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

Virtual Programs

Facebook Live Storytime with Sam Huber (NR)
Ages 0-5
Tuesdays 10:00-10:15

Join new Youth Services Librarian Sam Huber for toddler friendly songs, rhymes, and stories every week on the library's Facebook page.  Can't watch at 10:00? We'll leave the recording up for you as long as the publishers allow.

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.

In-Person Programs

Pre-K - K Storytime (RR)
Grades Pre-K - K
Tuesday, June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13 10:00-10:45am

Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and join Sam 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

Book Babies (RR)
Ages 0-3
Thursday, June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15 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

Summer Reading for 1st-3rd Grade (RR)
Grades 1-3
Thursday, June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14 10:00-11:00am

Join us for an inspiring story and a related science, technology, engineering, art, and or math project on the green space across from the library. Masks not required. In an effort to create a safe in-person experience, the library will provide socially distanced work space and supplies for each participant. help us ensure we have enough space and supplies by registering. To register for this event, please fill out our Summer Reading Program Form

Summer Reading for 4th-6th Grade (RR)
Grades 4-6
Thursday, June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15 10:00-10:30am

Join librarians and local professionals for fun, hands-on workshops, during which you will learn to program and drive robots, fly drones, capture awesome photographs, and screen print T-shirts. In an effort to create a safe in-person experience, the library will provide socially distanced work space and supplies for each participant. help us ensure we have enough space and supplies by registering. To register for this event, please fill out our Summer Reading Program Form.

Indoor Scavenger Hunt (NR)
All Ages
May - Flowers
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
May 3
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

Registration Open!
Reading Challenge

  • This year's Reading Challenge is online.

  • Log in or sign up for a Beanstack account at brimfieldlibrary.beanstack.com. Select the Summer Reading Challenge that best fits your reading style (Read to me: 50 Books, Casual Reader: 15 Hours, Avid Reader: 30 Hours).

  • Registering for the Reading Challenge automatically registers you for a Summer Reading Adventure Kit.

  • Summer Reading Adventure Kits availalbe beginning June 1.

  • Read, log, and earn prizes beginning June 7. Paper logs available upon request.

In-Person Programs

  • We have in-person programs for all ages. Download our full calendar.
    Programs will take place at Brimfield Park, City Park (the green space across from the library next to Village Hall), or in the Activity Room.  Masks are required for indoor programs. 

  • Fill out the registration form to let us know which programs you plan to attend. Please fill out a separate form for each Summer Reading participant. 

  • No registration required for All Ages Friday events in Brimfield Park.