Are you interested in:
$aving money at the grocery $tore?
Feeding your family healthy, delicious food?
Enjoying a satisfying family hobby?

                                          1.Extending your season on both ends of the calendar.
                                          2. Cold weather germinators
                                          3. What can stand a freeze, what can't.
                                         4. Planting in the Fall for Spring harvest.
                                        5. Plant tomatoes in April - withstanding a freeze.
                                        6. Creating soil that resists droughts
                                        7. Two pound potatoes.
                                        8. Growing up, not out - using the vertical space.
"How to grow your own food"


Saturday, March 29th 10:00 to 11:00 AM
This program is free!
For the beginner gardeners

Presented by Master Gardeners, Purdue trained

            Are you interested in:
            $aving money at the grocery $tore?
            Feeding your family healthy, delicious food?
            Enjoying a satisfying family hobby?

           1. How to get the most from the least space.
           2. You have a black thumb? Easy to grow plants.
           3. Pest free plants
           4. Plant spacing, transplanting and seeding.
           5. Weeding made easy - a no weed garden
           6. Composting 101 - turn garbage into gold, or at least big tomatoes.
           Common pests and chemical free ways to control them.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Friends of the Peru Public Library Membership Kick-Off!



The Friends of the Library (FOL) have been inactive for the last couple of years. We now have new people taking it over. They have a lot of things they plan on doing. We're excited!
There are many benefits to becoming a FOL. One of course, is having early access to the book sales, but more than that.
     First you can purchase an individual  membership for $12.50, you'll receive a T-shirt. Or you can purchase a Family Membership, 2 adults and 1 child, for $30.00, you'll also receive 1 T-shirt.

     They have opportunities for business to support the FOL as well.
    They'll be having their FOL kickoff March 3 - 7, from 11:30 to 1:00 and from 4:30 to 6:30 Monday thru Thursday, Friday will be until 5:30.

     There are many benefits to becoming a FOL. When you become a member of Friends of the Peru Public Library you will be able to come to the books sales early. Also, when volunteering to help with an event, if there is a cost, you'll get in free. You'll be able to come to the monthly meetings and share your ideas. Have a satisfaction of knowing you're helping a very important part of the community.

1.  Enjoy a library that is better because of our volunteering and fundraising efforts.

2.   Improve the community culture as a result of a great library.

3.   Enjoy the pride that comes from  knowing that you are helping to spread the joy of reading.     

4.   Opportunity to meet new people

5.   The opportunity to participate in the various programs that you volunteer to help with for free, if there is   a  charge

The Peru Public Library provides many events, programs, and services to this community. They do a wonderful job, but there is a great cost to provide them. Most of the programs and events they provide are free to the public.

The FOL of the library are planning on having several fundraisers to help with the costs of these programs, and to help put on a new roof.

Please become a member and support YOUR library.