Three ways to register:

Stop by...

Drop by the library and visit the Youth Services, Circulation, or Reference Desk, and we'll sign you up.

Contact us...

Give us a call at 815-725-4368.

Sign up online...

Click on the title of the program you are interested in, or click on the Calendar of Events and select the title.


If you find that you are unable to attend after signing up, please call and cancel so we can open up a spot for those on the waiting list.

QUIDDITCH 101
Thursday, September 11th, 4:30 - 5:30 PM


Ever wanted to learn to play Quidditch like Harry Potter? Now you can! We will meet at the library and walk to the grassy lot across the street to play Quidditch, Muggle style. Wear your snitch seeking shoes. Ages 7 - 12.


AFTER HOURS MINECRAFT
Friday, September 12th, 5:00 - 6:00 PM


Attention Minecraftians! Stop by the library after hours for special Minecraft challenges, or just to spend some free time making, breaking, rebuilding, and re-spawning. Experienced and new players welcome! Age 7-12.

**REGISTRATION REQUIRED.** Space is limited. Sign up for each session you plan on attending.


AMERICAN GIRL TEA PARTY
Wednesday, September 17th, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

To say goodbye to our American Girl Book Club, the library is hosting a fancy tea party! We’ll enjoy some “tea” and cake, play party games, and make a craft — all from our favorite time periods.

Make sure you bring your special doll (whether or not she’s an “American Girl”) and wear your tea party clothes for this elegant occasion. Ages 6-12.


TALK LIKE A PIRATE STORYTIME
Friday, September 19th, 1:30 - 2:15 PM

R’ you ready for a rollicking good time? Join the children’s department as they read tall tales and true stories about different pirates, make a pirate-y craft, and learn to speak like ol’ sea dogs.


PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL
Friday, September 19th, 2:30 - 4:30 PM

Celebrate National Talk Like a Pirate Day at the library! We'll have a rollicking good time following the adventures of Black Pearl's crew and Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow.

The film is rate PG-13. Recommended for teens and adults.


KIDS CRAFT - TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY
Friday, September 19th, 4:00 - 4:45 PM


Can’t get enough of crafting? Then you belong in Kids' Craft! We'll work on a different project each month. Please register for each session. Ages 6 - 8.


ALPHABET ALL STARS
Wednesday, September 24th, 10:30 - 11:30 PM

Learn about letters, letter sounds, and sight words while we play! We’ll read stories and make something really fun too. Please pick up your Letter of the Month packet when you register for the program so that you’ll have some practice before we work on our literacy skills together. Ages 3-7, limit 15 kids.

**Please contact the Youth Services desk (815-725-4368) to register!


ART CLUB
Thursdays, September 25th - November 6th, 6:30 - 7:30 PM

To all the young Van Goghs, Renoirs, and Monets out there, sign up for the library's art club. Create your own unique and creative masterpiece each week. On the last week, the library will host an art show for you to display your artwork for friends and family.

Ages 9-14.

NOTE: Participants MUST be able to attend all 6 sessions. Allowances may be made for special circumstances. Contact the library for more information. There will be class October 16th.


YOUNG REMBRANDTS' FAMILY ART CLASS
Saturday, September 27th, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Learn about letters, letter sounds, and sight words while we play! We’ll read stories and make something really fun too. Please pick up your Letter of the Month packet when you register for the program so that you’ll have some practice before we work on our literacy skills together. Ages 3-7, limit 15 kids.

**Please contact the Youth Services desk (815-725-4368) to register!