Newsletter - Hayner Public Library



Newsletter - Hayner Public Library
Serving Alton, Godfrey & Foster Township
Things to Know...
About The Hayner
Public Library District
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The library will be closed
for the following holidays:
Veterans Day – Nov. 11
Thanksgiving – Nov. 24
Christmas – Dec. 24, 25, 26
New Year’s – Dec. 31, Jan. 1
Kevin Botterbush, President
Dr. Kevin Chapel, Vice President
Karen McAtee, Treasurer
Dr. Melissa Batchelor, Secretary
Dan St. Peters
Peter Tassinari
Mary Lou DeGrand Watson
Bernadette Duvernoy
Fall 2016 Vol. XXV, No. 3
Be Ready to Vote!
Register at Hayner Library
and a resident of your Madison County precinct
address for at least 30 days immediately prior to an
The Hayner Public Library District offers many
services to our patrons—including voter
registration. Many members of the library staff are
Deputy Registrars, who are able to register patrons
to vote. Voter registration is usually available during
normal library hours; however, you may wish to call
the library at 462-0677 to ensure a Deputy Registrar
is on duty before you visit.
Patrons who wish to register to vote must furnish two
forms of identification, one of which must include
your current name and residence address.
The last day to register to vote in the November 2016
election is Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The Hayner
Public Library District will offer voter registration
all day on Tuesday, October 11, until 8 p.m. at the
Downtown Library and 9 p.m. at the Alton Square
According to the Madison County Clerk’s office, you
may register to vote if you are a United States citizen
Madison County offers Grace Period Registration
to voters who miss the registration deadline. Grace
Period Registration is offered from the close of
registration through Election Day and must be
performed at the Madison County Clerk’s office
in Edwardsville. Voters who participate in Grace
Period Registration must also vote at the time of
For more information on voter registration, early
voting, Grace Period Registration, polling locations,
absentee voting, sample ballots, and more, please
visit the Madison County Clerk’s website at www. and click on the Elections link.
Summer Reading Program 2016
Young patrons of Hayner Public Library had a wonderful time at this year’s Summer Reading Program, “Read
for the Win.” The KidsSpace staff kept them busy with craft times, performers, movies, puppet shows, and
The program drew in more than 300 kids over six weeks. Each participant was rewarded each week with a
prize and a raffle ticket for one of our three grand prizes. At the end of the program participants were treated
to a party held at the Alton High School Commons where they were entertained by Laughing Matter. Each
participant also received a free book, snacks, and a certificate for all their hard work.
At the End-of-the-Summer-Reading Party a ticket was drawn for each of the three grand prizes. The winner
of the Razor and Helmet was Ashley Stoeckel. The winner of the Kindle Fire was Everett Jumper. The winner
of the Cardinal Basket was Aubrie Hancock. We hope to see everyone again next year at our 2017 Summer
Reading Program, “Read by Design.” Congratulations to our winners!
We would also like to thank our sponsors: Alton High Athletics, Marquette Athletics, Dollar General, and
Rachel Brady’s Creative Dance Studio.
Bernadette Duvernoy
Kaitlyn Rose
Ashley Stoeckel
Razor and Helmet
Aubrie Hancock
Cardinal Basket
Everett Jumper
Kindle Fire
2016 Teen Summer
Reading Program
“Read for the Win”
The 2016 Teen Summer Reading
Program, “Read for the Win,”
was another great success! Teens
were offered the opportunity to
catch up on their reading for
pleasure. Participants won great
weekly prizes for their diligent
reading and attended a weekly
fun day at the
Community Center. We would
like to congratulate this year’s
grand prize winner for the most
hours of reading, Tristian Turner.
We would also like to thank all
the participants. We hope to see
everyone back for next year’s
reading program.
An Evening of Classic Elton
Benefiting the Lewis & Clark Music Program
November 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Ann Whitney Olin Theatre in The Hatheway Cultural Center
Godfrey campus of Lewis & Clark Community College
Tickets: $20 General Admission
You won’t want to miss this outstanding benefit concert featuring Dogs of Society–The Ultimate Elton
Rock Tribute to be held at Lewis and Clark Community College. This concert kicks off The Dogs of Society
Scholarship at L&C with 50 percent of the night’s proceeds directly funding this financial resource for L&C
music students to further their studies in music production and performance ensembles. Dogs of Society is
thrilled to be a part of this initiative to support music education!
Dogs of Society ROCKS the spot-on sounds of classic ’70’s Elton, with all the heat of the original vinyl, in
an ALL-LIVE rock concert experience. The Dogs deliver a rockin’ musical experience more faithful to the
spirit of the classic Elton John recordings, rather than a flamboyant imitation. With the broad appeal of
Elton John’s well-loved catalog of hits, The Dogs believe Elton’s songs are the star of their show, from smash
hits like “Bennie and the Jets” to “Tiny Dancer” and “Crocodile Rock” to deeper cuts like “Funeral for a
Friend,” “Madman Across the Water,” “Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters” and many, many more.
Dogs of Society has ROCKED crowds as large as 8,000 at arenas, large outdoor shows, city-wide
celebrations, tribute concert series and national fundraisers, plus SOLD OUT shows at intimate theatre
venues. Featuring a killer lineup of accomplished musicians including John Gore as Elton, Steve Johnston,
Louis Michael, Curt Shaw, and Dave Johnson, the seasoned pros of Dogs of Society can often be found
playing shows throughout the Midwest. The Dogs’ Keyboardist, Louis Michael, is also the Music Coordinator
and a Professor of Music at Lewis & Clark.
General admission tickets ($20) can be purchased at or at the Lewis & Clark Community
College Music office, 618-468-4731. In commemoration and recognition of Veteran’s Day, veterans may
purchase half-price advance tickets (available through Veteran Services at LCCC, 618-468-5500).
The Lewis & Clark Music Department has been a great partner in supporting
Hayner’s Music Series, and we are happy to help promote this worthy event!
For more information, please visit
Tristian Turner
Food for Fines
Hayner Cookbooks on Sale!
Yearly, we have held a fine amnesty
program, Food for Fines, in October.
We will waive current fines on
Hayner material if you contribute a
nonperishable food item for each fine
during the amnesty period.
