Wednesday Soup Recipe: Tortellini Soup

January is National Soup Month, and this week’s recipe has me hungry. Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage. My mother in law makes one that is similar to this recipe. It is wonderful and very filling.


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Our Stats from 2017

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National Soup Month: Mexican Beef Soup

Mexican Beef Soup, sounds so yummy and worth a try. Would make a great alternative for Taco Tuesdays!!!




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National Soup Month: Sausage Corn Chowder

January is National Soup Month. Check on here every Wednesday and Saturday to get some soup recipes. We are starting with one of my Favorites that my Grandmother use to make. Sausage Corn Chowder. This goes amazing with Corn Bread.

Sausage Corn Chowder

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 4 cups peeled potatoes cut in 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 17 – ounce can cream-style corn
  • 1 17 – ounce can whole-kernel corn, drained
  • 1 12 – ounce can evaporated milk


  1. In a Dutch oven or kettle, cook the pork sausage and onion until the sausage is brown and the onion is tender. Drain mixture on paper towels.
  2. Return sausage mixture to Dutch oven. Stir in potatoes, water, salt, marjoram, and pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until potato is just tender.
  3. Add the cream-style corn, whole-kernel corn, and the evaporated milk. Heat through. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts: (Corn-Sausage Chowder)

Servings Per Recipe 6, sodium (mg) 1038, fiber (g) 5, Fat, total (g) 27, vit. C (mg) 25, sat. fat (g) 12, chol. (mg) 60, iron (mg) 2, calcium (mg) 182, vit. A (RE) 72, cal. (kcal) 529, carb. (g) 51, pro. (g) 18

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Starting some new fun in January!!!

We are starting something I hope we can have some fun with. Each month we will have a Check Out Challenge. The Challenge will be posted in the Library, on our Website and on Facebook. Check a Book out from Our collection for the Challenge and you will get to put your name in for the monthly drawing. This is for kid’s in 4th Grade all the way to Adults.

January’s Challenge is

Check out any book marked Mystery and you will get an entry for the drawing.

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Story time Cancellation

It is with a heavy heart that I am ending our Story time here at the Elm Creek Township Library as of now. This decision was not come to lightly. The last 5 months we have had no attendance. My goal is to focus on other programs that can be done at the library. Keep watch on here and our Facebook page for new programs I am hoping to start up. I thank you all.


Samantha Asebedo

Library Director

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New Book Donations!!!

For the last couple of day’s I have been working on processing in new books that were donated to the Library. So far I have gotten out 66 books processed and out for check out. Still have a lot more to go through. Come in and check out a book for these chilly nights ahead of us.


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NEW BOOKS just in time for the start of Autumn

Fall is here, nice crisp nip in the air. And arriving with fall we have just added 20 plus books to our collection.  Here is a list of our newest books available for check out. Titles in bold print are our new Large Print books.

  • Killing England by Bill O’Reilly
  • Camino Island by John Grisham
  • The Burning Girl by Claire Messud
  • The Story: The Bible as one Continuing Story
  • Star Wars A Dark Disciple by Christie Golden
  • Sunrise Canyon by Janet Dailey
  • Threads of Suspicion by Dee Henderson
  • One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline
  • The Promise of Dawn by Lauraine Snelling
  • Secrets in Death by J.D. Robb
  • Banana Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
  • Murder Games by James Patterson
  • Haunted by James Patterson
  • Exposed by Lisa Scottoline
  • Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand
  • The Late Show by Michael Connelly
  • The Identicals by Elin Hilderbrand
  • The Hush by Skye Melki-Wegner (Young Adult)
  • Because you Love to Hate Me: Collection of Short Stories (Young Adult)
  • Drama by Raina Telgemeier (Teen)
  • Take it from Me by Coach Bill Snyder (Children’s Books)
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USD 417 PTO Fundraiser

CGES/PHES are having a PTO fundraiser which runs now till the 29th. Order Shirts showing your support for the Braves and the Twisters. Follow the Link Below.

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Overdue Notices

Today several letter’s are going out with notices of late books. Remember that we do not have fee’s for late books until they are 1 Year past the Due Back Date. We would just like the books returned. Also if you would like to help us on saving paper we would be happy to e-mail you your notices. Just check with the librarian and we can update your account’s information to include your e-mail address.

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