News for Kids...
Summer Reading 2017 is in full swing!! Be sure to take a look at the Library's Online Calendar for free children's programs throughout the summer.
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program always open at Allerton Public Library District. Children from birth to 5 years can register anytime to read for this open-ended program. Sign up at the Library for this national program to promote Early Childhood Literacy and receive the reading log for their first 100 Books.
For More Information or to Check for Cancellations use the ONLINE CALENDAR
Weekly: (unless otherwise noted)
Big Kids Storytime - Mon. 3:45pm (K - 2nd Grade, ends April 10 and resumes in the Fall)
Laptime - Wed. 9:15am (birth to 18mo) siblings welcome
Storytime - Thurs. 10:30am (18mo to 5yrs) siblings welcome
- Summer Reading. Register to be a Summer Reader at the Libray until June 30th then read until July 28th. Turn in your reading log by August 11 to get some great prizes and be registered for the Grand Prize Drawing and Top Reader Awards.
- Clay Dough Craft. June 27 @ 10am for All Ages. Come create with us at the Library! Design a miniature house with Clay Dough and craft sticks. Please register at (217) 762-4676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- "Plan to Laugh Show" by Laughing Matters. June 28 @ 10:30am for All Ages. Jay & Leslie are back! Juggling, Mime, Magic and Other Nonsense will all be seen at their Laughing Matters Show. Check out their website at www.leslieandjay.com. We'll be out on the lawn so come prepared for a ridiculously fun, outside show!
- LIBRARY CLOSED TUESDAY JULY 4
- Kids Disney Bingo. July 5 @ 10:30am. Drop-in for a few rounds of bingo in the morning.
- Lincoln Log Free Build. July 11 @ 10am. Drop-in between 10 and 10:45. Spend an hour designing with Lincoln Logs. No registration necessary!
- Open Kids Crafting. July 12 @ 10:30am. Stop by for some crafting free-time between 10:30 and 11:15. We'll have the supplies, you bring the creativity! No registration necessary.
- Lego Free Build. July 18 @ 10am. Drop-in between 10 and 10:45. Spend an hour designing with Legos. No registration necessary!
- Open Kids Crafting. July 19 @ 10:30am. Stop by for some crafting free-time between 10:30 and 11:15. We'll have the supplies, you bring the creativity! No registration necessary.
- Summer Readers STOP READING JULY 28. Bring your reading logs to the Library by August 11 for prizes.
Contact Cara at the library (217) 762-4676 or email@example.com with questions or to register for an event.
**Just a reminder... Children who are in Kindergarten or younger, need an adult attendant for library events. Older children need a contact's information left with the event supervisor in case of emergencies. Thanks!
Booklists for Kids
- Juvenile Historical Fiction List (pdf)
- American Girl at Allerton Library List (pdf)
- Juvenile Graphic Novel Series List (pdf)
- Books on Bullying
- Books on Cancer and Kids
- Books on Autism/Asperger's/ADHD
- Books on Death and Dying
- Books on Death of a Pet
- Books on Ethnicity and Race Relations
- ReadAlong Packs (audiobook + chapterbook sets)
- 2017 Monarch Award Master List (pdf)
- 2017 Bluestem Award Master List (pdf)