Champaign Public Library Reading Programs
A reading game for infants to 4th grade graduates | May 20 to August 19

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Upcoming Events
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Date
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Enjoy the first sounds of Summer with the breezy, beachy tunes of Kittens Incorporated, featuring local musicians Bryan and Jolee Phelps.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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Date
Monday, May 28, 2018
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All library locations are closed today. Book returns, behind both library locations, will remain open for you to return materials.
Library
All Branches

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Date
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Description
Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Miss something this month? You get a second chance at our May do-it-yourself activities for school-age kids at this special “rewind” day.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, June 01, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, June 01, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Saturday, June 02, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Swing, stomp, strut and sway to the joyous rhythms of early jazz performed by the Church Street Ramblers.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, June 04, 2018
Time
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Description
Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Time
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Description
Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Time
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Stack plastic cups into mega towers and take it down faster than anyone else at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids. Are you up for the challenge?
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Meet the turtles, bearded dragons, snake, tarantula, and roaches from the Orpheum Children’s Museum. Learn about their habitat, diet, adaptations for feeding, camouflage, protection, and locomotion.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
We'll stretch like dogs, balance like flamingos, fly like butterflies, breathe like whales, and stand strong like tall trees – with music, stretching, playful movement, and imagination to enhance flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Please bring a blanket or towel.

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, June 08, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, June 08, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Saturday, June 09, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
The Strong Man will bend nails! Roll frying pans! Break chains! Come see Illinois' own 2010 America's Got Talent contestant perform his amazing feats.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, June 11, 2018
Time
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Description
Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, June 11, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Would you like to know how to create your own app? Elementary school students (ages 9-11) are invited to join us to learn the steps to create their own app during this six-week series in partnership with the School of Information Sciences.

This event takes place on:
June 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Description
Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Power up with fun superhero crafts and activities at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Ready for a nature adventure? Want to find out what’s going on outside when you’re not looking? Come explore with the Champaign County Forest Preserve District Museum and Education Department.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Drop in for a technology project or activity especially for school-age kids.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, June 15, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, June 15, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us in celebrating 153 years since the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas and freed the last of the slaves. Bring your family and friends to Douglass Park for summer fun and games. Sponsored by the Champaign Public Library Friends and the Champaign Park District.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Babaloo brings a high-energy, over-the-top, rousing one-man musical comedy act for kids of all ages. But be warned; this is no run-of-the-mill kids’ crooner. “My shows are carefully controlled chaos,” Babaloo says. “There’s no ‘criss-cross-applesauce, sit-still-and-zip-your-lip’ stuff; we’re always dancing, singing, yelling, stomping, throwing stuff around, beating on buckets – whatever it takes to keep everyone energized and laughing!”
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, June 17, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Join us for magic, juggling, and comedy with the multi-talented and highly entertaining Michael Moxie.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, June 18, 2018
Time
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Description
Offered at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Thursday at 10:30 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, June 18, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Would you like to know how to create your own app? Elementary school students (ages 9-11) are invited to join us to learn the steps to create their own app during this six-week series in partnership with the School of Information Sciences.

This event takes place on:
June 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time
9:45 AM - 10:05 AM
Description
Offered at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am (and at the Douglass Branch every Friday at 10:30 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver. Groups are encouraged to call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Description
Jump in your jammies and join us for a half hour of stories, music, and fun for children aged 2 to 5 and their parent or caregiver. Come any Tuesday evening.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Description
Offered at 9:45 and 10:30 am. Drop in for 30 minutes of stories, music, and movement with an emphasis on pre-reading skills and activities for children aged 3 to 5, with their parent or caregiver. Groups should call Children's Services at 217/403-2030 to schedule a separate group visit.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Ever wonder how those pop-up cards work? Come to our weekly do-it-yourself activity for kids to make one for yourself!
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Drop in any Thursday morning between 10 and 11 for a preschool craft you can make and take home.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Thursday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Monday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Introduce your baby to the joy of reading with stories, songs, and bounces for children from birth to 18 months of age, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Ready for a nature adventure? Want to find out what’s going on outside when you’re not looking? Come explore with the Champaign County Forest Preserve District Museum and Education Department.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, June 22, 2018
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Description
Drop in any Friday morning between 10 and 11 for unstructured fun.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, June 22, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday in June and July at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Calling all superheroes! Power up your body and mind with Superhero Yoga for Families. We’ll stretch, breathe, and move like your favorite characters to enhance our superpowers - flexibility, strength, and coordination. Superhero costumes encouraged! Please bring a blanket or towel. For kids of all ages and their families.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Get a taste of the local Hip Hop scene with CU native and rapper Chase Baby!
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

How It Works / Reading Log
KIDS SUMMER READING GAME
Power Up! | May 20 to August 19, 2018
For infants to 4th grade graduates

To get started, click the “Register” button above to sign up. Then get a reading log at the library or click here to print your log at home and start right away! (Be sure to register first, so we know you're participating.)

  • Start at the bottom of Level 1, and color in one box of your reading log for every 10 minutes you read or listen to books.

  • Complete Level 1 (6 boxes), then take your log to the library for your first prize!

  • Keep reading! Set your own goals for Levels 2 and 3. When you meet your goals, take your log to the library for more prizes!

  • Make sure to turn in your log by AUGUST 19. You'll be entered to win one of the grand prizes!