The Brimfield Public Library was awarded a 2020 Project Next Generation Grant from the Illinois State Library for the fifth year in a row. This year, students ages 10-18 have the opportunity to attend mentor-lead workshops, during which they will learn game design, gamification of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Concepts, and virtual reality applications.  Past grant monies have been used to provide workshops and programs on how to  build and program robots, film and edit movies, design and print 3D objects, and operate drones. With PNG grant funds, the library has purchased a variety of equipment, including 3D pens, new 3D printers, drones robots, and Adobe Creative Suite licenses. Students can learn more about upcoming workshops by visiting the library's Project Next Generation page, and can register for workshops by contacting the library: 309-446-9575 or khahn@brimfieldlibrary.org. All workshops are developed pursuant to a Library Services and Technology Act grant administered by the Illinois State Library using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

In addition to  Yoga at the Library on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm,  we are now offering Tai Chi at the Library with certified instructor, Hong Ji on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm.  Tai chi is appropriate for all ages and fitness levels. Please wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes to Tai Chi class.  Fees are $4.00 per class or punch cards can be purchased at Brimifled Library patron services desk for $20.00.  Come join us for yoga or tai chi and gain flexibility, strength, balance, and stress relief!

There is a large recycle container located on the south side of the library near the alley for all library district residents to use.  This is co-mingle service, so no need to separate anything.  Please check the label on the container for the list of accepted items. Please, NO GLASS, as it will probably get broken and there are people sorting at the Galva plant!

Brimfield Public Library is also proud to sponsor recycling for residents in the Kickapoo area!  There are three large containers located near the Kickapoo Township building just off Rt. 150 in Kickapoo.  Brimfield Public Library sponsors one container, and Kickapoo Township sponsors the other two. This is the same service as in Brimfield, with co-mingle recycling, so no separating is needed.  Check the Community Recycling page, or see signs on the containers for a list of accepted items. 

To insure this awesome service continues in our community, please follow all recycling rules, such as, break down cardboard boxes, make sure your items are on the accepted list, don't overfill the container, close container lids, and never leave items outside the container.  Thanks for your cooperation!  Happy Recycling!!   

 

Reminder:
Illinois Law requires library staff to adhere to the privacy law regarding your library account information.  This includes registration records, circulation records, and releasing on-hold items.  On-hold items are released only to the person whose card was used to place the hold.  If you want others (spouses, children, etc.) to have access to your account, including picking-up your on-hold items, you will need to sign a permission form for our files.  Forms are available at the circ desk.  Thanks for your cooperation!  

Brimfield Public Library is accepting monetary and non-perishable food donations for the Food Pantry.  For those in need, the Pantry is located in the Union Church (at the corner of Galena Ave. and Clay St.) and open Mondays 2-4, Wednesdays 2-4, and Saturdays 8-10.