Susie lives with her dog Kia, who is a Keeshond, in Palestine, IL. She has lived all over the states- Louisiana, Montana, Florida, and Alaska. Mystery books are her favorite genre, especially William Kent Kreuger's O'Connor Series. She also likes cookbooks.
05. Financial Growth and Stability
The library aims to help the community reach its full potential. Searching for grants to draw monies into the region is an ongoing goal. The library also aims to help small businesses through our Small Business Computer Workshops.
04. Health and Fitness
Programs dedicated to teaching Nutrition and Fitness are ongoing. Professionals and community members have been brought in to guide members in suggested healthy habits for life. Weight loss not being the main focus, but the positive 'side-effect' of a healthy lifestyle.
An increasingly popular area of the library is our Computer Technology Center. Staff strives to stay up to date on technology to aid patrons in their various needs.
Computer Classes are held regularly to teach a wide variety of skills. These workshops have focused on the basics and gone into the professional field of the small business.
02. Entertainment, Reflection, and Expression
Various materials are purchased to add to the artistic, spiritual, and emotional needs of the community. The library offers workshops that support these efforts. Artwork is a prominent feature at the facility and has been loaned out for Gallery Exhibits at the Palestine Art Guild in the past. Chris Rund, formerly employed by Indiana Railroad, is one such artist with many works on display. Local artists are asked to display works periodically.
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The library seeks to encourage a broad range of information to further the ability of its patrons to deepen their knowledge base.
Nita was born in Robinson and currently lives within walking distance to the library with her husband Jim and their dog Jumper. Nita is a Notary Public and is available at the library three days a week. She loves mysteries mainly but is an avid reader of all books.
Jessica was born in Palestine, IL and has lived here all her life. She is in charge of the popular Li'l Ones Story Hour held weekly on Tuesdays from 11-12 noon. She is a published author of the book 'Li'l Ones with Jessica' available on Amazon.
Laurel was born in Loveland, CO and attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After marrying Ron and moving to Palestine, she helped raise their two children Karina and Oskar while working at New Hebron Christian School as an art/computer teacher and also working at Palestine Public Library.
She was hired full time as Director on May 7, 2012. Laurel is a Notary Public and is available at the library most business days.
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