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Date
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description


Are you a parent looking to jump-start your child's love of a reading? Or a college student looking to make a difference in a child's life? Then register for Partners in Reading, a program which brings elementary school kids and college students together for fun reading activities at NPL! 

Pairs meet once a week for 45 minutes, from 9/11 - 11/17. Meeting times are flexible, so please don't hesitate to visit the Children's Desk or our Partners in Reading Website to learn more and register. 
Location
Front Desk
Library
Normal Public Library

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Date
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description


Are you a parent looking to jump-start your child's love of a reading? Or a college student looking to make a difference in a child's life? Then register for Partners in Reading, a program which brings elementary school kids and college students together for fun reading activities at NPL! 

Pairs meet once a week for 45 minutes, from 9/11 - 11/17. Meeting times are flexible, so please don't hesitate to visit the Children's Desk or our Partners in Reading Website to learn more and register. 
Location
Front Desk
Library
Normal Public Library

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Date
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description


Are you a parent looking to jump-start your child's love of a reading? Or a college student looking to make a difference in a child's life? Then register for Partners in Reading, a program which brings elementary school kids and college students together for fun reading activities at NPL! 

Pairs meet once a week for 45 minutes, from 9/11 - 11/17. Meeting times are flexible, so please don't hesitate to visit the Children's Desk or our Partners in Reading Website to learn more and register. 
Location
Front Desk
Library
Normal Public Library

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Date
Friday, August 25, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description


Are you a parent looking to jump-start your child's love of a reading? Or a college student looking to make a difference in a child's life? Then register for Partners in Reading, a program which brings elementary school kids and college students together for fun reading activities at NPL! 

Pairs meet once a week for 45 minutes, from 9/11 - 11/17. Meeting times are flexible, so please don't hesitate to visit the Children's Desk or our Partners in Reading Website to learn more and register. 
Location
Front Desk
Library
Normal Public Library

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Date
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description


Are you a parent looking to jump-start your child's love of a reading? Or a college student looking to make a difference in a child's life? Then register for Partners in Reading, a program which brings elementary school kids and college students together for fun reading activities at NPL! 

Pairs meet once a week for 45 minutes, from 9/11 - 11/17. Meeting times are flexible, so please don't hesitate to visit the Children's Desk or our Partners in Reading Website to learn more and register. 
Location
Front Desk
Library
Normal Public Library

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Date
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description


Are you a parent looking to jump-start your child's love of a reading? Or a college student looking to make a difference in a child's life? Then register for Partners in Reading, a program which brings elementary school kids and college students together for fun reading activities at NPL! 

Pairs meet once a week for 45 minutes, from 9/11 - 11/17. Meeting times are flexible, so please don't hesitate to visit the Children's Desk or our Partners in Reading Website to learn more and register. 
Location
Front Desk
Library
Normal Public Library

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Date
Monday, August 28, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description


Are you a parent looking to jump-start your child's love of a reading? Or a college student looking to make a difference in a child's life? Then register for Partners in Reading, a program which brings elementary school kids and college students together for fun reading activities at NPL! 

Pairs meet once a week for 45 minutes, from 9/11 - 11/17. Meeting times are flexible, so please don't hesitate to visit the Children's Desk or our Partners in Reading Website to learn more and register. 
Location
Front Desk
Library
Normal Public Library

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Date
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description


Are you a parent looking to jump-start your child's love of a reading? Or a college student looking to make a difference in a child's life? Then register for Partners in Reading, a program which brings elementary school kids and college students together for fun reading activities at NPL! 

Pairs meet once a week for 45 minutes, from 9/11 - 11/17. Meeting times are flexible, so please don't hesitate to visit the Children's Desk or our Partners in Reading Website to learn more and register. 
Location
Front Desk
Library
Normal Public Library

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Date
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description


Are you a parent looking to jump-start your child's love of a reading? Or a college student looking to make a difference in a child's life? Then register for Partners in Reading, a program which brings elementary school kids and college students together for fun reading activities at NPL! 