In September of 2014 Hayner’s first Cookbook,
Read ’Em and Eat, was published as a fund-raiser
for the library. There are over 900 delicious
recipes from our patrons, staff, Facebook fans,
and various authors. We are presently offering
this book for $15 or 2 for $25. It makes a great
gift. With the holidays fast approaching, Read
’Em and Eat may be just what you need.
Don’t Miss Friends of the
Library Book Sale!
The next Friends of the Library Book Sale is scheduled for
October 14 and 15, 2016. TONS of books of all genres are
available at bargain basement prices. The hours for the sale
are Friday, October 14, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday,
October 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Friends’ building is
located at 327 State Street in Alton. Along with books, there
are also magazines, videos, and music available.
During the holiday season, many
community organizations hold drives
to support centers such as the Crisis
Food Center, but we often forget
about helping those in need at other
times of the year. We are holding this
amnesty program in October to help
people without waiting for the support
of “holiday generosity.” It may also
help make Thanksgiving a happier
time for families in need.
From October 1 through October
31, 2016, anyone who has an
overdue item can pay his or her fine
with a canned food item. Library
materials must be returned with food
donations, at least one food item
per fine, and only Hayner materials
are eligible. All food items collected
throughout the month will be given
to the Crisis Food Center in Alton. Of
course, even if you don’t have fines,
feel free to donate items to help
others in our community.
Perhaps you have some Hayner
materials that got lost under the
couch or behind the DVD player. Now
is a great opportunity to return those
items to the library and avoid the
fines that have accrued. Fine amnesty
is a great way to support critically
important community organizations
such as the Crisis Food Center—and
it is also a great opportunity to return
“lost” materials to the library so they
can be reshelved for circulation.
Thank you for your support.
America’s Chess Board by James H. Taylor
You may recognize Alton High School Senior James Herschel
Taylor from his spot on Season 2 of Genealogy Roadshow. In
August 2014, the Hayner Genealogy & Local History Library
hosted a production team from PBS while they filmed an episode
of their nationally syndicated television show. James, who was
14 at the time of the filming, had been involved in researching
his own family’s genealogy since he was eight years old. Over the
years, through contact with extended family members and his
own genealogical research, James had traced his family origins
back to Mali. James was picked to tell his story on Genealogy
Roadshow from over 1,000 other applicants. The episode aired
in early 2015.
James can now add published author to his list of
accomplishments. After nine months of research and writing,
America’s Chess Board came out this August. James is part of
the chess club at school and decided to use chess to explain
American society. James wanted to write about the relationships
of different groups in America and how the history of this
country formed the power divisions and shaped the lives of
ethnic groups that are here today. He uses the chess pieces—
kings, queens, rooks, bishops, knights, and pawns—to
represent these groups.
James’s parents, James and Berhonda, encouraged him and
supported him from the beginning in this endeavor and in
his past genealogy research. His publisher and mentor, Millie
McGhee-Morris of New Writers in Action, guided him through
the editing and publishing process.
James hopes his work inspires others to do research and to
be kind to others. His future plans include going to college to
study history. He’s especially interested in biblical history. James
mentioned that the Indiana Jones films first sparked his interest
in history.
James will be at the Genealogy & Local History Library at 2 p.m.
on October 22 to sign copies of his book. Please see the Special
Events section for more information on the book signing.
Wreaths Across America
Wreaths Across America is a grassroots movement begun in 1992 by
Maine businessman Morrill Worcester. The organization’s mission,
“Remember, Honor, Teach,” is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying
ceremonies on a specified Saturday in December at Arlington National
Cemetery and at veterans’ cemeteries and other locations in all 50 states
and beyond. Through the wreath-laying ceremonies and other coordinated
events, the organization spreads its message about the importance of
remembering our fallen heroes, honoring those who serve, and teaching
our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families to
preserve our freedoms.
Thanks to local volunteers, this organization and its mission have been
active in Alton since 2007. On Saturday, December 17, 2016, our
community will participate in the national Wreaths Across America
ceremony. The ceremony will start at 11 a.m. in the Alton National
Cemetery at Pearl Street and Joesting Avenue. Third- and fourth-grade
students from St. Ambrose Catholic School in Godfrey, with the assistance
of area veterans, will participate and help lay the wreaths on the veterans’
In 2015, through community financial donations, 560 wreaths were placed
on gravesites in our local national cemetery. Every $30 of contributions
enables the local organization to purchase three 20-inch live balsam
Every dollar you can donate helps ensure a wreath at every veteran’s
gravesite. Help continue the success of this program by sending a financial
donation to Wreaths Across America, P.O. Box 181, Alton, IL 62002.
For more information, call Margaret Hopkins at 618-474-2005.
More information is also available on the Web site
Support our community in carrying forward the mission “Remember,
Honor, Teach.” Join the whole country in honoring our veterans, many
of whom forfeited their own future Christmas celebrations for us.
Happy Birthday to Them!
If you are looking for a reason to
eat lots of cake, here is a list of
famous authors who have birthdays
within the next three months. Oh,
and if you happen to have leftover
cake, please keep us Hayner staff
members in mind!
3rd – Gore Vidal (1925–Present)
4th – Anne Rice (1941–Present)
14th – E. E. Cummings
16th – Eugene O’Neill (1888–1953)
16th – Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)
17th – Arthur Miller (1915–2005)
25th – Anne Tyler (1941–Present)
27th – Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)
27th – Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)
31st – John Keats (1795–1821)
8th – Margaret Mitchell
9th – Carl Sagan (1934–1996)
10th – Neil Gaiman (1960–Present)
11th – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
29th – Lousia May Alcott
29th – C. S. Lewis (1898–1963)
30th – Mark Twain (1835–1910)
10th – Emily Dickinson
16th – Arthur Charles Clarke
16th – Jane Austen (1775–1817)
26th – David Sedaris (1956–Present)
Have a Hayner Library Card?
Olive Oil Marketplace – 10% off (excluding other promotions)
Rib City Alton – Free appetizer with purchase of two entrees
Sammi’s Sandwiches – 10% off
The following businesses are offering discounts for showing your
Hayner library card during the week of Saturday, November 26–
Saturday, December 3 as part of our fourth annual library card drive.
