Join Joliet Patch and the Joliet Public Library today and Saturday in making snowflakes that will greet students when they return from winter break.
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- Dawn Aulet
Friday, December 28, 2012
Like you, we here at Joliet Patch were shocked and saddened by the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which left 26 people dead -- 20 of them children. So, when we heard that teachers at the Newtown, Conn., school were seeking help in creating a winter wonderland to greet students when they returned after winter break, we recognized a chance to make a difference. We partnered with the Joliet Public Library, and we are sponsoring a two-day event that will provide the materials needed for the public to make snowflakes. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, the downtown and Black Road library branches will have a drop-in craft area set up in the children's department for making snowflakes. It will be offered again from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. …
White Oak, Lemont, Joliet, Plainfield, Fountaindale and Shorewood-Troy libraries have joined together to form the cheaper, more efficient Pinnacle Library Cooperative.
Some changes are in store for patrons of six local library districts. Starting April 10, cardholders will only be able to place items on hold at districts belonging to the new Pinnacle Library Cooperative: White Oak, Lemont, Plainfield, Shorewood-Troy, Fountaindale and Joliet. The six districts have split from the larger PrairieCat Consortium to form the new group. Fountaindale Executive Director Paul Mills, chairman of the Pinnacle governing board, said the primary motivation of the new cooperative is to provide better service to patrons. "(The six libraries) have a shared history of collaboration, so we're looking to build on that history with Pinnacle," Mills said. Plainfield Library Director Julie Milavec said the smaller catalog group…