Champaign Public Library Reading Programs
A reading game for infants to 4th grade graduates | May 20 to August 19

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Upcoming Events
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.

Title
Date
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Are you ready to rock? Super Stolie’s energetic, interactive show inspires the silliness in everyone. Performing on acoustic guitar and with her magical looping pedal, she serves up a dynamic batch of fun, original kids’ songs, nursery rhymes and popular cover tunes. Fueled by the energy of the kids in front of her, Super Stolie engages with a mix of singing, dancing, movement challenges, guessing games, balancing, jumping, freeze-dance, high fives, colorful scarves, and her signature ‘Rockstar Jump!’
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, July 23, 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 23, 2018
Time
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Description
Join us for a special demonstration and celebration of apps created by elementary school students during our six-week series conducted in partnership with the School of Information Sciences.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 24, 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 24, 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 25, 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 25, 2018
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Offered at the Main Library the last Wednesday each month at 11:15 (and at the Douglass Branch the last Monday each month at 11:15). Mother Goose on the Loose is a lively storytime, for children ages birth to 6 years, designed to get our youngest community members excited about reading.

Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning literacy initiative and a new partnership between the Champaign Public Library and United Way of Champaign County.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Make your very own melted snowman slime 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 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 26, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
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 27, 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 27, 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 28, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Get ready to be awed, dazzled, astonished, and even stupefied! Tim Stolba stands out as one of the Midwest's premiere magicians! He has amazed and entertained audiences of all ages for over three decades!
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Enjoy an afternoon of music by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Kayla Brown! Born and raised in the Champaign-Urbana area, Kayla's approach to folk and indie can be described as enchantingly soulful.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, July 30, 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 30, 2018
Time
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library the last Monday each month at 11:15 (and at the Main Library the last Wednesday each month at 11:15). Mother Goose on the Loose is a lively storytime, for children ages birth to 6 years, designed to get our youngest community members excited about reading.

Mother Goose on the Loose is an award-winning literacy initiative and a new partnership between the Champaign Public Library and United Way of Champaign County.
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 31, 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 31, 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, August 01, 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
Thursday, August 02, 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, August 02, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Please join us for summer fun featuring Dr. Seuss brought to you by the Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation and presented by the Earth Partners Ag Literacy Program.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, August 02, 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, August 03, 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
Saturday, August 04, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Join the fun in this musical adventure to find Marshmallow Island. Meet the hilarious characters who color the show with a splash of silly. It's an adventure in world music blending multicultural themes, incredible sound effects, and electric instruments.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, August 06, 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
Tuesday, August 07, 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, August 07, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Description
Power up your soccer skills with this family-friendly workshop lead by the head coach for women's soccer at University of Illinois, Janet Rayfield.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Tuesday, August 07, 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, August 08, 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, August 08, 2018
Time
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Description
Books and food—what could be sweeter? Join us in the parking lot for our 3rd annual Food Truck Rally!

We are back again this year with another round of music, street performers, and, most importantly, the best food trucks in Champaign!

FOOD:
Cool Bliss/Popped Bliss
Cracked
Dragon Fire Pizza
Fusilli Tony's Italian Food
Kona Ice
NitroCup
The Pop Stop Inc.
Smoked
Snack Shack
TK's Cheesesteaks

MUSIC & MORE:
Timbalú
Jenelle Ocherton Quartet
Schlomo & the Schleptet
Chase Baby
Katie Flynn
Michael Moxie, juggling
Joyful Bubbles
Wild Style Design Co. facepainting
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, August 09, 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, August 09, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Please join us for summer fun featuring Dr. Seuss brought to you by the Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation and presented by the Earth Partners Ag Literacy Program.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, August 09, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
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, August 10, 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
Monday, August 13, 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
Tuesday, August 14, 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, August 14, 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.

How It Works / Reading Log
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!