1904 General Store – 10% off
Black’s Sporting Goods – 10% off
The Cyclery and Fitness Center: Alton – 15% off most regularly priced
parts and accessories (excluding Garmin, GoPro, and Oakley)
Cleta’s Nutrition – 15% off
Crown Vision Center – Free eye exam w/purchase of glasses
Dick’s Flowers – Free rose
Dora’s Spinning Wheel – 10% off
The Grapevine of Alton Children’s Boutique – 10% off
(excluding other promotions)
Halpin Music – 10% off
hazel2blue – 10% off (excluding other promotions)
Infinity Spa (located at The Gift Box) – 10% off
Jacoby Arts Center – 10% off in the Artist Shop
JMC Design Gallery – 10% off fair trade, essential oils, & art
Kinzels Flower Shop – 10% off
Market Basket – 10% off
Mississippi Mud Pottery – 10% off (excluding other promotions)
Mosaic’s – Buy one item on sale, second item is 50% off
Picture This & More – 15% off
It’s Raining Zen – 10% off
River Bend Yoga – 50% off regular and hot yoga classes
Rumours Salon, Stylist Mary Beth Siampos – 10% off all
hair services with Mary Beth
Second Reading Book Shop – 10% off all used books
St. Peters Hardware & Rental, Inc. – 10% off
regularly priced merchandise
Wild Hare Emporium – 10% off
Check Out These Local Business Discounts!
Are you an Alton, Godfrey, or Foster Township resident without a
library card? Make sure to come get one at the Downtown or Alton
Square library before the end of November! You will need to fill out a
short library card application and provide a photo ID—a valid driver’s
license or state ID with your current address. If your photo ID does not
have your current address, you will need to provide a piece of business
mail dated within the last 30 days as proof of residency.
A huge thank-you to all of these businesses for supporting The Hayner
Public Library District!
Restaurants/Specialty Food Stores
Chocolate Air – 10% off (excluding other promotions)
Cookie Factory – Buy any salad and get a free 20 oz. soda or iced tea
Duke Bakery – 10% off
Godfrey Meat Market – 10% off (excluding alcohol)
Grassroots Grocery – 10% off bulk items
Hanson Meat – 10% off
Johnson’s Corner – 20% off
La Mia Cucina – 10% off
Lovett’s Snoots, Fish, Chicken and More – 10% off
LuciAnna’s Pastries – $.50 off any pastry
Mister Donut – 10% off
My Just Desserts – 10% off
Nana’s Kitchen (located at The Gift Box) – 10% off
Old Bakery Beer Company – 10% off
Olga’s Kitchen – 10% off
Vintage Voices 2016
The 2016 “Vintage Voices: Notable Citizens
of Alton” will take place at the Alton City
Cemetery on October 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd,
with continuous tours from 1 to 3 p.m. Tickets
for the cemetery historical reenactments are
$15 for adults and $10 for students. Presale tickets for the Cemetery Tours can be
purchased at the Alton Visitor Center and
WBGZ Radio. Tickets will also be sold at the
main gate of the cemetery during each of the
Saturday walking tours.
A non-walking presentation will take place at
the Jacoby Arts Center on Sunday, October 16,
from 2 to 4 p.m. The cost of the non-walking
presentation is $20 and includes a dessert
buffet. Tickets are being sold online at www. for the non-walking
This year’s selection of citizens to showcase
includes John Meehan as Benjamin Godfrey,
David Kibler as John Cousley, Kayla Mack and
Diana Kay as Florence Haskell and Jennie
Hayner, Pat Kulish and Patti Kruegel as Eunice
Smith and Ellen Hatch, Loretta Williams as
Julia Buckmaster, Chrissy Harders as Harriet
Root, Jerome Minks as Lucas Pfeiffenberger,
Jeff Pruett as Zepheniah Job, Mayor Brant
Walker as Henry Calvin Priest, and Kerry Miller
as Harrison Drummund. The characters of
Rufus Easton (Michael Cox), William Porter
(Lief Anderson) and Clara Judd (Lee Cox) will
be added to the non-walking tour.
Also, for the first time, Vintage Voices actors
will be presenting at high school assemblies
on September 27th, with presentations at Alton
High in the morning and Marquette in the
afternoon, AND some added characters like
Scott Bibb will be portrayed in the hope of
helping students really grasp the rich history of
the Alton area.
Alton Little Theater Public Relations Director
Lee Cox said that “this year’s vignettes will
be dynamic and entertaining.” Come out
in October, enjoy the beautiful fall weather
and foliage, and learn about the fascinating
personalities who shaped our local history.
For questions or more information, please
check the Alton Little Theater website at www. or call 618-462-3205.
Alton Square Activities
Bow-wow Pow-wow
Note: This program is held the second
Saturday of each month at the Hayner Alton
Square Library, 132 Alton Square Mall,
Multipurpose Room, Alton, Ill.
Saturday, October 8
Saturday, November 12
Saturday, December 10
10:00–11:00 a.m.
Join us for a Bow-wow Pow-wow. Certified
therapy dogs will be in the Hayner Library at
Alton Square Mall, and your child can read
stories to them or just visit to receive furry
hugs and wet kisses. It’s a great way to increase
your child’s reading skills and absolute fun for
everyone. Bring your camera!
Movers and Shakers Story Time
Come join us for this fun and interactive story
time for 3–5-year-olds. Meeting dates are
Mondays, October 3, October 10, October
17, October 24; November 7, November 14;
December 5, December 12, and December 19,
2016, at 10 a.m. Limited space is available.
Please register at 433-2881.
Mommy and Me Story Time
This story time is exclusively for the little
ones ages birth–2 years old accompanied by
an adult. This 30-minute story time includes
themed stories, songs, finger plays, and
manipulative. Meeting dates are Thursdays,
October 6, October 13, October 20, October
27; November 3, November 10, November
17; December 1, December 8, December 15,
December 22, 2016, at 10 a.m. Limited space
is available. Please register at 433-2881.
Spanish Story Time — Come join us
in the KidsSpace at Hayner Public Library at
Alton Square for Stories with Hector. Hector
Lozano, from Hayner’s downtown location,
will be assisting us for this special story time.
This 45-minute activity is a lively combination
of books, finger plays, and songs in both
English and Spanish for preschool children
ages 3–5. Hector will be here at 10 a.m. on the
following Mondays: October 31, and November
28, 2016. Limited space is available. Please
register at 433-2881.
