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. 

Kid's Crafternoon (NR)
Grades K-3
Monday, February 24 4:00-6:00

Listen to a story from 4:00-4:15 and then create a craft inspired by the book's artist or theme. Can't make it for the story? No problem, drop in anytime before 5:30 to do the craft. 

Anti-Love Potion Escape Room (RR)
Grades 2-8
Monday, February 10 - Friday, February 14

Oh no! Someone has sprinkled Homework Love Dust in the library! If we don't find the formula to activate the Anti-Love Potion soon, we will all be in love with homework! Grab your friends, follow the clues, and find the code to the Anti-Love Potion Activator to stop the Homework Madness. Sign up in groups of 1-8 people for a 30 minute time slot. 

Acrylic Painting with Catherine Mattern (RR)
Grades 3-6
Wednesday, February 19 6:00-7:30 

Tap into your creative side and paint a simple still life with local artist and instructor, Catherine Mattern. All supplies and snacks included with $5.00 registration fee. Pay by February 12 to lock in your registration. Class limited to 15 participants. 


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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