Champaign Public Library Reading Programs
A reading game for grades 6 to 12 | May 20 to August 19

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Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Ready for a nature adventure? Want to find out what’s going on outside when you’re not looking? Come explore with the Champaign County Forest Preserve District Museum and Education Department.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
Music and movement for the whole family. Sing, play, and dance together on the third Thursday of every month.

Family Fun Night is a weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, June 22, 2018
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 22, 2018
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 23, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Calling all superheroes! Power up your body and mind with Superhero Yoga for Families. We’ll stretch, breathe, and move like your favorite characters to enhance our superpowers - flexibility, strength, and coordination. Superhero costumes encouraged! Please bring a blanket or towel. For kids of all ages and their families.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Get a taste of the local Hip Hop scene with CU native and rapper Chase Baby!
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, June 25, 2018
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 25, 2018
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 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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 26, 2018
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 27, 2018
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 27, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Prepare to 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 28, 2018
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 28, 2018
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 28, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Hands-on fun with musical instruments! The Conservatory of Central Illinois lets you get up close and personal with horns, flutes, strings, and drums in this introduction to orchestral instrument families.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, June 28, 2018
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
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
It's about time... to make your own sundial, the oldest known instrument for telling time!

Part of Family Fun Night, a weekly series that features games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, June 29, 2018
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 29, 2018
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 30, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Juggling, magic, and a huge dose of humor! Troy Roark consistently leaves his audiences laughing to the point of tears.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, July 02, 2018
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 02, 2018
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 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
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 03, 2018
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 04, 2018
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
Thursday, July 05, 2018
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 05, 2018
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 05, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during July for our Geronimo Stilton Book Club! We'll read from a Geronimo Stilton book each week then enjoy funny and cheesy activities!
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
We'll stretch like dogs, balance like flamingos, fly like butterflies, breathe like whales, and stand strong like tall trees – with music, stretching, playful movement, and imagination to enhance flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. Please bring a blanket or towel.

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, July 06, 2018
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 06, 2018
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 07, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Mike Anderson brings songs, stories, a boingy-boingy thing, a clackity-clack thing, a noseflute, and more for a dynamic performance that keeps audiences, young and old, entranced.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, July 09, 2018
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 09, 2018
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 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
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 10, 2018
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 11, 2018
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 11, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Create a collection of underwater creatures 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 12, 2018
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 12, 2018
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 12, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during July for our Geronimo Stilton Book Club! We'll read from a Geronimo Stilton book each week then enjoy funny and cheesy activities!
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, July 12, 2018
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
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
Calling all junior engineers! Your goal is to create, build, and test a structure made with every day stuff from around the house. Which designs will survive?

A weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, July 13, 2018
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 13, 2018
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 14, 2018
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 16, 2018
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 16, 2018
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 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9, 16
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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 17, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Calling all superheroes! Power up your body and mind with Superhero Yoga for kids and families. We’ll stretch, breathe, and move like your favorite characters to enhance our superpowers: flexibility, strength, and coordination. Superhero costumes encouraged! Please bring a blanket or towel. For kids of all ages and their families.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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 18, 2018
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 18, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Build unique structures out of pool noodles and toothpicks 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 19, 2018
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 19, 2018
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 19, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Drop by the library at 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays during July for our Geronimo Stilton Book Club! We'll read from a Geronimo Stilton book each week then enjoy funny and cheesy activities!
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
Music and movement for the whole family. Sing, play, and dance together on the third Thursday of every month.

Family Fun Night is a weekly program for games, yoga, crafts, STEAM activities and more especially for families, on Thursdays at 6:30 pm.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Friday, July 20, 2018
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 20, 2018
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.

How It Works
KIDS SUMMER READING GAME
Power Up! | May 20 to August 19, 2018
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.)

  • Start at the bottom of Level 1, and color in one box of your reading log for every 10 minutes you read or listen to books.

  • Complete Level 1 (6 boxes), then take your log to the library for your first prize!

  • Keep reading! Set your own goals for Levels 2 and 3. When you meet your goals, take your log to the library for more prizes!

  • Make sure to turn in your log by AUGUST 19. You'll be entered to win one of the grand prizes!