Legos @ Your Library — Bring your
imagination and join us for an hour of building
and creating Lego masterpieces. The library
will supply the Legos, or feel free to bring
your own. Legos stay at the library and will
be displayed between sessions. Legos @ Your
Library will meet in the KidsSpace the second
Thursday of each month. This program is for
kids 6–11 years of age. Meeting dates are:
Thursdays, October 13, November 10, and
December 8, 2016, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Limited space is available. Please register at
Downtown Activities
Evening Story Time — Kids can
wear their pajamas and bring their favorite
stuffed animal to Hayner Library downtown
KidsSpace for stories, puppets, and finger plays
before bedtime. For ages 2–5. This story time
meets at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, October 3,
October 10, October 17, October 24, October
31; November 7, November 14, November
28; December 5, December 12, December
19, 2016. Limited space is available. Please
register at 462-0677, ext. 2836.
Mary Kay’s Story Times — Come
join Ms. Mary Kay for an hour of fun and
play! This story time encourages children to
participate in songs, stories, finger plays, and
crafts. Ages 3–5 years. Meeting time is 10 a.m.
on Tuesdays, October 4, October 11, October
18, October 25; November 1, November 8,
November 15, and November 29; December
6, December 13, December 20, 2016. Limited
space is available. Please register at 462-0677,
ext. 2836.
After-School Fun — Kids, come join
us for After-School Craft at Hayner Public
Library downtown KidsSpace. The craft will
be for children
ages 6–11
years of age.
The fun begins
at 3:30 p.m.
on Tuesdays,
October 18,
November 15,
and December
20, 2016.
Limited space is
available. Please
register at
ext. 2836.
Special Activities
All special activities will be held at Alton
Square unless otherwise specified
Edwardsville Children’s
Museum Visit—Come join us and
the Edwardsville Children’s Museum at the
Downtown Hayner Library’s KidsSpace for 3
new fall programs.
•Program one – “How Does Your Garden
Grow” will be held on Tuesday, September 6,
2016, at 10 a.m.
•Program two – “Messy Madness: An Art
Explosion” will be held on Tuesday, October
4, 2016, at 10 a.m.
•Program three – “Everyday Objects as
Art: Art Is All Around Us!” will be held on
Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 10 a.m.
Limited registration available, so please call
and register today at 618-462-0677, ext. 2836.
Halloween Program— Come join
Mike Anderson as he entertains kids of all
ages with his songs and stories in “Spooky
Funny Halloween Show” on Monday, October
10, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the Hayner Library
Performance Room at Alton Square.
To register for this program, call 433-2881.
Stories with Santa — Come join
us for a fun-filled day including Santa,
refreshments, and a performance by Circus
Kaput. All the fun begins at 10 a.m.
in the Performance Room on the upper
level at Alton Square on Saturday, December
3, 2016. This program will be followed
by cookies and a visit from Santa in the
KidsSpace Multipurpose Room. Parents,
don’t forget your cameras! To register for this
program, call 433-2881.
Star Wars Reads Day—Star Wars
Reads Day is an international event that
celebrates reading and Star Wars. It was
launched in 2012 by Lucasfilm. This is
Hayner Library’s third time
participating in this event. The
KidsSpace has invited Jennifer
Grassle, owner/ operator
of the Grokking Tree and
art teacher from Jacoby Art
Center to participate. Jennifer
will introduce drawing styles
and drawing instruments and
encourage the students to
find their own artistic style.
All participants will leave with
their own drawing sets. The fun
begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday,
October 8, 2016.
Join us for our fall 2016 semester of special
events. These events are great for all ages, and
they’re all free of charge. All programs do require
registration. To register, call 1-800-613-3163.
Unless otherwise stated, all programs will be held
in 225 Alton Square Mall, upper level.
NOTE: 225 Alton Square Mall is located on
the east side of the mall, on the second floor
between the escalators and J. C. Penney.
Often program registration fills up and rolls over
to a waiting list. If you are not going to attend a
program that you are signed up for, PLEASE call
1-800-613-3163 and let us know so we can fill
your reservation from the waiting list.
Bow-wow Pow-wow
Note: This program is held the second
Saturday of each month at the Hayner
Alton Square Library, 132 Alton Square Mall,
Multipurpose Room, Alton, Ill.
Saturday, October 8
Saturday, November 12
Saturday, December 10
10:00–11:00 a.m.
Join us for a Bowwow Pow-wow.
Certified therapy
dogs will be in the
Hayner Library at
Alton Square Mall,
and your child can read stories to them or just
visit to receive furry hugs and wet kisses. It’s
a great way to increase your child’s reading
skills and absolute fun for everyone. Bring
your camera!
2nd Annual
Sidewalk Solar Party
Monday, October 10, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Note: This program will be held in the pocket
park next to the downtown library, 326 Belle
Street, Alton.
With the generous help and time of Eddie
Agha, Staff Astronomer at The Nature Institute,
The Hayner Public Library District will host the
2nd Annual Sidewalk Solar Party at the pocket
park next to the downtown library. Participants
will be able to view the sun through a special
solar telescope made to look at it safely. If
the weather cooperates, everyone should be
able to view the sun and its many wonders,
including solar prominences and dark spots.
Let Eddie guide you through the special
All library special events are funded by grants and/or
private endowment. Photos may be taken during library
programs. Your enrollment in our programs will be
assumed as your consent to allow the library the right to
use these photos in promotional material.
aspects of our great yellow dwarf star. Bring
the whole family to see the sun as you have
never seen it before! Registration is required at
Heritage Scrapbooking
Saturday, October 15
Saturday October 22
Saturday, November 12
Saturday, November 19
10:00 a.m. – 12 noon
To be presented at the Genealogy & Local
History Library, 401 State Street, Alton.
Want to make your family research easy to
access for the kids? Need a place to put the
pictures and stories and paper stuff that tell
the stories of your ancestors? Sounds like you
need a Heritage Scrapbook. Join us for this
4-session workshop where we will explore
ideas and techniques for creating very special
scrapbooks. Topics include planning the layout
of your scrapbook, journaling, necessary tools
and supplies, and using color and design. No
prior scrapbooking or genealogy experience
necessary. Registration for the entire 4-part
series required. Please call 618-462-0677,
Ext. 2865 for questions or to register. Limited
to 12 participants.
