1000 Books Before Kindergarten!

1000 books before kindergarten is a NEW program offered at Graves-Hume Public Library!  Did you know reading to your child is one of the most powerful ways to boost his or her brain power?  The simple and enjoyable act of sharing books helps your child learn pre-reading skills such as understanding the sounds letters make, developing a bigger vocabulary, and building background knowledge - all important skills that help prepare your child for learning to read and entering kindergarten!  Stop by the library to hear more about this fun, exciting program!!!

Need the perfect Christmas or birthday gift for a grandchild, a special family or friend who lives out of our library district?

A Graves-Hume Public Library card would make a wonderful gift.  Out of district fee is $70 per year!  Recipients can not only check out books, they can check out DVDs, puppets, puzzles, magazines, audiobooks, ebooks, and more! It's the gift that gives all year long. We have gift certificates for your special occasion!

eRead Illinois - Axis 360 - ebooks and Audio books!

Patrons may use a number of devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, NOOK® and Sony ReaderTM devices, and many more.

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