Elementary

Chess Club for Kids

Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.

Library Golf and Book Dominoes

Escape the heat and test your skills with some indoor mini golf using library books as part of the obstacles. Fun for the whole family! We will also break into teams to see who can make the biggest working book domino line. This is open to all elementary aged kids and their families. Just the thing for a hot day!

Art Lessons for Children: Create a Pinhole Camera

On August 21, 2017, the moon will pass in front of the sun, causing a spectacular partial solar eclipse (93% coverage). Join us for this special project to build your own pinhole camera that can be used to safely view the eclipse.

For children of all ages.

Not Your Ordinary Chalk Art!

Join us on the giant sidewalks of Cherry Alley for sidewalk chalk fun. We'll channel our inner artists and create optical illusions with chalk and a digital camera!

For families.

Art Lessons for Children: Ben's Bells Ceramic Bead Making

Let's help change our world through intentional kindness and make ceramic hanging wind chimes. Be Kind Illinois, which is part of the Ben's Bells Project, is calling on young artists to participate. bensbells.org

For children of all ages and their families.

Wild Animal Designs

Nature is filled with many colors, patterns, and designs. Some animals use spots and stripes to blend in, while other species use bright colors to stand out. During this workshop, we'll learn about how plants and animals utilize camouflage with Chelsey Walsh from the Champaign County Forest Preserve District. Children will also have a chance to use their imaginations and create their own critters. This hands-on program is an exciting way to learn about designs in the wild.

For children age 3 and up with a caregiver.

Chess Club for Kids

Calling all kids! Join us on Saturday afternoons if you would like to play chess with others or are looking for an opportunity to improve your skills.

For children ages 5 and up.