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Beat the Heat!

Keep Your Cool During Extreme Hot Weather

Oppressive summer heat is more than uncomfortable. High temperatures and humidity can pose a health and safety threat.

Hot Weather Tips:

  • Drink lots of water and natural juices; avoid alcoholic beverages, coffee and sodas.
  • Avoid going outside in extreme heat.
  • If you don’t have air conditioning, keep shades drawn and blinds closed, but windows slightly open.Keep electric lights off or turned down.
  • Minimize use of your oven and stove.
  • Wear loose, light, cotton clothing.
  • Take cool baths and showers.
  • Don’t leave anyone (including pets) in a parked car, even for a few minutes.


  • Check on relatives, neighbors and friends.

A Cooling Center is an air-conditioned facility where residents can go to find relief from extreme heat.

LaborDay 2016

Upcoming Events
  • New Movie Wednesdays
    When: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 2:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Founders Room

    Come in and watch a newly released DVD movie on our projector system. Call the adult reference desk a day or two ahead to find out what we will be showing.

    Movies are free. You must be 18 or older to attend.

    Registration is not required. 

  • Budgeting Makes "Cents"!
    When: Thursday, September 01, 2016 7:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Founders Room

    Derrick Champion from the Illinois Comptroller’s office will discuss the importance of knowing what your financial goals are, how to budget to achieve those goals and ways to cut expenses. He will also discuss how important your credit history is for financial matters, what is in a credit report and score. Come learn more about handling your finance. This program is geared towards 20-30 year olds, but everyone is invited. 

  • LEGO Zone
    When: Saturday, September 03, 2016 11:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Children ages 3-12 years

    No registration is required for this event, but space is limited.

    Imagine, create, and BUILD!  Join us for LEGO fun.  We provide the Legos, and you provide the imagination.   All materials must stay at the library, so parents bring a camera to capture your child’s creations.  Any child age 5 or under must have caregiver present in the program room. 

    When: Sunday, September 04, 2016 12:00 AM
    Where: All Locations

  • Teen Advisory Board & Giant Scrabble
    When: Tuesday, September 06, 2016 7:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    No registration is necessary, but a Prairie Trails Library card is required.

    Need to earn service hours? Join our Teen Advisory Board! This is a great opportunity for you to earn hours AND take part in teen services at the library. At each monthly meeting you can share your thoughts and ideas on future teen programming and suggest titles to purchase for the collections. In this meeting we will be getting to know one another with a game of life-sized Scrabble!

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