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At the St. Joseph Township- Swearingen Memorial Library, you will find big city library services provided with a small town friendliness.

The library now has an email newsletter that comes out weekly!  If you would like to sign up for our newsletter, go to the link on the left "Wowbrary" and follow the instructions.  The newsletters come out every Saturday.  It will announce new books added during the week as well as upcoming events happening at the library.

Can you spell palindrome?  Malapropism?  How about miniscule?  The Association of Illinois Senior Centers, the Illinois Department on Aging and the St. Joseph Township-Swearingen Memorial Library will host a free Illinois State Senior Spelling Bee competition for area senior citizens on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 10 a.m.  The Illinois State Senior Spelling Bee competition is an exciting statewide program that provides Illinois adults age 50 and older the opportunity to showcase a lifetime of knowledge and to celebrate years of experience through their spelling abilities.  Local spelling bees are being held through Illinois in 2015.  Local winners and runners up will advance to regional semi-finals.  The State Finals will be held at the Illinois Building at the 2015 Illinois State Fair on Senior Day, Monday, August 10, 2015.  For questions concerning the competition or to sign up for this free event, please contact Susan McKinney, 217-469-2159,  If you do not pre-register for the event, you can sign up the day of the event between 9 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. 

Page last updated on February 17, 2015