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Limited hours at Breese Public Library
    Breese Public Library opened is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday and Friday, and 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. 
    All patrons are asked to wear a face mask or covering while in the building. Disposable masks will be provided for those who forget their mask.
    All books will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in and put back on the shelf. Patrons are asked to keep 6 feet apart of others while perusing the aisles. 
    The desktop computers have been separated to allow distance between patrons, and patrons will be asked to sanitize the technology after use. 
    The children’s room will not be available for play as all toys and chairs have been temporarily put away to avoid germ exchange. We do encourage families to come in to pick out books, but discourage meetings and gatherings. At this time, no programs or tutoring sessions will be permitted. 
    These provisions have been outlined by the Illinois Library Association and Illinois Heartland Library System.

Free summer meals
    The Snack Pack Program of free summer meals will be in operation May 26 through Aug. 7, at the American Legion Poelker Post 321 in New Baden.
    Pickups can be made Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at the west door of the Legion hall, at 105 E. Illinois St. The meals are for children and teens.

PAL meetings on Tuesdays 
    Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) meets each week to provide hope through education and support. 
    PAL meets at the Breese Activity Center (419 S. Clinton St. in Breese) each Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. We will also use Zoom for those who cannot attend in person. 
    Contact Craig at (618) 567-6095 if you have questions, or if you’d like the link for the Zoom meeting.
    PAL is for parents and loved ones over the age of 18 who have someone in their life who is struggling with or recovering from substance use. PAL educational material and PAL meetings are free of charge.

Hour of Prayer for Life canceled 
    The Clinton County Citizens for Life are canceling this month’s Holy Hour of Prayer for Life, scheduled for Thursday, July 9, at Faith Baptist Church in Breese. 
    The monthly Holy Hour of Prayer for Life will resume Aug. 13 at St. Bernard Church in Albers at 7 p.m.
    The Holy Hour of Prayer for Life is held each month through the upcoming election, concluding in November.

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