In This e-Newsletter
  • Food Club
  • Winter Reading Challenge
  • Save the Date - April Events
  • Upcoming Programs
  • Community News - Kane County's Vaccination Website Info
  • Library Hours Mon - Sat
Food Club for March
CHILI
Tuesday, March 9th

6 PM via Zoom
Register HERE
Zoom link will be emailed to registered patrons on Monday, March 8th.

Who's got the BEST Chili recipe? Mine is pretty spectacular and super easy in a slow cooker!

We'll be talking about recipes, beans, and more in our efforts to eat healthier this year! What type of beans do you use? What's your favorite toppings for your chili?
Even if you don't have time to make a dish, please join us for the discussion.
We DID It! 100,000 Minutes Read!
Winter Reading Challenge
For All Ages

Reading is Snow Much Fun!

We reached our goal of 100,000 minutes read early last week. A monetary donation will be made to the Burlington Hampshire Area Food Pantry.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors
Resource Bank & Heartland Bank!

SAVE THE DATES! Rockin' APRIL Events!
Fireside Chat with Author
John Sandford
Tuesday, April 14th at 7 PM
Join us for a fireside chat with #1 New York Times-bestselling author John Sandford on Zoom. His newest book Ocean Prey features fan-favorite heroes Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers. You may submit questions for the chat until April 7th. Please email any questions for the author to aflores@ellajohnsonlibrary.org
SHRED Day!
Saturday, April 17th, 10 AM - 1 PM
Clear your files and protect your identity. Drop off old, no longer needed documents for shredding. Limit two boxes per household.

Bi-Annual Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange
Saturday, April 17th, 1:30 PM
Donate your "already done, no missing pieces, 500+ piece" jigsaw puzzles to the library no later than Saturday April 10th. Then on Saturday, April 17th, at 1:30 PM stop by to pick up "new-to-you, FREE" jigsaw puzzles to enjoy after Tax Day! You do not have to donate puzzles to pick up "new-to-you" puzzles.
Upcoming Events
MARCH
1-20
Scavenger Hunt Bingo Cards
@ Ella Johnson Library
Each Monday, a new scavenger hunt bingo card will be available for pickup at the library. Search your home for the items on your bingo card and return it between March 22 - 26 to win a small prize. Complete a blackout or cover all bingo on ALL 3 cards for a chance to win a Virtual Animal Experience with the Lincoln Park Zoo!
MARCH
1 & 8
Mondays
Dungeons & Dragons
Virtual - Zoom
5:30 PM. Sign up for virtual D&D sessions in March. Please register to receive the Zoom meeting link.
For Mar 1, Register HERE.
For Mar 8, Register HERE.
MARCH
2
Tuesday
Ella's Friends Group via Zoom
7 PM Ella's Friends Group meets the first Tuesday of each month. Volunteer with this fun group; coordinate community-wide activities like Chocolate Festival, Pumpkin Decorating Contest, and Book Sales that generate income to support the Library. Simply email ellasfriends109@gmail.com to join!
MARCH
3
Wednesday
Move and Groove Family Storytime
Virtual - YouTube
10 AM, Music based storytime perfect for children of all ages (birth – 5 years old).
MARCH
4
Thursday
Virtual Storytime w/Miss Janelle Special Guest:
Adeena, our Comfort Dog
10 AM Have fun with Miss Janelle for this storytime with books, songs, and fun rhymes. Adeena, our Comfort Dog, made a stop at the library to listen to Miss Janelle tell some Great Stories. YouTube link/video will be available at 10am.
MARCH
4
Thursday
Book Club via Zoom
6 PM Discuss Tangerine by Christine Mary Mangan. Join Zoom discussion HERE.
MARCH
6
Saturday
Minecraft Hangout for Ages 11-18
Virtual - Zoom
2 PM Come join this fun, inclusive group for some Saturday afternoon fun on our own private Minecraft Realms server.
Registration Required. More info
MARCH
9
Tuesday
Food Club - Chili - Let's Get Cookin'
Virtual - Zoom
6 PM Who's got the BEST Chili recipe? Mine is pretty spectacular and super easy in a slow cooker!
Join us on Tuesday, March 9th at 6 PM via Zoom to discuss recipes, beans, and more in our efforts to eat healthier this year! Even if you don't have time to make a pot of Chili, join us for the conversation.
Registration Required HERE for Zoom link on Monday, March 8th.
MARCH
9
Tuesday
Bedtime Story PJ Party
Virtual - Zoom
7 PM Join Miss Janelle for a fun filled bedtime story. Make sure you're in your PJ's and ready to snuggle! This storytime will include some stretching and breathing exercises to help prepare your children for rest. We encourage a blanket and stuffed animal too!
Registration Required HERE for Zoom link on Monday, March 8th.
MARCH
10
Wednesday
Move and Groove Family Storytime
Virtual - YouTube
10 AM, Music based storytime perfect for children of all ages (birth – 5 years old).
MARCH
10
Wednesday
Art Explorers
Virtual - YouTube
11 AM For ages 8-12, explore the wide world of art with us! This month we will learn about aluminum foil embossing. YouTube and kits will be available for pick up the day of the program while supplies last. YouTube link/video will be available at 11 am.
MARCH
11
Thursday
Virtual Storytime w/Miss Janelle
10 AM Have fun with Miss Janelle for this storytime with books, songs, and fun rhymes. YouTube link/video will be available at 10am.
MARCH
11
Thursday
Minecraft Hangout for Ages 11-18
Virtual - Zoom
6 PM Come join this fun, inclusive group for some Saturday afternoon fun on our own private Minecraft Realms server.
Registration Required. More info
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We're OPEN Monday - Saturday
Mon - Thu 9:30 AM - 8 PM

Friday & Saturday 12 - 6 PM
Sunday Closed
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