Join us for an array of programing
designed for fun and learning new skills.
Sign up by stopping in at the Front Desk
or call the Library at 815-939-1696.
for kids in Preschool - 2nd Grade
Storytime is back from Hiatus starting September 9th 10:00 a.m
Combined with Lapsits, Storytime meets on most Tuesdays and Thursdays
at 10 a.m. till 11 a.m. The age range has been increased so that
parents and guardians can bring their 6-months to five-year-old
children in for a time of storytelling, crafting, music, and fun.
Choose which day of the week you would like to come for some
September 16th & 18th, 10 a.m. – 11
Join us for a new morning program specifically for children 6 months
to 5 years old to stimulate a child's use of fine and gross motor
skills with stations of various manipulatives. It is a great time of
socialization and play. Future dates are planned for the third week
of every month.
Other meeting dates: October 21st & 23rd
November 18th & 20th
for Kids in Kindergarten through 5th Grade
Saturday, August 30th
1:00 p.m. till 2:00 P.M., Lego Building
Have fun with other Lego enthusiasts creating objects with our Lego
blocks. This play session is meant for children in Kindergarten
through 5th Grade.
Other Lego Building dates include: October 4, October 18
Friday, October 10th
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.,
Calling all children in 2nd to 5th grade to
help create spooktacular Halloween decorations.
Book,One Community selection for 2014 is All Quiet on the Western Front
by Erick Maria Remarque. The Kankakee Area Library Association has
planned several events around this topic, including various
presentations on life here at home and the life a of soldier. Ask the
Front Desk for a list of programs in the community.
Evening with Santa
Keep an eye out for our date with the Big Guy in the Red Suit.
He always visits early in December and listens patiently to requests
from the children after reading a story.
Presentations and Family Events
6:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m. Archaeology - Can You Dig It?
Join us for a night of fun exploring the mysteries of history with
This program is geared for parent and children in Kindergarten and
Sunday, October 5th
Paramount Theater On Book,One Community
of All Quiet on the Western Front at the historic Paramount Theater
in downtown Kankakee. Admission is $5.50 at the door. This is a One
Book, One Community event.
Thursday, October 9th, Start time 1:00 p.m. Movie Day
Spend the afternoon at the Library by movie watching. This afternoon
we are viewing Monster House, a movie about three friends who
confront the spooky house on the block. For kids in kindergarten and
up. Free popcorn and lemonade will be served.
Saturday, October 25th 1:00 p.m. till 2:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Limestone Library present the Annual Fall Festival
for all ages. Families are invited to come and enjoy an afternoon of
fun activities, book sale, and more!
Kids in 5th Grade through 8th Grade
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Rocketry Workshop
During this class children in 5th through 8th
grades will learn how air pressure can be used to shoot rockets into
the air. Participants will make a mini-rocket to learn about
fuel and how different amounts affect the distance a rocket can
travel. Then, youth will construct a rocket using a pop bottle
to propel it using water and air, shooting it into outer space (or a
few feet in the air).
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
YA Book and Pizza
us for book club night for kids in 5th through 8th
grade. For the month of September we are reading Peak by Roland
Smith. After we discuss the book, we will share some pizza. Stop in
to pick up your book at the Front Desk beginning Friday, August 15th.
Other dates are October 20th and November 17th
1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.,
In this experiment, youth in grades 5th through 8th will
enhance their engineering skills by assembling their own Eco-Bots and
surface controls to manage an environmental clean-up. Youth will then
test the interaction between the Eco-Bot's design features and
various barriers to determine the most effective clean-up solution
for a simulated toxic spill.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Kankakee Model Flyers Club
Spend the afternoon with the Kankakakee Model Flyers Club as they
demonstrate how to fly remote control planes. Participants will
learn how to fly remote control planes with the use of computer
generated programs. For kids in 5th grade and up.
This is a One Book, One Community Event
Read To The Dogs Monday, September 22
6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
One of our favorite summer programs is back by popular demand. Spend time
reading a favorite book to one of our furry friends who are trained
therapy dogs. This program is for children from pre-school and on up.
If the child cannot read, the parent may read to the dog and child.
Other dates fro the program are
October 20th and November 10th.
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September 15th and September 17th
10:00 A.M. till 11:30 A.M. Intro to Internet Learn the basics of exploring the internet world with instructor
Theresa Shafiabady. Adults who sign up for this course will need to
be there for both days.
Adult Craft Night
Thursday, Sept. 25
6:30 till 7:30
Why should kids have all the fun? Get together with friends to make a
decorative craft for the season with Miss Pat.
Other dates includeThursday,
November 13th and Thursday, December 11
Tuesday, Sept. 30th
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Present Preparation and Holiday Budgeting
Learn how to get ready for the holidays without breaking the bank by
working a holiday budget. This program will be presented by
University of Illinois Home Extension Office.
Tuesday, October 7th
6:30 p.m. till 7:30 p.m., World War I: The Homefront and the
Dave Clark, a local historian, will help us take a look at World War
I focusing on how the homefront was affected by the long term
consequences of the first world war in Europe. This is a One Book,
One Community Event
October 20th and October 22nd
10:00 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. The Basics of Email
Learn the basics of email with instructor Theresa Shafiabady. Adults
who sign up for this program will need to attend both days of the
6:30 p.m. till 7:30 P.M.
Busse and Rieck Florists presents Decorating for the Holidays
Join us for a special presentation at Busse and Rieck's from their
designers on how to add sparkle and pizazz to your home for the