Moyer District Library

Moyer District Library News October 2nd - October 8th

Hello From Moyer

Moyer Closed October 9th

We will be closed Monday, October 9th. That evening, you may notice some interruptions in our online catalog, the SHARE Mobile Library app, and the Cloud Library app. Our library system, Illinois Heartland, will be performing maintenance starting at 6PM. All services will be up and running Tuesday, October 10th. 

Teen Tober

Moyer is celebrating Teen Tober, alongside other public and school libraries. October is our chance to especially welcome teens. You belong at Moyer. This is your space. You are welcome and safe here. Come say hi, use our wi-fi, and explore our digital and print materials. We’ve planned free teen activities and raffles throughout this month. Come visit! 

We’ve placed a Teen Suggestion Box in the YA section. What would you like at Moyer? Let us know! Book or movie suggestions? Program, craft, or speaker ideas? We’re here to listen and we want your input. 

Solar Eclipse Glasses Available At Moyer

Illinois will experience an annular eclipse on Saturday, October 14th. Throughout October, Moyer is giving away protective eye glasses. Pick up glasses and an information sheet during all open hours. We’re giving out Oreo eclipse take and make kits starting on Monday, October 9th.

An annular eclipse happens when the moon goes in front of the sun, but it doesn't cover it completely. It's like the sun has a ring around it. Because of the longitude and latitude of Gibson City, we will see a partial eclipse. As the moon moves to block the sun, we will see the sun as a crescent.

While the eclipse begins at 10:35 locally, the sun will be the most covered at 11:58 am. It will end at 1:25 pm. These eclipse times are from

Banned Books Week October 1 - 7

The book community–librarians, educators, authors, publishers, booksellers, and readers–has celebrated Banned Books Week every year since 1982. The goal is to highlight the importance of free and open access to information. This year’s honorary chair is Levar Burton. We support your right to choose what you read at Moyer this and every week.

Learn more at the official Banned Books Week website:

Card Making

Mary McCormick’s October card making classes will be Tuesday the 10th. The afternoon session runs from 1:30-3 and the evening session from 6:00-8:00. Come enjoy calm crafting time and leave with four beautiful handmade cards. Fall is a perfect time to send someone a handmade note!

A $12 fee is charged to cover the cost of materials. Call or stop by Moyer to sign up. 

Library Crawl Has Begun

The 5th Annual Illinois Heartland Library crawl returns this October. Throughout the month, patrons are encouraged to visit ILHS libraries. Each of the 158 participating libraries is unique. The official challenge is to visit 5 libraries. You’re welcome in all of them!

Pick up your library passport at Moyer. Each participating library you visit will stamp it. (Moyer’s stamp is related to our book drop shark, Sharkira.) Some libraries are even giving out surprises to crawlers. Be sure to say hi to their staff and share where you’re from when visiting. If you spot someone unfamiliar at Moyer, please say hi.

Library Crawl Guidebook:

Google map of all participating libraries:

Children’s Book Giveaway Continues

We have paused our book sale to make room for a children’s book giveaway. We are currently giving away leveled readers and middle grade nonfiction books weeded from our collection. These are good fits for children through middle school. Everyone is welcome to select as many free books as they like. 

New Books

  • Amazing Grace Adams by Fran Littlewood (Fiction)
  • The Armor of Light by Ken Follet (Fiction)
  • Breaking New Ground by Amy Clipston (Large Print)
  • The Davenports by Krystal Marquis (Romance)
  • Destiny by Helen Hardt (Steel Brothers #27)
  • The Fragile Threads of Power by V. E. Schwab (Fantasy)
  • Flat Cat by Tara Lazar (Picture Book)
  • The Haunting by Natasha Preston (YA Thriller)
  • Heidi Heckelbeck The Secret’s Out (Chapter Book)
  • Hidden Way at Promise Lodge by Charlotte Hubbard (Large Print)
  • The Ice Cream Vanishes by Julia Sarcone-Roach (Picture Book)
  • Just a Regular Boy by Catherine Ryan Hyde (Fiction)
  • Just Another Missing Person by Gillian McAllister (Mystery)
  • The Lost Library by Rebecca Stead and Wendy Mass (Middle Grade)
  • The Marriage Act by John Marrs (Fiction)
  • Nat the Cat Takes a Bath by Jarrett Lerner (Leveled Reader)
  • Nat the Cat Takes a Nap by Jarrett Lerner (Leveled Reader)
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Chalice of the Gods by Rick Riordan (YA)
  • Ryan and Avery by David Levithan (YA Romance)
  • Santa and Company by Fern Michaels (Christmas)
  • The Skull by Jon Klassen (Middle Grade Fiction)
  • Starter Villain by John Scalzi (Science Fiction)
  • This Winter by Alice Oseman (YA)
  • Time of the Turtle King by Mary Pope Osborne (Chapter Book)
  • Traitors Gate by Jeffrey Archer (Mystery)

New Movies

  • Animal Crackers