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

 

Teen Movie Showings


Second Thursdays of the month at 6:00 p.m.
AGES: 12 to 18 years old

December 13 | January 10 | February 14

Join us for teen-friendly movies! Titles will be revealed one month before their showing and will be published on the Library’s website and at the Youth Services Desk. Movies will have a PG or PG-13 rating. Popcorn will be provided! No registration is required for this program.

 

No School Matinees


Movies start at 11:00 a.m. at the Library

No school? No problem! Join us for a movie on the days that school is closed in November. Get in the Thanksgiving spirit! Admission is open to all, though space is limited. Popcorn will be provided! All films are rated PG.

Monday, November 19 — Freebirds

Tuesday, November 20 — Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving