We try to offer monthly programs for everyone in the community!
U of I Extension Master Gardener Plant Clinic
March - September, on the third Monday of every month the University of Illinois Extension Woodford County Master Gardeners will be at EPLD! Bring your gardening questions, landscape problems, and unidentified plant and insect samples to the library and get free information and advice.
Will be back in Spring 2023!
Library Card Sign-Up Month
Celebrate Library Card Sign-Up Month with a variety of fun activities (including prizes!) open to new and existing EPLD cardholders!
Patrons who sign up for a new card or renew/update their Eureka Public Library card can enter the prize drawing for a copy of The Princess Bride Adventure Book Game!
Thursday, September 1 - Friday, September 30
We'll provide all of the tie-dye supplies, you just need to bring your own white cotton t-shirt or other item to tie-dye! The program is open to patrons of all ages. This can get a little messy, so wearing old clothes is recommended!
Friday, September 30 | 3:00 PM
Free drop-in program.
Programs for Kids
Story times and other fun programs are held each month throughout the year.
Birthday Book Club
Join the EPLD Birthday Book Club! It's fun and easy! During your birthday month, stop in the library and let us know it's your birthday!
Free program for children of all ages.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Join our fun and easy reading program! We invite you to participate in our free reading program which encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before kindergarten! We have prizes too!
Find more info on our 1000 Books Before Kindergarten page!
Free program open to any child that has not yet started Kindergarten. Registration required!
The library offers several monthly and annual programs for middle-school and high-school aged youth.
Educational and social programs are held throughout the month.
Book Club meets the first Thursday of every month!
Book Club is has a participant limit of 12, and is currently full. Please fill out the contact form if you would like to be considered when a spot opens up.
Program in a Bag
September's Program in a Bag:
Take and Make DIY Bookmark
While we have started to slowly roll out in-person programs again, Program in a Bag for adults will continue! Every month there will be a new themed bag with a craft, book list, and other activities! For September we'll have a Take and Make DIY Bookmark!
Pick up starting Thursday, September 22.
*First come, first served. While supplies last.*
Share Your Story
Everyone has a story. What's yours? Share Your Story with our new adult storytelling group!
The group will meet the fourth Wednesday of every month.
September's theme: grade school memories
Wednesday, September 28 | 11:00 AM
Free program. Ages 18+.
NOTE: October's meeting will be at a special time!
Libby for Kindle Fire
Want to use the Libby app on your Kindle Fire? Libby is not available through the Amazon app store, so we will walk you through the steps to make it happen! Sign up for the program, bring your charged and updated Kindle Fire, and at the end of the program you'll be able to use Libby directly on your device!
Thursday, September 29 | 6:00 PM
Space is limited & registration required!
Sign up at the adult circulation desk or by calling the library at 309-467-2922.
Please note: this program requires a minimum number of participants to run or will be cancelled one business day prior to the program date.
Community groups that meet monthly at the library!
Have you thought about becoming an author, would like to write down your family’s stories, or simply love to express yourself through writing? Join this informal writer’s group to share your ideas and writings. Members offer positive support, feedback when requested, and incentive to keep writing. This group is currently meeting via Zoom on the third Wednesday evening each month. For more information, please contact Brenda Troth by phone (309-261-1625) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Third Wednesdays | 6:30 PM
Heart of Illinois Knitters
Looking for a daytime knitting and handcraft group? Stop in and join this informal group of crafters and enjoy each other’s company as you work on your own project. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month. Not able to make it at 10? Feel free to stop by anytime.
Open to patrons of all ages and abilities!
First Tuesdays | 10:00 AM
Book Sale Room
Woodford County Sewing Guild
The Woodford County Neighborhood Group of the Central IL Sewing Guild meets at the library every third Thursday of the month starting at 10:00 AM!
If you have any questions or wish to attend the meeting via Zoom, please contact Robin Staudenmeier (email@example.com).
Third Thursdays | 10:00 AM