Holiday Events at the
Mississippi Valley Library District:


Library Christmas Ornament Sale (Collinsville Memorial Public Library):
Ongoing
Support your library and add some library Christmas cheer to your home this year with our beautiful handmade and special hand-blown glass commemorative ornaments. All ornaments are for sale at the Main Desk. Stop by and take yours home today! (Handmade ornaments are $5. Commemorative ornaments are $6.)

Food For Fines
(Both Library Centers):
November 23rd - December 16th
We'll waive $1 of your regular Overdue Fines for each non-perishable food or hygiene item that you donate. Donated items will be delivered to the Collinsville Food Pantry and St. Vincent de Paul.

Pregnancy Center Collection
(Both Library Centers):
November 23rd - December 16th
This year, the library is supporting a local Women's Pregnancy Shelter. Anybody who would like to help us help the community can donate new or gently used items for children (newborn to 5yrs) to the library.

Christmas at the Library
(Fairmont City Library Center):
Saturday, December 8th, 12-4pm
Stop by the see Santa! You're welcome to take your own pictures. There will also be Christmas activities and a free movie! Stop by the Children's Library to make a Gingerbread House.

Christmas Store/Coat Distribution (Fairmont City Library Center):
Saturday, December 8th, 12-4pm
Free new or gently used coats and other warm items available for your shopping experience. Coats For Kids sponsored by Collinsville Unit 10, The Latino Roundtable of Southwest Illinois, the libraries of Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, and Maryville, and the Juvenile Diversion Services.

Santa at the Blum House
(Collinsville Memorial Public Library):
Tuesday, December 11th, 5:30-7pm
Friday, December 14th, 5:30-7pm
Tuesday, December 18th, 5:30-7pm

Come to the beautiful Blum House for a relaxed, affordable family time with The Man in Red. Kids (and parents) can have their photos taken with Santa and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. By purchasing a photo from the library ($5 per person taking a photo with Santa), you're entitled to take your own photos as well. There will be a festive craft for children to make, too.

"Arthur Christmas" Movie Night (Collinsville Memorial Public Library):
Thursday, December 20th, 6pm
In this PG-rated movie, Santa's youngest son looks to use his father's high-tech operation for an urgent mission on Christmas night at the North Pole. Admission is free. Popcorn and soda are sold for $1.

Library Closings
(Both Library Centers):
December 23rd - December 25th (for Christmas)
December 31st & January 1st (for New Year's Eve and Day)


For more information about Collinsville events, please call 618.344.1112.
For more information about Fairmont City events, please call 618.482.3966.












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Collinsville Memorial Library 2009

Member of the Mississippi Valley Library District

Member of the Lewis and Clark Library System
under the direction of the Illinois State Library

Collinsville Memorial Library
408 West Main Street
Collinsville, IL 62234

Phone: 618-344-1112
FAX: 618-345-6401


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