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Main Library - Channahon
25207 W Channon Drive
PO Box 300
Channahon, IL 60410
Phone: 815-467-6200
Fax: 815-467-4012

Minooka Branch
109 N Wabena Avenue
PO Box 370
Minooka, IL 60447
Phone: 815-467-1600
Fax: 815-467-1632

Libraries Closed

Both libraries will be closed today, Sunday, February 1st, due to inclement weather.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  Warming stations can be found at the Channahon Fire Department and the Minooka Bible Church.




What's Happening @ The Library...

Oscar Prediction Contest

  • The Oscars are quickly approaching, and while most of the current nominees may not have been released on DVD yet, you can check out some of the past winners from our DVD collection.  While you’re at the library, fill out an Oscar Prediction Ballot for an entry into our Oscar Contest!  Select your predictions in each category and turn in your ballot at either library by 5pm on Saturday, February 21. You can also print a ballot from home or, new this year, use our online ballot.  The winner will receive DVD copies of the Oscar Winner for Best Picture and Best Animated Feature Film. This contest is open to patrons of all ages.  One entry per person.


Cookie Swap

  • Feed that sweet tooth by sharing recipes and swapping a selection of cookies. Each participant is asked to bring 3 containers (the library will provide containers) of their cookies, and a small sample (enough for 15 people) for tasting at the program. Please register in advance to collect your containers for the swap. Turn your recipe in to either library before February 16th in order for copies to be available for participants. Registration is required. For ages 13 and up.


    Monday, February 23

    6pm, Minooka Branch


Youth Winter Reading 2015

  • Youth Winter Reading- "Read to Succeed"
    January 4-March 7

    The Chicago Wolves' sponsored "Read to Succeed" Youth Services Winter Reading Program is open to those from birth through high school.  Stop by either library location beginning Sunday, January 4, to pick up your log, or register online here.  If you choose to register online, you will need to come into either location to pick up your registration packet, which includes your log.  Track the minutes you read on your paper log.  When you meet your weekly goal of 100 minutes, log into your online account to notify us. At that time you will be entered into the drawing for that week; prizes change weekly so be sure to log your accomplishment as you achieve it!  If you are selected as a lucky winner, Ms. Lisa will email and/or call you to let you know exactly what you have won! 

    Online Registration starts January 4th

Adult Winter Reading 2015

  • Adult Winter Reading

    Let your reading take you OUT OF THIS WORLD with our Adult Winter Reading ProgramFor signing up, you get a packet of hot chocolate. You will receive raffle entries for each book you read (no limit) to win random raffles, and there will be a grand prize raffle drawn at the close of the program for a Kindle Fire HD7! The more you read, the more chances you have!

    January 12 - February 15

    Registration begins January 12th, and you can get a prize just for signing up!  Register online here on the 12th.   Visit our events calendar to sign up for winter programs.
    *Please note, you have to create a username and password.  We recommend  firstlast name as your username (adding numbers after if the names of family members are the same).

Spring Break Stay-cation @ the library!

  • Spring Break Staycation

    for 7th-12th graders

     Stuck at home for spring break? Not anymore! 

     Grab your Bermuda shorts and enjoy the sun, sand,and sounds of a true spring break…well, almost.  We’ll break out the lawn chairs, load up on snacks,serve drinks with little umbrellas, and rock the tunes all night!  Registration & permission slip are required.

    Saturday, March 28 at 7pm through Sunday, March 29 at 7am

    Channahon Library

          Doors will be open from 7-7:15pm on Saturday. NO ENTRY after 7:15pm!  Permission slip & waiver are required by 4pm on March 26.

Armchair Tour of the Solar System

  • Explore our Solar System without stepping foot outside the library! Michelle Nichols from the Adler Planetarium will showcase some of the latest NASA spacecraft images of our Solar System. Her commentary will touch on our stunning Sun, giant planet Jupiter, dwarf planet Pluto, and everything in between. Registration required.


    Tuesday, February 3rd

    6pm, Minooka Branch


Myths and History of the Great Highland Bagpipes

  • J. Kevin Chapman will take you on a trip and introduce you to the history of the bagpipes and present a narrative on the story behind one of the oldest instruments still played in the world. This will include a demonstration and display of the regalia surrounding the bagpipes. Registration Required.


    Tuesday, March 3rd

    6pm, Minooka Branch


Tangled Bookmarks

  • Tangled bookmarks- the perfect library art project! Tangling is a popular form of doodling that's fun and relaxing... and produces amazing results. Come learn about tangling and make your own tangled bookmark to keep for yourself. No art experience required. Registration Required.


    Saturday, March 14

    1pm, Minooka Branch


Cooking Class: Lighten Up!

  • Learn healthy eating ideas for National Nutrition Month! Kelly Donlea of returns with meals that substitute or reduce ingredients for a lighter food fare. Registration required.

     Wednesday, March 18

    6pm, Minooka Branch

    The menu will include:
    -Chicken Salad with apples using Greek yogurt as a substitute for mayonnaise
    -Pasta salad using juice, vinegar and olive brine for more than half of the oil traditionally used in pasta salad


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