Kids Activities

(RR) = Registration Required     (NR) = No Registration Required
Register for programs at the Kid's Circulation Desk or by contacting Andie: 309-446-9575 or

Book Babies - Starting Oct 25 (NR)
Ages 0-3
Tuesdays 10:30-11:00am

Help your little one develop their literacy skills and get some of their wiggles out as we share songs, signs, stories, and rhymes together. 

Indoor Scavenger Hunt (NR)
All Ages
November - Boats! 
Can you find the pictures hidden around the library? Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet at the Kid's Circulation Desk. Return your scavenger hunt sheet for a small prize. 
December - Snow Gear!
Winter is here and it's time to bundle up! Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet at the Kid's Circulation Desk, find the snow gear hidden around the library, and return your scavenger hunt sheet for a small prize. 

Kid's Gift Making Program (RR)
Grades 1-5
Friday, December 16 3:30-4:30 

Children are invited to make a crafty present for their family and friends. Present bags will be provided so children can keep their gifts a surprise before they are given to a special loved one. All supplies provided, but please register to ensure enough are available. 

Gingerbread House Design (RR)
All Ages
Monday, December 19 5:00-6:00

Channel your inner architect and build a traditional gingerbread house or create a modern design using crackers, frosting, and candy. Register your family or group to ensure enough supplies are available. 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (RR)
Ages 0-5
Reading with your newborn, infant, or toddler is not only a great way to help them become a successful reader later in life, but is also a fun way to bond with your child.  If you read just one book a night, you will read about 365 books in one year - at that rate you will reach 1,000 books in under 3 years!

Does your child want to read the same book again and again? The same book counts every time you read it! Is a sibling or caregiver reading with your child? That counts too! Keep track of the books you read with your child through Beanstack's online platform or app.  Create an account or log on at  Don't have a way to access the Internet? Come in and pick up a paper version of challenge. Let us help you celebrate as you reach reading milestones - earn digital badges and fun prizes!

To-Go Programs
Take-It, Make-It Kits (NR)
Ages 6-18
Take home a Take-It, Make-It kit today! We will have new activities each month. Pick up or request a STEM Kit geared towards Elementary aged children, an Art Kit geared towards Elementary aged children, and/or a Teen DIY Kit! Kits available while supplies last. Want to reserve a kit? Call the circulation desk at 309-446-9575. Take home a Take-It, Make-It kit today!

Online Resources

NoveList Plus K-8 - Link to Search


Project Next Generation:
Imagine, Innovate, Inspire (RR)

Ages 10-18

Interested in Virtual Reality, Game Design, Robotics, Videography, Photography, 3D Printing, and other STEAM related topics? Find out more about upcoming workshops and maker events here.