Social Justice and History
Book Club Informal
Planning Session
Saturday, October 15, 3:30 p.m.
To be presented at the Genealogy & Local
History Library, 401 State Street, Alton.
A new Social Justice and History Book Club,
hosted by Reneé Johnson, will explore titles
that help place questions of social justice
within their historical contexts. The club will
officially start in 2017, but feedback gathered
during this informal planning session will
shape the structure of the club and help
determine the first book selections. If you
cannot make the planning session, please
submit ideas by e-mail to Reneé (Renee.
[email protected]) or Lacy (Lacy.
[email protected]).
Curt Strutz
Visiting the Beyond
Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 p.m.
Curt has spent many years visiting some of
the nation’s most haunted locations. Via a
PowerPoint presentation, he takes the
audience, firsthand, through many of these
locations, showing all original photography,
telling of his experiences, and diving deep
into the history (and unsettling past) of many
of these locations. The Visiting the Beyond
presentation is a deeply rooted historical and
photographic tour through haunted buildings
sharing architecture, ghost stories, and the
creepy history behind the locales. Get in the
Halloween spirit! Register at 1-800-613-3163.
Book Signing – America’s Chess
Board by James H. Taylor
Saturday, October 22, 2–3:30 p.m.
To be presented at the Genealogy & Local
History Library at 401 State Street, Alton.
James Herschel Taylor will be at the Genealogy
& Local History Library to sign copies of
his new book, America’s Chess Board, this
October. It’s only fitting that the signing will
happen in front of the very fireplace before
which he and his parents were interviewed
for his episode of PBS TV show Genealogy
Roadshow. No registration required.
Mary Ann Pitchford
Tai Chi Classes for Everyone
Mondays, October 24,
November 7, 14, & 21, 1:00 p.m.
Last fall’s successful Tai Chi classes are
returning! HealthQuest Tai Chi varies from
the martial arts–style; these gentle, meditative
movements are beneficial to anyone with
arthritic joint pain, diabetes circulation
problems, and anxiety/depression. This
method includes Qi Gong (for mental alertness
and memory) and Tae Bo (for upper body
strength). Each class meets once a week for
four consecutive weeks beginning Monday,
October 24, through Monday, November
21. All classes are limited to 40 people.
These classes meet in the Hayner Library
Performance Room, Alton Square Mall, 2nd
floor, at 1:00 p.m. and last about an hour.
They are great for all ages and enjoyable for
all levels of experience and flexibility. Learn
the wonderful Tai Chi techniques that you
can continue at home to develop strength,
confidence, and flexibility. Registration
required. Register at 1-800-613-3163. Please
sign up for the entire series and not individual
Alton’s Architectural Gem:
The Mineral Springs Hotel
Saturday, October 29, 10:00 a.m.
To be presented at the Genealogy & Local
History Library at 401 State Street, Alton.
Genealogy & Local History staff members
Meghan Bellitto and Derek Alford have
combined forces to give you a Halloween
treat! The third architecture talk of our series
will focus on the historical and architectural
significance of the Mineral Springs Hotel, now
the Mineral Springs Mall. Come learn about
the hotel’s healing springs, see photos of the
old J&K Bar and the Acme Bowling Alley, hear
about current uses of the building, and find
out why Mineral Springs is considered one of
Alton’s most haunted places. Seating is limited.
Register at 1-800-613-3163.
Job Search & Resume Tips
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6–8 p.m.
Note: This class will be held in the
Multipurpose Room in the Alton Square
Is the job market getting you down? Have
you been searching for a new job and keep
running into dead ends? Let us help! Join us
on Thursday, November 3, from 6–8 p.m., for
tips on finding that perfect job. You will learn
to navigate the top job search sites, as well as
learn some important résumé-building skills.
Register at 1-800-613-3163.
Moon Party
Monday, November 7, 6–7:30 p.m.
Note: This program will be held in the pocket
park next to the downtown library, 326 Belle
Street, Alton.
Join The Hayner Public Library District and
The Nature Institute Astronomy Association’s
own Eddie Agha for a special event to see
the moon and stars as you’ve never seen
them before. Eddie will start with a short
presentation on what will be seen when using
the telescopes. Then we will begin viewing the
moon with the telescopes you can rent from
the library, and Eddie will bring one of his
own special telescopes, which has a higher
magnification to view the stars. Both children
and adults will love this! Light snacks and
drinks will be provided. Please register at
includes things like members of the Boston
Tea Party, doctors and nurses rendering aid
to the wounded, and even ministers who gave
patriotic sermons and encouraged patriotic
activity. Admission is free, and registration is
not necessary.
Limited Edition
Sounds of the Holidays
Herbal Workshop and Book
Signing: Crystal Stevens
Sunday, November 27, 3:00 p.m.
Note: This program will be held at the
Evangelical United Church of Christ, 1212
Homer Adams Parkway West, Godfrey (the
corner of Route 3 and Pierce Lane where
Delmar intersects with Route 3). There is
After the class, a book signing for local author
Crystal Stevens will be held. Her book, Grow
Create Inspire: Crafting a Joyful Life of
Beauty and Abundance, covers gardening,
foraging, DIY natural household and beauty
products, simple seed-to-table meals, canning
and preserving, and more, rounded out by
inspiring stories that bring the vision of a
better world to life. Come join Crystal to
learn of her passion for growing herbs and
vegetables, and how to use them.
plenty of easy parking.
A favorite event of the holiday season. Join
Musical Director Susan Parton-Stanard and
the incredibly talented choral group Limited
Edition for a program of beautiful holiday
sounds. This extraordinary ensemble always
receives a standing ovation, and Susan has
been known to throw in a surprise or two.
Don’t miss this spectacular community event
to kick off the holiday season. The program is
free but does require registration. Register at
Saturday, November 12, 3–4:30 p.m.
Note: This progam will be held in the
Multipurpose Room at Alton Square library.
Join us for an informative class on Herbal
Support for Winter. You will learn how to use
common herbs to build the immune system,
how to make specific immune-building teas,
and herbal honey. A separate children’s activity
will be offered to children during the class. So
bring the whole family.
Fifth Annual Open House
Saturday, November 19, 1–3 p.m.
