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.

 

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!

 

 

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

 

Indoor Snowball Fight


Monday, January 21 at 10:30 a.m.
AGES: 5 to 11 years old

Participants will have time to create yarn snowballs before the snowball fight begins. The Library Meeting Room will be set up for our battle, with objects to hide behind! No registration is required.

 

Toy Swap


Saturday, January 19 at 10:30 a.m.
AGES: Toys appropriate for ages 10 years old and younger

Did the holidays bring you too many or duplicate toys? Donate clean, gently used toys to the Library January 9—16 and then return for the swap to take home some “new to you” toys. Those who donate will get early access to the swap! The library reserves the right to refuse donated toys, and stuffed animals will not be accepted.

 

Drive-In Theatre


Wednesday, January 2 at 12:00 p.m.
AGES: 3 to 8 years old

Make a cardboard car, bring a sack lunch, and take in the show! To start off our special program, every child will decorate a box car, supplied by the Library, and then enjoy watching one of our favorite films while “parked.” Stop by the Youth Services Desk the morning of the program for a ticket to reserve your spot. Space is limited to 25 children. NOTE: No food or drink will be provided by the Library.

 

Visit with Santa


Friday, December 14 at 6:30 p.m.
AGES: 10 years and younger

Bring your little ones for our annual visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. While waiting for their turn on Santa’s lap, kids will be able to make a craft! Remember to bring your camera as this is sure to be a memory you won’t want to forget. Registration is not required to attend, but space is limited. Tickets to attend will be available beginning at 9:00 a.m. the day of the program at the Youth Services Desk.