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

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

Storytime To-Go (NR)
Ages 3-6
Missing Storytime? Pick up a kit with fingerplays, rhymes, activities, craft supplies, and book suggestions, so you can do a Storytime at home! New themes are available the 1st and 15th of each month. Don't forget to check out the display books that go with the theme, or request that library staff include a few with your curbside pickup! Kits avaialbe while supplies last. 

Take-It, Make-It Kits (NR)
Ages 6-18
Take home a Take-It, Make-It kit today! We will have new activities on the 1st and 15th of 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.

In-Person Programs


Book Babies (RR)
Ages 0-3
(Resumes in September) 10:00-10:30am

Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and join Katie for songs, rhymes, and stories in the park. Masks are not required but we will be practicing social distancing. In an effort to create a safe in-person experience, the library will provide each family with a bag that includes handouts and props we will use during our songs and rhymes. Please help us create the right number of Storytime Bags by registering if you plan to attend. Thank you! To register for this event, please fill out our Summer Reading Program Form

Indoor Scavenger Hunt (NR)
All Ages
July - Colorful Fruits
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. 

Outdoor Tale Trek (NR)
All Ages
July 1st-30th
Enjoy a new Tale Trek each month! The pages of a book will be showcased outside the library and will feature a different activity to do while you walk from page to page. 

Online Resources

NoveList Plus K-8 - Link to Search

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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. 


Reading Colors Your World
2021 Summer Reading Adventure (RR)

June 7-July 23
All Ages