Medicare 101 at the Germantown Hills Branch

A free educational seminar, “Medicare 101” is planned for Tuesday,  April 25, 2017 from 4:00-5:00 pm at the Germantown Hills Branch  Library,  509 Woodland Knolls rd Germantown.    There will be an informational presentation ideal for those new to Medicare followed with an opportunity for questions. All are welcome and preregistration is not required, but space is limited.  For further information, please contact Julie Bicksler at 309-231-5371  This event is only for educational purposes and no plan specific benefits or details will be shared.

Cooking for 1 or 2 @ Germantown Hills

Most recipes make a family-sized portion, causing a weeks’ worth of leftovers for someone cooking for one or two people. Learn how to use one main ingredient to create multiple meals yielding one or two servings. You’ll help decrease food waste and food boredom! A food demonstration and tastings will be given, as well as a packet full of recipes.

Join Jenna Smith a registered Dietitian and a nutrition and wellness educator from the University of Illinois Extension Program on Monday, May 15th from 1 pm – 2pm at Germantown Hills branch library.  For questions and to register, please contact the Illinois Prairie District Library at 309-367-4594 or the Germantown Branch at 383-2263.

Baby Talk Program


at the Illinois Prairie District Public Library

Baby Talk is a new Woodford County Program for children 0-36 months. Its mission is to positively impact child development and nurture healthy parent-child relationships during the critical early years.

There are many benefits to reading to your children. Reading aloud builds parent/child relationships, encourages language development, boosts a child’s self-concept, and lays a foundation for moral development. Reading helps your baby to understand the world, encourages imagination and creativity, and makes parenting easier.

The program is offered the first and third weeks of the month at Washburn on Mondays from 2:00-3:00.

The Germantown Hills program is on the following dates from 10:30-11:30:  Monday March 13th, Monday, April 10, Wednesday, April 19 and Monday, May 8th.

The Metamora program is on the following Wednesdays from 10:45-11:45: March 15th, Apr 12th, April 26th, and May 10th.

Sign up at your local Illinois Prairie District Public Library Branch.

 Germantown: 309-383-2263

Metamora: 309-367-4594

Washburn: 309-248-7429

Spring Story Hour

Hop into Spring” Join us at the library for spring stories and super craft fun.  Join in the fun, starting the week of March 21st, children aged three to five years old may attend any of the sessions of the six – week program at any of the six branches of Illinois Prairie District Public Library.

Parents may sign their child up each week at any of the six locations: Benson, Germantown Hills, Metamora, Roanoke, Spring Bay, and Washburn.  They do not have to be present for the whole series or attend the same location each week.  The library service is free, but there are a maximum number of children allowed.  Any questions please call 309-367-4594.

The following schedule will be in effect from March 21st – April 25th

Tuesday:  Metamora 11:00 – Roanoke 1:00

Wednesday:  Benson 11:00 – Washburn 1:00     

Thursday:   Germantown 11:00 – Spring Bay 1:00

New Germantown Hills Library: NEW HOURS

The new Germantown Hills branch is open at its new location, 509 Woodland Knolls Road. Along with the new building there are new hours, they are:

Monday & Wednesday   9 am – 5 pm

Tuesday & Thursday 3 pm – 7 pm

Saturday 10 am – 12 pm

The hours starting Monday, April 3rd will be:

Monday – Thursday 9 am – 8 pm

Friday 9 am – 6 pm

Saturday 9 am – 4 pm