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Youth

All of the programs listed below are free and open to the public.  Children who are eight years of age or younger must be accompained by an adult while at the Library.  Some of the programs below may require registration; please register promptly as these programs have limited space.  As a courtesy to our speakers, facilitators, and presenters, please allow time to park and use the restroom before the program. Thank you! 

"A Universe of Stories" - Summer Program 2019

Map It: Pizza
Tuesday, June 18th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
7 to 9 years old - registration required - 20 participants
Register:  Phone:  815-223-2341 or Online Registration.

GPS: Map It!
Tuesday, June 18th, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
10 to 14 years old - registration required - 20 participants
Register: Phone: 815-223-2341 or Online Registration

STEAM Challenge: Craters of the Moon
Wednesday, June 19th, 10:30 a.m. to Noon
6 and up - registration required - 20 participants
Register: Phone:815-223-2341 or Online Registration

Lego Cup Challenge
Thursday, June 20th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
5 and up - no registration needed. 

Out of This World Stories
Monday, June 24th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
4 to 6 years old - registration required - 20 participants
Register: Phone: 815-223-2341 or Online Registration

Doodle Rocks: Rock Painting
Tuesday, June 25th, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
7 to 9 years old - registration required - 20 participants
Register: Phone: 815-223-2341 or Online Registration

Doodle Rocks: Rock Painting
Tuesday, June 25th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
10 to 14 years old - registration required - 20 participants
Register: Phone 815-223-2341 or Online Registration

A Night at the Movies:  Backyard Wilderness
Tuesday, June 25th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
All ages - no registration required

STEAM Challenge: Help Marty the Martian!
Wednesday, June 26th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
6 and up - registration required - 20 participants
Register: Phone: 815-223-2341 or Online Registration

Hard Rock Cafe for Teens
Thursday, June 27th, 11:00 a.m. to Noon
13 and up - registration required - 10 participants
Register: Phone:815-223-2341 or Online Registration

Lego Cup Challenge
Thursday, June 27th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
5 and up - no registration needed.

On the Move: Rube Goldberg Machines (Part 1)
On the Move: Rube Goldberg Machines (Part 2)
Friday, June 28th/Saturday, June 29th, 10:00 a.m.
11 to 14 years old - registration required - 20 participants
Note: This is a paired activity - you must attend both days.
Register: Phone: 815-223-2341 or Online Registration.

Tail Waggers Club with Pam and Vera
Saturday, June 29th, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
All ages - no registration required.

Out of This World Stories
Monday, July 1st, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
4 to 6 years old - registration required - 20 participants
Register: Phone: 815-223-2341 or Online Registration

Solar Art
Tuesday, July 2nd, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
7 to 9 years old - registration required - 20 participants
Register: Phone: 815-223-2341 or Online Registration

Miniature Gardening
Tuesday, July 2nd, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
10 to 14 years old - registration required - 20 participants
Register: Phone: 815-223-2341 or Online Registration

Matinee at the Movies: Backyard Wilderness
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All ages - no registration required

STEAM Challenge: Be Sun Safe
Wednesday, July 3rd, 10:30 a.m. to Noon
6 and up - registration required - 20 participants
Register: Phone: 815-223-2341 or Online Registration

Citizen Science: BioBlitz 2019
Saturday, July 6th, 9:30 a.m. to Noon
All ages - families and adults welcome - registration required
Register: Phone: 815-223-2341 or Online Registration

Out of This World Stories
Monday, July 8th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
4 to 6 years old - registration required - 20 participants
Register: Phone: 815-223-2341 or Online Registration

Summer Fun Foam Friends
Tuesday, June 9th, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
7 to 9 years old - registration required - 20 participants
Register: Phone: 815-223-2341 or Online Registration

Summer Fun Foam Friends
Tuesday, June 9th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
10 to 14 years old - registration required - 20 participants
Register: Phone: 815-223-2341 or Online Registration

STEAM Challenge: Solar System Art
Wednesday, June 10th, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
6 and up - registration required - 20 participants
Register: Phone: 815-223-2341 or Online Registration

Solar Art and Oil Pastels (Part 1)
Solar Art and Oil Pastels (Part 2)

Thursday, July 11/Thursday, July 18th, 11:00 a.m. to Noon
13 years or older - registration required - 10 participants
Register: Phone: 815-223-2341 or Online Registration

Lego Cup Challenge
Thursday, July 18th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
5 and up - no registration needed.

Field Trip: Museum of Science and Industry
Saturday, July 13th, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
11 to 14 years old, with a parent/guardian - 56 seats available
Register:  Online Registration

Tail Waggers Club with Pam and Vera
Saturday, July 13th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
All ages - no registration required.