Champaign Public Library Reading Programs
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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Description
Do your kids love stories—especially Peter Pan? Stop by the library for a pop-up storytime with the cast of “Peter & the Starcatcher” presented by Twin City Squared at Parkland College, September 8-18.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, August 29, 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 30, 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 30, 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 31, 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, August 31, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 2016
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, September 01, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' BOGO Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and you’ll get to “buy one, get one free” during the second week of September (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 01, 2016
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
Friday, September 02, 2016
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, September 02, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, September 03, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, September 03, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Stop by to see swordplay and find out about European long swords. Presented in partnership with the Champaign/Urbana Meyer Freifechter Guild.

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

Title
Date
Sunday, September 04, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, September 05, 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, September 06, 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, September 06, 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, September 07, 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, September 07, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Make a bath fizzie that you can drop in your bath water for a soothing, relaxing bath at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 08, 2016
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, September 08, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Like movies? Drop by on a Thursday afternoon to share the magic of watching a movie together in a family-friendly setting. For kids and their families.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Interested in coding, circuits, stop-motion movies, or other tech projects? Drop in to our open lab to learn, experiment, or complete a special Tech 4 Kids Challenge.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Friday, September 09, 2016
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, September 09, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Enjoy the smooth sounds of Brazilian samba, bossa nova, and MPB (musica popular Brasileira), when Desafinado performs at the library.
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, September 12, 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, September 13, 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, September 13, 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, September 14, 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, September 14, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Join us for a special afternoon of STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.

This event is sponsored by United Way’s Emerging Community Leaders of Champaign County.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 2016
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, September 15, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Like movies? Drop by on a Thursday afternoon to share the magic of watching a movie together in a family-friendly setting. For kids and their families.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 15, 2016
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
Friday, September 16, 2016
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, September 16, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
A service dog can be a most valuable helper and life-long friend for a person with disabilities. Meet some dogs learning to do the job and discover how University student volunteers foster and train them to recognize over 40 different commands.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Time
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, September 19, 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, September 20, 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, September 20, 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, September 21, 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, September 21, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Make your own colorful pencil cup by weaving yarn in a plastic cup at our weekly do-it-yourself program for school-age kids.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
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, September 22, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time
3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Description
Helicopters so tiny they fit in your hand? Cool! Drop by for a demonstration of battery-operated nano quadcopters. They're marvels of flight! For kids and their families.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Interested in coding, circuits, stop-motion movies, or other tech projects? Drop in to our open lab to learn, experiment, or complete a special Tech 4 Kids Challenge.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Friday, September 23, 2016
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, September 23, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Description
The FriendShop Bookstore includes 20,000 used books, CDs, and movies. Most items are $2 or less. Proceeds benefit the library. Open to everyone!

Hours:
Wed thru Sat | 11 am to 5 pm
Sun | 1:30 to 5 pm

Members' Half-Price Sale: Become a member of the Library Friends for $10 and enjoy half-price savings on nearly everything during the second week each month (Wednesday through Sunday).

Tag Bag Sale: On the last weekend of the month, fill a bag for just $1 with books tagged with the secret sale color (to be announced at the sale).

Where's the bookstore? Take the elevator to the lower level at the Main Library.
Location
FriendShop Bookstore (Lower Level)
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

The program has not started yet but will begin on Thursday, September 01, 2016.
How It Works / Reading Log
ROCKET READERS!

Join in any time, from September 1 to December 15, 2016. Register 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.)

Each day you read for 20 minutes or more, fill in a circle. Earn your prize book the first time you complete all 25 circles!

Pick up your next reading log and BLAST OFF into READING!