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A Nutcracker Christmas at the Library 2019

Posted by Greig Memorial Library on December 10, 2019 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (1)
A Nutcracker Christmas party held on December 4th, 2019, was a huge success. We had 64 visitors to the library that night, with our pre-K to 6th grade ROWVA students making nutcracker-themed crafts in stations throughout the library. Mrs. Claus, our special visitor, read the Nutcracker story to our young visitors, while they enjoyed Christmas cookies and hot chocolate. At the end of the night, Santa even came to visit, hear Christmas wishes, and have his picture taken with our visitors! We invite everyone to come to A Nutcracker Christmas Open House at the library on Saturday, December 21st, from 10 am to Noon. The library will be closed for the holidays after that day. Come see our beautiful Nutcracker Christmas decorations throughout the library, meet and talk to Bev our new librarian, and see what we've been up to in 2019: the new Pilcrow books, the new Book Club, Puzzlers club, kids' activities and more. Maybe you will find something you would like to participate in for 2020. And, please, do check out all the new books from 2019. We guarantee there is something you will like!

Family Christmas Reading Party Coming in December!

Posted by Greig Memorial Library on November 24, 2019 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)
Come Join Us for A Nutcracker Christmas!! Friends of GML have invited pre-K through 6th grade ROWVA elementary students and their families to "A Nutcracker Christmas". If you enjoyed 2018's Polar Express Party, you are in for a treat in 2019 with A Nutcracker Christmas. On Wednesday, December 4th, from 6 - 7:30 pm at the library, Friends will host a family reading night Christmas party. Create Christmas memories with your family! Listen to the classic Nutcracker story, enjoy refreshments, and make a variety of Nutcracker-themed crafts. Please call 309-483-3482 to reserve your spot or ask questions. We hope to see you there!

Halloween 2019

Posted by Greig Memorial Library on November 3, 2019 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)
Despite the cold weather and the unexpected thick blanket of SNOW, we welcomed 76 children and 30 parents into the library on October 31, 2019. Bev Bryan, Peggy Shipp, and Sharon Courtright were on hand to open the library on an unusual Thursday night, greet fabulously costumed youngsters, and hand out a variety of yummy treats and a free book to every trick or treater. We hope everyone had as much fun as we did!

Treasure the Past, Celebrate the Present, Discover the Future (Summer Reading 2019)

Posted by Greig Memorial Library on July 19, 2019 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)
Thank you to everyone who helped make our Summer Reading Program for 2019 a big success, and to all those young readers who participated and met their weekly reading goals. Themed around our new children and young adult books and existing classic titles from the library, we encouraged young readers to frequent the library with a kickoff celebration at ROWVA Elementary and at the Library, a wide selection of new books, Story Time Under the Tree, a Make & Take Craft Night held on Tuesdays during the program, and a pool party celebration. Between 8 and 15 young readers participated in the craft nights each week, and 21 participants signed up to keep track of their weekly reading goals. Our end of program drawing winners were Cooper Dennis and Aiden Frey, each winning a gift basket including Peoria Chiefs or Quad City River Bandit tickets. Meeting a weekly goal meant young readers could guess how many treasure chest chocolates were in the jar. (There were 151!) We had three equally close guesses, so they got to share the chocolates: Congratulations to Madelyn Adams, Ashley Lindsey, and Kenzie Rafferty. Please be sure to join us again next year for another fun-filled summer of reading...and until then, check back to see what other activities are coming up at the library. Above all, keep reading!


Posted by Greig Memorial Library on July 12, 2019 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Posted by Greig Memorial Library on July 11, 2019 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Library Hours:

Monday - Closed

Tuesday - 12 Noon to 8 pm

Wednesday - 9 am to 12 Noon. Closed til 3 pm.Open again from 3pm to 8 pm

Thursday - Closed

Friday - 9 am to 1 pm

Saturday - 9 am to 1 pm

Sunday - Closed

Summer Reading Program

Posted by Greig Memorial Library on May 14, 2019 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)
Join us at Greig Memorial Library May28 to July13 as we Treasure the Past, Celebrate the Present, and Discover the Future! Every Tuesday evening during our summer reading program, from 6-7:30 we will have Story Time Under the Tree, followed by a Make & Take Craft centered around favorite treasured children's stories by classic authors and brand-new stories found in our new Pilcrow books. Meet your weekly reading goal to choose a prize from the Treasure Chest. Then, celebrate your success with your immediate family at a pool party at Hawthorne Pool in Galesburg. Celebration Reception held at Greig Memorial Library, Tuesday, May 28th from 6-7:30 in honor of the new Pilcrow Foundation books. Call 483-3482 if you have questions and speak to our new librarian, Bev Bryan. Call Ransom Memorial Library at 484-6193 or Victoria Public Library at 879-2295 for more info on their programs.

Oneida GML 5k 2019 is in the record books!

