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Endangered Animal Scavenger Hunt

All Day 5/28 - 7/29
Children's Department at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

Endangered Animal Scavenger Hunt Find 15 endangered animals in our Children's Department to complete our Pete the Cat and Friends Endangered Animal Scavenger Hunt. When you're d...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

Endangered Animal Scavenger Hunt

Find 15 endangered animals in our Children's Department to complete our Pete the Cat and Friends Endangered Animal Scavenger Hunt.

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Summer Reading Story Time

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Community Rm 1 & 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Story Time, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer! Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer!

Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Juneteenth at BPL!

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Community Rm 1, 2, & 3 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler
:

Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States, was officially recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, and is celebrated on June 19...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1, 2, & 3
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

Juneteenth, the holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States, was officially recognized as a federal holiday in 2021, and is celebrated on June 19.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Tales for Tails

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Department at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud. There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet ...

Waitlist
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud.

There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet and read to a pup in the Children's Department:

This event is in the "Child" group.

Tales for Tails

Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Children's Department at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud. There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet ...

Full
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud.

There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet and read to a pup in the Children's Department:

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Summer Reading Story Time

Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Community Rm 1 & 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Story Time, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer! Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer!

Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Tales for Tails

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Department at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud. There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet ...

Waitlist
Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud.

There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet and read to a pup in the Children's Department:

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Pride in the Park

Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Offsite Event at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Story Time, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler, Adult, Teens, Everyone
:

Pride in the Park Join the Bloomington and Normal Public Libraries at the Miller Park Bandstand for an afternoon of fun as we celebrate National Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ ...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Offsite Event
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler, Adult, Teens, Everyone
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
:

Pride in the Park

Join the Bloomington and Normal Public Libraries at the Miller Park Bandstand for an afternoon of fun as we celebrate National Pride Month and the LGBTQ+ community.

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Summer Reading Story Time

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Community Rm 1 & 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Story Time, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer! Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer!

Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Summer Chess Club

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Children's Program Rm 1 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

Calling all knights of the square table! Come to the Children's Department for an informal chess drop-in event. All levels of chess skills are welcome! Bring a friend to play with ...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Program Rm 1
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

Calling all knights of the square table! Come to the Children's Department for an informal chess drop-in event. All levels of chess skills are welcome! Bring a friend to play with or come to meet a new checkmate (Ha ha!

This event is in the "Child" group.

Lego Construction

Saturday, July 6, 2024 at 9:30am - 11:30am
Children's Program Rm 1 & 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

Lego Construction Join us for Lego Construction and have your picture taken with your creation. The challenge is to build whatever you want! Note: No registration is needed f...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Program Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

Lego Construction

Join us for Lego Construction and have your picture taken with your creation. The challenge is to build whatever you want!

This event is in the "Child" group.

Lego Construction

Sunday, July 7, 2024 at 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Children's Program Rm 1 & 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

Lego Construction Join us for Lego Construction and have your picture taken with your creation. The challenge is to build whatever you want! Note: No registration is needed f...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Program Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

Lego Construction

Join us for Lego Construction and have your picture taken with your creation. The challenge is to build whatever you want!

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Summer Reading Story Time

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Community Rm 1 & 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Story Time, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer! Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer!

Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Tales for Tails

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Department at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud. There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet ...

Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 8
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud.

There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet and read to a pup in the Children's Department:

This event is in the "Child" group.

"Adventures of an Aluminum Can"

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:30am
Community Rm 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

Join the Ecology Action Center in reading Adventures of an Aluminum Can by Alison Inches, with illustrations by Mark Chambers. This hilarious picture book tells the story...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 2
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

Join the Ecology Action Center in reading Adventures of an Aluminum Can by Alison Inches, with illustrations by Mark Chambers. This hilarious picture book tells the story of aluminum recycling from the diary entries of a can.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Tales for Tails

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Children's Department at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud. There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet ...

Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 8
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud.

There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet and read to a pup in the Children's Department:

This event is in the "Child" group.

D&D for Kids

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Children's Program Rm 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

This Dungeons and Dragons experience for kids in grades 3-5 will include a simplified, rules-light adventure. Maybe you want to prove to yourself that you are strong and capable; m...

Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Program Rm 2
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 5
:

This Dungeons and Dragons experience for kids in grades 3-5 will include a simplified, rules-light adventure.

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Glorious Garden Festival StoryWalk®

Friday, July 12, 2024 at 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Offsite Event at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler
:

Read My Garden by Kevin Henkes as you walk through Sarah's Garden at the David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Dr. This StoryWalk® is one of several free events included ...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Offsite Event
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

Read My Garden by Kevin Henkes as you walk through Sarah's Garden at the David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Dr. This StoryWalk® is one of several free events included in the 2024 Glorious Garden Festival and will be avai

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

StoryWalk® at the Glorious Garden Festival

Saturday, July 13, 2024 at 9:00am - 12:00pm
Offsite Event at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler
:

Read My Garden by Kevin Henkes as you walk through Sarah's Garden at the David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Dr. This StoryWalk® is one of several free events included ...

Offsite Event
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Offsite Event
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

Read My Garden by Kevin Henkes as you walk through Sarah's Garden at the David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Dr. This StoryWalk® is one of several free events included in the 2024 Glorious Garden Festival and will be avai

This event is in the "Child" group.

Recycled Crafts

Monday, July 15, 2024 at 2:30pm - 8:00pm
Children's Program Rm 1 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

Use recycled items such as toilet paper rolls and plastic water bottles to create your own craft project. Questions about this program can be emailed to Lisa at childrensstaff@b...

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Program Rm 1
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
:

Use recycled items such as toilet paper rolls and plastic water bottles to create your own craft project.

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Summer Reading Story Time

Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Community Rm 1 & 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Story Time, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer! Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer!

Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Tales for Tails

Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Department at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud. There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet ...

Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 8
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud.

There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet and read to a pup in the Children's Department:

This event is in the "Child" group.
This event is in the "Baby & Toddler" group.

Summer Reading Story Time

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 at 10:00am - 10:30am
Community Rm 1 & 2 at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
Story Time, In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child, Baby & Toddler
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer! Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Community Rm 1 & 2
Age Group: Child, Baby & Toddler
Program Type: Story Time, In-Person Program
:

Children of all ages are welcome to join us for stories, songs, and fun this summer!

Questions about this program can be emailed to jessew@bloomingtonlibrary.org.

This event is in the "Child" group.

Tales for Tails

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Department at Bloomington Public Library
Program Type:
In-Person Program
Age Group:
Child
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud. There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet ...

Required
Library Branch: Bloomington Public Library
Room: Children's Department
Age Group: Child
Program Type: In-Person Program
Required
Seats Remaining: 8
:

This program pairs trained and certified therapy dogs with children in Grades K-5 who want to practice reading aloud.

There will be 4 time slots available for kids to meet and read to a pup in the Children's Department: