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
Wednesday, August 22, 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 23, 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 23, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Simple science experiments you may or may not want to try at home.

Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
Join us for an evening of family board games, puzzles and activities - no batteries required!

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 24, 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 25, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Learn about stars and more with AstroIllini! AstroIllini is a group of faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduates from the UIUC Astronomy Department interested in conducting astronomy related Education and Public Outreach on the UIUC campus and in the Champaign-Urbana community.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Time
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Enjoy an afternoon of soulful blues with this local trio lead by Urbana-based blues guitarist, Jose Gobbo.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, August 27, 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, August 27, 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, August 28, 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 28, 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 29, 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 29, 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
Thursday, August 30, 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 30, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Have fun creating a unique piece of artwork using spinning tops and markers.

Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Time
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
Design and create a fun, colorful, free standing paper sculpture. We’ll use many different paper folding and shaping techniques.

A weekly evening 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 31, 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, September 03, 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
Tuesday, September 04, 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, September 04, 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, September 05, 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, September 05, 2018
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.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 06, 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, September 06, 2018
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 06, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Reading isn’t ruff when you read to the Greyt Readers greyhounds! We’ll provide the books and American Greyhound will bring the dogs.

Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 06, 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 evening 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, September 07, 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, September 07, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Saturday, September 08, 2018
Time
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Description
Kiss a kangaroo? Pet a python? Cuddle a coatimundi? It’s going to be a zoo at the library! Springfield-based Wild Times Exotics will bring exotic animals for everyone to hold, pet, or kiss.
Location
Robeson Pavilion Room A & B
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Monday, September 10, 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, September 11, 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, September 11, 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, September 12, 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, September 12, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
Make a 3D flower with paper 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, September 13, 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, September 13, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Who’s Hilo? Think Dog Man meets Big Nate! Join us in reading this hilarious, intergalactic, action-packed New York Times bestselling kids’ graphic novel series by Judd Winick for our fall reading club. We'll read from books 1 and 2, make crafts, and enjoy activities that go along with the stories.

Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 13, 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
Friday, September 14, 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, September 14, 2018
Time
10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Description
Offered at the Douglass Branch Library every Friday at 10:30 am (and at the Main Library every Tuesday at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 am). Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 18 to 36 months, with their parent or caregiver.
Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Description
Come celebrate the special people in your life with Champaign Park District and the Douglass Branch Library. Kids can spend the afternoon with grandma, grandpa, or another special person. We’ll have Bingo, crafts, games, and snacks. Sign up by calling the Park District at (217) 398-2573 or Douglass Branch Library at (217) 403-2090.

Presented in conjunction with the Champaign Park District.

Location
Douglass Branch Meeting Room
Library
Douglass Branch Library, 504 E. Grove St.

Title
Date
Monday, September 17, 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, September 18, 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, September 18, 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, September 19, 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, September 19, 2018
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Description
No chance to camp out this season? Make three camping-themed crafts 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, September 20, 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, September 20, 2018
Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Description
Who’s Hilo? Think Dog Man meets Big Nate! Join us in reading this hilarious, intergalactic, action-packed New York Times bestselling kids’ graphic novel series by Judd Winick for our fall reading club. We'll read from books 1 and 2, make crafts, and enjoy activities that go along with the stories.

Join us every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. for lots of afternoon fun designed especially for school-age kids 1st through 5th grade.
Location
Nate & Lillie Story Room
Library
Main Library, 200 W. Green St.

Title
Date
Thursday, September 20, 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 evening 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.

The program ended on Sunday, August 19, 2018.
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!