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Youth

Discover Illinois: 2018 Youth Summer Program

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 require registration; please register promptly as these programs have limited space.  As a courtesy to our speakers, facilitators, and presenters, please arrive on-time. Thank you! 

Monday Arts & Crafts
facilitated by Girls Scouts of Central Illinois & Library Staff
Especially for youth 6 years of age and older.

Monday, June 18th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday, June 25th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday, July 2nd, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday, July 9th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday, July 16th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday, July23rd, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Monday, July 30th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

STEM Activities for Youth
presented by University of Illinois Extension Office 4-H
Especially for ages 5 to 18 years old; registration required.

Tuesday, June 19th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 26th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m
Tuesday, July 3rd, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Tuesday, July 24th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Tuesday, July 31st, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Too Hot! Family Jigsaw Days
Open to all ages. 

Wednesday, June 13th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 20th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, June 27th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, July 18th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, July 25th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lego Mania! 
Open to all ages.  Parents...please be aware that many lego pieces are very small, and may pose a choking hazard to young children. 

Thursday, June 14th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Thursday, June 21st, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Thursday, June 28th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Thursday, July 5th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Thursday, July 19th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
Thursday, July 26th, 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Celebrate Illinois in Song: Do-It-Yourself Musical Concert
presented by Folksinger, Anna Stange|
Open to all ages.
Thursday, June 14th (Concert Begins: 7:00 p.m.)

Tail Waggers with Nancy and Elli
Open to all ages.
Monday, June 18th, 4:30 p.m.

I am a Scientist! - Spy Craft
Facilitated by Laura Robinson
Especially for youth ages 4 through 9.

Thursday, June 21st, 6:00 p.m.

Tail Waggers with Theresa and Willow
Open to all ages.
Tuesday, June 26th, 5:00 p.m.

Wow! Physics!: Fermi Lab Interactive Exhibits
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia
Wednesday, June 27th to Monday, July 2nd

Incredible Bats!
presented by Dan and Sharon Peterson
Open to all ages.
Thursday, June 28th, 6:00 p.m.

Illinois State Symbols with Forest Park Nature Center!
presented by Forest Park Nature Center, Peoria Heights
Open to all ages.
Thursday, July 19th, 6:00 p.m.

"Be Sun Safe: Solar Sensitive UV Beads"
Best for youth ages 6 and up. 
Tuesday, July 17th, 12:30 p.m.

Tail Waggers with Theresa and Willow
Open to all ages.
Tuesday, July 17th, 5:00 p.m.

Illinois Natural History Survey Traveling Science Center
Wednesday, July 18th, (times still to come)

Geology of Illinois:  Rocks Rock!
presented by University of Illinois Extension Office Facilitator, Darlene Ray
Especially for youth 9 through 11

Saturday, July 21st, 10:30 a.m.

Tail Waggers with Nancy and Elli
Open to all ages
Monday, July 23rd, 4:30 p.m.

Herb Gardening and Tasting for Kids!
facilitated by LuAnn Martyn from the University of Illinois Extension Office and staff from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP
Thursday, July 26th, 6:00 p.m.

Chalk-Walk Library Kids
Open to all ages
Saturday, July 28th, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Lunch Munch...Free Lunch Program @ the Library!

Youth, ages 2 to 18 years-old are invited to Lunch Munch, a free lunch program offered at the LaSalle Public Library.  Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. until Noon, youth are welcome at the Library for a lunch meal provided by the River Bend Foodbank, the USDA and the Illinois State Board of Education.  Each free lunch is a balanced, nutritional meal, that includes milk.  For youth with food allergies, please contact Cristy Stupegia at 815-223-2341 or by email cstupegia@lasalle.lib.il.us, so arrangements can be made. 

Once youth have finished their meal, they are encouraged to explore the Library, enjoy in-Library activities, check-out books, movies, sports equipment, magazines, and music, too.  Don't miss Lunch Munch, and all the fun at the LaSalle Public Library this summer! The LaSalle Public Library is located at 305 Marquette, LaSalle, and is ADA compliant and welcoming.  For more information, please call the Library at 815-223-2341.

Lunch Munch is offered Monday through Friday, from 11:00 a.m. untill Noon.

For a list of easy-to-follow guidelines, see:  Lunch Munch Guidelines.

Note: There will be no Lunch Munch on Wednesday, July 4th, as the Library will be closed in observance of Independence Day.