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Winter Reading Program | Adult Programs | Youth Programs | History & Genealogy

The Town and Country Public Library is open to the public for limited services.  Curbside services are still available and our bookdrops are open in front. All our programs will be held virtually. 

Curbside Service Hours:

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


A New Normal

All persons entering the library must wear a face covering and must maintain a six foot distance from all other persons when practicable. Reasonable accommodations such as curbside service and online resources are available to those who are medically prevented from or decline to wear a face covering. Those refusing to wear a face covering and/or to maintain six foot distance when practicable shall be required to leave the library.

  • Patrons may enter building to pick up holds, select materials, and for limited computer use but are asked not to linger.
  • Social-distancing provisions, such as unidirectional aisles and 2 person per aisle limit, will be in place.
  • Patrons are asked to us the sanitizing station at front entrance upon entering.
  • Study rooms, meeting rooms, the coffee bar, and the Storytime area will remain closed.
  • Youth playhouse and toys will not be available and all cloth furniture will be removed.
  • Patrons are asked to wipe down computer keyboards, mice, and surrounding table surfaces with the provided antiseptic wipes after use.
  • Staff will not be able to directly assist with copiers or computers.
  • No Passport Services available.
  • No Notary Services available.
  • A maximum of 40 patrons will be permitted in the library at one time.
  • Curbside services are still available.

Due to the global pandemic and guidelines regarding social distancing, all of our winter programs will be offered virtually.

As the threat of local infections diminishes, more library services and public space use will be reintroduced. Decisions about when will be made following orders and recommendations from Kane County Public Health authorities, the state of Illinois, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

All returned items will be quarantined for 3 days before being placed back in circulation.  This mean returned items will remain on your account until, at least, the 3 day mark has passed.  Please note: no fines will be assessed on overdue items as long as quarantine is required.

Your Town & Country Library Card gives you access to a whole Digital Library anywhere, at anytime. Checkout eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines, as well as movies and music using your computer, smart phone/tablet, or eReader.

If you would like more information or have a specific question, you can checkout our Phased Reopening Plan here.

Winter Reading Program

The Read Without Limits winter reading program will run from December 14th – March 12th on READsquared. This program, which encourages the life-long habit of reading broadly, is open to patrons of all ages.
Complete the program by March 12th in order to be entered into the grand prize drawing!
Click Here to Register or use the READsquared app

Adult Programs

All Adult programs will take place virtually.  Please sign up to receive webinar information.  Register by clicking on the day and time of the event.

Floral Arranging Take & Make

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 7:00PM – 8:00PM

Join Peggy Garvin of Garvin Gardens for this take-and-make version of her popular floral
arranging classes. The project will be a Valentine’s Day floral arrangement! Registrants will be able to pick up their materials at the library from 5:30-6:30 on the 9th prior to the program. Then follow along with Peggy’s instructions via Zoom during the live class. Participants will need to provide their own scissors/shears. Families or friends may sign up under the same registration and pay ONCE to share ONE set of materials.
This Program to be held via ZOOM

Virtual Midday Monday: Lincoln on Slavery, emancipation, and equality

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2:00 – 3:00 P.M.

Join us as Mr. Lincoln shares his ever-evolving perspectives on the subjects of slavery, emancipation, and equality, including the relationship between the races during his time.
This Program to be held via ZOOM

Virtual Yoga

Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. starting Jan. 14

Grab your yoga mat and towel, put on comfy clothes, and log on to Zoom for a relaxing hour of yoga with seasoned instructor Lynn Meredith right from your very own living room.
Remember to grab a strap and block!
This Program to be held via ZOOM.

Virtual Chair-Assisted Yoga

Thursdays at 11 a.m. starting Jan. 14

Join yoga instructor Lynn Meredith via Zoom for gentle, non-strenuous chair exercises. Chair-assisted yoga provides all the health benefits of yoga without the need to get down on the floor. The class consists of seated and standing exercises using the chair for balance and stability. So grab a chair and join us from your very own living room!
This Program to be held via ZOOM

Film Club: Digging Deeper Into Movies

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 6 – 9 P.M.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 6 – 9 P.M.

Come join us as we watch movies together from our own living rooms while Film Studies instructor Joshua Casburn helps us to experience movies in a new way. Pop some popcorn, change into your pajamas if you’d like, and join us from your couch to learn something new about a great film.
The instructor will also be available on Zoom 30 minutes prior to the start of the program to provide assistance if needed. 

