Augusta Library’s Annual Book Sale

Book Sale

Augusta Days-On September 20th Augusta Library will be having their annual book sale. All books are free will donation. Come on over and check out the great selection of used books and while you are there come on in and have a cookie and see all the GREAT THINGS your small town library has to offer!

Local Author, Jason Buss, to do Book Signing

Local author to do Book Signing

Jason Buss will be holding a book signing in Augusta, Illinois.

Bowen, Illinois – Local author Jason Buss will be holding a book signing at the Greater West Central Public Library in Augusta, Illinois on October 7th from 5-7pm. Copies of Buss’ first book, Primeval Power, will be available at the signing.

Primeval Power is the first in a planned series,” says Buss. The fiction novel, which came out in December of 2013, follows the events surrounding the theft of a high-tech weapon from a heavily protected military base.

Buss, who grew up in Bowen, now lives in Louisiana where he works for John Deere as a Test Engineer. He writes in his free time, and plans to finish the series over the next few years.P1000162BWE Primeval Power Cover - Front

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Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Did you miss the tail waggin’ good time this week at Summer Reading?

Did you miss the tail waggin’ good time this week at Summer Reading? It’s not too late! There is still time to enjoy this year’s Summer Reading “Paws to Read”! The district has 5 locations for Summer Reading this year starting Tuesday’s June 3rd thru June 24th in Golden Branch at 9:00a.m. , Bowen Branch at 11:00a.m., Augusta Branch 1:00p.m., and Plymouth Branch at 3:00p.m. The Littleton Branch will be hosting Summer Reading on Wednesday’s, at 1:00p.m. June 4th thru June 25th. Come join us for a summer of fun, prizes, and special guests!

The library is “Paws”itively looking forward to Summer Reading!!

The library is “Paws”itively looking forward to Summer Reading!!

Summer is Almost Here!!!

Summer is Almost Here!!!

Summertime is just around the corner! The Greater West Central Public Library will once again being doing summer reading in the month of June. This year’s theme is: “Paws to Read”. Get ready to kick off the summer with an animal based theme with all kinds of activities all revolving around animals! Time and dates will be posted soon!

Story Time at Your Library

Story Time at Your Library

When: Tuesday Mornings starting in February

Bowen Library 8-8:45
Augusta Library 9-9:45
Plymouth Library 10-10:45

Story time, crafts, and a snack will be provided!
Call 217-392-2211 for more information

Santa Claus is Coming to the Augusta Library!

Santa Claus is Coming to the Augusta Library!

This time of year Santa is a very busy man and he is making a special stop at the Augusta Library just for us!! As part of the “Home for the Holidays” event Santa will be at the Augusta Library from 5:30 to 8:00. Parents are encouraged to bring along their cameras and come enjoy the festivities!

Glow Necklace Handout

Glow Necklace Handout

The Village of Augusta has purchased glow necklaces for the trick-or-treaters again this year. They will be handed out at the Augusta Library starting at 5:30 p.m. on Halloween, October 31st. Homespun Holidays has also donated bright yellow bags for treat gathering. While at the library, take a moment to see all the exciting changes Jennifer Gorsuch, Greater West Central Public Library District Director, has implemented. There is something for everyone, of every age group, at the library.

Trick-or-treat hours are 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.


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