The Brimfield Public Library is excited to offer its cardholders access to three new digital resources:

America’s News 

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.  Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S.  Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Heritage Hub

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

Peoria Journal Star Collection

Explore history through local news, events and people with The Peoria Journal Star Collection. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

You will need your library card number and pin to access these resources. Don't know the pin number for your library account? Call the library: 309-446-9575.

The library has 3 new Roku Express devices available for checkout at the circulation desk. Each device has the capability to stream on Netflix, Hoopla, Kanopy, NASA TV, PBS, and PBS Kids. An internet connection and a TV with an HDMI input are required for use. Don't have internet and want to stream? Ask for a hotspot with your Roku.
Roku's can be checked out for 1 week. An agreement form will need to be filled out prior to checkout. Happy streaming!
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Plastic Bag Recycling

Eagle Enterprises Recycling is no longer accepting plastic bags and bubble wrap in the large bin behind the library. Don't throw those bags away though! Bring them in the library and place them in our new indoor collection receptacle. Our indoor receptacle takes many of the plastic bags that we use everyday including grocery bags, bread bags, case overwrap, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, wood pellet bags, ziplock & other re-sealable abgs, produce bags, bubble wrap, salt bags, and cereal bags. All materials must be clean, dry and free of food residue. 

 

 

Read Beyond the Beaten Path: 2022 Summer Reading Adventure

Registration for the Summer Reading Program is open! Mix and match the Reading Challenge of your choice and In-Person Programs to create a summer experience that fits your schedule. Open to All Ages.

Reading Challenge
June 1-July 29
Login or register on Beanstack and choose the Reading Challenge that fits your reading style. 
Read to Me Challenge (50 Books)
Casual Reader Challenge (15 Hours)
Avid Reader Challenge (30 Hours)

All Reading Challenge participants can pick up an Adventure Pack filled with information, a few small surprises, and activities to do at home beginning June 1. Complete the Reading Challenge by July 19th to qualify for the Grand Prize Drawing. Half-way and Completion Prize Packs may be earned until July 29. 

Want to track your reading with a paper log? No problem! Call the library to register and pick up your paper log and an Adventure Pack beginning June 1. 

In-Person Programs
June 3-July 29
Fill out the Program Registration Form to reserve your spot at fun events for your age group. See the Summer Reading Calendar for a full listing of programs, including many that do not require registration.

Have questions? Call 309-363-4897, email Tina tkellstadt@brimfieldlibrary.org (Adults) or Katie khahn@brimfieldlibrary.org (Kids & Teens).  We look forward to a summer full of adventure with you!

Brimfield Public Library is accepting monetary and non-perishable food donations for the Brimfield Area Food Pantry.  Items can be dropped in our pantry drop box located in the library entryway.

For those in need, the Food Pantry is located just west of the Brimfield Legion and are open on Wednesday's from 3:00-6:30pm and Saturday's from 8:00-10:00am. For more inforamtion, please visit their Facebook page.