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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?


NEW PARKING LOT POLICY

In response to numerous complaints by our patrons, the Village of Coal Valley has installed new 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 should refrain from using these spaces.  The Coal Valley Police Department will be warning drivers of this new policy initially, but will begin issuing tickets to repeat violators.

Please help us keep these parking spaces available for our patrons, especially those who are elderly and have difficulty walking long distances.  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.



JANUARY STORY HOURS

Thursdays at 10:30am

JANUARY 8TH: Snuggle Up and Read - It's that time of year; the air is getting cold there's frost on the windows, it's the perfect time to snuggle up with a good book and read.  Join us for this story hour where' we'll hear stories about staying cozy and warm during the cold winter months.  We'll sing songs and enjoy a healthy snack

JANUARY 15TH: There's A Hat For That - Hats come in all shapes and sizes.  They can be big, small, old or new.  They can be worn for protection, to keep your head warm, or to support your favorite team.  There are so many different hats; it's easy to say, "Yep! There's' a Hat For That!

 JANUARY 22ND:  Curiouser and Curiouser - This week's story hour is all about encouraging curiosity.  We'll hear stories about exploring the unknown, imagining the impossible, and seeing a world from a new point of view.

 

     JANUARY 29TH: Animals That Hibernate - Join us as we hear stories about how bears and other animals survive the cold winter months.  We'll sing songs, make a craft and enjoy a healthy snack.

 

 



TABLETS, E-READERS AND SMARTPHONES, OH MY!

Free Program At Moline Public Library

Did you get a new electronic device for the holidays?  Want to start using your device to access library audio-books, e-books, e-music or e-movies but don't know how?

Moline Public Library staff will help!  They are offering one-on-one training sessions free of charge in the library Gold Room at the following dates and times:

Jan. 23, 10:00am - Noon

Jan. 28, 10:00am - Noon

Feb. 4, 6:00pm -7:30pm

Contact the library at 309-524-2473 to register for an appointment.



 

 

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

ENROLLMENT

 

For those considering enrolling in the ACA for coverage in 2015 GET COVERED ILLINOIS will present a series of sessions to provide information and help you sign up.  These sessions are held in the study room of the library and will be on the following dates:

Tue. Feb. 10 From 3pm to 5pm

No appointment is necessary.



Gadgets & Gizmos Fair


Shopping For An iPad, Android Tablet, Nook or Kindle Fire?

RiverShare Staff Are Here To Help!

Whether you've had your device a while, just received one or want to see what all the fuss is about, considerer attending one of these free workshops:

Sat. Jan. 24th 11:00am LeClaire Public Library

Drop In And Get Your Technology Questions Answered



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