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
Title
Date
Wednesday, July 27, 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 27, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Description
THIS ON-GOING EVENT IS FULL. 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 27, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Build your coding skills at our monthly technology series for kids. Don’t worry if you missed the first coding programs in the spring; you can start from scratch today!
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, July 28, 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 28, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Ever wonder just how far away Jupiter is from Earth? Come find out from U of I astronomers! We'll construct scale models to compare the relative sizes of the planets and the distances between them to gain a better understanding of the sheer size of our solar system.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, July 29, 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 30, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
It's a pep rally, rock 'n' roll show, and beach party--all on one stage! Join Leonardo for a high-energy, interactive concert that's a celebration of possibilities. Leonardo is a Parents' Choice Award-winning family musician writing and performing songs that entertain, educate, and empower audiences of all ages and abilities.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, August 01, 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
Tuesday, August 02, 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, August 02, 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, August 03, 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
Monday, August 08, 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
Tuesday, August 09, 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, August 09, 2016
Time
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Celebrate summer reading with a Food Truck Rally—right in front of the library! Enjoy delicious dishes and icy treats from a variety of local vendors. Most trucks accept both cash and credit cards. Everyone is welcome at this community-wide celebration.

The line-up will include:
• Cool Bliss Popped Bliss
• Dave's Dogs
• Fernando's
• Fusilli Tony's Italian Food
• Hendrick House Food Truck
• Kona Ice of Champaign
• Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
• Piato Cafe
• The Pop Stop, Inc

Part of the library's "Reading Is So Delicious" summer series for grown-ups. Why should kids have all the fun?

Sign up to win prizes in "Reading Is So Delicious," the Summer Reading Game for Grown-ups! bit.ly/cpl_reading
Location
Patio
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 09, 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, August 10, 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
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Bring your favorite stuffed friend for a Teddy Bear Tea! Enjoy songs, arts & crafts, games, tea & snack - all with your favorite stuffed friend. Hosted by the Girls Scouts of Central Illinois.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
August's installment of In Concert @ CPL features popular local duo The Bashful Youngens, performing original songs inspired by American folk music, alternative country, and roots music.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, August 15, 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
Tuesday, August 16, 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, August 16, 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, August 17, 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
Monday, August 22, 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
Tuesday, August 23, 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, August 23, 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, August 24, 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.

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.