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 beginning September 4th

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
Wednesday, September 5 3:45-4:45 - The Tortoise and the Hare
Wednesday, October 3 3:45-4:45 - Goldilocks and the Three Martians
Wednesday, November 7 3:45-4:45 - Humpty Dumpty
Wednesday, December 5 3:45-4:45 - Hansel and Gretel

Read a picture book and explore related STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) concepts through fun, hands-on projects.  Register to ensure we have enough materials ready.

WeDo Robotics Club (RR)
Grades K-3
Monday, September 17 3:45-5:00
Monday, October 15 3:45-5:00
Monday, November 19 3:45-5:00
Monday, December 17 3:45-5:00

Explore beginning engineering and programming concepts using LEGO's WeDo 2.0 robotics kits.  Each session is limited to 12 participants.  Register to reserve your spot.

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

Ages 9-18

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

Family Movie Night (NR)
All Ages
Thursday, September 20 5:15-7:00 - Wonderstruck
Thursday, October 18 5:15-7:00 - Hotel Transylvania 3

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, September 24 6:00-7:00
Monday, October 29 6:00-7:00
Monday, November 26 6:00-7:00

Monday, December 17 6:00-7:00

Come to the library for an hour of creative construction.  Make something that fits the month's build theme, or come up with a theme of your own and then display your creations for the rest of the month in the Kid's Room. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Math Games Club (NR)
Grades Pre-K - 8
Tuesday, September 18 2:00-3:00
Tuesday, October 16 2:00-3:00

Tuesday, November 20 2:00-3:00

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.

Online Resources

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Special Events
The Great Bug Show (NR)

All Ages
Friday, September 7 3:30-4:30

Learn all about insects when students from the University of Illinois Entomology Department bring the school's Insect Zoo and Specimens to Brimfield.  Following the presentation, the brave and willing will have the opportunity to eat bugs. 

Sensory Shenanigans (NR)
Ages 0-5
Friday, September 14 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.

Sphero Robot Battleship (RR)
Grades 4-8
Wednesday, September 19 3:45-5:00

Hone your programming and tactical skills while playing a larger version of the classic Battleship game using Sphero Robots.  Session is limited to 12 participants.  Register to reserve your spot.

3D Pen Design Challenge (RR)
Grades 4-6
Wednesday, October 17 3:45-5:00

Use our new 3D pens to create Halloween themed objects, or come up with your own designs.  Session is limited to 6 participants. Register to reserve your spot. 

Frankenpets (RR)
Grades 4-6
Wednesday, October 24 4:00-5:00

Mix and match stuffed animal parts and then sew or hot glue them together to create your own unique Frankenpet.

Trick or Treat at the Library
All Ages
Wednesday October 31

Stop by the library anytime between 4:00 and 7:00 for crafts, games, and treats.  Costumes are welcome, but not necessary. Children under 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver.