Take Home Storytime Bags

Literacy Programs

It's simple: read with your child, log books, and earn prizes!  Studies show that children should hear at least 1,000 books from birth to age 5 to build the pre-reading skills they need to succeed in school.

The only deadline is when your child starts Kindergarten.  Feel free to read any book (you can even repeat titles), and be sure to count any book being read to your child (including by teachers and siblings)!


Visit the front desk for instructions and reading logs, or download them directly here!


Pair with our Take Home Storytime Bags and Take Home Little Explorer Boxes for even more fun!

Afternoon Book Club - First Monday of the month at 1:30 PM

Evening Book Club - Third Monday of the month at 5:30 PM

Craft events are @1-1.45 hours in length. At this time, you must reside in the Sherrard Public Library District to register for events. If you have any questions for specific event times or age requirements feel free to call us at (309)593-2178 for more information.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Wiggles and giggles welcome!  Storytime is designed to be interactive.  With a small group setting, your child can build the confidence to interact with their peers.  Other benefits include:


Build social and listening skills

Expand vocabulary

Broaden imagination and expression

Develop fine motor skills, problem-solving, and cause-and-effect through small crafts


Pair with 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten!

Toddler - Age 9

Any person needing an accommodation for a disability in order to access the benefits of the Library’s services, programs, or activities under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Library Director, who will make every reasonable effort to grant an accommodation request unless it poses an undue hardship or fundamentally alters the nature of the service, program, or activity.

Enjoy two books - librarian's choice - plus a small craft and sweet treat!  Bundles are packaged ready-to-go, and library books are the only items to return.  Pick-ups are the same day as Storytime Bags & Teen Book Bundles!

Age 10 - 18

Toddler - Age 5

Click to download instructions and reading logs

Storytime

Age 18+

Register Here via EngagedPatrons






How do I register using EngagedPatrons?

Download an EngagedPatrons Guide Here


If you cannot attend a program for which you are registered, you must call the library to cancel (309-593-2178).  Those that do not cancel their registration prior to the program will be considered a "no call, no show." 


Three "no calls, no shows" for a household within close succession will result in a program break for the following month.  This will also apply to those who excessively cancel registrations.


Programs are limited to library district residents at this time.

Birth - PreK

Enjoy librarians choice of chapter books and graphic novels, plus a craft and snack!  Bundles are packaged ready-to-go, and books are the only items to be returned.  This is a great option for reluctant readers, and picture book readers who are transitioning to chapter books.

Registration

Program Calendar

Book Clubs

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Take a Book Break

Take Home Tween & Teen Book Bundles

Adult Readers

Enjoy one of our monthly book clubs!  Members will have selections automatically requested on their library account, and receive email communications from our facilitators.  Join the conversation!

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Enjoy Storytime - at home!  We pair themed picture books with a matching craft, plus surprises!  Bags are packaged ready-to-go, and library books are the only items to be returned.​


Pair with 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Browse pictures of past events, programs and crafts at the library.


Calendar of events for April and May.