To be presented at the Genealogy & Local
History Library, 401 State Street, Alton.
The Ninian Edwards Chapter of the National
Society of the Daughters of the American
Revolution and the Genealogy & Local History
Library invite you to our annual DAR Open
House. We will have experienced researchers
available to help you in your search for the
Revolutionary War patriot in your family and
to guide you through the DAR application
process. Don’t think you have a soldier in
your family? Not to worry, your patriot doesn’t
have to be a fighter. There’s also the more
general category of “Patriotic Service,” which
A Celtic Christmas
in the Chapel
Sunday, December 4, 2:00 p.m.
Note: This program is jointly sponsored
by The Hayner Public Library District
and the Music Department of Lewis &
Clark Community College. It will be held
in the Benjamin Godfrey Chapel on the campus of Lewis & Clark
Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road, Godfrey, Ill.
They’re back!! The amazing duo Brian FitzGerald and Martin
McCormack, who perform as Switchback, are returning to bring us a
wonderful holiday program. Don’t miss another chance to see these
award-winning musicians playing selections from their latest holiday
album, Celtic requests, and favorites from their original songbook—
truly a show for the whole family. Switchback always provides a
beautiful touch of holiday magic. When they have performed for us
previously, their program filled up immediately, so don’t wait to register
for this event. Register at 1-800-613-3163.
Greg Mathis
The Potters, Kilns, and Stoneware
of Upper Alton in the Mid-1800s
Wednesday, December 7, 6:30 p.m.
To be presented at the Genealogy & Local History Library
at 401 State Street, Alton.
Greg Mathis, member of Collectors of Illinois Pottery & Stoneware
(C.O.I.P.S.), and member and webmaster of Blue & White Pottery/Old
Sleepy Eye Collectors Club (BWPOSECC), has given numerous talks on
19th-century pottery production in White Hall, Upper Alton, and Anna,
Illinois. Pieces from his impressive collection are currently on display
at the Genealogy & Local History Library and represent work from
the Anton Ulrich/John Wietfeld Pottery, George Swettenham, Western
Stoneware Company at Buck Inn, Julius Wilhelms & Company, Isaac
E. Warnack & Son, and W. J. Hahar Stoneware Manufacturer. Greg has
also published two books in the Illinois Room collection: Traditional
Stoneware of the Bluff City and The Potters, Kilns, and Stoneware of
Upper Alton, Illinois. Seating is limited. Register at 1-800-613-3163.
Is your brain foggy after a summer at home with the
kids? Send them back to school and get your mind in gear!
Both Downtown and Alton Square locations of Hayner are now
circulating Playaway Launchpads. These hand-held tablets are
preloaded with brain games to clear the cobwebs and get you
back in top form. Playaway Launchpads are user-friendly and
customizable—yet secure, as no personal information is needed
for use. Ask for “The Ultimate Challenger: Brain Games” and
“Hidden Objects: Brain Games” at our Customer Service desks.
Nature Greeting Cards and Wreath-Making Class
Alton’s Architectural Gem:
Jennie D. Hayner Memorial Library
125th Anniversary Celebration:
Holiday Open House
Saturday, December 10, 1 p.m.
To be presented at the Genealogy & Local History Library at 401
State Street, Alton. Please note that, unlike previous architecture
talks, this is an afternoon event.
What is now The Hayner Public Library District began as the Alton
Library Association in 1852, when citizens called a meeting “for the
purpose of taking steps to organize a Reading Room and Library.”
Almost 40 years later, prominent local businessman John Hayner
funded construction of a library building in honor of his late wife,
Jennie. The library association hired Theodore Link, a highly respected
St. Louis architect who designed St. Louis’s Union Station Railroad
Depot, to design the building. The Jennie D. Hayner Memorial Library
opened on May 21, 1891. For the fourth and final architecture talk
of our 2016 series, Lacy McDonald will discuss our very own Hayner
Memorial Library Building, which now houses the Genealogy & Local
History Library. Seating is limited for the talk. Register at
Please join us after the architecture talk for the 125th Anniversary
Celebration from 2–4 p.m. No registration is necessary for the
Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 p.m.
Note: This program will be held in the Multipurpose Room in the Alton Square library.
Just in time for the holidays—a class on greeting cards and wreath-making! Asta
Sadauskas, owner of the Greenery in Godfrey, will teach the class. You will design your
own greeting cards and wreaths—all with a little help from nature and Asta. Join us for
an evening of fun while we create lush evergreen wreaths and greeting cards using a
variety of fresh greens, pinecones, nuts, and other items from nature. All materials will
be provided. This is a great class to share with friends and family. Class size is limited, so
please register at 1-800-613-3163.
Computer Classes
All classes will be taught in the Multipurpose
Room of the Hayner Library in Alton Square
Mall. Although the courses are free, registration
is requested. Please note the skills taught in
each session. You may register for one or more
sessions at a time. To register, call 1-800-6133163. Please leave your name, phone number,
and the name of the section(s) for which you
are registering.
PC Basics: Introduction to Computers*
(Class limit: 12)
Part 1, October 19, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Part 2, October 26, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
An introduction to personal computers.
Overcome your fears and gain skills to use
personally and professionally. After this class,
you will be able to identify basic computer
terminology as well as the components and
operating systems features; execute basic
mouse techniques, use the keyboard features,
and printer; open and exit software programs;
utilize storage media such as CDs and flash
drives; and identify and use the various
Part 1
• Interacting with the computer, keyboard,
and mouse
Part 2
• Windows: Desktop/ Taskbar/Start Menu/
Open Files/Save Files/Flash Drive/Print
*If you already use a computer and a mouse,
this course is not for you.
Fall Social Media
Please note: These programs will take place
in the Multipurpose Room at Hayner Library
at Alton Square Mall.
Social Media Basics (Class limit: 15)
Saturday, October 22,
10:00 a.m.–12 noon
We’ll start with an overview of Facebook,
Twitter, and Pinterest; what they are and what
they do. We’ll discuss pitfalls of social media
and what you should avoid doing with each
site. We will try to set up an account on at least
one site, and cover a brief overview of how to
upload photos to each site, as well as one on
how to interact with other users. This class is
presentational only. You do not need to bring
laptops and tablets.
