Register for Activities and Events

Introduction To Scratch

Monday, October 13 from 10:00-11:00 am or 2:00-3:00 pm.

Registration will begin Monday, September 29 at 9:00 am.

This workshop is for children between the ages of 8-12.  It is intended for children who have no prior experience with Scratch.  This workshop will provide a basic introduction to computer programming and game design.

Register for the 10:00-11:00 class

Register for the 2:00-3:00 class

Story Hour for Three, Four, and Five-Year-Olds

Registration will begin Tuesday, September 9 at 9:00 am. Online registration is encouraged, but you can also call or come in to register.

Take a look at the flyer for more information.

Classes begin the week of September 23 and will last for five weeks.

Class days and times are:

Tuesday evenings from 5:30 – 6:15

Tuesday evenings from 6:30 – 7:15

Wednesday mornings from 9:30 – 10:15

Wednesday mornings from 11:00 – 11:45

Thursday mornings from 9:30 – 10:15

Thursday mornings from 11:00 – 11:45

Art Series

We’re happy to announce that, thanks to a Town of Normal Harmon Arts Grant, NPL will be hosting art workshops featuring local artists throughout the year.

The Watercolor Collage Designs Family Workshop on Monday, October 6 has filled.

Take a look at the flyer for more information.

Registration for the October 20 workshop will begin at 9 am on Monday, October 6.

Additional workshops will be held on the following dates: Oct. 6 • Oct. 20 • Nov. 3 • Nov. 17 • Dec. 1 • Dec. 8 • Jan. 5 • Jan. 19 • Feb. 2 • Feb. 16 • Mar. 2 • Mar. 16 • Apr. 6. Projects and intended age groups will vary, so check back for more information.

Registration will begin two weeks before each workshop.


Upcycled Canning Lid Pumpkin

Thursday, October 9 from 10:00 – 11:30 am.

Registration begins Monday, September 22.

Adults (age 18 and over) are invited to make a fall decoration out of recycled mason jar lid rings. Bring 20 identically sized rings, or $2 to cover the cost.

Register here or call us at 309-452-1757 to register.


Partners in Reading Fall 2014

Registration is closed for children. Registration for children will begin again on January 1 for Spring 2015.

College Students may still register by contacting

Sign up for our library newsletter to receive information about dates for Spring 2015.

Learn more about Partners in Reading.