Champaign Public Library Reading Programs
A reading game for infants to 5th graders • January 1 to May 15

   Robot Book Bingo | Spring 2017   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Wednesday, April 26, 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, April 26, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Looking for signs of Spring? Come and make a unique bouquet of flowers using q-tips at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, April 27, 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, April 27, 2017
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, April 27, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Like movies? Drop by at 3 p.m. to share the magic of watching a movie together in a family-friendly setting at this week’s Movie Matinee Magic.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, April 28, 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, April 28, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday 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
Friday, April 28, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Description
Build your own model rocket! The Central Illinois Aerospace Club will help students in grades 4 through 12 put together and launch their own model rocket. All materials will be provided. Please call the Douglass Branch at 217/403-2090 to sign up for this very special program today.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
¡Ciencias! Hands-on Science with SACNAS
Join the scientists from the University of Illinois chapter of SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in the Sciences) for hands-on demonstrations and experiments. It might get messy, but will be a whole lot of fun! Presented in Spanish and English.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, May 01, 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, May 02, 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, May 02, 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, May 03, 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, May 03, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Make your own glow-in-the-dark bottle that recharges with sunlight at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, May 04, 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, May 04, 2017
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 04, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Like movies? Drop by at 3 p.m. to share the magic of watching a movie together in a family-friendly setting at this week’s Movie Matinee Magic.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, May 05, 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, May 05, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday 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, May 06, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Free Comic Book Day is back and bigger! This year we'll have comic book giveaways and activities for Teens, Adults, and Families. Costume contest, photo ops, and pub-style trivia as well as a lounge showing superhero-themed movies and tv shows.
Schedule:
11 AM - begin giving out free comics
Noon - Pub-style Trivia
2 PM - Damian Duffy, author of NYT #1 bestselling Graphic Novel, Kindred
3 PM - book signing with Damain Duffy
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room C
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, May 08, 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, May 09, 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, May 09, 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, May 10, 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, May 10, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

May Sales:
• 50% Off Computers & Business
• May 10-14: Members' Half-Price Sale
• May 26, 27, 28: Tag Bag Sale

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Show Mom or another special person in your life that you “love them to pieces” by making a gift with recycled puzzle pieces at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, May 11, 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, May 11, 2017
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 11, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

May Sales:
• 50% Off Computers & Business
• May 10-14: Members' Half-Price Sale
• May 26, 27, 28: Tag Bag Sale

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Help spread the power of intentional kindness in our community through this audible art project. Be Kind Illinois is a chapter of the Ben's Bells Project, which works to create beautiful ceramic wind chimes, called Ben's Bells. The chimes will be distributed throughout our community for people to find, take home, and be inspired to pass on the kindness.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Drop in and build both tech skills and confidence, trying a technology project especially for school-age kids.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Friday, May 12, 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, May 12, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday 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
Friday, May 12, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

May Sales:
• 50% Off Computers & Business
• May 10-14: Members' Half-Price Sale
• May 26, 27, 28: Tag Bag Sale

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

May Sales:
• 50% Off Computers & Business
• May 10-14: Members' Half-Price Sale
• May 26, 27, 28: Tag Bag Sale

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
The Class Act Showstoppers will entertain audiences of all ages with their musical revue featuring Broadway and popular songs. These talented young performers, ages 9-14, will brighten your afternoon!
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Bargain books & more! The FRIENDSHOP BOOKSTORE offers more than 20,000 nearly new books, CDs, and movies. Staffed by volunteers, all proceeds benefit the library. Your purchase helps provide the resources that get kids to love reading.

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings during the second week each month.

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, take home a bag full of books for just $1! Bring your own bag (BYOB) that’s the size of a paper grocery bag—or fill a library tote.

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm
Elevator to the lower level
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, May 15, 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, May 16, 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, May 16, 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, May 17, 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, May 17, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Learn about reflection by making your own colorful kaleidoscope at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, May 18, 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, May 18, 2017
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 18, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Like movies? Drop by at 3 p.m. to share the magic of watching a movie together in a family-friendly setting at this week’s Movie Matinee Magic.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, May 19, 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, May 19, 2017
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday 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, May 20, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
B-I-N-G-O
And Bingo is the game!
Everybody likes Bingo, an easy paced game for all ages.
Enjoy a wonderful afternoon filled with prizes, refreshments and fun for the whole Family!

Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Time
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Description
Ready to blast off?

We’re ready to read all summer long with The Sky’s the Limit Summer Reading Club (May 21–Aug 21). Join us for a community celebration of reading—with live music, face painting, celebrity storytimes, and more!

>> Live music with Chicago-based family band Cielito Lindo, performing Mexican folk music in Spanish and English. (2-3pm)

>> Opening Reception for “The Art Connection: Schools to Library,” a new exhibition featuring 40 student artists and their art teachers: Emily Young, Stratton Elementary; Grant Thomas, Barkstall Elementary; and Holly Hummel, International Prep Academy. (3-4 pm)

>> And on August 21 enjoy Eclipse Magic—when we'll party in the shadow of the moon! (Aug 21, 12-2 pm)


Made possible with support from the Library Friends.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Celebrate the library's "The Art Connection: Schools to Library" exhibition series with kids, teens, and art teachers from three Champaign schools: International Prep Academy, Barkstall Elementary, and Stratton Elementary. Be sure to visit both the children's area on the first floor and the FriendShop Bookstore (elevator to lower level). Made possible with support from the Library Friends.


>> Don't miss the rest of the afternoon's fun, featuring live music, face painting, celebrity storytimes, and more! Blast Off with Summer Reading: The Sky's the Limit! 1-6 pm
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, May 22, 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, May 23, 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, May 23, 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, May 24, 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, May 24, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Make your own decorative yarn braid keychain with beads at our weekly do-it-yourself activity for school-age kids.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

How It Works / Reading Log
Robot Book Bingo!

Join in any time, from January 1 to May 15. Sign up online here, then get a reading log at the library, or click here to download and print your log and start right away! (Be sure to register first, so we know you're participating.)

As you read books and complete activities, fill in the titles. Four-in-a-row gets you a special stamp when you bring your log to the library. Earn your prize book the first time you finish all the squares!

Pick up your next reading log for more Robot Book Bingo fun. Happy Reading!