Kids



What's Going on for Kids!






Monday, June 11
 Craft: Kaleidoscope
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

You'll be seeing stars with your very own kaleidoscope! Made from stars straight form the galaxy, your little one can craft their space gear at the library.
P.S.: Space shuttle parking unavailable.

Storytime Returns June 12th at 10:00 A.M.

Join us on Tuesdays as Storytime comes back from its vacation. Enjoy the mix of crafts, stories, and music to help young children develop a love for reading. During Summer reading, each week has a different theme. Parents and guardians can bring their 6-months to 5-year-old children.

Listen with the Dogs
Thursday, June 14
10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M.

Pre-K- 3rd
Children will have a chance listen to a story with a trained therapy dog on site, giving the children a sense of companionship as they listen. This event also takes place Friday, July 13th.

Craft Rockets Experiment
Thursday, June 14
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

3rd-5th Grades
 5,4,3,2,1 ... BLAST OFF!!! Put on a show with your team as your handmade rocket blasts off into space! All supplies provided, there is no cost for this program.

Father's Day Craft "My Dad Rocks"
Friday, June 15
10:30 AM-11:30 AM

K-5th Grades
Have fun make a craft to celebrate your dad. There is no fee for this program all supplies are provided.
 
Father's Day Gift craft With Row Gebre
Friday, June 15
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

6th&Up
Have fun make a craft to celebrate your dad; come and learn how to draw a car. There is no fee for this program all supplies are provided.


Father/Child Lego Building
Saturday, June 16
11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Pre-K &Up
Our Lego building blocks and your creativity can only add up to lots of fun at the library. Join us and other Lego enthusiasts for an afternoon of building fun with Dad. For children in Kindergarten and up with their dads.


Monday, June 18
Craft: Space Sun Catcher
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

 Ever want to bring home Saturn, but not wanting to travel 746 million miles? NOW YOU CAN! Paint your space sun catcher with us and bring home your piece of the galaxy!


Craft Galaxy Jar
Thursday, June 21:
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

3rd-5th Grades
Swirling planets, glittering stars, exploding suns...OH NO! Create a galaxy jar at the library. All supplies provided, there is no cost for this program.

Planetarium Field Trip at ONU
Saturday, June 23
5:45pm Meeting time
3rd&Up
Join us for a night time filed trip to the ONU Planetarium. "A gang of rogue pirates will stop at nothing to unleash their awesome power against the universe. Its a race against time as only one valiant ship tries to save the universe and defend itself against the attack of the space pirates.


Craft: Fruit Sushi
Monday, June 25
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
 Take a quick trip to Japan in an hour or less. Roll your own sushi at the library.



Cupcake Decorating
Thursday, June 28
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

3rd-5th Grades
Want to decorate a cupcake, but don't want the mess? Come to the library and leave the mess here! Materials will be provided. 
All supplies provided, there is no cost for this program.


GRFK - Summer Sensory Play
Thursday, June 28
6:30 PM-7:30 PM

Ages 3- 5 years old
Getting Ready for Kindergarten program welcomes you to come and enjoy SUMMER sensory play! This program for children ages 3-5 years old who are not yet in kindergarten is funded by a grant from the Community Works fund from the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley. 



Family Festival
Saturday, June 30

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Come one, come all; big and small. Enjoy the afternoon at our 1st annual family festival with face painting, water balloons, Ruel's Reps, and fun carnival games.




Monday, July 2
Eggs in a Nest
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Have you always wanted to make a birdhouse and eat a snack at the same time? Come to the library! This program is free, all supplies are provided.




Pizza Pie Party
Thursday, July 5
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

3rd-5th Grades
Description: Put on your chef hat, grab a rolling pin, and make a pizza at the library. All supplies provided, there is no cost for this program.




After Hours Family Movie AND Dinner
Friday, July 6
6:00 P.M.

Parents, have the family out for dinner and a movie as we watch FERDINAND! Dinner will be served.



Lego Building
Saturday, July 7th
1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Our Lego building blocks and your creativity can only add up to lots of fun at the library. Join us and other Lego enthusiasts for an afternoon of building fun. For children in Kindergarten and up.

Craft: Flag Plate Monday, July 9
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Travel all 50 states through paints and paper. This program is free, all supplies are provided.


Cactus in a Pot Craft
Thursday, July 12
1:00 PM-2:00 PM

3rd-5th Grades
Come make and create your very own cactus. It will live forever, and it will never stick you. Join us for this fun craft! All supplies provided, there is no cost for this program.