Caudill Book Club


First Saturdays of the month at 10:30 a.m.
AGES: 4th through 8th grade

Join Ms. Penny as we read and discuss 2019 Illinois Rebecca Caudill Award nominated books! Donuts and juice will be provided.

October 6 – Booked by Kwame Alexander

November 3 – Moo: A Novel by Sharon Creech

December 1 – Me and Marvin Gardens by A. S. King

January 5 – Paper Things by Jennifer Jacobson

February 2 – Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle

 

Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion.

 

Bluestem Book Club


Fourth Saturdays of the month at 10:30 a.m.
AGES: 3rd through 5th grade

Join Ms. Amanda as we read and discuss some of the 2019 Illinois Bluestem Award nominated books! Donuts and juice will be provided.

September 22 – What Was the Great Chicago Fire? by Janet B. Pascal

October 27 – Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras by Duncan Tonatiuh

November 24 – Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park

January 26 – A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord

February 23 – Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan

 

Copies of the book to be discussed are available at the Youth Services Desk one month prior to the discussion.

 

Illinois Bicentennial Reads


November 1—December 3
AGES: Grades K-12

In celebration of Illinois’ 200 years of statehood, children grades K-12 can stop by the Youth Services Desk to grab a READS card. Participants will learn more about Illinois and its famous residents through reading and activities. Those who complete the tasks will qualify for a drawing for a $15 Amazon gift card! Questions? Please stop by the Youth Services Desk.

 

Monday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 5 years and up

Join us as we celebrate Illinois’ 200th Birthday! We will learn about Illinois’ early years, historical happenings, and some famous Illinoisans—and what party would be complete without cake and crafts!

 

Creative Constructions


Third Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 12 to 18 years old

September 17 | October 15 | November 19 | December 17 | January 21 | February 18

A throwback to your childhood days—the Library will provide building tools including: Giant LEGOs, Magnet blocks, Light-up LEGOs, and more, you just need to provide the creativity!

 

 

Board @ the Library


Wednesdays at 3:00 p.m.
September 5 – February 27
AGES: 12 to 18 years old

Hang with friends and enjoy a game at the Library! Apples to Apples, Life sized JENGA, Giant UNO, Gonuts Donuts!, Exploding Kittens, and many more! Registration is not required.

 

Get Crafty


Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m.
September 4 – February 26
AGES: 12 to 18 years old

Join us for an afternoon of simple crafts to detox after a long day at school! No registration is required, but supplies are limited, so the program is first-come, first-served.

 

STEAM Ahead


Mondays at 3:00 p.m.
September 10 – February 25
AGES: 12 to 18 years old

Join us as we create, think, problem-solve, do, innovate, and invent our way through STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) activities! No registration is required, but supplies are limited. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Club Wonder


Fridays from 3:30—4:30 p.m.
September 7—February 22

We invite all of our friends with special needs and/or disabilities, as well as their families, to attend this weekly club where they will be able to enjoy sensory toys that engage, yet soothe the senses. Registration is not required to attend, and all ages are welcome to participate. This program is limited to 20 participants in attendance with their caregivers/parents.

 

Board Game Saturdays


Third Saturdays of the month at 1:00 p.m.
AGES: 5 years old and up

Bring some family and friends and enjoy a board game at the Library! Choices include favorites like Uno, Monopoly, Checkers, Scrabble, and many more!

September 15 | October 20 | November 17 | December 15 | January 19 | February 16

 

Elementary Art


Third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 5 to 11 years old

Channel your inner artist and see what you can create with different types of paints, stamps, and more, available from the Library’s art supply stash. We will present themed project ideas to get you started. All of our supplies are washable, but there is a chance for a mess, so wear something that can get messy! No registration is required to attend.

September 18 | October 16 | November 20 | December 18 | January 15 | February 19