Kids Activities

(RR) = Registration Required     (NR) = No Registration Required
Register for programs at the Kid's Circulation Desk or by contacting Andie: 309-446-9575 or


Mechanical Monday (RR)
Grades K-3
Monday, April 1 5:00-6:00

Join us for our new monthly program! Learn basic programming and engineering skills by completing design builds using LEGO's WeDo robotics kits. Due to the number of kits, limited spots are available. Please sign up by calling (309)-446-9575 or emailing Andie at This program is funded through a Library Services and Technology Act Grant administered by the Illinois State Library through Project Next Generation using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Solar Eclipse Prep Party (NR)
All Ages
Saturday, April 6 10:00am-11:00am
All ages are welcome to learn the science about the Total Solar Eclipse, engage in craft stations, and have sun-themed snacks and treats!

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party (NR)
All Ages
Monday, April 8 1:30pm-2:30pm
Join us in viewing the Total Solar Eclipse! Rain or shine, we will show NASA's broadcast of the eclipse, have crafts, snacks, and solar eclipse glasses available! All ages are welcome. 

Film Premiere at Elmwood Palace Theater (NR)
All Ages
Saturday, April 13 2:00pm
Join us at the Elmwood Palace Theater to view each short film local students in our popular filmmaking series have created over the past year! Stay afterwards for a discussion and review with the young filmmakers on their creativity and learning process. 

Taylor Swift Escape Room (RR)
All Ages
April 15-April 19 sign up for an hour time slot
Celebrate Taylor Swift's new album release by helping her put together a playlist for her show! Put all the puzzles together to find the clues to add songs to her setlist, then escape the room! Register as an individual or group. 

Earth Day Recyled Art (RR)
All Ages
April 22- 5:00-6:00pm
Celebrate Earth Day and create your own masterpiece using up items from our art supply closet! What art can you create using a variety of supplies? 

Book Babies (NR)
Ages 0-3
Tuesdays 10:30-11:00am

Help your little one develop their early literacy skills and get some of their wiggles out as we share songs, signs, stories, and rhymes together. Stay a while afterward for toys, socialization, and visiting for caregivers. Older siblings always welcome to join the fun. 

Filmmaking Workshop (RR) (PNG)
Grades 4-12
Wednesday, April 24 5:00-6:30pm
Learn the behind the scenes magic of filmmaking each month in our popular filmmaking series! A cinematagrapher expert will explain a variety of video techniques as students write, direct, and produce a series of short films. Project Next Generation programs at the Brimfield Public Library are developed pursuant to a Library Services and Technology Act Grant administered by the Illinois State Library using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Indoor Scavenger Hunt (NR)
All Ages 
April-Garden Foods
Pick up a scavenger hunt sheet at the Kid's Circulation Desk, find the pictures hidden around the library, and return your scavenger hunt sheet for a small prize.

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  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
Take-It, Make-It Kits (NR)
Ages 6-12
Take home a Take-It, Make-It kit today! We will have new activities 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. Take home a Take-It, Make-It kit today!

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.