Summer Reading Program

It's Showtime At Your Library

June 3-July 25

All Ages
Thursday, May 2 - Saturday, June 1

Be a Reading Star, attend show stopping Special Events, and create magical memories during Weekly Events this summer. Register for the Reading Challenge and Weekly Events between May 2 and June 1 at the library, by calling 309-446-9575, or online.

Reading Challenge
All ages may pick up reading logs beginning on June 3 and turn them in for prizes any time the library is open until July 31.
To be eligible for the grand prize drawings, reading logs must be completed and turned in by Tuesday, July 23.

Weekly Events
RR= Registration Required NR = No Registration Required
Children will be placed in groups based on their grade next fall.

Book Babies (NR)
Ages 0-3
Tuesdays June 11, 18, 25 & July 2, 9, 16 10:00-10:30

Help your little one develop their early literacy, motor and social skills as you enjoy songs, rhymes, stories, and playtime together.

Books Before Bedtime at St. Mary's in Kickapoo (RR)
Ages 3-5 (Pre-K - K)
Thursdays June 13, 20 & July 11, 18 6:00-7:00

Join Katie Hahn from the Brimfield Public Library and St. Mary's Pre-K teacher, Jo Bienemann, for stories, songs, and a simple craft in the Pre-K room at St. Mary's School.  Pajamas welcome.

Story Time at the Brimfield Public Library (RR)
Ages 3-5 (Pre-K - K)
Fridays June 14, 21 & July 12, 19 10:00-11:00

Enjoy fun stories, songs, dancing, crafts, and more in the Activity Room at the Brimfield Public Library.

Creation Camp (RR)
Grades 1-3
Thursdays June 13, 27 & July 11, 18 10:00-11:00

Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through stories, activities, and creative projects.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Avanti’s Italian Restaurant
Casey’s General Store
Caterpillar Visitors Center

Dairy Queen
Monical’s Pizza Restaurant
Nick & Willy's Pizza
Princeville State Bank
Taco Bell
Texas Roadhouse
The Christian Center



Special Events

Out of School Boogie Escape Room (RR)
Recommended for Ages 6-12
Monday, June 3 - Friday, June 7 

Summer vacation is starting, but your license to dance has been locked up! Can you follow the dance combinations around the room and find your license to do the Out of School Boogie? Limited to groups of six. Sign up for a half hour time slot at the library to reserve your group. 

Food Hacks: Popcorn (RR)
Grades 4-8
Tuesday, June 11 2:00-3:30 

Upgrade plain popcorn with seasonings and sweets to make an extra special treat. Watch a film, make a craft, and chat while you eat your snack. 

The Hanson Family Jugglers (NR) 
Wednesday, June 12 10:00-11:00 
Prepare to be amazed by this family of world record holding jugglers and unicycle riders. 

Melted Art (RR)
Grades 9-12
Wednesday, June 12 5:30-6:30 

Melt records, crayons, and more to make unique works of art. 

Improv Theater Workshop (RR)
Grades 4-8
Tuesday, June 18 2:00-3:15 

Enjoy a short performance by actors from Nitsch Theater and then sharpen your own acting and improvisational skills during a fun workshop. 

Disney Stories & Songs with Elsa & Belle (NR)
Thursday, June 20 10:00-11:00 

Join Elsa and Belle for stories, songs, crafts, and photos. 

Spa Day at the Library (RR)
Grades 4-8
Tuesday, June 25 2:00-3:00 

Make DIY bath bombs and sugar scrubs with different scents using basic ingredients. Take home two personalized products. 

PAWS to Read (RR)
Wednesday, June 26 2:00-3:00 

Come read to a specially trained therapy dog from the Peoria Humane Society. Sign up for a 10 minute time slot to guarantee your spot. 

Spa Day at the Library (RR)
Grades 9-12
Tuesday, June 26 5:30-6:30

Make DIY bath bombs and sugar scrubs with different scents using basic ingredients. Take home two personalized products. 

Pups & Pages Picnic at St. Mary's in Kickapoo (RR)
Ages 3-5 and Families
Thursday, June 27 5:00-7:00 

Come munch on hot dogs and chips while you listen to stories about dogs, and then enjoy dog themed activities, a photo opportunity with Marshall from Paw Patrol, and more!

Duke Otherwise Music & Dance Show (NR)
Friday, June 28 10:00-11:00 

Sing and dance along with entertainer Duke Otherwise. 

Sensory Shenanigans (NR)
Ages 0-6
Friday, July 5 10:00-12:00 

Dress for messy, mushy, squishy fun. Come anytime between 10:00 and 12:00 and enjoy a variety of sensory activities. Caregivers must stay with children during sensory play time. 

Face Painting by the Zoo Lady & the Zoo Crew (NR)
Monday, July 8 10:00-11:00 

Embrace your theatrical side and help tell a story after the Zoo Lady and her Zoo Crew transform you into a fantastical character with face paint. 

Lights, Camera, Robots! (RR)
Grades 4-8
Tuesday, July 9 2:00-3:30 

Work with your friends to make a movie featuring Sphero robots. 

Stuffed Animal Sleep Over Story Time (NR)
Wednesday, July 10 6:00-6:30 

Bring a stuffed animal to the library for story time, and then leave your stuffed friend at the library for anight of sleepover fun. Sleepover pictures will be provided at pick-up on July 11, as well as on Facebook. Please do not bring the stuffed friend you need in order to sleep. 

Peoria Zoomobile (NR)
Tuesday, July 16 2:00-3:00 

See a variety of exotic animals up close and learn how and why they "dress up" or disguise themselves in the wild. 

Stranger Things Escape Room (RR)
Recommended for Ages 12 - Adult
Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 

Welcome to Hawkins, Indiana 1983. Your friend Will Byers is missing and you think he's been taken into another world, another dimension... the Upside Down. You must find Will and figure out how to open the portal to return before the Demogorgon finds you. Limited to groups of six. Register your group by signing up for a time slot. 

Paint Pouring Art Class (RR)
Ages 13 - Adult
Thursday, July 25 7:00-8:30 

Join Joe the Art Guy for some colorful fun. Wear paint clothes or grab an apron, get a canvas and your favorite paint colors, and pour away!