Champaign Public Library Reading Programs
A reading game for infants to 4th grade graduates | June 1 to August 15

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Upcoming Events
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Date
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Come ready for fun with Jeanie B! Jam-packed with dancing, sing-alongs, and interactive music. Jeanie B’s high energy shows encourage kids to get up and move to the beat while exploring topics universal to younger audiences.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, June 27, 2016
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 27, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 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 Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

This event takes place on:
June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
July 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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 28, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 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 Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

This event takes place on:
June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
July 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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 29, 2016
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 29, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 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 Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

This event takes place on:
June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
July 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Celebrate Independence Day with an afternoon of red, white, and blue crafts.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
The Champaign-Urbana Community Fab Lab visits the library! Fab Lab folks will give hands-on demonstrations of some of their portable equipment and answer questions in this fun program for the whole family.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, June 30, 2016
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 30, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Ever wonder why the moon looks the way it does? Come find out from U of I astronomers! We’ll explore the phases of the moon and solar/lunar eclipses through a hands-on model of the Earth-Moon-Sun system.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, July 01, 2016
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, July 02, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Come see magnificent tropical birds from Wings of Wonder Avian Rescue, a nonprofit based in Mahomet. Learn all about adopting and caring for these exotic pets who need new homes
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, July 04, 2016
Time
All Day - All Day
Description
All library locations are closed today. Book returns will remain open for you to return materials.

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Library
All Branches

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
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, July 05, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 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 Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

This event takes place on:
June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
July 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
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, July 06, 2016
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, July 06, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 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 Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

This event takes place on:
June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
July 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, July 07, 2016
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, July 07, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Love stickers? Come create a one-of-a-kind decorated treasure using your favorite stickers. All materials provided – or bring your own! For school-age kids.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, July 08, 2016
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, July 09, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Come and see wonders the likes of which you never thought you would see! A collection of curiosities, oddities, artifacts and relics from the 6 corners of the globe. Includes the World's Smartest Hat, famous Waters of the World, identical snowflakes, and a six-foot-tall man eating chicken. Recent acquisitions include a nice cast of a yeti foot and the leash to Pavlov's Dog. Everything in the Museum of Wonder and Awe is real and everything the curator says is true. (At least according to him!)
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Local nine-piece jazz combo West of Staley will perform jazz standards and original compositions, including selections from their debut album, "You Gotta Start Somewhere."

Part of the In Concert @ CPL monthly music series.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, July 11, 2016
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, July 11, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 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 Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

This event takes place on:
June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
July 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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, July 12, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 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 Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

This event takes place on:
June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
July 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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, July 13, 2016
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, July 13, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 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 Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

This event takes place on:
June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
July 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Get moving when you make your very own jump rope out of plastic bags at our monthly do-it-yourself series for kids.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, July 14, 2016
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, July 14, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Did you ever play hopscotch or jacks? Your grandparents probably did! Find out what games kids played before TV and cell phones. This week we will explore what games and activities kids played during the Great Depression and WWII eras. Campers are encouraged to use their imaginations and have fun using materials different from what you may buy at a store!
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, July 15, 2016
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, July 16, 2016
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, July 18, 2016
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, July 18, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 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 Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

This event takes place on:
June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
July 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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, July 19, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 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 Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

This event takes place on:
June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
July 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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, July 20, 2016
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, July 20, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 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 Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

This event takes place on:
June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29
July 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, July 21, 2016
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, July 21, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Can you jump as far as a frog? Can you see as well as an owl? Learn the answers to these questions and more as we explore the athletic abilities of critters we see and hear outside. We’ll compare “wingspans”, test our speed, and play Animal Olympics Jeopardy! This hands-on program with the Champaign County Forest Preserve District, is an exciting way to learn about animal capabilities and adaptations!
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, July 22, 2016
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, July 23, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Through rhythm, song, humor, and audience participation, drummer and author Rocky Maffit will draw everyone into a joyful exploration of percussion. Performing on a global range of instruments, his performances celebrate our world's diversity while reflecting on the common threads of music that connect us all.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

How It Works / Reading Log
SUMMER READING GAME | For infants to 4th grade graduates
June 1 – August 15

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.)

  • Fill in one square of your reading log for every 10 minutes you read or listen to books.

  • Read 100 minutes to earn a small prize. Keep reading as much as you want to.

  • When you finish (by August 15), you can choose a prize book, thanks to support from the Library Friends.