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.

DIY Light Up Holiday Cards  (RR)
Grades 6-8
Tuesday, December 22 6:30-7:30 on Zoom

Brighten someone's holiday season by giving them a handmade light up card created with cardstock, copper tape, batteries, and an LED.  Register to receive the Zoom link and reserve your cardmaking kit.  Kits will be available for pickup December 15-22. (PNG)

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.

Make-it Messtival (RR)

All Ages
Thursday, December 3, 2:00-5:00 - Pour Art Ornaments
Thursday, December 17, 2:00-5:00 - Pom Pom Bookmarks
Thursday, January 7, 2:00-5:00 - DIY Snow Globes
Thursday, January 21, 2:00-5:00 - Wintery Salt & Watercolor Painting

Join us in the library's Activity Room for fun and messy projects. Sign up for a time slot as a family or small group by calling the library or e-mailing Katie.  Masks required.

In-Person Programs
Monthly Outdoor Scavenger Hunt (NR)
All Ages
December - Cookies
January - Snowy Creatures

Can you find the pictures hidden outside around the library? Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet at the Kid's Circulation Desk or request one through Curbside Pickup.  Return your scavenger hunt sheet for a small prize.

Monthly Outdoor Tale Trek
All Ages
New Tale Trek stories are coming November 9, December 7, and December 28.  The pages of the featured book will be showcased outside the library and will feature a different activity to do while you walk from page to page. 

Online Resources

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Winter Reading Challenge: Books Like Us (RR)
All Ages
January 1 - January 31

Join us for our first ever Winter Reading Challenge! Brimfield readers of all ages are challenged to read at least 600 minutes (10 hours) during the month of January and keep track of their reading on our new Beanstack site. You can also find and download the Beanstack app in the Apple or Google Play stores. Earn digital badges and goody bags available via curbside pickup as you work towards your individual goals.

Want a chance to earn more fun prizes? Keep reading and logging beyond your 600 minute goal to help us meet our community goal of 30,000 minutes read! Thousdands of libraries and schools across the nation are taking part in Beanstack's Winter Reading Challenge.  Top-performing libraries and schools will earn rewards from this year's sponsor Simon & Schuster, including book collections and virtual author visits.

Brimfield readers who submit a written or illustrated book review will also be entered to win a gift basket from the Brimfield Public Library. Happy reading, Brimfield!

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.