Facebook Revealed (Class limit: 15)
Saturday, November 12,
10:00 a.m.–12 noon
Internet Basics
(Class limit: 12)
November 2, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
This is an introduction to Web-surfing and
e-mail. This class is designed for individuals
with little to no experience in using the
Internet. This class will teach you how to
set up an e-mail account, use basic e-mail
features, and use a search engine to locate
Flash Drives and Saving Files
(Class limit: 12)
November 30, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Flash Drives, USB Drives, Thumb Drives,
they’re all the same thing. In this class
Microsoft Word for Beginners
(Class Limit: 12)
Part 1, November 9, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Part 2, November 16, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
This class is for the beginning or novice user
of Microsoft Word. It totals 2 progressive
sessions, which will teach you to create, save,
copy, move, and retrieve electronic files. You
will also be able to produce a document using
a word processing program, edit it, use spell
checker, and use editing features such as bold,
italics, etc., to produce a finished product.
You may register for both sections or register
for each separately, according to your need.
Topics that will be covered are listed below for
each of the 2 sessions.
Part 1
• Getting Started • Saving Documents/Page
Formatting • Spacing/Columns
• Printing/Indenting/Tabs
Part 2
• Using Shapes/Text Boxes • Clip Art/
Formatting Pictures • Templates
knowledge for this class. You may bring your
own flash drive to practice with after class.
Flash drives will NOT be provided.
This class will start with the creation of a
Facebook account and will then proceed to
finding friends, uploading photos and videos,
navigating the different applications, and
finding a group to fit you. We’ll learn little
tricks to make Facebook easier and more
accessible, as well as cover some of the
privacy settings. This class is presentational
only. You do not need to bring laptops and
Exploring Pinterest and Twitter
(Class limit: 15)
Saturday, November 12,
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Starting with the creation of accounts, we
will then explore the uses and benefits of
both sites, including sending Tweets and
Pinning to a Board, uploading a Pin, and
the art of “Following” people. This class is
presentational only. You do not need to bring
laptops and tablets.
you will learn how to use your flash drive
properly, regardless of what you call it.
Save, copy, and move files from your
flash drive to your computer and back
again. You do need to have basic computer
Computer Maintenance and Security
(Class limit: 12)
December 7, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
Explore your computer’s Control Panel. Learn
the ins and outs of maintaining your computer,
and what you should be doing to keep your
machine preforming at top speeds. Learn
about virus protection, and when you should
run virus scans on your computer to keep it
safe. Basic computer knowledge is preferred.
You do NOT need your computer or tablets for
this class.
e-Book and e-Audio Help
for 3M Cloud Library
For help downloading e-books and e-audios
to your e-reader from the library catalog,
librarians Jean Shimunek and Miriam Lozano
will conduct a class on Saturday, October 15,
2016, on the basics of downloading e-books
and e-audios.
The class will be held in the Multipurpose
Room of Hayner Library at Alton Square Mall
from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Bring your
personal reading device so we can help you
download e-books or e-audios to it.
This class is free of charge but does require
registration. To register, call 1-800-6133163. Please leave your name, phone
number, the number in your party, and the
type of device you have.
Teen Movie Nights @ the
Community Center
Come join the fun after school withTeen Movies @ the Community Center. Each month Hayner
Library will host a movie event exclusively for teens. The
movie will be a PG-13 new release. Pizza is on the menu!
Movie dates are: Wednesdays, October 19, November 16, and
December 14, 2016. Movies start at 3:45 p.m. To register, call
Shannon at 433-2872.
Books, Books, and More Books!
Hey, teens! Come join Hayner Library’s “Teen Book Club.”
Once a month get together with other teens to share a cup of
Joe and your thoughts about that month’s read. Meetings will
be held at the Community Center Library on:
Wednesdays, October 5, November 2, and December 7, 2016,
at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome! For more information, call
Shannon at 433-2872.
Teen Read Week Event
“Read for the Fun of It”
The annual Teen Read Week, October 9–15, 2016, will
spotlight all the great resources and activities available to
help teens build literacy skills while reading for the fun of it.
This year’s theme encourages libraries to help teens escape
from the day-to-day grind of school, homework, family
responsibilities, part-time jobs, and so on, by picking up
something to read. We will interpret the theme in ways that
highlight a variety of resources in our collection—fantasy
novels, sci-fi, beach reads, travel books, tales of adventure
and escape, and more! For more information, please call
Shannon at 433-2872.
Halloween Program – This year we would like to
invite all kids ages 12–18 to join Madam Danielle for an
evening of fun and fortune. Madam Danielle will do fun tarot
card readings and will take a look into her crystal ball. This
program will take place on Wednesday, October 26, 2016,
at the Community Center. To attend this
program, call Shannon at 433-2872. Registration is required!
Holiday Contest – Do you love to decorate
cookies? If so, this is the contest for you! Come join us at
the Community Center on Wednesday,
December 14, 2016, for our first annual Gingerbread House
Decorating Contest. All participants will be given an array of
items and thirty minutes to design their gingerbread house.
The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to spend at the Community Center. Limited space available,
so register today at 433-2861.
Teen Coloring Meetups – Come meet up with other
teens for a fun afternoon of coloring, music, and snacks.
Teens will meet at the Community Center on
Wednesday, October 12, 2016, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Coloring
pages and pencils will be supplied. Please call Shannon to
register at 433-2872.
Halloween Staff Picks
It by Stephen King: Nobody writes about
growing up better than Stephen King,
especially if you are a bit of an outcast.
That’s what makes It so scary! The book
flows from situations that all kids face as
they are growing up—scary enough—
then puts those same kids in unimaginably
menacing situations. Pennywise is one of
the scariest clowns ever! —Brenda
Abbot and Costello Meet
Frankenstein (Not Rated): Two
bungling baggage handlers find themselves
face-to-face with Dracula, the Frankenstein
monster, and the Wolf Man—with
hilarious results. This film is recognized
by the American Film Institute and the
Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.
Shadow of the Vampire (Rated R):
A real vampire is secretly hired to play
Dracula in a 1920s film—with terrifying
results. A dark and genuinely creepy
award-winning film that earned Willem
Dafoe an Academy Award nomination.
Hocus Pocus (Rated PG): Familyfriendly Halloween movie about three
sister witches who are resurrected in
Salem, Massachusetts, on Halloween night.
