It's Showtime! Summer Reading Program Registration is here! Come to the library to fill out your registration sheet and receive your folder. All ages can participate by reading and recording reading time on your log sheets. Every program you attend as well as every 100 minutes of reading gives you a raffle ticket for our summer reading baskets!
Adult Book Club
Monday, June 3 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
Join us as we discuss The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson, a historical fiction novel set in England just before WWI. Books are available for pick up at the Front Desk. The Book Club also meets on Tuesday, July 9th and will discuss The Garden of Small Beginnings.
For the Love of Libby: a Guide to E-Resources and Electronics
Thursday, June 13 Thursday, June 20
10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
Want to know about Libby and other library apps? Attend our program to help you work these apps on your devices to get the most out of your library card.
Coloring and Coffee
Friday, June 14 Friday, June 21 Friday, July 12 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Bring your coloring books, pencils, and markers for a morning session of coloring and socializing with others. Coffee and pastries provided.
Stitch by Stitch Tuesday, June 18 Wednesday, July 10 6:15 P.M.
Grab your crochet hooks, knitting needles, scrapbooks, or other crafting project for a fun night at the Library! Work on your project while talking and laughing with others. You supply your craft; we supply the space.
Cookies and Canvas
Wednesday, June 19
5:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
It's adults painting night out at the library! Join us for am evening of giggles and paint with an amazing instructor as we paint 'Modern Bouquet.' There is a $5.00 fee.
Thursday, June 27 Thursday, July 11
10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
Take a pause from your summer errands and join us for yoga at the library. Chairs are provided if needed.
Essential Oils 101
Thursday, June 27
6:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
Learn about the basics of Essential Oils. How to mix them, how to use them, what to use with which oil. There is no fee for this program.
DIY Wooden Crate
Wednesday, July 11
Starts at 6:15 P.M.
Get your hands in the dirt with this DIY flower box! We will be re-purposing wooden crates with a distressed flare. Add this perfect touch of rustic warmth to your home. All supplies provided. There is no fee.
National Ugliest Dog Day Photo Contest!
Do you think you have the world's ugliest or just plain goofy-lookin' dog? Send us a picture between Monday, June 10th till Friday, June 14th.Your pooch's picture will be on display in the library for the community to vote on. The drawing will be held on Thurs., June 20th and the winner will receive a special prize.
LeeHan Martial Arts Wed., June 19 at 5:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 9 at 11:30 A.M.
We will meet at the LeeHan Martial Arts Academy in Bourbonnais to take in a tour and learn the basics of martial arts. There is no fee for this program
Acting Out Theatre Field Trip: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown! Sunday, July 14 at 8:00
Meet us for a special field trip to Lil's Park in Bradley when Acting Out Theatre will perform their summer play. Tickets are $12.00 per person, purchase at the library.
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Summer Reading Kick Off Party!Monday, June 10 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. Celebrate the start of our 2019 Summer Reading Program! Reserve a portion of our sidewalk to paint & decorate. Enter your name in our raffle to win super fun prizes. Play games, grab a bite to eat. Must be registered for our Summer Reading Program to attend.
James Knapp Presents: NASA's 50th Anniversary Saturday, June 22 12:00 Noon
Bring the Family to hear a fun presentation about the start of NASA and the first Moonwalk.
Family Festival! Sat., June 29 12 Noon - 1:30 PM
Welcome to the Library's Annual Family Festival. Attractions include a video game bus, balloon animals, face painting, Ruel's Reps, a craft fair, and more. You must he registered for the Summer Reading Program in order to attend.
Ron Selle and Darlene Agner Present: Music of the 1940s Tuesday, July 2 6:30 P.M.
Join us for a trip back to WWII era music as we remember the anniversary of D-Day during WWII.
Dan Gogh: Magic and Art Show! Saturday, July 13 11:00 A.M. Celebrate the end of a successful Summer Reading Program with a bang!
Dan Gogh uses a sparkling blend of magic, comedy, and art for 45 minutes of non-stop fun! You must be registered for SRP in order to attend.
