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

Book Babies Class (NR)
Ages 0-3
Tuesdays from 10:00 to 10:30 begining September 5th

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 or app to the kid's circulation desk and get a sticker for each 100 books. Pick up a new log. 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 sticker, a certificate of completion, and a free book.

Stories & STEAM (RR)
Pre-K-2nd Grade

Monday, September 18 4:00-5:00 - The Little Red Hen
Monday, October 16 4:00-5:00 - Anansi the Spider
Monday, November 20 4:00-5:00 - The Giant Turnip
Monday, December 4 4:00-5:00 - The Gingerbread Man

Read a classic fairy tale or fable and then explore related STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) concepts through hands-on projects. 

WeDo Robotics Club (RR)
Grades 1-5
September 13, October 4, November 1, December 6 from 3:30-4:30

Explore beginning engineering and programming concepts using LEGO's WeDo 2.0 robotics kits.

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

Ages 9-18

Interested in 3D Printing, Photography, and other STEAM related topics? Find out more about upcoming workshops and maker events here

Family Movie Night (NR)
All Ages
Thursday, September 21 5:15-7:00 - Smurfs: The Lost Village
Thursday, October 19 5:15-7:00 - Despicable Me 3
Thursday, November 16 5:15-7:00 - Cars 3
Thursday, December 21 5:15-7:00 - TBD

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
Monday, August 28 6:00-7:00 - The Ultimate Playground
Monday, September 25 6:00-7:00 - Fairy Tales and Fables
Monday, October 30 6:00-7:00 - Creepy Crawlies
Monday, November 27 6:00-7:00 - Sports and Games
Monday, December 18 6:00-7:00 - The Best Gift Ever

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.

Math Games Club (NR)
Grades K-8
Third Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:00 
(No MGC in December and May)

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

Summer Reading (RR)
All Ages

For more information about the Summer Reading Program, click here.

Homework and Research

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Special Events

Skylab - See the Stars (RR)
All Ages
Friday, September 8 5:00-6:30

All ages are invited to come explore and learn about the sun, stars, moon, eclipses, and more in the Peoria Riverfront Museum's portable Skylab planetarium.

Space in the Skylab is limited. Please sign up for your preferred half hour time slot - 5:00-5:30, 5:30-6:00, or 6:00-6:30 at the library's front desk, by calling 309-446-9575, or by emailing Katie at khahn@brimfieldlibrary.org.

Trick-or-Treat at the Library (NR)
All Ages
Tuesday, October 31

All ages* are invited to stop by the library anytime between 3:30 and 7:00 for crafts, games, and treats.  Costumes are welcome, but not necessary. *Children under eight must be accompanied by an adult.

Beanie Baby Bingo (NR)
Grades Pre-K - 6
Thursday, November 30 4:00-5:00

Come play BINGO and win Beanie Babies.  Everyone who comes will leave with at least one Beanie Baby.  Children in Preschool must be accompanied by an older child or adult who can help them identify their BINGO numbers.