Children & Teen Events

Upcoming Events

Yarn Painting
Wed., August 24 @ 4-6 pm

Ages 5 to 105 are invited to create a vibrant “painting” using yarn and glue. For more info and registration, click here to register or call 309-274-2719.

Practice healthy exercise habits and promote literacy when you follow along with our StoryWalk, located at Sante Fe Park (1400 N Benedict St). The StoryWalk starting from August through September will feature Dog on a Log? This is the hilarious sequel to Frog on a Log. Frog decides that he does not want to sit on a log, and he definitely does not want a dog to sit on a frog! So he changes the rules. Now, dogs sit on logs, and cats sit on gnats! But what will frog decide to sit on now?

Reading Challenges

Click the picture to learn more or come into the library to talk with the Youth Librarian about this amazing challenge!

Monthly Programs


2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month 3:45 PM @ Youth Activity Room

(Ages 5-up) Bring your friends and your imagination! Each month new challenges will be suggested, but as always, they are not required. Be prepared for fun and showing off your LEGO building skills!

Take & Make Crafternoon

2nd Mondays of the month Pick up in the library/drive thru

New crafts will be available for pick up every month. Follow the instructions for tips and tricks on completing your craft!

Storytime @ the Library

1st & 3rd Friday of the month 10:00 AM @ Youth Activity Room

(Ages 3-5) Join Miss Elizabeth for some fun with stories, songs, puppets and a craft that encourages development of Early Literacy skills in young children. Parent/guardian participation with the craft is required.

Take & Bake Kits

3rd Tuesday of the month Pick up in the library/drive thru

New kits will be available every month! Bring it home to learn how to measure, mix, and munch on snacks/treats you make yourself!

Sign & Sing

2nd & 4th Tuesdays of the month 10:30 AM @ Youth Activity Room

(Ages 0-5) Join our friends from Communication Junction for a special Story Time designed to encourage a love of learning, reading, and signing with your children!