Setting your New Year's resolutions? Here're some suggestions from the LME Library that can make 2013 great!
1. Resolve to get more fit.
Our 5th season of LME Library's Biggest Loser starts January 9th.
This 8 week program can help you get a kick start on your fitness
goals. Did you know the library has a great selection of workout DVDs
and offers yoga, Zumba, and hooping classes? Our yoga group meets on
Mondays and Fridays at 9am. Zumba is a workout class for adults
featuring Latin music and dance for a great cardio workout while hooping
works your core, hips and thighs. Zumba is on Tuesday evenings at
6:15pm and hooping is on Thursdays at 6pm. No preregistration is
required and participation is free. Come to the staff entrance on Walnut
Street (near Harvey Stahl Plumbing) for classes that take place after
the library is closed. Don't forget the cookbooks! The LME Library
also has a variety of cookbooks for those looking for healthy recipes.
2. Resolve to declutter your home.
Are you looking for a place to bring your used books, DVDs, or ink
cartridges? Donate them to the LME Library! Items not added to the
library collection go to the Friends of the Library for their
booksale. Over the years, the Friends have supported the library by
donated materials, equipment, furniture, and funds for children's
programs. The Friends are also collecting empty inkjet cartridges for
recycling. Cartridges can be deposited in our collection bin at the
3. Resolve to stop paying overdue library fines.
You can when your books are never overdue. Sign up for Shoutbomb text
notifications or email alerts, and you will always know when your loan
period is up. Then you can renew your books online, by text message,
in person, or by phone. Don't forget that you can return all items in
the drop box outside the library even if the library is closed. You
can also use our e-book service (http://alliance.lib.overdrive.com) and the e-book will expire when the loan period has ended.
4. Resolve to save money.
Your LME Library has many services. We are the only Wi-Fi hotspot in
Princeville offering free wireless access. If you don't have a
computer or Wi-Fi device, we have 9 public access computers for use.
Want to read a book by your favorite author? You can borrow it from
our library or one of the 180+ libraries in our region. We have
audios, magazines, and DVDS as well as e-books. Last year over 46,000
items circulated from the LME Library. Our databases include full-text
magazines articles from nearly 3,000 publications, newspaper articles
from Peoria & around the US, e-books & audio books, kids
interactive books, genealogical research sources, and fiction
read-a-like lists. We offer a variety of children & adult
programming-last year over 6,300 participants attended one or more of
our 550 programs.
5. Resolve to read more.
Reading is an active mental process - by reading, you think more and
become smarter. It is a fundamental skill builder-books provide
information that goes deeper than just classroom discussion. It
improves your vocabulary -while reading books, especially challenging
ones, you will find yourself exposed to words you wouldn't be
otherwise. Reading gives you a glimpse into other cultures and places
-books can expand your horizons by letting you see what other places
have to offer before you visit them. Reading has many benefits-in
addition to improving your focus and concentration, reading is
entertaining and fun!
It's a whole new year, and we want to make it easy to start and keep your resolutions.
Village of Princeville would like to remind residents to move vehicles
off of the street if two or more inches of snow are forecast. It shall
be unlawful to allow any vehicle or trailer to remain on any street or
alley in the village in such a manner as to interfere with snow removal
operations, when the accumulation is forecasted to be two or more inches
in depth. Any car parked on the streets will be towed at the owner's
If you need a place to park a car, you can park in the
Princeville public parking lots. The lot on the northwest corner of
Santa Fe and Spring Streets is available. You may also park in the lot
on the southwest corner of E Main and Walnut Streets. If you do park a
car in one of the public lots, please inform Village Hall by calling