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Policy on Carrying Guns on Library Property

"The Robert R. Jones Public Library follows Illinois State Law which prohibits the carrying of any weapon, concealed or partially concealed, in the library building or on library property. Any violators will be reported to law enforcement and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."


History Tidbit
The Robert R. Jones Public Library was begun as a tax-supported township library by voter referendum in 1967.  However, the Coal Valley Unit, Homemaker's Extension Association began a library as a community service project in the early 1940s.  The library had no permanent home, and the collection was stored in garages and other facilities when no suitable location could be secured.


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FOIA Officer Jeffrey Stafford
Robert R. Jones Public Library
900 First Street, P.O. Box 190
Coal Valley, IL. 61240

Newspapers At the Library
Did your know our library currently receives our two local newspapers, the QC Times and the Dispatch, as well as the New York Times and Wall Street Journal?


JOB OPENING AT THE LIBRARY

We are currently hiring for the position of Library Assistant.  This is a permanant part-time position at 13 hours per week including nights and Saturdays. We are looking for a detail-oriented individual with exceptional people skills, a love of books and reading, and a fairly high comfort level with technology.  Starting pay rate is $11.00 to $13.00 depending on prior relevant experience.

Please send a resume and a description of previous job experience to: Jeffrey Stafford, Director at jstaf@coalval.lib.il.us.


Help Us Name Our Book Return Monster
Winner Receives a $5.00 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

     From Now Until April 25th, you can help us name our book return monster!  Simply Fill Out An Entry Form At the Circulation Desk or Post Your Suggestion On Our Facebook Page, Facebook.com/robertrjoneslibrary

On April 25th we will narrow down the entries to five finalists, then you can vote for your absolute final favorite.



New!      New!      New!

LIBRARY LEGO CLUB

Hear a story, design an amazing creation with a weekly theme, and let your imagination run wild.  Beginning March 16th, the Lego Club will meet the first and third Monday of each month from 3:30pm - 5:00pm. 

This club is suitable for boys and girls grades K - 5.  Legos will be supplied (donations are always welcome). To register, stop by the library circulation desk or call 309-799-3047.

Next Club Meeting: April 20, 3:30pm         SATURDAY MAY 2ND FREE BUILD 10-3 ALL DAY!



APRIL STORYHOURS

Thursdays at 10:30

    April 2nd:  Hippity Hop Hop -  Come enjoy books about Easter, have fun hunting for eggs, make an Easter-themed craft for your home, and enjoy a holilday snack.

 

      April 9th: I Want To Be A Butterfly -  What an amazing journey it is to be a catterpillar!  Come ready to hear stories about caterpillars and learn all about their transformations into beautiful butterflies.  We'll sing songs, enjoy a healthy snack, and make a fun craft

 

     April 16th: Let's Go Fly A Kite -   Spring is officially here!  Come enjoy boks about flying kites while enjoying the outdoors, have a healthy snack, and make a craft.

 

       April 23rd: The Earth Is A Great Place -    Learn about caring for our Earth!  Listen to stories about how to care for our planet and all the creatures - big and small - that also call earth home.  Make a coffee filter snail catcher and enjoy a healthy snack.

 



Use of Library Parking Lot

The Village of Coal Valley has installed  signage that designates the section of the parking lot from the south end to the village entrance  for library patron use only

Parents who are waiting to pick up children after school or attending school functions should refrain from using these spaces.  The Coal Valley Police Department is authorized to warn and ticket those who violate this policy.

Please help us keep these parking spaces available for our patrons, especially those who are elderly or have difficulty walking.  Remember, you are welcome to park here if you are using the library but those picking up children should find alternate parking....Jeffrey Stafford, Library Director.



      the library

            needs LEGOS!

                      

Help us start a new LEGO Club for kids in grades K - 5 this spring!

Any kind of LEGOs are greatly appreciated at this time.

If you can help, please drop off your donations at the library's circulation desk.



TAX FORMS ONLINE

Please use the following links for federal and Illinois state tax forms:

 www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs  For federal tax forms.

 www.revenue.state.il.us/taxforms    For Illinois tax forms

 Note: The Library no longer provides paper copies of tax documents as these are available online.



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