Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Registration Is Open!

Starting this week you can sign up for the "Read to the Rhythm" summer reading program!  The way the adult & teen program works is that you:

  1. Pick up a reading log at registration
  2. Either read 6 books or attend 2 library programs and write them in the log
  3. Turn in your finished reading log (including name, address, and phone number) at the main desk for a chance to win prizes
  4. Grab a new log and start over!

You can enter as many reading logs as you want over the course of the summer for more chances to win.

We also have lots of great events taking place over the summer, including an after-hours teen lock-in in July for those who participate in the summer reading program.  Check out our full calendar of events for more info.


Posted by Kyla Waltermire, Adult Services Librarian

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Save the Date!



Our 2015 summer reading program, "Read to the Rhythm," is just around the corner!

Reading programs are available for children, teens, and adults.  Registration begins the week of May 26-31 and the main event kicks off June 1.  Play along all summer for the chance to win prizes such as book bundles, tickets to the Missouri Botanical Garden, and a Kindle.

Throughout June and July we'll have FREE special events for you to enjoy.  Some of these events are:


Check out ALL of the great activities taking place at your library on the Collinsville and Fairmont City Library Centers' online calendars.

We can't wait to see you here!


Posted by Kyla Waltermire, Adult Services Librarian

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Maker Mondays

Have you heard about our Maker Mondays yet?  Every Monday at 6:00 PM come in to make something new.  This upcoming month we're making:

May 4 - Crayon Candles














May 11 - Marbled Clay Dish





May 18 - Book Letters














Please sign up in advance so we have enough supplies for everyone.  Give us a call at 618-344-1112 or visit the main desk to sign up!



Posted by Kyla Waltermire, Adult Services Librarian

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Collinsville Library celebrating its Centennial Year!

On October 15, 1915 Mrs. John Bruso, president of the Collinsville Study Club (currently known as the Woman's Club) selected a library community of Mrs. AC Powell, Mrs. Charles Holding and Mrs. Charles Listeman. These ladies enlisted volunteers to gather books and distribute them to homes in the community through the use of a child's wagon.  By August 26, 1916 through the efforts of this Study Club the library opened on the second floor of the City Hall with 121 donated volumes; Mabelle Holding Echols was the first librarian.

And the rest was history...

100 years later the Collinsville Memorial Library Center is still serving the community through dedication to the ideal that a community of individuals must be well versed in everything that is essential to survive in the world of today and tomorrow.

Each month a new theme and contest will be introduced at the Collinsville Library to highlight different aspects of the library 100 year history.

For the rest of April and through May "Art in the Library" is the theme.

Now through May 1st you can find the gold stars in the library located on works of art and match them to the artist. A drawing for all the right answers will find Centennial prizes for the winners.

Starting on May 1st the new contest will be to name as many things as possible that you can see in the Stained Glass Panels in the entablature above the Main Desk. These one of a kind Stained Glass Panels were created and donated by Roy Hanser from our community. He wrote a a description of the panels and everything that he included in them. One panel is all Collinsville History. The other two panels are things from literature. Under the glass on two tables in the West Wing on the Main Floor are his working copies of the panels. The winner of this contest will receive a Centennial bag of things including a tshirt, a commemorative pen and more.

Come into your Centennial Library today and see why we have been a jewel in the crown of Collinsville for 100 years!


Monday, April 13, 2015

National Library Week & Centennial Celebration Kickoff

National Library Week will be observed April 12-18, 2015 as the kickoff to the Collinsville Memorial Library Center's Centennial Year!

The library is celebrating National Library Week and the Centennial with several special programs (check the full calendar for all activities).  Highlighted activities are:

 Wednesday, April 15 at 11:00 AM – Local Author: Audrey Murphy “Bird’s Flight”
 Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 PM – Sink or Float: Titanic Edition
 Thursday, April 16 at 6:00 PM – Video Game Tournament: “MLB 15: The Show”

All programs are free; some require advance registration.  Please call the library at 618-344-1112 or visit the main desk for more information.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

3D Printing Now Available


Our 3D printer is now ready for your projects!  Get started by picking up a copy of the 3D printing policy & procedures at the main desk.

Here are some free online resources to help you make a 3D model: