Kids Activities

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

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

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.

Take It Make It Crafts (NR) 
Ages 2 and Up 
Stop by the Kid's Circulation Desk each month and pick up a fun, simple craft or activity to take home and put together. 

Forky Take It Make It (NR)
All Ages
All September
Stop by the Kid's Circulation Desk during Library Card Sign-Up Month and pick up a bag with all the pieces you need to make your own Forky at home. 

Toy Story Scavenger Hunt (NR)
All Ages 
Tuesday, September 3 - Monday, September 30
Bonnie's toys are lost in the library! Can you find them all so they can continue their road trip? Pick up and turn in a scavenger hunt sheet at the front desk and be entered for a chance to win two movie tickets. Winner announced October 1. 

PAWS To Read (RR)
All Ages
Saturday, September 21 11:00-12:00

Come read to a specially trained therapy dog from the Peoria Humane Society. Sign up for a 15 minute time slot to ensure your time with a dog. 

LEGO Challenge Night (NR)
All Ages
Wednesday, September 25 5:30-6:30

Think you're a master builder? Try building upside down! Right side up building options will be available for those who do not want to sit or lay on the floor. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver. 

Craft Lab: Shrinky Dinks (NR)
Grades 4-8
Thursday, September 26 4:00-5:00

Design jewelry, keychains, and other back to school items using plastic that shrinks down to 1/3 of its original size and becomes nine times thicker when heated in the oven. 

Postcard's 150th Birthday Celebration (NR)
All Ages
Tuesday, October 1 10:00-7:00

Stop in and celebrate the postcard's 150th birthday with us. Choose from an assortment of postcards and write someone special a note. The library will provide one stamp per patron. 

Sensory Shenanigans (NR)
Ages 0-5
Friday, October 11 10:00-12:00

Dress for messy, mushy, squishy fun. Come anytime between 10:00 and 12:00 and enjoy a variety of sensory activities. Caregivers must stay with children during sensory play time. 

Harry Potter Potions Class (RR)
Grades 4-12
Thursday, October 17 4:00-5:30

Master the art of exploding polyjuice potion, veritaserum, and felix felicis potion with Professor Keyes and enjoy butterbeer after class. Please register to ensure we have enough supplies for you. 

Trick or Treat at the Library (NR)
All Ages
Thursday October 31 3:30-7:00

Stop by the library anytime between 3:30 and 7:00 for crafts, games, and treats. Costumes are welcome, but not necessary. 

Online Resources

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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. 


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