Raffle!


Get your chance to win this beautiful unicorn blanket, unicorn stuffed animal, and the book "How to Catch a Unicorn" by Adam Wallis by purchasing raffle tickets at the library today!

1 ticket for $1. 6 tickets for $5. 

The lucky winner will be drawn on December 4 @ 11 AM.

This collection is being raffled by the Friends of the Edwards River Public Library.

Heart Healthy Virtual Nutrition Class


Hosted By: Hy-Vee (Milan, IL)

Heart Healthy Virtual Nutrition Class
o Thursday, October 29th
o Zoom
o 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Are you looking to improve your eating for heart health but don’t know where to start?

Join Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian Nina Struss, RD, LDN for this virtual informative class all about eating healthy for your heart.

This virtual class will include:
o Basic eating guidelines for heart health
o Review of what foods will increase HDL cholesterol and decrease LDL cholesterol and triglycerides
o Learn what information is important to read on a food label
o How to build a healthy meal and heart healthy snack choices
o Dietitian Nina’s favorite heart healthy products!
o Your questions – answered!

Register in advance for this webinar: https://hy-vee.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OJHS4rHBQWi0TPRE82xv8w?fbclid=IwAR2cw-692B0bz2mdsPFs-d9498ndM7lLmXOkiJd4pXmoCpwvoTHdLVpXBSI

Questions or concerns about this class? Contact Hy-Vee Dietitian Nina at nstruss@hy-vee.com

Diabetes Virtual Nutrition Class


Hosted By Hy-Vee (Milan, IL)

Diabetes Virtual Nutrition Class:
o Thursday, October 22nd
o Zoom
o 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Whether you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, or have had diabetes for years – this class is for you!

Join Hy-Vee Registered Dietitian Nina Struss, RD, LDN for this virtual informative class all about eating healthy with diabetes.

This virtual class will include:
 Basic eating guidelines for diabetes
 Review of what foods have carbs and how to count carbs
 Learn what information is important to read on a food label
 How to build a healthy meal and diabetes-friendly snack choices
 Dietitian Nina’s favorite diabetes-friendly products!
 Your questions – answered!

This class is free, but register in advance for this webinar: https://hy-vee.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pN2tPB4lSz24GzaUuthbhw

Questions or concerns about this class? Contact Hy-Vee Dietitian Nina at nstruss@hy-vee.com

Trick or Treat Yo'Self!

 



We may not be able to have our annual Halloween Party this year, but we will have small Take & Make kids crafts available at the library starting October 12. You might even get a treat! Stop in starting the 12th and grab one while supplies last!

Take and Make Class: Teal Pumpkins

This Halloween, join the Teal Pumpkin Project movement by placing a teal pumpkin outside your doorstep to signify you have non-food items for trick-or-treaters with food allergies.

Purchase a Take & Make Teal Pumpkin Kit and join Hy-Vee Dietitian Nina for an educational and fun class to learn more about the Teal Pumpkin project, food allergies and decorate a teal pumpkin for your house!

Each kit contains the following:

o 1 small pumpkin
o Teal paint and sponge
o A few fun items to decorate your teal pumpkin
o A Teal Pumpkin Project goodie bag

Nina will go LIVE on Tuesday, October 27th at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom with a brief educational class about the Teal Pumpkin Project and tutorial on how to make your own teal pumpkin.

Tickets for this event are specific for kit pick-up at the Edwards River Public Library. Purchased kits will be available for pick-up October 22 - October 26.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/take-and-make-class-teal-pumpkins-edwards-river-public-library-tickets-121601664853

Questions? Contact Nina at 515-695-3779 or NStruss@hy-vee.com

Virtual Gluten Free Fair

Join Hy-Vee Dietitians Nina and Katie for a Virtual Gluten Free Fair October 13th at 5:00 P.M.! They will be walking you through the gluten free diet, nutrients you may be missing, and having a product showcase of some of their favorites.


Have questions about going gluten free? Feel free to email Dietitian Nina at NStruss@hy-vee.com or Dietitian Katie at KSchaeffer@hy-vee.com prior to the event

Meals Class with Hy-Vee Dietitians

 Free Family Friendly Meals Class with Hy-Vee Dietitians

Celebrate National Family Meals Month with your Hy-Vee Dietitians!

 

Katie and Nina will be offering a FREE Family Friendly Meals Cooking Class on September 24th at 5:30p.m. via Zoom!

 

They will walk you through a breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe to show how delicious and easy it is to make and enjoy meals together. For more details about this event, you can visit the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/229175588536507

 

Grab the family and register at this link: https://hy-vee.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K8gUQPcbR9yA7PHxV8ww8A

 

Contact Katie at KSchaeffer@hy-vee.com  or Nina at NStruss@hy-vee.com for more information or if you have any questions about our Family Friendly Meals Cooking Class.

Open Regular Hours Starting July 6

We're excited to announce we'll be going back to our regular hours starting Monday, July 6!

MWF: 9AM - 6PM
TTH: 9AM - 7PM
Sat: 9AM - 2PM
Sun: Closed

Come July 6th, we'll see the return of key library services: browsing, computers, copies, and faxes.

We are also NOW receiving interlibrary loans!

Hope to see you soon!

If you have any questions, please call the library at 309-582-2032.


Lobby Pick-Up & Curbside Delivery

Lobby Pick-Up & Curbside Delivery for Holds starting on June 1st!


The Edwards River Public Library District is excited to announce Lobby Pick-Up and Curbside Delivery will be available on Monday, June 1st!

For Lobby Pick-Up and Curbside Delivery, patrons must place materials on hold through our online catalog (https://alsi.sdp.sirsi.net/client/en_US/MercerCarnegiePLD) or by calling the library. Staff will begin accepting hold requests over the phone on Monday, June 1st. Patrons are asked to only visit the library after they have been notified that their holds are ready for pick-up.

To pick up holds, visit the library's front desk with your library card. Patrons who would like materials delivered to their car can park at the library and call (309) 582-2032.  Please have your card ready. Staff will confirm your card number, ensure your items are ready, and make sure there are no account issues. A staff member will then deliver your materials to your vehicle.

Curbside Delivery will be available Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 AM - 4 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 12 PM

Lobby Pick-Up will be available Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10 AM - 6 PM, Saturday 10 AM - 12 PM

Curbside & Lobby Pick-Up will be available Tuesday and Thursday by appointment only.

Frequently Asked Questions:


What can I place on hold for pick up or curbside delivery?

All material owned by Edwards River Public Library District. Items owned by other libraries cannot yet be held for pick up or delivery.

Is there a limit to how much I can put on hold?

You will be allowed to put up to 5 books on hold and 3 DVDs.

What should I know about visiting the library for pick up?

Patrons may only visit the library after they have been notified that their holds are ready.  Anyone entering the library must wear face coverings and maintain social distancing. We encourage large groups, including families with small children, to use Curbside Delivery.

To comply with the state's Phase 3 guidelines, some library services are temporarily restricted including shelf browsing, computer use, room reservations, public copier, and newspapers. We hope to restore these services as soon as safely possible.

How do I return items?

All items must be returned to the library’s outdoor return. 

Can I use Edwards River Library if I do not have an Edwards River Library card?

Not at this time. We’re asking all patrons to use their home library for holds and check-outs.