Sallie Logan Library – September Newsletter

September Newsletter

Labor Day – September 7th (Library Closed)


Children’s Art Workshop

The Murphysboro School of Art is sponsoring a workshop for children 8 and older on September 12, from 2-4 pm at the Sallie Logan Public Library. Click on the flyer below for more information!

Sept. 12, 2-4 pm

Good Food and Family Fun

September is Murphysboro busiest month. The Apple Festival signals the start of the fun and excitement. This year’s festival, which runs from Wednesday, September 16th through Sunday, the 19th, has something of interest for the whole family. Mmmm…..The following weekend (September 24-26) is the BBQ Cookoff. As teams compete for $25,000 in cash and prizes, guests of the contest are the true winners because they can enjoy some great food.

Due to the festivities, the library will be closed on Saturday, September 19th & 26th.

September Closings

September Closings


Back to School … Do you need a little practice?

Back 2 School

Students of all ages will be heading back to school in August. Do you need to practice math, grammar, geography or science? Maybe you would just like some fun educational activities for the kids. Check out some of these sites for FREE custom and pre-made worksheets, as well as, educational games for students of all ages:

www.pbs.org/parents/education, www.softschools.com, www.kidzone.ws,
www.worksheetworks.com, www.mathfactcafe.com, www.math-drills.com

Recommended Math Site:

As we navigate through all of these educational websites on the internet, the Khan Academy website has stood out as the most impressive math site. A wealth of materials have truly been created for all ages; from beginners to 3rd and 4th-year college students. This site is a wonderful resource for mathematics, however, it also offers advanced students (high school and beyond) many in-depth subjects, such as, biology, physics, economics, humanities (history, art, music, etc), SAT and GMAT prep test, even computer programming. At the library we have heard good things from our patrons about this site and Sallie Logan Library staff members have even logged in and had a great experience using this resource.

Check out this site for a great interactive educational experience:


“Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We’ve also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.” – Khan Academy
Learn more about the website by clicking on this link.

*Sallie Logan Library is not affiliated with any of these educational sites. Some sites have content that is available to paid members only.