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 - 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. 

Indoor Scavenger Hunt (NR)
All Ages
April - Bugs & Insects
May - Birds

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. 

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. Take home a Take-It, Make-It kit today!

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.