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Tremont, IL was founded in 1834 by New England settlers and became a town in July of 1835. Tremont then served as the County Seat until 1850. During this time, Abraham Lincoln made a number of appearances as a lawyer in the Tremont Courthouse. Today, Tremont is a close-knit community comprised of many businesses and residents. We are well known for our annual Turkey Festival which brings in people from all over the country. Our town is also home to the Award-Winning District 702 Schools. Come see why Tremont is a great place to Work, Visit, and Live.
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Explorers, take note: our Treasure Hunt ends tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28! We'll draw for all adult prizes and the kids' grand prize at 5 p.m.

You still have time to stop by the library and show us any last-minute entries on your reading logs. Keep reading, and stay tuned!
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It's almost time for Spring Storyhour! The theme is "Storytime Menagerie," with books, songs, and crafts about animals. Registration is required, and spots are filling fast. Call 925-5432, send us a message, or stop by the library to reserve a spot for your child (ages 3-5).

Wednesdays @ 10:30-11:15 - March 8, 15, & 22
Thursdays (almost full!) @ 10:30-11:15 - March 9, 16, & 23
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TONIGHT!
Appalachian Trail Presentation
Thursday, February 23rd, 6PM
Library Meeting Room

Come hear about Tom Brewer Sr.'s adventures on the Appalachian Trail, a 2184 mile trek across 14 states from Georgia to Maine. Tom will share slides, video, and a backpacking equipment display. All ages are welcome, no registration required.
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Michelle BurksThis is great! Wish we could be there

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Judy KnoblochOh I'd love to go!

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Sandy LemanI'd go with you if I didn't already have plans!

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Judy KnoblochYes!

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Angela Perucca MadisonBet this is going to be good - sorry to miss it!

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Tremont District LibraryFor anyone who missed it, we're having a second one! Mark your calendars: Appalachian Trail Presentation -- Encore Presentation! It was standing room only at Tremont Library for Tom Brewer's Appalachian Trail Presentation, and the room was so packed we had to turn people away for fire safety! Tom has graciously offered to do the presentation again at the Community Center so that we have more room for those who missed it. Location: Community Center Date and Time: Monday, March 6th 5PM Doors will be open and you can stop by to view Tom's hiking gear 6PM Talk begins

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Check out these adorable cupcakes, made by a young adult patron as part of the Treasure Hunt! Her reading challenge was, "Choose an activity you'd like to try or a skill you want to learn. Check out a book about that subject." Bonus activity: show your librarians some evidence that you're trying your new skill. Lucky, lucky us. Her new skill was cake decorating!

The Treasure Hunt includes ten reading challenges, some of which have bonus activities like this. We are LOVING the rockets you've built, the poems you've recited, and the interviews you've recorded with grandparents. And the cupcakes. We really love the cupcakes...
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Bridge the Gap

Bridge the Gap III is coming Saturday, March 4, 2017! Pancake & Sausage breakfast, Carnival Games, Raffles, Dodgeball Tournament, and the Tremont Turk Talent & Variety Show featuring Lincoln and Shields (a local band consisting of alumni and friends), comedy, and other great acts from students/staff. You won’t want to miss this great show!

For more information, please go to: www.tremontil.com/Tremont-news/2017/BridgeGap2017.pdf
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The library has been crawling with treasure hunters of all ages! If you haven't joined the game yet, there's still time. Grab a map at the library and complete reading challenges for a chance to win prizes, including our piratey grand prize for kids, pictured below: chocolate gold coins, a buccaneer's hat and eye patch, and the movie Peter Pan. Adults and young adults are competing for gift cards to Eli's and the Riverfront Museum and Giant Screen Theater.

We'll draw names for all adult/YA prizes and the kids' grand prize on February 28. Keep hunting, keep reading, and stay tuned!
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Angela Carpenter ConnWe are having a blast! It's so much fun, what a great idea.

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Celebrate Black History Month at the library by picking up a book at one of our displays-- we have one in the adult section, and one in the kid's section. We do have a lovely picture book featuring the brave story of Ruby Bridges.
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As a six year old, Ruby Bridges famously became the first African-American child to desegregate an all-white elementary school in the South. When the 1st grader walked to William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans on November 14, 1960 surrounded by a team of U.S. Marshals, she was met by a vicious mob shouting and throwing objects at her. One of the federal marshals, Charles Burks, who served on her escort team, recalls Bridges' courage in the face of such hatred: "For a little girl six years old going into a strange school with four strange deputy marshals, a place she had never been before, she showed a lot of courage. She never cried. She didn't whimper. She just marched along like a little soldier. We were all very proud of her." Once Ruby entered the school, she discovered that it was devoid of children because they had all been removed by their parents due to her presence. The only teacher willing to have Ruby as a student was Barbara Henry, who had recently moved from Boston. Ruby was taught by herself for her first year at the school due to the white parents' refusal to have their children share a classroom with a black child. Despite daily harassment, which required the federal marshals to continue escorting her to school for months; threats towards her family; and her father's job loss due to his family's role in school integration, Ruby persisted in attending school. The following year, when she returned for second grade, the mobs were gone and more African American students joined her at the school. The pioneering school integration effort was a success due to Ruby Bridges' inspiring courage, perseverance, and resilience. If you'd like to share Ruby Bridge’s inspiring story with children, there are several excellent books about her story including the picture book "The Story Of Ruby Bridges" for ages 4 to 8 (www.amightygirl.com/the-story-of-ruby-bridges), the early chapter book "Ruby Bridges Goes to School" for ages 5 to 8 (www.amightygirl.com/ruby-bridges-goes-to-school), and the highly recommended memoir that Ruby Bridges wrote for young readers 6 to 12 entitled "Through My Eyes" (www.amightygirl.com/through-my-eyes). To give young readers more insight into the school integration struggle, Nobel Prize-winning author, Toni Morrison, has written an outstanding book, that's filled with photos capturing the major desegregation events of the period, entitled "Remember: The Journey to School Integration" -- for ages 9 and up -- at www.amightygirl.com/remember For more books about courageous girls and women of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement for children and teens, check out our new blog post on "40 Inspiring Books on Girls & Women of the Civil Rights Movement" at www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=11177 And, for our favorite t-shirt celebrating fierce Mighty Girls like Ruby Bridges, check out the "Though She Be But Little She Is Fierce" t-shirt -- available in a variety of styles and colors for all ages at www.amightygirl.com/fierce-t-shirt

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