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Our buildings are the Collinsville Memorial Library Center and the Fairmont City Library Center
Our buildings are the Collinsville Memorial Library Center and the Fairmont City Library Center

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Saint Louis Area Bucket List
Bored? Need a place to stretch out with the book you've just checked out from the library? Check out this list of compiled must-try activities and experiences in the Saint Louis area. We haven't tried all of these ourselves, so let us know how it goes if yo...

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Pick your Yard's Critters
What kind of critters do you like to see in your yard? What you plant or allow to grow wild in your yard affects what wildlife visits your yard in the summertime. (Psst! It's not too late to start planting mature plants - make sure to 'water in' your plants...

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April 17, 2017: National Haiku Day
Today is National Haiku day. To celebrate, here are a few literary and library-themed Haiku poems for your enjoyment. Don't forget to stop by the front desk at either library branch and submit a Haiku of your own until April 24th for a chance to win a prize...

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Show Hole
There is nothing worse than being stuck in a show hole. You start a new show and fall in love with every minute of every episode. When it is over, there is this feeling of overwhelming despair. The shows listed below are long - running favorites that are cu...

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February: National Heart Health Month 2017
February may be a month with cold and chilly weather, but it's a hot season for dieting and exercise. Don't mistake flutters and missed heartbeats for love - this month is National Heart Health Month. We've got FREE programs and a list of some FREE exercise...

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The Great Computer Lab Update
If you stop by the Collinsville library branch, you'll notice a few things have changed. As of January 17, 2017, a library card is needed to log in when using a computer in the lab. Guest passes for those who do not have a library card are available at the ...

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New Year's Vote: 2017
To ring in the new year, we asked our staff to vote on our favorite funny commercials leading up to 2017.  (Note: click the linked name to open the YouTube video for each commercial.) Here are our nominees:  Nolan Cheese: Mouse Geico: Tarzan and Jane Heinz...

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Interesting Year-long Resolutions and Projects for 2017
One of the enduring traditions of the holiday season is making New Year's Resolutions. To give you some ideas for resolutions or neat projects, we've compiled a list of some interesting examples found online. Temperature Blankets First 10 days of a temperat...

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Library Humor: December 10, 2016
Source Posted by Kaitlyn Auer, Library Clerk

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Winter Bookmark Crafts
In the spirit of the cold weather and celebrating the PERFECT time to curl up with a book under a blanket, here are some winter bookmark crafts you can make using household materials or recycled holiday cards. 1. Recycled holiday card: Birds bookmark Source...
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