Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

I can’t help but imagine how many people’s lives have been changed by 100 years of reading your books.  …  I remember how it felt as a child walking into that quiet room and realizing that I could go just about anywhere I wanted.  That room was an escape from the world, and, at the same time a window onto any part of the universe that I chose to explore.  …  I still feel a sense of possibility and experience a feeling that time has stopped when I walk into a library.  I usually don’t have a particular book in mind, but like to wander around and see what I can discover.

Steve Jenkins
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

January Family Night

Event Date: 
Jan 16 2014 - 6:00pm

New start time at 6:00 p.m.!

Liven-up your January with brilliant color at the LaSalle Public Library, where families attending the Library’s January Family Reading Night will create their own unique kaleidoscopes! 

Colorful and surprising, kaleidoscopes have been amazing people for nearly a century.  Patented in 1817 by Scottish inventor, Sir David Brewster, the word “kaleidoscope” derives from the Greek for “observation of beautiful forms.”  But a kaleidoscope is more than beauty…it is a scientific marvel that combines light and reflectivity, math and art, becoming a tangible “STEAM” learning activity…Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math!

This is a free program, open to public, but registration is required so that staff will be able to prepare the correct number of kaleidoscope kits.  For more information, or to register, please call the Library at 815-223-2341, by 4:00 p.m. Monday, January 13, 2014.