Advanced registration is required to reserve your spot for these kid-friendly activities.
Dr. Seuss Birthday Breakfast Celebration
Saturday, March 2 from 10-11 am
Sit down to a truly fantastical feast at the Dr. Seuss Birthday Breakfast Celebration. We will have a feast, a feast, a fantastical feast with “Green Eggs and Ham,” brightly colored fruit, funky french toast, “Moose Juice” ‘n’ ”Goose Juice”… and much more! We will end our celebration with some favorite Cat in the Hat stories, crafts, and more! Ages Prek-5. Limit 30.
Parachute and Play Story Time
Fridays in March, beginning March 8 from 10-11am
Babies, toddlers and caregivers! Play parachute games and read fun stories together. Ages Birth-4. Limit 20.
DIY Fairy Jars
Monday, March 11 from 6-7pm
Make a magical fairy jar home for your favorite fairy friends!. Ages 7-12. Limit 10.
Keep on Writing: Cursive Writing Program
Wednesdays, March 13-May 15 from 5-6pm
Taught by retired teachers, this 10 week program will enable students to have fun while improving their cursive writing skills. The first session on March 13 will explain the program to parents and students. Grades 3-5.
St. Pat’s Drop-in Craft
Friday, March 15 from 2-4:30pm
Kids of all ages are invited to stop by the Library to make a St. Patrick’s Day inspired craft.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 50th Birthday Celebration
Saturday, March 16 from 2-3 pm
2019 marks the 50th birthday of Eric Carle’s beloved classic story The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Join us to celebrate this beloved classic with games, story time, and of course birthday cake! Ages PreK-5. Limit 30.
Hands on Science
4th Mondays: March 25 and April 29 from 6-7:30pm
Join us to participate in a super fun science experiment! Ages 7-10. Limit 15.
March 25 Magnetic Slime
April 29 Operation: Dissect a real Pig Heart!
Milk and Cookies Storytime
Thursdays in April from 6-6:30pm
A wonderful end to a long day. Come join us for a story or two with milk and cookies at the end! Wear your pajamas for extra fun! Ages 2 to 5.
Easter Egg Hunt & Insect Petting Zoo
Saturday, April 13 from 10-11am
Come join the fun with an Easter Egg Hunt at the Library. The hunt starts promptly at 10:00 and eggs are typically collected within a just few minutes. Age groups (0-4 years and 5-10 years) will be assigned a section of the lawn to hunt for eggs left behind by the Easter Bunny. Don’t forget your Easter Basket to collect the eggs! After the Egg Hunt don’t forget to stick around and meet with the Easter Bunny, plus take part in our outdoor story walk scavenger hunt, and visit with U of I extensions insect petting zoo! Grades Prek-5.
Pokemon Easter Eggs
Monday, April 15 from 6-7pm
Create Pokemon themed Easter eggs with dye and colorful acrylic paint. Ages 5-11. Limit 15.
Shaving Cream Easter Eggs
Friday, April 19 from 12-1pm
Caregivers and babies/toddlers get to have some sensory play and create colorful Easter eggs with shaving cream. Ages 1-4. Limit 15.
Earth Day Drop-in Craft
Monday, April 22 from 3-6pm
Drop in the Library to make an awesome recycled craft in celebration of Earth Day! Supplies are limited.
Friday, April 26 from 6-8pm
After the library closes we will use the library as our arena to battle our friends! For Nerf Wars at night we will have Nerf Games, Target Shooting, dinner and lots more. Registration required as well as a permission slip for each child. Grades 1-6. Limit 30.
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Friday, May 3 from 3:30-4:45pm
Break goodies out of a piñata, listen to festive music, and play loteria for fun prizes! Grades K-5.
Young Chefs Academy
Saturdays: May 4-18 from 10-11am
We’re looking for children who have a desire to learn to cook! Each week, Ms. Felicia from Day Star School of Excellence, will teach children to create an entree, dessert and drink. Parents will receive a list of ingredients prior to each class! Ages 3-10. Limit 12.
May 4 Turkey Sandwich, Oreo Bites, Strawberry Lemonade
May 11 Tuna Salad, Fruit Cup Parfait, Frozen Fruit Smooth
May 18 Pizza Bagels, Rice Krispy Treats, Fruit Infused Tea
May the 4th Be With You Day!
Saturday, May 4 from 2-3 pm
Celebrate May the 4th Be With You Day at the library! Make your own light saber, participate in padawan training, and much more. Grades K-5.
Mother’s Day Cookies and Canvas
Thursday, May 9 from 7-8pm
This program is all about Mom. Make a splash with your creativity at our Cookies & Canvas Event! We’ll provide cookies, all your supplies and step-by-step instructions to create a fantastic gift for Mom. Limit 30.
Check out the extra-special programming we’ve planned for our special needs children and their parents. All programs require registration and children to be accompanied by a guardian, so register to save your spot!
SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE GIVEN PRIORITY REGISTRATION.
Saturday, April 27 from 1-2pm
Create a custom sign that you can put above your bed or on your door. You will be working on hand and eye coordination, working with glue and scissors, spelling and repetition. Limit 10.
Saturday, May 11 from 1-2:30pm
Make a dream catcher that will trap all your bad dreams so you can have a good night sleep. This program will help with hand and eye coordination and identifying patterns. Limit 5.