Champaign Public Library Reading Programs
A reading club for infants to 4th grade graduates | May 21 to August 21

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, June 26, 2017
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 26, 2017
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 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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 27, 2017
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 28, 2017
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 28, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Celebrate Independence Day with an afternoon of red, white, and blue crafts 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 29, 2017
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 29, 2017
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 29, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Learn about fish and other aquatic animals with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. We’ll focus on good stewardship, aquatic conservation, and raising interest in the sport of fishing. Plus, staff from the DNR will bring several live species so kids can have a close-up encounter with these aquatic conservation ambassadors!
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, June 30, 2017
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 30, 2017
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 01, 2017
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 03, 2017
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 03, 2017
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 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
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

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
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 05, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Blast off by making your own rocket with toilet rolls 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, July 06, 2017
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, July 06, 2017
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 06, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Experience the beauty of the body’s movement: try the Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do with instructors from HMD Academy. HMD Academy is a non-combative Tae Kwon Do academy based in the Champaign, IL area that is dedicated to redefining Tae Kwon Do as an art and a system of self-improvement.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, July 07, 2017
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, July 07, 2017
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 08, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Join us for a fun-filled interactive sing-along with children's recording artist Julie K! She'll take you on a train ride, have you count in English and Spanish, jump like a jumping bean, and more.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
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 10, 2017
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 5, 12, 19, 26
July 3, 10
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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 11, 2017
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 12, 2017
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 12, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn about galaxies and nebulas as you make your own model in a bottle 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, July 13, 2017
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, July 13, 2017
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 13, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Do you like coins and paper money? Join us as the members of the Illinois Numismatic Association introduce us to the fascinating hobby of coin collecting.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, July 14, 2017
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, July 14, 2017
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 15, 2017
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.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
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 17, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a special demonstration and celebration of apps created by elementary school students during our six-week series conducted in partnership with the School of Information Sciences.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
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 18, 2017
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 19, 2017
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 19, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Make a garden full of miniature insects and mushrooms 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, July 20, 2017
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, July 20, 2017
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 20, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Try your hand at designing your own marble run maze out of household materials like paper towel tubes.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, July 21, 2017
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, July 21, 2017
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 22, 2017
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, July 24, 2017
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, July 25, 2017
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 25, 2017
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.

How It Works / Reading Log
KIDS SUMMER READING CLUB
The Sky's the Limit | May 21 to August 21, 2017
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.)

  • 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 21), you can choose a prize book, thanks to support from the Library Friends. And you'll be entered to win one of the grand prizes!