Tower Road, Kankakee 815-939-1696
Monday through Thursday 10 A.M. - 8 P.M.
Friday 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.
Saturday 10 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Scrabble Monday, January 8th 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Come out for a night of fun as you battle against opponents to see
who can score the most points building words tile by tile. This
event also occurs February 5th, March 5th,
and April 9th.
Adult Book Club
6:30 P.M. -
Join us as
we discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. There
are books available at the Desk. We can always put more on hold.
This program will also occur on February 13th (The Forgotten
Garden by Kate Morton),
March 13th (The Whip by Karen Kondazian),
and April 10th (Orphan #8 by Kim van Alkemade).
January 11th 6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
Get out for a night of Crafting a winter decorative item. All
supplies are included and there is no fee. This event will also
take place on February 1st, March 22nd, and April 12th.
Adult Coloring Monday, January 22th 6:30 P.M. -7:30 PM
Come for an evening of coloring and relaxation as you create
beautiful pictures. Bring your own coloring book and medium
(colored pencils, markers, or crayons), or use our colored pencils
and coloring pages. This event will also take place on February 19th,
March 19th, and April 23rd.
Book Club Tues., Jan. 30th 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Read and discuss Abe Lincoln nominated and award winning books for
young adults in 9th - 12th grades. Books are available at the Front
Desk. January’s Selection is Denton Little’s
This event will also take place on February 27th
(An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir),
March 27th (Nimonaby Noelle Stevenson), and April 24th (These
Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly).
while you walk with the MP3 Playaway collection in our audio
Ask staff for
Valentine Craft Sat., February 3rd 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
For Children in Kindergarten and up.
Use your creativity on a Valentine’s Day project to take home.
All supplies are included; there is no fee for the program.
Spring Craft Time Wed., March 28th 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
Kindergarten and up
Work on a fun craft best for springtime. All supplies are provided,
there is no fee for this program.
Sat., Dec 30th
Mon., Jan. 1st Mon., Jan. 15th
Friends of the Library Presents “Happy Birthday, Dr.
Seuss.” Sat., March 3rd 1:00 – 2:30 P.M.
Children in Pre-k through 3rd Grade.
Help us celebrate reading on the anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ birth.
There will be fun and games and crafts. Sign up right away!
Earth Day Celebration Sat., April
21st 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. Join
us for an afternoon as we celebrate Mother Earth by creating
recyclable art. This event is for kids in
Kindergarten and up.
Monarch Book Club Sat., January 20th 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
1st- 3rd Grade
Kids in 1st -3rd Grade have their own book club. We will read the
book of the month at our gathering time and have a crafting
This event will also take place on February, 10th,
March 10th, and April 14th.
Book Club Sat., January 20th 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.
Kids in 3rd – 5thGrade will meet each
month to discuss a book from the Bluestem Award Nominee list. The
book for the January meeting will be Stick Dog by
Tom Watson. Books will be available at the Front Desk.
This event will also take place on February 10th (Soarby
Joan Bauer), March 10th (Dash by
Kirby Larson), and April 14th (The Boy Who
Crashed to Earth by Judd Winick).
Caudill Book Club Tues., Jan. 23rd 6:30 – 7:00 P.M.
Kid in 6th-8th Grade get to meet each month to discuss a Caudill
Award nominated or winning book from the past year. Books are
available for pick-up ahead of time at the Front Desk. The
selection for January is All Rise for the Honorable Perry
T. Cook by Leslie Conner.
This event will also take place on February 20th (Listen,
Slowly by Thanhha Lai), March 20th (A Night Divided by
Jennifer A. Neilsen), and April 17th(Orbiting
Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt).
Banzai Financial Literacy Thurs., Feb. 8th Thurs., Feb. 15th 6:30 – 7:30 P.M.
Children in 6th – 8thGrade
Banzai is a computer based educational tool that helps teach the
value of a dollar. Sponsored by Riverside Community Credit Union,
the program includes a pre-test, Life Scenarios, that take the
participant through a group of life financial situations such as
budgets, insurance, debt, rent, and wise spending habits, a game
and a post-test. This program has two parts.
Ready for Kindergarten – My Furry Friends Thursday, January 4th
6:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. Ages 3 – 5 years old Join us as we
have fun with our furry friends as a part of our yearlong Getting
Ready For Kindergarten (GRFK) program. You must be in the GRFK
program in order to participate. This program is funded by a grant
from the Community Works fund from the Community Foundation of
Kankakee River Valley.
This event also takes place on January 25th(Fairytale
Fun), February 17th (Super Hero Science),
March 29th(Extraordinary Eggs), and April 26th (Hungry
story bags filled with a book, a toy or more, and an activity sheet
all related to a central theme. It might be about llamas, counting,
or holidays. These bags can be checked out for three weeks.
Ask the staff for
Storytime and Tiny Explorers is on Winter
Break until February 6th. Join us when they both return.
Storytime Tues., Feb. 6th 10:00 – 11:00 A.M.
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.
Also meeting on
February 13th and 27th,
March 6th, 13th, and 27th, April 3rd, 10th,
Explorers Tues., Feb. 20th
10:00 – 11:00 A.M
Playing at a
number of stations, children will learn fine motor skills with the
help of manipulatives. Activities are meant for children from ages
6 months to 5 years old.
This program also occurs March 20th, and
Lego Building Sat., January 6th 1:00 – 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.
This event also occurs January 13th, February 17th,
and April 28th.
School’s Out Movie Day
March 30th 1:00 – 3:00
School is out! Come to the Library and watch a movie
with your friends. Popcorn and Lemonade will be served.
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