Pre K and Younger
Little Rockers Wed., June 12 Wed., June 26 Wed., July 10 Birth to Pre-K 10:30 AM-11 AM
Get ready to jump, scoot, and boogey with your little one! Little Rockers is a music, sensory, and reading-based program. We focus on parent-to-child interaction!
Kids 3rd Grade and Up
Puppet Theatre Wed., June 12 Wed., June 19 Wed., June 26 Wed., July 10 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Grades 3rd - 5th
Join us every Wednesday for puppet theatre! Learn how to make your own puppets, props, and create a story. Set the stage and perform a show for family and friends!
Father's Day Craft Sat., June 15 3rd Gr. and up 12:30 PM-1:30 PM Work on a craft that is a suitable gift for Dad on his special day. All supplies are provided, there is no cost for this program.
Clay Workshop Monday, July 1 12 Noon-1:00 PM 3rd Grade and up Choose from lots of clay and let your creativity free at the library! Bring home a masterpiece to show off.
Act Your Heart Out Thurs., June 13 Monday, June 17 Monday, June 24 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Kids in 5th grade and up, take a leap into the enthralling world of acting. We will cast individuals to perform in a comedy skit about librarians.
Participants get a special backstage pass, and a meet-and-greet with the cast of Acting Out Theatre's latest production - You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.
Ice Cream Goodies Monday, July 8 1:00 PM-2:00 PM 5th Grade and up
Do you have a sweet tooth? Make your own ice cream creations with us! Ice cream sandwiches, milk shakes, oh my! What will you make?
Family Festival! Sat., June 29 12 Noon - 1:30 PM
Welcome to the Library's Annual Family Festival. Attractions include a video game bus, balloon animals, face painting, Ruel's Reps, a craft fair, and more. You must be registered for the Summer Reading Program in order
Read to the Dog! Monday, July 1 11:00 AM-12 Noon Tuesday, July 2 12 Noon-1:00 P.M. Join us for a group read with our visiting therapy dog. If time allows there will be individual meet and greet/reading sessions.
Drop-in Family Craft Wednesday, July 3 12 Noon-2:00PM
Need a break from holiday running? Stop in anytime between 12 Noon and 2:00 P.M.
to make a Fourth of July craft with your little one!
Superhero Family Movie Night! Wed., July 3 Starts at 6:00PM
Calling all superheroes!
Head to the Library for a special showing of The Incredibles 2.
If you dress in your best superhero garb, you will be entered to win a prize.
Lego Building Family Style Saturday, July 6 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Join us for an open play session with all of the family, creating buildings and creatures with Lego blocks.
All supplies are provided, there is no fee for this program.
Are you traveling this summer?
Try our playaway and CD audio books to make the miles fly by. If you don't see something in our collection, we can always put a hold on your choice!
Pre-K and Up
Storytime Tues., June 11 Tues., June 18 Tues,. June 25 Tuesday., July 2 Tuesday., July 9 10:15 AM–11 AM Enjoy the mix of crafts, stories, and music to help young children develop a love for reading. Parents and guardians can bring their 6-months to 5-year-old children.
Evening Storytime Tues., June 11 Tues., June 25 Tues., July 9 6:15 PM-7:00 PM
Come during an early evening program to enjoy the mix of crafts, stories, and music to help young children develop a love for reading. Parents and guardians
can bring their 6-months to 5-year-old children. PJ's encouraged.
Father's Day Craft Sat., June 15 Pre-K to 3rd Gr. 10:30AM-11:30AM
Work on a craft that is a suitable gift for Dad on his special day. All supplies are provided, there is no cost for this program.
Imagination Station Monday, June 17 Monday, June 24 Monday, July 8 Pre-K to 2nd Gr. 11AM - 12 Noon
Grab your costumes and get ready to play! This is a story, craft, and dress-up program that encourages the growth and creativity of ages pre-K through 2nd grade.
The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 Memorial Day and Thursday, July 4 Independence Day
Summer Reading Registration runs through Saturday,June 29.
Reading logs are due Friday,July 12 by 5:00 P.M. Day Trip Pack can be picked up on Monday July 15,
Raffle Basket drawing will be held Monday July 15.