Pairs meet once a week for 45 minutes, from 9/11 - 11/17. Meeting times are flexible, so please don't hesitate to visit the Children's Desk or our Partners in Reading Website to learn more and register. 
Location
Front Desk
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description


Are you a parent looking to jump-start your child's love of a reading? Or a college student looking to make a difference in a child's life? Then register for Partners in Reading, a program which brings elementary school kids and college students together for fun reading activities at NPL! 

Pairs meet once a week for 45 minutes, from 9/11 - 11/17. Meeting times are flexible, so please don't hesitate to visit the Children's Desk or our Partners in Reading Website to learn more and register. 
Location
Front Desk
Library
Normal Public Library

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Date
Friday, September 01, 2017
Time
9:00 AM
Description


Are you a parent looking to jump-start your child's love of a reading? Or a college student looking to make a difference in a child's life? Then register for Partners in Reading, a program which brings elementary school kids and college students together for fun reading activities at NPL! 

Pairs meet once a week for 45 minutes, from 9/11 - 11/17. Meeting times are flexible, so please don't hesitate to visit the Children's Desk or our Partners in Reading Website to learn more and register. 
Location
Front Desk
Library
Normal Public Library

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Date
Saturday, September 02, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description


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Transform your child's love of animals into a passion for reading with Pages and Paws! This program allows kids between the ages of 6 and 12 to read aloud to registered therapy dogs, building confidence in a friendly and fun environment. 


Offered twice a month, Pages and Paws lets man's best friend become your child's reading companion for 10 minute sessions. Eager participants can reserve their slots outside of the Story Hour Room beginning at 10:15 am on the day of each program. Space dependent on number of therapy teams available. 

Location
Story Hour Room
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Foster an early love of learning and reading in your children through our Story Hour Program. Three-, four-, and five-year-olds are invited to attend a weekly 45-minute program to enjoy stories, songs, games, and crafts. 

Sessions run September 19 through October 19. 

Registration is required and begins Tuesday, September 5 at 9:00 am. 

Register here for:  

Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:15 

Tuesdays 6:30 - 7:15 

Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:15 

Wednesdays 11:00 - 11:45

Thursdays 9:30 - 10:15

Thursdays 11:00 - 11:45

*Please note that after the first session of each class has passed, you will no longer be able to sign up at these links. If you are registering after classes have already started, please go to the online calendar and click on the next upcoming session of the class you'd like to join. 

If your child turns three during the session, you may call to register on the day of his or her birthday. 
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description


The alphabet can form more than just words! Learn how to draw 26 adorable cartoon animals using only the alphabet and simple shapes in this high-energy draw-along program. 

This program is open to children between the ages of 5 and 8. Don't forget your grown up! Registration is required and begins August 22. 
Location
Community Room A,B
Library
Normal Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description


Learn how to draw expressive cartoon faces, sketch bodies in motion, write jokes for cartoons, and use symbols to express ideas in this fun, hands-on program.

This program is open to children between the ages of 9 and 12. Registration is required and begins August 22. 
Location
Community Room A,B
Library
Normal Public Library

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Date
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Time
6:00 PM
Description

Join us as we combine simple LEGO construction play with story time to encourage and reinforce early literacy, storytelling, and spatial reasoning. 

This 45 minute activity is for children between the ages of 1 and 3, as well as their grownups. 

Registration is required and runs between August 22 and September 5. 
Location
Story Hour Room
Library
Normal Public Library

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Program Information
Summer Reading Programs have now ended. Thanks for participating and we hope to see you next year!


The Kids SRP is for children from birth through 6th grade.


Here's how the program works - read books to earn book bucks to buy prizes at the library. There will also be a lot of great activities that you can come to over the summer!

Each reading log is 5 books or 2 1/2 hours, whichever comes first and is at your own reading level.

Books read beginning May 31 count for the Summer Reading Program.

Important Dates to remember:

May 31 - first day you can register for the Summer Reading Program and start counting your reading

July 11 - the Book Bonanza opens and tickets for the 4th-6th grade bonus party will be available

August 7 - the last day to turn in reading logs and GRAB logs, last day to pick up and spend book bucks, and last day for the Book Bonanza.

If you have any questions about the program please email the Children's Department at kids@normalpl.org or call us at 309.454.4668.

*Having a hard time logging in? Your username and password from last summer have been removed, so please click on Sign Me Up to start over for this year.