Get to Know Your New
Library Board Trustees!
Matthew Mariani
  • Pastor at Zion Methodist Church in Hampshire
  • Chaplain for Hampshire Fire Protection District
  • Hobbies: running, table top gaming, reading
  • He looks forward to growing community engagement and providing services
Karen Williams
  • Works in International Department at Global Membership Association
  • Experience in working with volunteers from all backgrounds
  • Hobbies: running, training for her second marathon
  • She looks forward to helping the district continue to grow in space and services
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month!
Upcoming Events
Virtual Move & Groove Family Storytime
This is a music based storytime perfect for children of all ages (birth-5 years old). We will be singing and dancing so get ready to be silly. 
Storytime Travels: Hampshire Fire Protection District
Join Miss Heather and Miss Janelle as they take storytime on the road! We will be visiting very special locations around the area for a themed storytime. 
Ella's Friends Annual Book Sale
This year's annual book sale will be held at Prairie View Garden Center! Mark your calendars. More details in next week's newsletter.
Census 2020: Shaping Your Future
The once-a-decade count of every person living in the United States is incredibly important, as it determines how billions of dollars are distributed each year for libraries, schools, and other essential services.

Make sure to complete your response! Several methods for response are available including:
  • Online: Respond online at
  • By Phone: Get assistance or respond by phone in English at (844)330-2020 or in Spanish at (844)468-2020.
  • By Mail: Complete and return the paper questionnaire you received in the mail.

Did you know you can access our library's WiFi 24/7 right outside our front door to complete your 2020 Census? Day or night, simply look for "EJL_Public" in your networks !
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