Kid Zone


Storytime is held in the Matson Meeting Room (located through the Library Cafe). We begin with good-morning songs, then read one or two stories, followed by movement rhymes, manipulatives (scarves, rhythm sticks, percussion instruments), and songs, and we close with another story or two. We understand that little ones sometimes need to move or be noisy; parents are welcome to take their child out of the meeting room to calm down or play in the Youth Services area if need be.

Tuesday, January 7, 10:30 am – Snowman & Snowman face craft
Tuesday, January 14, 10:30 am – Arctic animals & Snowy owl pinecone craft
Tuesday, January 21, 10:30 am – Mittens & Mitten craft
Tuesday, January 28, 10:30 am – Fairy tales & Bean mosaic (messy!) craft/process art
Tuesday, February 4, 10:30 am – Groundhog & Groundhog craft
Tuesday, February 11, 10:30 am – Insects/Valentines & Bee Valentine craft
Thursday, February 13, 4:00 pm –
Family Reading Program (Pre-K and up) – “I Will Eat You Up!” Stories about eating and a paper bag puppet craft

Tuesday, February 18, 10:30 am – Tales of the Sea & Sock Seal craft
Tuesday, February 25, 10:30 am – Lines/Yarn & Yarn painting craft
Tuesday, March 3, 10:30 am – Something’s Fishy with Dr. Seuss & 1 Fish, 2 Fish craft
Tuesday, March 10, 10:30 am – Kites/Flying & Kite craft
Thursday, March 12, 4:00 pm – Family Reading Program (Pre-K and up) –
“Everyone Counts” Stories about counting–with a connection to the National Census–and a process art activity.
Tuesday, March 17, 10:30 am
– St. Patrick’s Day & Shamrock craft
Tuesday, March 24, 10:30 am – Princesses/Princes & Frog craft. SPECIAL GUESTS – cast members of PHS’s production of Once Upon a Mattress!
Tuesday, March 31, 10:30 am – Theme TBA & (messy!) craft/process art

Illinois School Library Media Awards

Rebecca Caudill Award (grades 4–8)  Lincoln Award (teen/high school)
Bluestem Award (grades 3–5)  Monarch Award (grades K–3) 

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