News Updates for July 20-26, 2023

The sky’s the limit! Come and see our new decorations for the children’s space – hot air balloons! Read board books or explore the play wall and look up to see the colorful balloons floating above.

Also, don’t forget that the Summer Reading Program ends on Saturday, Aug 5th. Before the Library closes on Aug 5th, bring in any tri-fold pamphlets for the children’s age group to redeem their prizes, and teens and adults should turn in all book lists to ensure entry into the raffle for grand prizes. Thank you to everyone who participated this summer! It was wonderful to see so many of you reading and finding your voice with us.

Programs and Events This Week

Voices of Champaign County / Thursday, July 20th, 10:00-11:30 a.m. Champaign County’s story can be told through many different lenses. Join us as we look at some of Champaign County’s natural and historical resources to help us understand the world that we live in today. All ages welcome!

Kids Craft Time: Colorful Coin Banks / Thursday, July 20th, 3:30—5:30 p.m. Come to the Library to make and decorate a coin bank! Recommended Ages: 6-11.

Adult Craft N’ Chat: Flower Crowns / Friday, July 21st, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Come to the Library to make a summery flower crown! All materials provided. Limited space. Register online or call the Library. Recommended Ages: 18+. Following the event, while supplies last, we will also have take and make kits for this craft available at our circulation desk.

Outdoor Storytime / Tuesday, July 25th, 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Come to the Library for a fun story time filled with stories, songs, and silly rhymes. After story time, your little ones can read or tell a story themselves to Cooper the therapy dog! Recommended Ages: 0-5.

Switch Crew / Wednesday, July 26th, 3:30—5:00 p.m. Stop by the Library to unwind and play popular Nintendo Switch games with good company. While you wait your turn to play, we’ll have other activities for you to try out! Recommended Ages: 6-18.

Upcoming Programs and Events

STEM Explorers: Earthquake / Thursday, July 27th, 4:00—5:30 p.m. Stop by the Library to design and construct a miniature building, and to see how it stands up to different strengths of earthquake! We’ll also talk about engineering, and what special tips and tricks real-life builders use to make sure the buildings they design are earthquake-safe. Play clothes encouraged. Recommended Ages: 6-11.