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Local Moline children's author, Allen McCaulley.

Mr. McCaulley will be at Prophetstown Library on Thursday, July 6th at 3 p.m. sharing his stories from his dog Max!

Max Makes Pancakes is Allen McCaulley’s first book, but will not be his last. Allen grew up in the Mississippi River town of Moline, Illinois and makes his home there with his wife Linnea. Allen has worn many vocational hats in his life, including serving as mayor of Moline several years ago.

Max was a real-life dog and provided the inspiration for the first book. Allen says my wife and I had 17 years of sharing our lives with this incredibly smart and mischievous dog, and when he passed away, writing about him and sharing his spirit became my passion. I want to make young children laugh and smile and I want them to be good readers so they can join Max on his adventures.

Allen and Linnea enjoy traveling in the Midwest. Every summer they travel to Spring Green, WI to see plays at American Players Theater. Chicago and St. Louis also beckon from time to time. One favorite trip was to Door County, WI with Max. He loved the trip and new smells and sights.

Illustation of a black dog smelling a bowl of flour.Author Allen McCaulley with a black poodle.

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Summer Reading

Summer Reading starts in June! Every Tuesday in June, plan on joining us for some reading and crafting magic. Sign-up sheets are available at the Library, download here, or at Shaw’s Marketplace.

Family Reading Night

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No Story & Craft Hour in June due to Summer Reading" Please plan on joining us for 4 Tuesdays of Story and Craft Hour in June. We'll be learning about the moon the first week, so don't miss it!

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Book Club

The next library book club meeting will be held on June 20th at 2:00 p.m, and the book is "The Life We Bury" by Allen Askens. If you are interested in joining the book club, please contact us at the library. We would love to have you!


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Wi-Fi Hotspots Available for Checkout

The Henry C. Adams Memorial Library staff is pleased to announce the addition of 4 WI-FI hotspots for checkout at the library. These hotspots allow our patrons access to 4g internet almost anywhere! Stop at the library to check one out today!

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Explore More Illinois is a free service provided by your library that provides instant online access to free and discounted tickets to museums, science centers, sporting events, zoos, park districts, theatres, and other fun and local cultural venues.