Sugar Grove Library will prepare you for earthquakes

Daily Herald report

The Sugar Grove Public Library will participate in “The Great Central U.S. Shakeout” at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, April 28.

More than 1 million people in the eight-state New Madrid Seismic Zone region are expected to practice “Drop, Cover and Hold” during the Shakeout drill.

“Several small earthquakes, including a 5.4 magnitude temblor in southeastern Illinois in 2008, have rattled the state in recent years, but fortunately caused little damage,” said Illinois Emergency Management Agency Interim Director Joe Klinger. “However, with two seismic zones located in southern Illinois, it’s important for people throughout Illinois to know what to do if a major earthquake occurs.”

Klinger said schools, businesses, government agencies, families and others are encouraged to register to participate in the drill at

“Drop, Cover and Hold” refers to the protective actions people should take when an earthquake begins: “Drop” down to the floor, take “Cover” under a sturdy desk, table or other furniture, and “Hold” onto the furniture item and be prepared to move with it until the shaking ends.

The Sugar Grove Public Library is at 125 S. Municipal Drive. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

For details, call (630) 466-4686, or visit