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Friday and Saturday:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Saturday, November 11th - The library will be closed in observance of Veteran's Day.

Monday, November 13th - The library will be closed 1-5 PM ONLY for staff in-service day.
WE WILL BE OPEN ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH from 9 AM - 1 PM and 5 PM - 8 PM. Please excuse the inconvenience.

Wednesday, November 22nd - The library closes early at 5 PM.
Thursday, November 23rd - The library is closed for Thanksgiving Day.

pizza and a moviePIZZA AND A MOVIE – Friday, November 24th at Noon

Enjoy pizza and the movie Iron Giant with your kids. Please remember: Children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

FREE Digital Comics and games!

Comic book selection a little scarce? Is the wait list too long? What about those PC and Android game prices?! Silvis Library now offers digital comics and PC or Android games FOR FREE! All you need to do is visit our website and have your Silvis Library card ready to sign up!


puzzleWe've Got the Jigsaw Puzzles! PUZZLE EXCHANGE Saturday, November 4th at 2 PM
Come on by the Silvis Library and get your "new-to-you" jigsaw puzzles for FREE!

Family Storytime Every Thursday at 6 PM
Join us to read a new book, do songs or nursery rhymes, and a fun craft. Help your child reach their goal of 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten. Find out more by visiting our Facebook page or call 309-755-3393.

EXCEL Basics Computer Class – Tuesday, November 14, 6 PM In this FREE 1½ hour class, you'll learn how to use Microsoft EXCEL for spreadsheets, some tips and tricks, and how to save your work. Space is limited; registration is required. Call 309-755-3393.

Special Story Time – Family Reading Night Thursday, November 16, 6 PM Encouraging families to READ together promotes better literacy and grades for their children. Join us and listen to Little Elliot, Big Fun by Mike Curato while snacking on Little Elliot's favorite dessert!

Make & Take Hand Turkeys - Saturday, November 18, 11 AM Children will create an adorable craft to decorate your home for Thanksgiving. All materials provided.

Adult Craft Corner – Monday, November 20, 6 PM Make it your own customized bookmark with very simple origami folding and creative flair. All materials provided. Call to register at 309-755-3393.

Last Monday Book Club - Monday, November 27, 6:30 PM Light refreshments will be paired with good conversation. Join us for Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. In nineteenth-century China, in a remote Hunan county, a girl named Lily, at the tender age of seven, is paired with a laotong, an "old same," in an emotional match that will last a lifetime. The laotong, Snow Flower, introduces herself by sending Lily a silk fan on which she's written a poem in nu shu, a unique language that Chinese women created in order to communicate in secret, away from the influence of men. New members are always welcome.

3rd Annual Gingerbread Challenge – Tuesday, November 28, 5:30 PM Teams of four (4) teens will compete in our annual gingerbread challenge! How creative can you be in building your gingerbread scene? Winning team will receive a grand prize. Space is limited to 7 teams. For ages 12-18 only. Visit our Facebook page or call 309-755-3393 to register your team now!

LEGO Club - Thursday, October 26, 3:30 PM
Kindergarten through 5th graders are invited to join our LEGO Club! Based on age and skill level, each child will recreate a Lego image; October’s theme is bridges.


See the November Library Activities Full Schedule

Checkout Our New Downloadables for
Comic Books & Games
Available with your Silvis Library Card!

Comics plus Library Edition

Read digital graphic novels and comic books like Life with Archie, Big Nate, and thousands of others through iOS and Android Mobile Apps.


Download and play unlimited Android and PC games for free. No holds, no waiting. Download to your computer and play them whenever and wherever you are - no Internet required!

Monsters Among Us

In Monsters Among Us urban legends are very real. Billionaire Solomon Kane believes God has charged his family to rid of the world of mythical creatures. A mysterious crew comprised of gentle beasts including Bigfoot, a Chupacabra, and the Motorman must unite and fight to survive. Check out the series Monsters Among Us on Comics Plus: Library Edition through your library!


Yikes! Shaggy is imprisoned in an eerie tomb. Help Scooby free Shaggy while exploring spooky levels. Keep an eye out for mummies, ghosts and ghouls as they will be hot on your tail. Collect power-ups and everyday objects to stay one step ahead. Can you survive the tombs and free your trusted friend Shaggy? Download and play Android game Scooby Doo: We Love You on OnePlay for Libraries—available through your library!