Terrie Visel

Visel: Mark solar eclipse at library

The public is invited to join Rantoul Public Library to celebrate the solar eclipse from noon-2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21.

A program has been designed for all ages, and will be presented by Doug Rokke.


Visel: Still time to join library open house

There’s still time today, Wednesday, Aug. 2, for you to join the fun of the all-day open house at Rantoul Public Library.

Until 9 this evening, join in the celebration of coloring, by choosing a page or two to color with markers, pencils and crayons. This special event is open to everyone of any age.


Visual: Library can offer ‘a lovely escape’

Rantoul Public Library is definitely the place to be for great summer fun. From the reading program Reading by Design to exciting activities and events, the library offers you and your family a lovely escape from the usual routine.


Visel: Escape for summer fun at library

Rantoul Public Library is definitely the place to be for great summer fun. From the reading program Reading by Design to exciting activities and events, the library offers you and your family a lovely escape from the usual routine.


Popular Medieval Day set July 15 at library

The past will meet the present during Medieval Day at Rantoul Public Library.

The medieval fun begins at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, with replicas of centuries-old garb for people to try on and wear. Test your skills with the always-popular padded weapons challenge.

Plus, you can enjoy a sampling of foods that would have been served in days of yore.


Visel: 'Reading By Design' program starting up

“When a child falls in love with a book, they become readers for life. Libraries are the key to igniting the spark that leads to a love for literature.”


Visel: Library calendar chock full of activities in June

Rantoul Public Library salutes the summer season with a busy June calendar of events.

The special Rantoul Garden Club children’s program will happen from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. this Saturday, June 10.


Visel: Movies and puzzles and books, oh my!

‘“Libraries are necessary gardens, unsurpassed at growing excitement.”

American poet, author, and U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate (2011-2013) J. Patrick Lewis penned that statement that aptly includes Rantoul Public Library.


Visel: Get your child involved in reading early

Reading by design is always a great plan of action. Enrolling your child to be a part of the “Reading By Design” summer reading program at Rantoul Public Library is an even greater plan of action.


Visel: Check out the new books at Rantoul Public Libary

“If a building can pay you a compliment, that’s just what a library does. A library will believe in your potential your whole life.”

Those honest words were expressed by Lane Stone, author of the Tiara Investigations mysteries.


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