Programs For All Ages

Food for Fines

Help our community residents while reducing/eliminating your fines! Bring in your non-perishable food items from November 1-December 16 to earn $1 in fine credit for each item donated. The credit cannot be used at other libraries or for lost or damaged items. As we are donating the collected food to a local pantry, please do not bring expired food or food without labels. Ramen noodles and Kool-Aid are 4 packages/dollar credit (limit 24).


Amnesty Month

We’re kicking off the New Year by giving you a pass and offering you a pardon!  For the entire month of January, your overdue fines and fines for lost material (lost status over 1 year or more) will be reduced by 50% (up to $100).  This applies to Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library patrons only.  You must appear in person to take advantage of this amnesty program.


8th Annual Holiday Spectacular
Wednesday, December 6

Ring in the 2017 holiday season at the 8th Annual Holiday Spectacular!  There will be Christmas carols by local students, refreshments (sponsored by the Friends of the Library) and a special visit by the jolly one himself!  Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras for holiday photos.

Winter Craft Market
Saturday, December 9

It’s a special shopping event right before the holidays!  The library will be the perfect place to shop for last minute gifts, stocking stuffers, handmade jewelry, housewares, art and lots more.  Shop local this year by purchasing beautiful artisan goods, handmade by your neighbors.

Family Mini Gingerbread House Night and Contest
Monday, December 11

Join us at the library for our annual gingerbread house night! Get decorating ideas from the many gingerbread  architecture and design books that we will have available, listen to the famous tale of the “Gingerbread Man” and share ideas as a family as you build your house and leave the mess to us! Patrons will vote on your completed house that will be on display for the remainder of the month and the winner will be announced after Christmas. We will provide some decorating candies, but you are welcome to bring additional candy also.  Limit 25 families.

Ornament Decorating
Tuesday, December 12

Decorate a Christmas ornament for your tree or to give as a holiday gift.  We’ll supply the materials, you bring your artistic creativity! 

Holiday Cookie Contest
Wednesday, December 13

Do you have a special holiday cookie recipe that you think is a real winner? Enter the Christmas Cookie Contest!  Entries must be in the library by 7pm (no late entries accepted). Staff and patrons are invited to taste the entries from 7-7:30pm and vote for the yummiest cookies. One grand prize winner will be awarded. 

Cookies, Cocoa, and a Christmas Movie
Friday, December 22

Get into the Christmas spirit with some hot cocoa and delicious cookies while watching Polar Express and making your own bell. This is a special after hours family event, so be sure to pick your tickets up at the Reference Desk.

Mother/Grandmother and Child Paper Doll Tea Party
Saturday, January 13

Join us for some old-school coloring fun while making paper dolls and enjoying a cozy tea party.  It’s a great multigenerational bonding event.  Feel free to dress up if you want!

Valentines Crafts and Sweets
Tuesday, February 6

Celebrate Valentine’s Day early by making a keepsake craft and enjoying some sweet goodies with the family.