Crete Public Library
The Crete Public Library recently held a program presented by naturalist Sharon Peterson all about bats. During the multimedia presentation Peterson, pictured above, holds her Fruit Bat to show his full wing span and structure.
CRETE | Naturalist Sharon Peterson presented a multimedia presentation about bats of the world at the Crete Public Library on April 20.
During a recent program on bats held at the Crete Public Library naturalist Sharon Peterson holds an African Straw-Colored bat while Savannah Davis rubs its soft fur. Peterson's multimedia presentation dispelled myths and educated the audience about the benefits of bats.
Pro Shred Security employee Nick Barelli dumps Ray Gottardo's documents to be shred on site at the Crete Public Library. The shredding event occurred in April.
CRETE | The Crete Public Library’s Shredding Event took place April 20 in the library’s parking lot.
CRETE | The Youth Services Department of the Crete Public Library recently held a Mastering the Arts program on Native American art for children ages 5 to 8.
During a recent Mastering the Arts program, Crete librarians Kathy James and Judy Richert shared the art work of Lakota native Black Hawk. Black Hawk captured his people and nature in his drawings in the 1800s. Pictured are children posing arm in arm to mimic one of Black Hawk's drawings.
Youth Services Librarian Kathy James shares a reproduction of a painting by Black Hawk, a Lakota Native American in the Crete library's Mastering the Arts program.
CRETE | The Youth Services Department of the Crete Public Library hosted another Curiosity Club program for 5- to 8-year-olds.
Max Swift, left, and Peyton Komer learned all about magnets at the Crete library. Learning stations included magnetic boards with interactive gears, magnetic fishing and play time with large horse shoe magnets. Max and Peyton enjoyed decorating magnet clothes pins at the craft table.
During the recent Curiosity Club program at the Crete library, Taylor Magyer had fun working a magnet under the box which moved the toys around in the sand.
CRETE | During a recent Crete Public Library program, “Along the Chicago South Shore Rail Line," historian Cynthia Ogorek presented interesting stories and facts about the last electric interurban rail, the Chicago South Shore and South Bend rail lines.
Cynthia Ogorek gives a presentation on the South Shore Rail Line to patrons of the Crete Public Library.
The Crete Public Library held Remembering Marshall Field's with historian Leslie Goddard on March 6. The presentation included a detailed and entertaining slide show and lecture plus a table of memorabilia that included fashionable ladies' dress hats, hat boxes, gloves, books and plates.
The Crete Public Library held Remembering Marshall Field's with historian Leslie Goddard on March 6. Goddard traced the Chicago store's history from the beginning to 2006, when it was officially renamed Macy's.
CRETE | The Crete Public Library held Remembering Marshall Field’s with historian Leslie Goddard on March 6.
The Night Owls, a homeschooled team, won first place for the fourth- and fifth-grade division. Pictured are John Lustyk, Sam Gottardo, Katie Canty, Jackie Heavner, Eliana Smith and Seth Smith.
CRETE | The Crete Public Library was host to the Battle of the Books on March 18, 19 and 20, a voluntary reading incentive program for students in third through eighth grade.
The third-grade winning team of the Battle of the Books is the Book Beasts from Illinois Lutheran School. Pictured are Westin Gunderson, Sofia Biesterfeld, Gabriel Ward and Christian Holmes.
The Rapid Readers won the sixth-, seventh-, and eighth grade division. They are homeschooled. Pictured are Chase Toman, Ethan Renstrom, Katelyn Renstrom, Nicole Reichard, Naomi Czaja, Zach Polsky and Keegan Heavner.
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