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Children’s Department

January 2020

Evening Story Time with Miss Jen

Monday January 27 @ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Monday, repeating until January 27, 2020

Drop in to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Jen at jenniferm@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Polar Bear Craft

Tuesday January 28 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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One event on January 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Rwawwwwr!  Come ready to practice your best bear growls and make a polar bear that can stand on its own and hold things in its mouth. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Book Buddies

Tuesday January 28 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until January 28, 2020

Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft.  This program is also open to other caregivers and children ages 2-5. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3312.

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Polar Bear Craft

Wednesday January 29 @ 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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One event on January 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Rwawwwwr!  Come ready to practice your best bear growls and make a polar bear that can stand on its own and hold things in its mouth. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Winter Scene Craft

Thursday January 30 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

It’s a winter wonderland!  Create a landscape as snowy as the one outside. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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February 2020

Evening Story Time with Miss Jen

Monday February 3 @ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

Drop in to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Jen at jenniferm@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Boo-Boo Butterfly Craft

Tuesday February 4 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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One event on February 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Band-aids and tissues can help to make you feel better when you get hurt or when you are sick, but for this craft, you will use them to make pretty butterflies. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Book Buddies

Tuesday February 4 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until February 25, 2020

Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft.  This program is also open to other caregivers and children ages 2-5. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3312.

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Boo-Boo Butterfly Craft

Wednesday February 5 @ 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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One event on February 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Band-aids and tissues can help to make you feel better when you get hurt or when you are sick, but for this craft, you will use them to make pretty butterflies. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Doily Valentine Craft

Thursday February 6 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Use colorful dots and your own hand print to personalize your valentine! No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Read to Rover

Saturday February 8 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Miller loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Miller, a Golden Retriever, visits the library to listen to children read. Children may register at the Youth Services Desk for a 10-minute time slot to read to Miller. For more information, or to sign up, call (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 or ask at the Youth Services Desk.

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Evening Story Time with Miss Jen

Monday February 10 @ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

Drop in to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Jen at jenniferm@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Bee My Valentine Craft

Tuesday February 11 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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One event on February 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Come make this cute little bee for Valentine's Day.  All of its body parts are made from hearts! No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Book Buddies

Tuesday February 11 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until February 25, 2020

Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft.  This program is also open to other caregivers and children ages 2-5. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3312.

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Bee My Valentine Craft

Wednesday February 12 @ 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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One event on February 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Come make this cute little bee for Valentine's Day.  All of its body parts are made from hearts! No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Read to Rover

Thursday February 13 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Miller loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Miller, a Golden Retriever, visits the library to listen to children read. Children may register at the Youth Services Desk for a 10-minute time slot to read to Miller. For more information, or to sign up, call (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 or ask at the Youth Services Desk.

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Heart Necklace Craft

Thursday February 13 @ 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Add hearts and straw pieces to make a necklace for Valentine's Day! No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Oh, Presidents!

Monday February 17 @ 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Come visit the children's department on Presidents’ Day!  We will have crafts and a quiz available all day, along with an assortment of fantastic books about your favorite presidents! Crafts include a cool George Washington hat and Teddy Roosevelt holding the teddy bear that was named after him.  Pick up a quiz at the YS desk and receive a button when you complete it and turn it in. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information,…

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Read to Rover

Monday February 17 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Miller loves to hear stories!  Certified therapy dog Miller, a Golden Retriever, visits the library to listen to children read. Children may register at the Youth Services Desk for a 10-minute time slot to read to Miller. For more information, or to sign up, call (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350 or ask at the Youth Services Desk.

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Evening Story Time with Miss Jen

Monday February 17 @ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

Drop in to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Jen at jenniferm@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Name Train Craft

Tuesday February 18 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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One event on February 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Make a train of your very own!  Write a letter of your name on each train car until you spell your entire name.  How long will your train be? No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Book Buddies

Tuesday February 18 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until February 25, 2020

Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft.  This program is also open to other caregivers and children ages 2-5. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3312.

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#icrowaboutbooks Night: 2nd Grade

Tuesday February 18 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Second-grade children and their families are invited to join us for an evening featuring activities and book displays about earth processes and changes.  There will be two activity tables, an area to hear various read-alouds, and a variety of tables displaying books about landforms, the water cycle, volcanoes, and much, much more—all of which can be borrowed.  Drop in any time between 6:00 and 7:30 and see what the library has to offer as you explore features of the planet…

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Name Train Craft

Wednesday February 19 @ 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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One event on February 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Make a train of your very own!  Write a letter of your name on each train car until you spell your entire name.  How long will your train be? No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Monkey Hat Craft

Thursday February 20 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

You'll be swinging through the trees with your new monkey hat! No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Evening Story Time with Miss Jen

Monday February 24 @ 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Monday, repeating until February 24, 2020

Drop in to enjoy a bedtime story or two (or three!) with Miss Jen. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Jen at jenniferm@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Short Dog, Long Dog Craft

Tuesday February 25 @ 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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One event on February 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Opposites can be tricky, so come make this little dog to help you remember the difference between "long" and "short." No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Book Buddies

Tuesday February 25 @ 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, repeating until February 25, 2020

Older siblings of the infants attending Book Babies are invited to join an instructor in a nearby space for the weekly themed program and craft.  This program is also open to other caregivers and children ages 2-5. No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Laura at lauraw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3312.

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Short Dog, Long Dog Craft

Wednesday February 26 @ 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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One event on February 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Opposites can be tricky, so come make this little dog to help you remember the difference between "long" and "short." No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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Windsock Craft

Thursday February 27 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Hang your windsock where it can catch a breeze! No registration is required to attend this free program. For more information, please contact Theresa at theresaw@dkpl.org or (815) 756-9568 ext. 3350.

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