It’s up to two teenagers, a young girl,
and an immortal cat to put an end to the
witches’ reign of terror once and for all.
—Mary & Shannon
It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie
Brown (Not Rated): Classic animated
film that follows Charlie Brown, Snoopy,
Linus, and the gang on their Halloween
night adventures. The music alone
(provided by the Vince Guaraldi Sextet) is
reason enough to watch! —Mary
One of the scariest movies I have ever
seen was Misery, based on the book by
Stephen King. I couldn’t watch the part
with Kathy Bates using the sledgehammer;
yet I still was compelled to finish it. It
really grabbed hold of me. Even the ending
was hard to shake off! —Jean
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: I’m not
easily scared by movies, but for months
after watching this one I had to fall asleep
listening to music because I was convinced
I heard a chainsaw revving up outside!
Wait Until Dark: A cat-and-mouse
thriller that will keep you on the edge of
your seat until the very end. —Theresa
Michael Jackson’s Thriller: Not exactly
a movie, but this music video scared me
when I was a little kid. I loved the dance
sequence (of course) but I could barely
watch the werewolf transformation scene
at the beginning, and the zombies rising
from their graves was terrifying!
Practical Magic: Sally and Gillian Owens,
born into a magical family, have mostly
avoided witchcraft themselves. But when
Gillian’s vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelo,
dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give
themselves a crash course in hard magic.
Rated: PG-13 —Shannon
The Nightmare Before Christmas:
Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king,
has become bored with his routine of
frightening people in the “real world.” He
accidentally stumbles on Christmastown,
all bright colors and warm spirits; he plots
to bring Christmas under his control by
kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over
the role. Rated: PG —Shannon
Psycho!!! I couldn’t take a shower for
years. —Jan
Intensity by Dean Koontz: A novel that
lives up to its name. It’s the only time I
can remember holding my breath while
reading, because there were parts of this
book that were so intense. —Theresa
I have read some of Ruth Rendell books
that are pretty scary, psychological
thrillers, such as The Water’s Lovely.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by
Washington Irving: A tale of haunting
set in the 1790s countryside of a Dutch
settlement (what is now New York). An
American classic. —Mary
The Berenstain Bears and the Spooky
Old Tree by Stan and Jan Berenstain:
Delightfully “scary” children’s book that
tells the tale of three adventurous little
bears who happen upon a “spooky old
tree.” —Mary
It’s been a while since I’ve read any, but
I always loved R. L. Stine teen horror
books. One that sticks out in my memory
in particular is Beach House. Basically,
a group of teens are all hanging out at a
beach house together and suddenly they all
start getting killed one-by-one, and no one
knows who the killer is. It’s a good level of
mild suspense for younger readers, but I
feel like I would enjoy reading it now, too,
even just for nostalgic reasons. —Morgan
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(Badge of Honor)
VanLiere, Donna. The Christmas
Griffin, W. E. B. Curtain of Death
Griffiths, Elly. Smoke and Mirrors
Ward, J. R. Blood Vow
Grisham, John. The Whistler
White, Randy Wayne. Seduced
Hamilton, Laurell K. Crimson Death
Woods, Stuart. Sex, Lies and
Hannon, Irene. Tangled Webs
Serious Money
Harris, Charlaine. All the Little Liars
Woodsmall, Cindy. The Angel of
Hart, Carolyn. Ghost Times Two
Forest Hill: An Amish Christmas
Higgins, Jack. The Midnight Bell
Hilderbrand, Elin. Winter Storms
Hoffman, Alice. Faithful Hooper, Kay. Wait for Dark
PERMIT #1022
401 State Street
Alton, Illinois 62002
Downtown Library 462-0677
Alton Square Library 462-0677
Administrative Office 462-0677
Genealogy & Local History Library 462-0677
Alton Square Library FAX 463-1277
Downtown Library Fax 462-0665
Administrative Office FAX 462-4919
Hours of Operation
Downtown Library
Alton Square Library
Mon.–Thurs., 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Mon.–Sat., 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon to 6 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Genealogy & Local History Library
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed., 12:00 Noon to 8 p.m.
Closed Sunday
Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall – All You Have to Do Is Call
We would all like to lead mobile, independent
lives, but every so often we have to stay still;
and when this happens, time has a funny way
of slowing down. Say “bye-bye” to boredom
with Hayner’s FREE delivery service!
For nearly thirty years, Hayner’s Homebound
Delivery Service has brought library materials
to the doorsteps of senior citizens, people
with disabilities, and those recovering from
illnesses or surgeries. Getting started is simple:
Call (618) 433-2863, and a member of our
friendly staff will discuss the program in more
detail and gather general information from
you, such as whether you will need long- or
short-term service. Once you are signed up,
materials will be checked out and delivered
directly to your house or residential facility.
While Hayner Library offers books in largeprint formats as well as regular print, you are
not limited to those alone. We offer a wide
variety of movies, music, audiobooks, and
magazines! Basically, anything that you can
check out in person can be delivered. Along
with each delivery we will provide you with a
convenient list of all the materials checked out
for you to keep as a reference.
Furthermore, if you find yourself in need of an
extended enrollment, we will supply you with
a handy calendar of your delivery dates. And
there is no need to worry about falling behind
with new releases; we will also bring you a
copy of the most recent forthcoming book list
containing books being released in the coming
months by best-selling authors.
We at Hayner Library would like our patrons
to have mobile, independent lives. However,
if you find yourself homebound for a long or
short period of time and are unable to visit us,
call (618) 433-2863 and we will visit you!
Believe it or not, the Homebound Delivery
Service Department consists of only two
people! Here is what they have to say about
their extraordinary job!
Esther (Department Manager)
“It is very satisfying to be able to provide
library materials to patrons who otherwise
would not have access to these items.”
Hector (Courier)
“As the person who makes deliveries to
the Hayner homebound patrons, to me it is
rewarding to bring materials to people who
otherwise would not be able to benefit from
the great resources that the library offers.
A lot of them are very lonely and physically
ill, but they let me know with a smile that
they appreciate the service we’re providing.
I have been blessed to be able to offer
words of encouragement for which they are
very grateful. I enjoy what I’m doing and
personally don’t see this as simply a job but
as an opportunity to touch people’s lives with