Program Registration

 

SUMMER 2024 PROGRAMS!

Several of our Summer 2024 programs require registration.  To register, simply click the links below.

All Ages Programming

Read, Renew, Repeat Bingo 

Monday, July 8th at 6:00pm  OR  Tuesday, July 9th at 12:30pm

BINGO! Register to play some Read, Renew, Repeat BINGO with us! This event is perfect for the whole family equipped with fun prizes! Registration Required.

*Please select the date & time you would like to attend!

 

 

Wonderful Worms

Friday, July 12, 11am

Join Boone County Extension to learn about worms and why they are so important to the environment. This hands-on discovery program is open to families.

Registration is required! Space is Limited. Each child must register separately.

Hoo Haven Pelican Program

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12TH – 6 PM

We are excited to have Hoo Haven back at the library – this time with a Pelican Program! Come see a real-life pelican, and other animals, up close and learn about them with us! 

Registration is required! Space is Limited. Each child must register separately.

Puzzle Palooza

July 13th @ 1-3PM

We will have our first ever Puzzle Competition here at the library! We will have four teams of four compete to see who can put together a 500 piece puzzle the fastest. The team who is the closest to finishing wins!

Registration is required. Space is limited.

 

 

Frog Lady Presentation 

Thursday July 18th at 6PM

Explore the fascinating world of reptiles and amphibians in a one-of-a-kind herpetology program for all ages! Register to enjoy learning about animals from around the world while seeing them right up close. Learn the fascinating natural history of each animal and hear about each of their personal lives and quirks. The best is saved for last, because after the presentation many of the animals can be touched and even held!

Registration Required. Space is Limited.

 

 

Maker Monday Chopped Edition

July 22nd @ 2PM

Join us for a “Chopped”-style crafting program but with a twist! Do you have what it takes to create a masterpiece using only crafting supplies from a mystery basket?

Registration is required. Space is limited. Each child must register separately.

 

Youth Programming

Steam Squad

1st Tuesdays @ 3:30 PM

Come join us for our once a month STEAM club program! The program is geared for preschoolers & kindergarteners to learn all about how the world works! Each month we will be discussing an element of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) and doing activities along with it!

Registration is required! Space is Limited. Each child must register separately.

Coding Corner

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 3:30-4:45 PM

Coding Corner with robots! Learn about coding, engage in technology, and have fun in this coding club. Registration is required, space is limited. Starting July 3rd & continuing on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month from 3:30pm – 4:45pm! 

This program is geared towards youth who just finished 2nd to going into 6th grade

* Registration is Required! Space is very limited! Each child must register separately. 
* This program is FREE
* If you later find that you are unable to attend, please call Ida Public Library at 815-544-3838 
 
 

Self Defense for Kids

Tuesday, July 9, 3:30-5PM

We are excited to bring Jimmie back from Rockford S.A.C to do a Self Defense program for youth ages 5 – 11. This age appropriate, interactive self defense program for kids is designed to help them learn how to respond appropriately to different types of situations with confidence.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Registration is Required. Space is limited.

Each child attending should be registered separately.

If you find you are unable to attend after registering, please give us a call.

 

Father’s Day Craft

Thursday, June 16, 6PM

Come join us for a special Father’s Day program! We will be making picture holder for that extra special Dad or father figure in your life!

Registration is required. Space is limited. Each child must register separately.

 

Fly Guy Recycling 

Tuesday, July 30, 6PM

Learn all about garbage and recycling with Fly Guy! We will be reading a story, making your very own Fly Guy out of recycled materials, and playing Fly Guy BINGO! You will even get a chance to take pictures with Fly Guy himself!

*Registration is required.

*If you later find you are unable to attend the event, please call us at 815-544-3838.

*Please sign up each child individually to save their spot!

 

Cruise into Kindergarten 

Friday, August 16th from 10:30-12:00

Heading to Kindergarten this year? Let us help with this Kindergarten 101! We will be reading a story, stretching our fine motor skills, practicing school skills and doing a craft!

Registration Required. Space is Limited. 

Please sign up each child attending on a separate form to ensure their spot!

If you find yourself unable to attend after registering, please give us a call at 815-544-3838.

 

 

Teen Programming

Self Defense for Teens 

Mon, July 15, 3:30-5 

We are excited to bring Jimmie back from Rockford S.A.C to do a Self Defense program for tweens and teens ages 12 – 17. This age appropriate, interactive self-defense program is designed to help individuals learn how to respond appropriately to different types of situations with confidence. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Registration is Required. Space is limited.

Each child attending should be registered separately.

If you find you are unable to attend after registering, please give us a call.

 

 

 

Augmented Card Art

Wed, July 24 @ 2 PM

Join us for Augmented Card Art! Middle school and High School teens are invited to come recycle and upcycle playing cards with us. Materials will be provided but you are also welcome to bring your own!

Registration is Required. 

 

 

 

Adult Programming

Mystery Book Club

4th Mondays @ 10:30 AM

Do you love a great Mystery?  If so, come join us for this fun book club dedicated to all things mystery.  Please register and read the assigned book for each date you choose. You will pick up your copy at the Children’s Desk Downstairs at the library. We will be meeting at the Ida Public Library Meeting Room. 

Register to reserve your spot.

*Each participant must fill out a separate form

 

 

 

Recycled Art

4th Wednesdays @ 6 PM

In this program, we will be doing a craft together using different materials and mediums while using recycled materials. If you like crafting come and join us for this fun and relaxing activity. These sessions will be held at the Ida Public Library Meeting Room.

Register to reserve your spot.

*Each participant must fill out a separate form

 

 

 

Tea Gardens

Wed, June 5 @ 6pm    

The tradition of making and taking tea in the garden is steeped in garden history. Today tea gardens also provide enchanting outdoor spaces that are soothing, productive, sustainable, and lovely to visit. Learn about different types of tea gardens and the tea garden design components that make these great spaces to enjoy tea. Various plants used to make tea will also be covered.

Presented by the University of Illinois Extension Office

*Each participant must fill out a separate form

 

 

 

Self Defense for Adults

Saturday, July 20th, 11AM to 12:30PM   

We are excited to bring Jimmie back from Rockford S.A.C to do a Self Defense program for adults 18+. This ,interactive self-defense program is designed to help individuals learn how to respond appropriately to different types of situations with confidence.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

 

 

 

Preserving Herbs

Tuesday August 13 @ 6PM   

Seasoning is the spice of life. Let’s preserve our homegrown herbs. Join Minoo Hagshenas, Boone County Master Gardeners, as she shares how to grow, harvest, and preserve your herbs so that they can be enjoyed throughout the season. 

Registration is required. Space is limited.

 

 

 

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