Kids Activities at Brimfield PLD

(RR) = Registration Required     (NR) = No Registration Required
Register for programs at the Kid's Circulation Desk or by contacting Katie: 309-446-9575 or khahn@brimfieldlibrary.org

Summer Reading Registration
All Ages
Thursday, May 4 10:00-7:00

Come to the kickoff event for our 2017 Summer Reading Program: Reading by Design, register for one of two tracks, pick up a goody bag, create yarn and perler bead art, and enter for the chance to win fun prizes. For more information about this year's Summer Reading Program, click here.

Can't make the kickoff? Registration will continue through June 2nd. Call 309-446-9575, email Katie at kahahn@brimfieldlibrary.org, or sign up at the library.

Maker Mania (NR)
All Ages
Saturday, May 6 10:00-2:00

Come enjoy our spring photography exhibit, get a 3D scan of yourself, make amazing pictures with our green screen, watch our 3D printers in action, learn about next year's FIRST robotics teams, and more! 

Want to display one of your photographs in our spring photography exhibit? Bring a digital copy of your image to the front desk and fill out a submission form by Monday, May 1. Photographers must be between the ages of 10 and 18 to submit a photograph for the exhibit. 

Book Babies Class (NR)
Ages 0-3
Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:30 

Book Babies is designed to help your child develop their early literacy, motor, and social skills. Come enjoy songs, rhymes, stories, and playtime with your 0-3 year old.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (RR)
At your own pace
Ages 0-5

Reading with your child is not only a great way to help your child develop important literacy skills, but is also a wonderful way to bond and create memories with your child.  Enroll in this fun, low-stress program and start reaping the benefits of reading together today. 

How to Participate

  • Pick up a packet with information and a reading log for books 1-100, or download and use the free 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten app on your smartphone.    
  • Start keeping track of the books you read with your child.  Does your child want to hear the same book again and again? It counts every time you read it! The books your child reads with grandparents, siblings, babysitters, or at story times also count.
  • Bring your completed log to the kid's circulation desk and get a sticker and a log for the next 100 books. Repeat.
  • Once you have read 500 books, bring your log to the kid's circulation desk and receive a sticker, a new log, and a special prize.
  • Once you have read 1,000 books, bring your completed log to the kid's circulation desk and receive a a sticker, a certificate of completion, and an invitation to the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten graduation party.  Your child's picture will also be added to the Reading Stars Wall of Fame.

After School Art: Apprentices (RR)
Grades Pre-K - 2
Wednesday, May 3 - Line Sculptures

Come to the library once a month anytime between 3:00 and 5:00 to create projects that explore the elements of art.  Projects will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.  Children in Preschool and Kindergarten must be accompanied by
a caregiver. 

After School Art: Journeymen (RR)
Grades 3 - 6
Wednesday, May 10 - Georgia O'Keeffe Giant Nature Paintings

Come to the library once a month anytime between 3:00 and 5:00 to create projects inspired by famous artists or art movements.  Projects will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.  

Wonder Kids' Club (RR)
Grades Pre-K - 2
Monday, May 8 from 3:30 to 4:30 - Water Experiments

Explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts through stories and hands-on projects.  

Young Makers' Club (RR)
Grades 3 - 6
Monday, May 15 from 3:30 to 4:30 - Boat Science

Calling all dreamers, inventors, artists, investigators, creators, tinkerers, question askers, and builders. Come to the library once a month to do fun, hands-on, STEM-inspired projects. 

Photography Workshops (RR)
Ages 10-18

Thanks to a Project Next Generation Grant from the Illinois State Library, the Brimfield Public Library was able to purchase six Canon Rebel t5i cameras, studio lighting and backgrounds, laptops, and eight Photoshop licenses.  The library is partnering with local photographers to offer a variety of photography workshops every month.  Find out more about specific workshops here

Family Movie Night (NR)
All Ages
Thursday, April 20 5:00-7:00  - Lost & Found

Bring your sleeping bag, blankets, and pillows to the library and enjoy a variety of snacks while you watch a movie in our Activity Room. All ages welcome; children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Thank you to Princeville State Bank for sponsoring Family Movie Night. 

LEGO Club (NR)
All Ages

Join us every month for an hour of creative construction. Build something inspired by our monthly theme or come up with a freestyle project. No registration necessary. Children under 6 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Build Themes:
April 24 from 6:00 to 7:00 - Weather
May 22 from 6:00 to 7:00 - Bugs

Math Games Club (NR)
Grades K-8
Third Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:00

Join other homeschoolers who want to make math fun! Using the RightStart Math curriculum games, we'll play four to six different math games covering grades K-8 each time we meet.  

For more about RightStart Math check out their website: http://rightstartmath.com

Homework and Research

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Special Events

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