Another busy year is in the books (pun intended!) at LME Library!  Please take a minute to read the summary of our year.

During the month of March, LME Library participated in the Alliance Digital Media Library (ADML) ebook Big Library Read for Shakespeare Saved My Life by Laura Bates.  We've participated is several of the Big Library Reads and will continue to participate in the future.  In addition to being a great way to get ebooks into the hands of readers, these Big Library Reads are showing publishers the power of libraries to promote and encourage reading.  The June Big Library Read was extremely popular with over 200,000 check outs, a conversation with the author, and hundreds joining the book discussion board.  More information can be found in the post: Hundreds of thousands participate in the record setting Big Library Read.  Thanks to everyone who participated, and keep reading!

Summer is a time for relaxing and what better way to relax than to read a good book! This summer’s theme is “Read to the Rhythm” and we have lots of programs and activities to go along with reading. There’s something for everyone—this year we have programs for all ages.  Sign-up at the library or online at

"LME Read-to-Me Summer Program" is for birth through Preschool children (entering kindergarten fall 2015). Color in one picture every time you and your Pre-K child enjoy a book together. When 5 pictures are colored in your child will get a prize. When all 15 of the picture are colored in your child will get a book to keep (the library will have on hand a special collection of book from which to choose. Limit one free book per child). Program runs June 1 - July 11.

Story Time for children ages 3 to 5 will be held at 10:00 a.m. on the following Tuesdays: June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30, and July 7. Children must be 3 before June 3rd to participate. Storytime usually lasts approximately 1/2 hour and consists of stories, songs, craft and games.  Please contact the library to sign up so that adequate materials are available at craft time.

The format for K-5th is simple; color one picture for every 15 minutes you read OR for every scheduled LME Library Program you attended. (Visit the LME website at for a calendar for dates and times). Readers may check-in and get a prize after 4 pictures are colored in a single week (Limit 1 check-in and 1 prize per week, per reader. Week runs Sunday to Saturday). Readers may also donate 1 book to Princeville District 326 for use in the grade school library or classrooms during their check-in. Fill in 24 total pictures to be eligible for the pool party. Pool party is at the Princeville Aquatic Center on July 25th from 6p-8p. Frequently asked questions are answered on the back of the log sheet. Program runs June 1 - July 11. If you have completed your log you may turn it in starting July 6th.  Final day to turn in logs is JULY 14 @ 5pm.

This summer teens Participate, Explore, Read, and Create at the library. This is for grades 6-12. Complete at least 6 tasks by 07/13/15 in order to qualify for the grand prize drawing. A variety of program will be held EVERY Monday from June 8th to July 13th at 3:15-4:50pm. Dates and program details available on the TeenSpace Blog at Turn in your completed log by July 13th to be entered to win a tablet! Only books read between June 1-July 13th count.

Our adult summer reading program returns this year! Read (or listen to) 6 books and write a short review about why you did/didn't like it. Adults who have completed their log by July 31st will be eligible to enter the Summer Prize Basket drawing!  Earn a bonus entry by walking through the Princeville Heritage Days Art Show exhibit (June 19th to July 12th) and signing the guest book.  Program runs June 1 - July 31. 

In addition to reading, there are many programs planned!  Movies, craft days, and special programs for children and teens will be offered. To learn more, visit the LME Library website (, Facebook page ( or call the library at 385-4540.   The LME Library urges individuals and families to participate and Read to the Rhythm!

Are you an artist interested in sharing your talent with the public? Join us at the Lillie M. Evans Library for the Princeville Heritage Days Art Show.  This juried show is open to all ages and eligible works may include: photography, watercolor, oil, pen & ink, pencil, acrylic, sculpture, pastels, mixed media, collage, printmaking, etc.  Please limit entries to 5 per person.  Entries must be original and produced within the past two years.

Art work drop off will be:
Wednesday, June 10 9am-8pm
Thursday, June 11 9am-5pm
Friday, June 12 9am-5pm
Saturday, June 13 9am-1pm
Monday, June 15 9am-8pm
Tuesday, June 16 9am-5pm
Wednesday, June 17 9am-8pm
No late entries will be accepted.  Forms are available in the library or online at Artwork will be hung and juried on Thursday, June 18.

The Art Show will be open to the public during Princeville Heritage Days on Friday, June 19th from 9am until 6pm and on Saturday, June 20th from 9am until 6pm.  The Lillie M. Evans Library is located approximately 1 block from the Stevens Square on the corner of Evans and Walnut.  Our address is 207 N Walnut, Princeville.

PLEASE JOIN US FOR an opening night reception on Friday, June 19th from 4:30-5:30pm. All artists, the public & the press are invited. Refreshments will be served.

In addition, starting Monday, June 22nd, the Art Show will be on display during the LME Library’s regular hours through July 11th.  The library hours are Mondays & Wednesdays 9am-7pm; Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 9am-5pm; and Saturdays 9am-1pm.  The library is closed on Sundays.

Art submissions should be picked up on the following days unless other arrangements have been made:
Monday, July 13 9am-8pm
Tuesday, July 14 9am-5pm
Wednesday, July 15 9am-8pm
Thursday, July 16 9am-5pm
Friday, July 17 9am-5pm
Saturday, July 18 9am-1pm

Individuals who drop off artwork must pick it up or sign a release form for a third party to pick up.