Champaign Public Library Reading Programs
A reading club for grades 6 to 12 | May 21 to August 21

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Monday, May 29, 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
Tuesday, May 30, 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 30, 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 31, 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 31, 2017
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Make your playful marionettes using paper rolls and yarn 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, June 01, 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 01, 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 01, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Join us for fun, interactive stories told by Kath Brinkmann. Kath combines humor and wit for stories that range from comical to moving. She’ll tell riddle tales, stories with a twist, and stories from her new book The Gift of the Unicorn and Other Animal Helper Tales.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, June 02, 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 02, 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, June 03, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Join "The Master Facilitator of Fun" for musical comedy, silly magic, wacky balloon creations, and lot of laughs! Families will enjoy this fun, fast-paced, innovative show, then kids can sign up for The Sky's the Limit, our 2017 Summer Reading Game!
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, June 05, 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 05, 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 06, 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 06, 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 07, 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 07, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Turn a regular pen into a fun carrot pen 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 08, 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 08, 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 08, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Join us for a live chat via satellite with a scientist at the South Pole! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live and work at the South Pole? During the Antarctic winter, it’s dark for six months straight with an average temperature of -76°F. It’s one of the most remote and inhospitable places on Earth, but it also offers one of clearest views of the universe. Each year astronomers travel from around the world to live and work there, and we’ll be talking to one of the astronomers currently working with the South Pole Telescope.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, June 09, 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 09, 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, June 10, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Richard Landry and Snowball the Rabbit present a high-energy, fun-filled show of magic, storytelling, and puppetry celebrating what books can do for you! Registration is not required.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
In Concert @ CPL celebrates LGBT Pride with a performance by Amasong, Champaign-Urbana's Premiere Lesbian/Feminist Chorus. Please join us for a performance of beautiful harmonies, rounds and maybe a sing-along or two. Amasong has been a C-U musical institution since its founding in 1990, and was featured on the PBS program Independent Lens.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, June 12, 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 12, 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 13, 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 13, 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 14, 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 14, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Design and build your own space lander then test it to see if your marshmallow astronauts stay inside 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 15, 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 15, 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 15, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Probe the mysteries of magnetism and polarity through experimentation, games, and activities! Explore the interaction of magnets with other magnets, metals, and non-metals, and discover how magnets are used in everyday life. Presented by Orpheum on Wheels.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, June 16, 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 16, 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, June 17, 2017
Time
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Join us in celebrating 152 years since the news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas and freed the last of the slaves. Bring your family and friends to Douglass Park for summer fun and games. This year's event also marks the 20th anniversary of the Douglass Branch Library in its current location on Grove Street. Sponsored by the Champaign Public Library Friends and the Champaign Park District.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Stretch like a dog, balance like a flamingo, fly like a plane, breathe like a bunny, and stand strong like a tall tree – with music, stretching, and imagination you’ll enhance your flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Lola Pittenger is a certified life and nutrition coach, a bilingual elementary school teacher with 15 years of classroom experience, and a certified yoga instructor. For kids and their families.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, June 19, 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 19, 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 20, 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 20, 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 21, 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 21, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Make your own window to space with a view of planets and aliens 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
See how much fun science can be! Join us for demonstrations and hands-on activities that highlight water chemistry. We’ll evaluate water quality with test strips, use indicators and meters to study the pH of water and other household materials, and demonstrate properties of supersaturated solutions.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, June 23, 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 23, 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, June 24, 2017
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Join us for an interactive children’s concert by the Transit Brass octet featuring a mixture of jazz and classical music and a number of new compositions composed by members of the group.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

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.

How It Works
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!