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 (NR)
Ages 0-3
Tuesdays 10:00-10:30

Book Babies is designed to help your child develop their early literacy, motor, and social skills. Come enjoy songs, rhymes, stories, and playtime with your 0-3 year old.

Take It Make It Crafts (NR) 
Ages 2 and Up 
Stop by the Kid's Circulation Desk each month and pick up a fun, simple craft or activity to take home and put together. 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (RR)
Ages 0-5
Improve your child's early literacy skills while strengthening your bond. Keep track of the books you read with your child using our reading log or the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten App and let us help you celebrate reading milestones. Enroll in this at-your-own-pace program by picking up a packet with more information at the Kid's Circulation Desk. 

Paint Along with Chris Paternoga (RR)
Grades 3-6 
Wednesday, December 18 6:00-8:00
Paint along with experienced art instructor Chris Paternoga as she guides participants through the step by step process of creating a nighttime winter scene. All supplies included with $20.00 registration fee. Program limited to 15 participants.

Nailed It: Christmas Goodies (RR)
Grades 4-12
Thursday, December 12 4:00-5:30
Think you have decorating skills? Come create Christmas goodies and find out. Will you nail it or fail it? Even if your creations don't look great, they will still be yummy!


Online Resources

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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. 


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