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. 

Monarch Madness: Accordion Book (RR)
Grades K-3
Wednesday, January 12 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 Monarch Madness Reading Challenge is not required. Create your own accordion book based off of Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor. This project is available in person or as a Take-It, Make-It Kit. 

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: Upcycled Art! (RR)
Grades 3-5
Wednesday, January 26 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. New Year, new environmental awareness! Join us for an upcycled art project based on "What a Waste: Trash, Recycling, and Protecting Our Planet" by Jess French. This porject is available in person or as a Take-It, Make-It 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 (RR)
Grades 4-12

Thursday, January 13 7:30-8:30 
Learn how the sky changes from month to month and get tips on picking the best time to take your telescope out from Poeira Astronomical Society member Bob Pauer. Weather permitting, we will take the library's telescope outside, so dress warmly. (PNG)

3D Pen Design: Fandom Fun (RR)
Grades 4-12

Wednesday, January 19 4:00-5:00 
Grab some friends and come create characters or objects from your favorite games, shows, or books with our 3D pens. (PNG)

Photography Club (RR)
Grades 4-12

Tuesday, January 25 4:00-5:00 
Join photographer and educator Angie Sneeringer for a hands-on photo session that will help you develop and imporve your camera skills. Don't have a digital camera? Use one of the library's. (PNG)

Indoor Scavenger Hunt (NR)
All Ages
January - Secret Gnome Message
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
January
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.