Kids Events

Minecraft Mania

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
ages 7-12
Minecraft Mania allows participants of all experience levels to complete challenges within Minecraft! Using multiplayer gameplay, patrons will work together to accomplish goals in competition and adventure-style programs. Every program consists of different challenges! New beginners will be introduced to the game, and the advanced gamers will have their opportunity to put their Minecraft expertise to the test.
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Children

Monthly Kahoot Quiz: Gr 3-6

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 5:00pm
Grades 3-6
Register for a link to our monthly Kahoot quiz for the chance to win a book! Please include your email address for instructions and a link to the quiz. Quizzes will be sent out April 1.
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Children

Monthly Kahoot Quiz: Gr. K-2

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 5:00pm
Grades K-2
Register for a link to our monthly Kahoot quiz for the chance to win a book! Please include your email address for instructions and a link to the quiz. Quizzes will be sent out April 1.
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Children

Elephant and Piggie Party-10am

Thursday, April 1, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for preschool-early elementary
Let's party over Zoom with Piggie and Gerald! We'll read books, play games, and much more. Registered participants can pick up a supply kit from the library beginning March 18. Please include your email address for connection details.
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Children

Elephant and Piggie Party-2pm

Thursday, April 1, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
geared for preschool-early elementary
Let's party over Zoom with Piggie and Gerald! We'll read books, play games, and much more. Registered participants can pick up a supply kit from the library beginning March 18. Please include your email address for connection details.
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Children

Silly Superhero Design Challenge

Friday, April 2, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
grades K-6
Create a ridiculous superhero over Zoom! What will your superhero's super power be? Please include your email address for connection details.
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Children

STEAM Extreme: Don't Try This at Home

Friday, April 2, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Grades K-6
One registration per family or device
This virtual show will feature fire science, powerful lasers and high-speed projectiles, and more from the safety of the NIU lab and your home! Please include your email address for connection details.
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Children

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Monday, April 5, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
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Children

Storytime: Preschool

Monday, April 5, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
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Children

Storytime: Libraries

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
geared for toddlers-early elementary school
We're virtually celebrating National Library Week! Join us for a special storytime all about libraries and books. Tuesday and Thursday's classes will be different. Please include your email address for connection details.
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Children

Storytime: Toddler Time

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
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Children

Move and Groove

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Time to get the wiggles out virtually! Join us and we'll move and groove together to fun songs and rhymes! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
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Children

Story Train: Night at the Library

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
grade K-6
We're virtually celebrating National Library Week! What happens when the library closes and the lights go out? Help us tell the book adventure one sentence at a time! Please include your email address for connection details.
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Children

Storytime: Libraries

Thursday, April 8, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
geared for toddlers-early elementary school
We're virtually celebrating National Library Week! Join us for a special storytime all about libraries and books. Tuesday and Thursday's classes will be different. Please include your email address for connection details.
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Children

Design Challenge: Libraries

Thursday, April 8, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
grades K-6
We're virtually celebrating National Library Week! Have you ever dreamed of designing the perfect library? Now's your chance! Over Zoom, we'll put together your dream library. Have some paper and pencils at the ready. Please include your email address for connection details.
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Children

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Friday, April 9, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
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Children

Storytime: Preschool

Friday, April 9, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
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Children

Family Kahoot Quiz: Libraries

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 5:00pm
Grades K-6 with family
Register for a link to our National Library Week Kahoot quiz for the chance to win a book! We'll ask some trivia questions all about libraries and books. Please include your email address for instructions and a link to the quiz.
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Children

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Monday, April 12, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
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Children

Storytime: Preschool

Monday, April 12, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
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Children

Storytime: Toddler Time

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
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Children

Move and Groove

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Time to get the wiggles out virtually! Join us and we'll move and groove together to fun songs and rhymes! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
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Children

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Friday, April 16, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
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Children

Storytime: Preschool

Friday, April 16, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
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Children

Cartooning: Number Bots

Saturday, April 17, 2021 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Grades K-6
one registration per family or device
Get your paper and pencils ready for a virtual drawing class led by cartoonist Mark Anderson! Learn to draw all kinds of fun robots using only numbers, Roman numerals, and the occasional math symbol. You will not believe all the things you can draw with numbers!! Please enter your email address for connection details.
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Children

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Monday, April 19, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
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Children

Storytime: Preschool

Monday, April 19, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
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Children

Storytime: Toddler Time

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
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Children

Move and Groove

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Time to get the wiggles out virtually! Join us and we'll move and groove together to fun songs and rhymes! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
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Children

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Friday, April 23, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
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Children

Storytime: Preschool

Friday, April 23, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
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Children

Book Buddies: 10 am

Saturday, April 24, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
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Children

Book Buddies: 10:30 am

Saturday, April 24, 2021 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
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Children

Book Buddies: 11 am

Saturday, April 24, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
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Children

Book Buddies: 11:30 am

Saturday, April 24, 2021 -
11:30am to 12:00pm
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
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Children

Monthly Kahoot Quiz: Gr. K-2

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 5:00pm
Grades K-2
Register for a link to our monthly Kahoot quiz for the chance to win a book! Please include your email address for instructions and a link to the quiz. Quizzes will be sent out May 1.
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Children

Monthly Kahoot Quiz: Gr 3-6

Friday, April 30, 2021 - 5:00pm
Grades 3-6
Register for a link to our monthly Kahoot quiz for the chance to win a book! Please include your email address for instructions and a link to the quiz. Quizzes will be sent out May 1.
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Children