Betty Mahnke has placed a Little Free Library on her busy Stewardson corner. LFL #10901 is located at 425 N Vine St in the northwest corner of town. Her library has a dollhouse appearance with wallpaper decorating the inside and a small attic of children’s books available on the south side. Betty has been in her house since 2001, a work in progress with recent renovations. She enjoyed making her library with Larry Schultz and wanted it to be similar in color to her house. Betty’s book preferences include biographies, autobiographies, Christian books especially Billy Graham’s latest, mystery books, gardening and nature books. Betty would love for you to stop by and visit her quaint library.
Little Free Libraries began in Wisconsin in 2010. Since then, it has become an international sensation with LFL’s popping up in urban and rural areas. Little Free Libraries promote literacy and the love of reading while fostering a sense of community and connection. The Little Free Library website has a Google map with all the little libraries located by coordinates on it, go to www.littlefreelibrary.org to see Betty’s #10901.
If you see a book that interests you in Betty’s library, please take it to read. If you have a book to share, bring it to Betty’s library. The idea is “take a book, bring a book,” a free book exchange in your neighborhood. Betty keeps her library stocked with books and magazines that interest her and her readers. If you don’t have a book to share, not to worry, please come and take a book anyway.
Stewardson has several Little Free Libraries for you to check out. If you need further information, you can contact Autumn McCormick at 217-690-8930 or on the Facebook page “Little Free Libraries of Stewardson, Illinois”.
Due to the upcoming increment weather the country roads of Prairie Township will not be plowed but for only emergency’s until the snow and high winds subside. In case of an emergency the township building can be called at 217-682-3220. If you don’t have to travel, don’t the below zero temperatures can be dangerous. If you do be sure to have plenty of blankets and winter attire with you in case you are stranded.
Community Organization Working for Stewardson representatives recently paid a visit to the newly built Moomaw Truck Alignment facility to congratulate them on their addition to the Stewardson community and to present them with a gift.
Shown here are Ron Moomaw, Ryan Moomaw, Halle Moomaw, and Jeanie Moomaw of Moomaw Truck Alignment, and C.O.W.S. representatives Perrie Richards of Prairie National Bank and Tina Vonderheide of Personalities.
Winners of the Stewardson Christmas Trail of Lights were announced Sunday, December 15 by Santa on Main Street in Stewardson. The First place prize of $75 was awarded to Jim & Carolyn Menter of 410 E Main Street in Stewardson. The 2nd place prize of $50 went to the Mark Wascher family of 202 W South 3rd St and the 3rd place $25 prize was awarded to the Robert Loy family of 418 S Cedar.
The public is invited to tour the Stewardson Christmas Trail of Lights distributed throughout the village. Join in the fun as the Stewardson community celebrates the Christmas holidays!