Medicare Basics

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 11 – 12 P.M.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 6 – 7 P.M.

Anyone turning 65 or approaching retirement is welcome to attend this informative seminar on Medicare.  This program is being offered virtually. You will receive a reminder email before the scheduled date with instructions for accessing the program.
These programs will be held virtually.

 

Youth Programs

All Youth programs will take place virtually.  Please sign up to receive webinar information.  Register by clicking on the day and time of the event.

How to Reduce College Costs

Thursday, February 18, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

This workshop/webinar introduces little-known financial strategies parents can use to reduce college costs, improve admissions chances and increase scholarship opportunities. Learn income, assets and borrowing tools not addressed at other college planning seminars.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the webinar.
Program held virtually.

VIRTUAL Read Aloud with Mrs. Hansen: Zoey and Sassafras Caterflies and Ice

Thursday, Feb. 18th, 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Join Mrs. Hansen for a Zoom Read Aloud on the third Thursday of the month. We will read from a different Beginning Chapter Book each month and enjoy a fun activity together.  An email will be sent out with the zoom link and activity pick up information.
This program held virtually.

VIRTUAL Read Aloud with Mrs. Hansen: Dragons in a bag

Thursday, feb. 25th, 4:00pm – 4:30pm

Join Mrs. Hansen for a Zoom Read Aloud on the fourth Thursday of the month. We will read from a different Chapter Book each month and enjoy a fun activity together. An email will be sent out with the zoom link and activity pick up information.
This program held virtually.

Storytime with Miss Nancy

Fridays at 9 A.M

Join Miss Nancy for storytime full of songs, flannel board stories, and fingerplays.  For all ages.  Storytime with Miss Nancy is posted to our Facebook page every Friday Morning at 9.
Our Facebook Page

Afternoon Storytime with Mrs. Hansen

TUES, Feb. 2, 1 – 1:30 P.M.
TUES, Feb. 9, 1 – 1:30 P.M.
TUES, Feb. 16, 1 – 1:30 P.M.
TUES, Feb. 23, 1 – 1:30 P.M.

Join Mrs. Hansen for an afternoon storytime. This virtual storytime will include songs, stories, and finger plays with a different theme each week.
These programs will be held virtually.

VIRTUAL Lego Club

Thursday, February 11th, 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Calling all LEGO Builders!  Love to build?  Can’t keep your hands out of a tub of LEGOs?  We’ll provide the ideas, you bring your imagination! Join us via Zoom the 2nd Thursday of the month. For children of all ages. This programs will be held virtually.

VIRTUAL Craft: DIY Sugar Scrub for Valentine’s Day

THURSDAY, February 11TH ON FACEBOOK

DIY beauty products are great Valentine’s Day Gifts. Learn to make a fragrant sugar scrub that your gift recipient will love.
Ingredients Needed: 8 oz. mason jar, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1/4 cup coconut oil, sugar sprinkles, 6 drops essential oil.

VIRTUAL Cooking: Cupcake Cake Pops

THURSDAY, February 18TH ON FACEBOOK

Learn an easy hack you can use to make cake pops quickly.
No homemade cake necessary! Repurpose a cupcake into a
cake pop.
Ingredients Needed: Pre-frosted cup cakes, sprinkles for decoration, lollipop sticks
This program will be offered virtually on our Facebook Page

History & Genealogy

All History & Genealogy programs will take place virtually.  Please sign up to receive webinar information.  Register by clicking on the day and time of the event.

Genealogy Seekers: anna and her Brothers

THURSDAY, February 4, 7 – 8:30 P.M.

This month, join us as Debra Dudek shares her presentation Anna and her Brothers, which examines a combination of family stories, photographs and both direct and indirect evidence to rebuild the journey of an immigrant Czech family in Ohio and Nebraska.
This Program will be Held Virtually

Family History Writers

WEDNESDAY, February 10, 1 – 2 P.M.

Family History Writers is a new group for those interested in writing down their family stories. Whether you are already working on a project or looking to get started, this is a place for you! The group will meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month (via Zoom for the time being until the library can resume in-person programming). At this first session, we hope to gauge the group’s writing interests and allow those with projects in mind to
share, swap ideas, and set goals for moving their writing forward.
This Program to be held Virtually

FHIG – Researching a Spanish American War Soldier

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1 – 2 P.M.

Many researchers confuse the Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection. Two different wars, connected, but different. This lecture examines the wars, the organizations, and the records created. Learn the proper research techniques for finding a soldier in these conflicts.
This Program to be held Virtually