Vote for Arthur!

Arthur Scarecrow at Prophetstown State Park

The 12th Annual Trail of Scarecrows is up at Prophetstown State Park. The scarecrows are featured along the park’s paved accessible trail for easy hiking, biking, and strolling from Prairie View Picnic area to the Aquatic Center. Park visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite scarecrows by making donations, by donating one dollar, you can cast 100 votes for your favorite Scarecrow. You can pick up and drop off ballots at the park’s main gate, camp gate, or visitor’s center, or OPL! Prizes are awarded for the most votes so spread the word to vote for your favorite Scarecrows! Voting is open from October 1st to November 7th. We have a donation collection going on here at the library. So bring your change the next time you come in and vote for Arthur, our scarecrow, and help us win!


Ages 0-3 can join us for songs, nursery rhymes, and craft at 10:30am before the library opens.
Mother Goose on the Loose (MGOL) is an award-winning early-literacy program for children from birth to age 3 with their parents or caregivers.

Ages 3-6 can join us for books, music, and STEAM activities at 11:15am, right after MGOL.
This 30-minute program focuses on early literacy and language, active listening, and critical thinking skills. We’ll read picture books, talk about what’s happening in the story and the pictures, and predict what will happen next. We’ll discuss letters, the sounds they make, and words that start with those sounds. We’ll practice sitting quietly and listening to the story, and taking turns to answer questions. We’ll experiment with science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

We are going to learn about the letter S. We will be reading Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. We also be singing some silly songs and making a snake craft.