Posted by Greig Memorial Library on May 14, 2019 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)
The 5k has been completed for another year. Times and pictures are on the Oneida GML 5k facebook page. Thanks again to all who helped!

Meet our new Director, Bev Bryan

Posted by Greig Memorial Library on March 25, 2019 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)
Bev began her training on March 1 and is quickly learning the procedures here at the library. An avid reader herself, she says she feels surrounded by her "friends" the books. Come in and introduce yourself. She will be happy to assist you fulfill your library needs.

2019 Oneida GML 5k

Posted by Greig Memorial Library on February 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)
It's a new date so mark your calendar and get registered! Oneida Greig Memorial Library 5K Run/Walk Sponsored by Friends of the Greig Memorial Library/Oneida Historical Museum 110 S. Joy St., Oneida, IL May 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-up from 7:00-7:45 am @ Greig Memorial Library Registration $20 before April 24th, includes a T-shirt on race day $25 Registration after April 24th and Day of Race Make checks payable to: Friends of Greig Memorial Library (Registration Fee is Nonrefundable) ONLINE REGISTRATION: $50 Gift Card & Medal awarded to First Male and Female Finisher. Medals awarded to Top 3 Overall Finishers in each age group. Mail Registration forms & fees to: Crystle Adams GML 5K Registration PO Box 92 Oneida, IL 61467 Name_______________________________________ Gender_______ Address_____________________________________ Age___________ City__________________ State________________ Zip Code______ Telephone ________________ Email ________________________ Circle shirt size: Youth M Youth L Adult S Adult M Adult L Adult XL Adult XXL Entry Form and Waiver I agree by signing that I am in good health and I do hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrator and assignees, release and forever discharge the sponsors and all those involved and manning this event, from all claims of any kind arising as a result of my participation in this event. Signature_____________________________ Date________________ If under 18 Parent or Guardian must co-sign__________________________________

Graphic Novels for Kids

Posted by Greig Memorial Library on February 1, 2019 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We were listening Rat Pack kids! We have 4 new graphic novels just for you:  Ghosts, Frazzled, Real Friends, and DogMan Brawl of the Wild.

Check out the new books shelf in the library entry. Please keep giving us suggestions on what you are reading so we can try to obtain them!

Library hours

Posted by Greig Memorial Library on February 1, 2019 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

The Library Board has decided to go to winter hours effective immediately.  

Tuesday noon to 5

Wednesday 9 to 5

Thursday closed

Friday 9 to 1

Saturday 9 to 1

The very cold weather and snow has played havoc to open the library. We are sorry for any inconvenience. The Board continues its search for a replacement library director. Meantime volunteers are trying to keep everything going as usual.

Library hours

Posted by Greig Memorial Library on December 26, 2018 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Greig Memorial Library will be closed until January 8 for the holidays. On January 8 regular hours will resume. If you have books due during that time period please use the drop box. No fines will be assessed due to the closing. Thanks for your patience.

Passing of Library Director

Posted by Greig Memorial Library on December 26, 2018 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Our Library Director and friend David Sheppard passed away after a long illness on Sunday December 16. He will be missed greatly. Services were held on Friday December 21. We apologize for the delay in posting this but we had difficulty accessing this web page. The Library Board is in process of hiring a new director. Upcoming posts will keep you informed of the progress. Meanwhile the library will be open manned by volunteers.

Polar Express

Posted by Greig Memorial Library on November 14, 2018 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Halloween 2018

Posted by Greig Memorial Library on November 7, 2018 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)
Once again your Greig Library hosted Halloween for the local children. We had a great turnout with well over 100 attendees, 83 of which were children.
The kids got candy treats and were encouraged to pick out a free book to add to their goody bags. A good time was had by all and your Library Board and staff would like to thank all who stopped in and helped us have a good time. Another thank you to the Board and Friends members who volunteered their time and efforts to provide us with another happy holiday.
And a belated BOO! from your local chip monk.

Flower Pot

Posted by Greig Memorial Library on June 1, 2018 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (2)

Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Robert Swigart we have a new flower pot for under our sign. The Higgins ladies added flowers and it really enhances the property. Thank you all.

Summer Reading Program

Posted by Greig Memorial Library on June 1, 2018 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Our Summer Reading Program is off and running. The kick-off assembly with Chris the Magic Storyteller was a huge hit with the children and the adults.

Now in full swing, our Reading is Magical program is open to children from pre-k to 6th grade. Each time a child meets their reading goal, they get to choose a prize.

Our craft night each Tuesday evening from 6:00 – 7:30 is very popular and all children are welcome to attend.


Painting Party

Posted by Greig Memorial Library on May 1, 2018 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Everyone had a great time and a lot of local talent was showcased at our painting class. In addition to having the fun of painting each participant got to take their creation home.

5k Run 2018 Sign up early.

Posted by Greig Memorial Library on March 13, 2018 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)