The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

March 17, 2012

Mini libraries sprouting up

DANVILLE — Plants and flowers are starting to sprout all over with spring coming.

New and more organized mini libraries in the city are, too.

Danville Public Library Outreach Director Mary Jane Starnes’ “Weeds to Seeds” concept for creating a small library at the Green Meadows apartments has “sprouted” another library, with assistance from the Altrusa Club of Danville.

On Monday, the two-room Fair Oaks Library will have a grand opening ceremony beginning at 3:30 p.m.

The concept is taking “weeds” (books left over after book sales) to try to create new library users.

Danville Public Library Director Barbara Nolan said Tamera Forthenberry, Danville Housing Authority Family Services director, asked the library for help after talking to Gloria Thompson-Brown about Green Meadows’ library.

The library at Green Meadows has been a success since opening two years ago on March 17, 2010.

The Altrusa Club also donated new carpeting, area rugs and little mats for the children to sit on for story time. One of Altrusa Club’s national focuses is literacy.

Fair Oaks’ old library had County Market boxes turned sideways that served as book shelves.

“They sought us for help in organizing their collection,” Nolan said.

Forthenberry said they had received books through the Catlin Women’s group, Holy Family, Connexion Church and other individuals.

Leslie Boedicker, Danville Public Library outreach assistant, worked with Fair Oaks youth after school to label the spines and organize the books into two rooms, one for younger children and the other for middle school and teens. The books were grouped according to age, in addition to being alphabetized. The one room for young adult books also has a reference book area. Forthenberry said the children like looking at the encyclopedias and other reference books instead of a computer screen all the time.

Forthenberry said the children also did all of the displays on the walls in the library, relating to reading, as part of their after-school program.

Text Only
Local News
  • Fair talent contest set

    August 1, 2014

  • Race to help VFW

    August 1, 2014

  • Pottery class set

    August 1, 2014

  • jimmyjohns1.jpg Sub shop to open second city location DANVILLE — Ask Jimmy John’s owner/general manager Seth Hobbs how Jimmy John’s is doing in Danville and he’ll tell you “things are going really well.”In fact, he’s planning to build a new store to reach more customers in the southern part of the city.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mayor to go to design program SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Advancing plans for riverfront development with other professionals is what Mayor Scott Eisenhauer is excited about attending a fall city design session.That is his desire for his design challenge when he is paired up with planners a

    August 1, 2014

  • Police Report Incidents reported to police include:DanvilleMonday:Theft in the 100 block of Minnesota Avenue.Tuesday:Theft in the 100 block of North Bowman Avenue.Theft at Logan Avenue and West Main Street.Deceptive practice reported at First Financial Bank, 901 N

    August 1, 2014

  • Fire Calls Firefighters responded to the following calls:Wednesday, 7:51-8:03 a.m. — A medical call in the 600 block of Jewell Street.Wednesday, 8:34-8:51 a.m. — A motorcycle crash on Interstate 74 at the 214 mile marker.Wednesday, 11:12-11:30 p.m. — A medical

    August 1, 2014

  • Beef House sets production of 'Return to the Forbidden Planet' COVINGTON, Ind. — Get ready for a wild journey into space with The Beef House Dinner Theatre’s production of “Return to the Forbidden Planet.”This jukebox musical will have audiences laughing and singing along to familiar tunes such as “Good Vibratio

    August 1, 2014

  • State cites 3 Danville financial businesses DANVILLE — Three local businesses were issued citations in June by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.The citations, which were announced on Thursday, and resulting punishments were leveled against Illinois Title Loans,

    August 1, 2014

  • Ornament designs sought

    July 31, 2014

E-edition
Spring 2014 Photos


Buy these photos and more via Smugmug

AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
NDN Video
Under Armour Launches Biggest Women's Campaign with Inspiring Ad NYPD chokehold death of Eric Garner was homicide: medical examiner Christina Aguilera Pulls a Demi Moore! Man with no arms throws first pitch Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Is Justin Bieber Dating a Model? Guardians of the Galaxy (Trailer) 'Sharknado 2:' Hottest Memes Surfing The Net Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Recapping a Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2"
Must Read