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Summer Reading Program

“Read for the Win with STEM”



Interested in learning more about how the world operates through science and technology experiments and experiences?   


Doyle Public Library is featuring many hands-on activities and events featuring fun and fabulous experiments and experiences.  The program begins June 8, 2015 and concludes with a picnic on August 3, 2016.


Starting with Level 1, log in for every time you read or are read to by someone else.  Once you finish each level bring your logbook in for your level prizes.  Summer Reading Program is offered for all readers from Pre-K to age 18.


Books can be read anywhere!  You may read any kind of book that you have checked out through the SHARE System.  There are log books for the entire reading program.  You can continue entering by accumulating reading points in your log book for a chance to win the grand prize which will be drawn at the picnic on August 3, 2016.


Reading Rewards

Each time you reach a Level (Levels 1-5), you’ll receive a prize from our “Reading Store” and win a chance with your name in the weekly prize drawing.

The statewide theme for the summer reading program is “Read for the Win” and our library is extending the fun to include Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Wednesday afternoons during the month of June and July there will be an event held from 1-2 PM. Please see the list below for all scheduled events:

Please be sure to sign up for each event that you and your children would like to attend at least one week ahead of the event.

June 8- Painting Magic--Marble/Paint Box Art

June 15- Planting Flowers, Herbs, and Fun Food to Eat

June 22- Circulatory Systems, Food Color with Flowers

June 29- Chemical Reactions, Chain Reactions and Volcanoes

July 6- Rocks and Minerals, Crystal Letters

July 13- Engineering Marvels, Which Shape Is Stronger?

July 20- Robotics, Repetitive Actions and Solo Cup Fun

July 27- Creative Construction through the Ages, Catapults with Popsicle Sticks


*Bring a donation of books, DVDs, reams of paper or office supplies when you attend special library events!


Prize Drawings

Drawings will be held each Friday morning, and winners will be notified by phone.


Reading Program Picnic

Our Reading Program Picnic will be on Wednesday, August 3rd from 1-3 PM. We will announce the Grand Prize winner at the picnic.  Children need not be present to win the grand prize.

Doyle Library Career Center Focuses on Building Community Sharing

Imagine you are working in the best job of your career!  Doyle Public Library is providing a one-stop-shop Career Center for area residents to obtain books, resources, and career information, along with providing interactive presentations by local employment representatives each month.

“Our library, here in Raymond, is responding to local needs and requests for information and training to help transition, position and leverage career progressions for our residents and surrounding cities,” according to Library Director Deborah Young.

“What’s been great about this new career-focused initiative is that it’s been a real team effort.  Local employers and educational institutions are each sending representatives during our scheduled Career Nights to help out and answer questions,” according to Steve Herr, Library Board of Trustees Representative.

“My hope is that these events will help people in a lot of ways.  If they’re looking for a job, thinking about changing jobs or maybe doing some extra work on the side, we hope to have exactly what they are looking for.  We hope friends and family stop by, too!  People may not be looking for a career themselves, but are interested in finding out what options are out there for the people they care about,” said Herr.

“Our librarians have been ordering books and resources that can be checked out by not only by registered library patrons of Doyle Library, but also patrons of other local area libraries with their valid library membership card. Additionally, we are hoping that many new patrons will be obtaining library cards, who are within our library district, and visiting the library during these upcoming events to learn about the many exciting plans we have developed throughout 2016.  We have openings for individual training on the fourth Monday of each month, based on your needs and interests.  The next training session will be held on Monday, January 25th from 6-8 pm.  Be sure to sign up if you are interested in one of our rotating topics,” said Young.

Series of Rotating Topics

Introduction—General Tips and Techniques—Diagnosis

Using the Internet to Find Jobs

Document and Resume Development

Job Search Techniques and Tools

Scanning, Uploading and Downloading Essentials

Interviewing Skills

“We provide borrowing privileges for individuals who are already registered at other local area libraries, so we encourage everyone in the area to attend one of our upcoming Career Nights.   Just stop by for immediate help with resumes or filing procedures or attend one of our scheduled training sessions.  All we ask is that you provide us with feedback so we can continue to improve our services and add more events to meet the needs of people in our area”, said Young.

“Doyle Public Library is a member of the Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLC) or SHARE, so we can obtain books and resources from other libraries in Illinois to enrich your career aspirations, job search, information, and reading inclinations,” added Young.

“Our guest speakers during upcoming Career Night events represent local colleges, career centers and local area employers, presenting valuable and interesting information to area residents to assist them in looking for that ideal job or a perfect position with local employers,” according to Young, adding, “Our staff is developing a series of rotating job finding topics based on needs and interests expressed by our patrons.”

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Learning Objectives for adults, young adults and children in our community are among several of the new training and education initiatives we have started at Doyle Library, according to Young.

Give us a call at 217-229-4471 or email us at DoylePublic@gmail.com if you would like to request specific information or upcoming training and educational sessions.


Upcoming Events  







Children’s story hour on the 3rd Saturday of the month, first one on September 19, from 10-11 am.


Open House for Saturday, September 26th from 9-noon Come visit us for fun, food and festivities!

Take our survey and let us know what activities you would like to see happening at the library!

Let us know if you are looking for a specific subject, title or author.  We can help!

Deb, Kaitlin and Brianna



Doyle Public Library Summer Reading Program:  June 3 - July 1, 2015

Wednesday, June 3 at 1:00 p.m.                Illinois Author, Neal Proud Deer
Wednesday, June 10 at 1:00 p.m.              Charlotte Schuricht, University of Illinois Extension Educator
Wednesday, June 17 at 1:00 p.m.               Sarah Weatherford, Panhandle Music Teacher
Wednesday, June 24 at 1:00 p.m.               Darrell Cannedy, retired Panhandle Band Director
Wednesday, July 1 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.   Picnic at Raymond Park