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 khahn@brimfieldlibrary.org

 

In-Person Programs

Book Babies - Now Inside the Activity Room at the Library! (NR)
Ages 0-3
Thursdays 10:00-10:30am

Help your little one develop their literacy skills and get some of their wiggles out as we share songs, signs, stories, and rhymes together. We will be practicing social distancing and following library mask guidelines. Children over the age of two will be allowed to remove their masks during the program when they are in their Book Baby Bubble. 

Muggles Magic: Harry Potter STEAM (RR)
Grades 4-12

Tuesday, December 14 6:00-7:00
Come make a light-up wand, play robot quidditch, and create your own owl during this celebration of all things Harry Potter. Session limited to 20 participants. 

Monarch Madness: Grateful Craft (RR)
Grades K-3
Wednesday, November 3 4:00-5:00pm

Join us for fun, monthly events based on one or more of this year's 20 Illinois Monarch Reader's Choice Award books. Participation in the Monarch Madness Reading Challenge is not required. Otsaliheliga is a Cherokee word for being grateful. Join us for a grateful themed craft inspired by the book We are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by Frane Lessac. Can't make it to the program? Register for a kit to take home.

Monarch Madness: Draw Along (RR)
Grades K-3
Wednesday, December 1 4:00-5:00pm

Join us for fun, monthly events based on one or more of this year's 20 Illinois Monarch Reader's Choice Award books. Participation in the Monarch Madness Reading Challenge is not required. Join us for a virtual draw along with the Author and Illustrator of "Peter and Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths," Graham Annable. Join us in person to draw along on paper, and digitally! Can't make it in person? Register for a kit to complete the draw along from home. 

Monarch Madness Reading Challenge:
Make your voice heard! Each year Illinois librarians and teachers nominate 20 books for a K-3rd grade Reader's choice Award. Read 5 or more of the 20 books to be eligible to vote at our March Voting Party. Log your reading through Beanstack to earn digital badges and small prizes. 

Bluestem Buzz: Cookie Decorating (RR)
Grades 3-5
Wednesday, November 17 4:00-5:00pm

Join us for fun, monthly events based on one or more of this year's 20 Illinois Bluestem Reader's Choice Award books. Participation in the Bluestem Buzz Reading Challenge is not required. There are so many books about baking this year! Join us for an afternoon of creative cookie decorating. Can't make it in person? Register for a kit and decorate cookies at home!

Bluestem Buzz: Embroidered Ornament (RR)
Grades 3-5
Wednesday, December 15 4:00-5:00pm

Join us for fun, monthly events based on one or more of this year's 20 Illinois Bluestem Reader's Choice Award books. Participation in the Bluestem Buzz Reading Challenge is not required. Embroider a 3D Printed Christmas Ornament like Hana emrboiders her dresses in "Prairie Lotus" by Linda Sue Park. Can't make it to the program? Register for a take home kit. 

Bluestem Buzz Reading Challenge:
Your opinion matters! Each year Illinois librarians and teachers nominate 20 books for a 3rd-5th grade Reader's Choice Award. Read 5 or more of the 20 books to be eligible to vote at our March Voting Party. Log your reading through Beanstack to earn digital badges and small prizes. 

Astronomy Club 
Grades 4-12
Thursday, November 11 7:30-8:30
Come learn about the moon from Peoria Astronomical Society member Bob Pauer and then bundle up, head outside, and view it through the library's telescope. 

Photography Club (RR)
Grades 4-12

Tuesday, November 16 4:00-5:00
Thursday, December 9 4:00-5:00 

Join photography and educator Angie Sneeringer for fun sessions that will help you develop and improve your camera skills. Don't have a digital camera? Use one of the library's. (PNG)

Indoor Scavenger Hunt (NR)
All Ages
November - Pies
December - Colorful Stars

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
November
December

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. 

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 brimfieldlibrary.beanstack.org.  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.

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.