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Letters to Professor Nutsworth

Sunday, July 31, 2022
Crete Public Library District
Write a letter to our mascot, Professor Nutsworth, to keep Professor Nutsworth from feeling homesick while she’s camping at the library this summer! Sign up here: https://links.cretelibrary.org/letterstoprof
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CLOSED

Monday, July 04, 2022
Crete Public Library District
The library will be closed for the Independence holiday
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Stories & Snacks in the Park

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Crete Public Library District
Off Site

Join Ms. Kerry in the gazebo at Crete Park for an interactive storytime! Snacks will be provided courtesy of the Northern Illinois Food Bank. This program is in partnership with the Crete Park District. Drop-in; no registration required. 


Crete Park District's Address
515 First Street
Crete, IL 60417
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Where the Sidewalk Ends (R)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Enjoy the outdoors while listening to stories and completing chalk activities with Ms. Kerry! This program is for children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Registration is required for each individual attending.

Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 


Those who arrive 10 minutes or more after the start of a program may be considered no shows, and denied access to the program. 

Groups and organizations must speak with the Youth Services Outreach Specialist to schedule a separate story time.
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Where the Sidewalk Ends (KIT ONLY) R

11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Children's Department

Unable to attend the in person program? Sign up for one of our kits. You must pick either the in person program or kit program. You may not register for both programs.


Enjoy the outdoors while listening to stories and completing chalk activities with Ms. Kerry's activities This program is for children ages 3-5. Registration is required for each child.


Please, call and cancel if you are unable to pick up the kit within a week. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 

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Camp Crafts Kids (R)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room

Creating cool crafts is one of the best parts of summer, so we’re bringing camp-inspired crafts to the library! These crafts are designed for children ages 6-8.  Registration is required for each individual attending.


Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 


Those who arrive 10 minutes or more after the start of a program may be considered no shows, and denied access to the program. 

Groups and organizations must speak with the Youth Services Outreach Specialist to schedule a separate story time.
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Camp Craft Kids (KIT ONLY) R

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Children's Department

Unable to attend the in person program? Sign up for one of our kits. You must pick either the in person program or kit program. You may not register for both programs.


Creating cool crafts is one of the best parts of summer, so we’re bringing camp-inspired crafts to the library! These crafts are designed for children ages 6-8.  Registration is required for each individual attending.


Please, call and cancel if you are unable to pick up your kit within a week. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 

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Open Play

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room

Stop by Youth Services anytime between 10 AM and 4 PM on Open Play Days to enjoy simple, independent activities set up in the Acorn Room. Children under nine must be accompanied by an adult. Drop-in; no registration required.


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Roaming Readers Walking Group

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Crete Public Library District
Off Site
Join us at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve — 27064 Dutton Rd, Beecher, IL 60401—as we walk and talk about books. There is no assigned reading for this group. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your own water bottle. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability. The waiver will be available on the event calendar website as well as on the day of every meeting. Download and print waiver.

This walking group is weather-dependent. Cancellation due to inclement weather will be updated here the day before the event. Registered participants will also be notified by phone if the event is canceled.
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Open Play

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room

Stop by Youth Services anytime between 10 AM and 4 PM on Open Play Days to enjoy simple, independent activities set up in the Acorn Room. Children under nine must be accompanied by an adult. Drop-in; no registration required.


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Take & Make: Plastic Bottle Lanterns

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Children's Department
Looking for a fun activity to do? Pick up a Take & Make Kit to bring home and start creating! Take & Make Kits are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5pm on Mondays. Kits will be located at the Youth Services Reference Desk.
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Stories & Snacks in the Park

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Crete Public Library District
Off Site

Join Ms. Kerry in the gazebo at Crete Park for an interactive storytime! Snacks will be provided courtesy of the Northern Illinois Food Bank. This program is in partnership with the Crete Park District. Drop-in; no registration required. 


Crete Park District's Address
515 First Street
Crete, IL 60417
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Registration is open

Pajamarama Storytime (R)

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room

Join Ms. Kathy for stories and songs before bed! Registration is required for each individual attending. 


Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 


Those who arrive 10 minutes or more after the start of a program may be considered no shows, and denied access to the program. 

Groups and organizations must speak with the Youth Services Outreach Specialist to schedule a separate story time.
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Registration is open

Family BINGO (R)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room

Enjoy exciting fun for the whole family at BINGO!  Registration is required for each individual attending.


Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 


Those who arrive 10 minutes or more after the start of a program may be considered no shows, and denied access to the program. 

Groups and organizations must speak with the Youth Services Outreach Specialist to schedule a separate story time.
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Registration is open

Camp Crafts Tweens (R)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room

Creating cool crafts is one of the best parts of summer, so we’re bringing camp-inspired crafts to the library! These crafts are designed for children ages 9-12.  Registration is required for each individual attending.


Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 


 Those who arrive 10 minutes or more after the start of a program may be considered no shows, and denied access to the program. 


 Groups and organizations must speak with the Youth Services Outreach Specialist to schedule a separate story time.


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Registration is open

Camp Craft Tweens (KIT ONLY) R

11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Children's Department

Unable to attend the in person program? Sign up for one of our kits. You must pick either the in person program or kit program. You may not register for both programs.


Creating cool crafts is one of the best parts of summer, so we’re bringing camp-inspired crafts to the library! These crafts are designed for children ages 9-12.  Registration is required for each individual attending.


Please, call and cancel if you are unable to pick up the kit within a week. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 


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Registration is open

Roaming Readers Walking Group

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
shoe image
Crete Public Library District
Off Site
Join us at Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve — 27064 Dutton Rd, Beecher, IL 60401—as we walk and talk about books. There is no assigned reading for this group. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring your own water bottle. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability. The waiver will be available on the event calendar website as well as on the day of every meeting. Download and print waiver.

This walking group is weather-dependent. Cancellation due to inclement weather will be updated here the day before the event. Registered participants will also be notified by phone if the event is canceled.
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Registration is open

Silly Stories to Make You Laugh (R)

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room

Raise your hand if you love to laugh! This silly storytime is guaranteed to give you the giggles!  Registration is required for each individual attending.


Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 


Those who arrive 10 minutes or more after the start of a program may be considered no shows, and denied access to the program. 

Groups and organizations must speak with the Youth Services Outreach Specialist to schedule a separate story time.
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Open Play

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room

Stop by Youth Services anytime between 10 AM and 4 PM on Open Play Days to enjoy simple, independent activities set up in the Acorn Room. Children under nine must be accompanied by an adult. Drop-in; no registration required.


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Take & Make: Paper Plate Grills

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Children's Department
Looking for a fun activity to do? Pick up a Take & Make Kit to bring home and start creating! Take & Make Kits are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5pm on Mondays. Kits will be located at the Youth Services Reference Desk.
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Going on a Bear Hunt (R)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room

It’s time to go on a bear hunt with Ms. Bethann! Get ready for stories, music, and movement during this storytime!  Registration is required for each individual attending.


Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 


Those who arrive 10 minutes or more after the start of a program may be considered no shows, and denied access to the program. 

Groups and organizations must speak with the Youth Services Outreach Specialist to schedule a separate story time.

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Registration is open

Going on a Bear Hunt (KIT ONLY) (R)

11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Children's Department

Unable to attend the in person program? Sign up for one of our kits. You must pick either the in person program or kit program. You may not register for both programs.


It’s time to go on a bear hunt with Ms. Bethann! Takw home the kit of story suggestions, music suggestions, and movement activities to hold your own storytime at home!  Registration is required for each individual attending.


Please, call and cancel if you are unable to pick up the kit within a week. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 

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Stories & Snacks in the Park

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Crete Public Library District
Off Site

Join Ms. Kerry in the gazebo at Crete Park for an interactive storytime! Snacks will be provided courtesy of the Northern Illinois Food Bank. This program is in partnership with the Crete Park District. Drop-in; no registration required. 


Crete Park District's Address
515 First Street
Crete, IL 60417
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Registration is open

Family Movie Night: The Goonies (R)

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room

There’s nothing better than a movie on the big screen during summer! Come to the library for Family Movie Night and enjoy a family-friendly movie! Registration is required for each individual attending. 


Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 


Those who arrive 10 minutes or more after the start of a program may be considered no shows, and denied access to the program. 

Groups and organizations must speak with the Youth Services Outreach Specialist to schedule a separate story time.
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Registration is open

Let's Learn About Bees (R)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room

Learn fascinating facts about bees while making bee-inspired crafts!  Registration is required for each individual attending.


Please, call and cancel if you are unable to attend. Failure to cancel for programs may result in being added to the waiting list for future programs. 


Those who arrive 10 minutes or more after the start of a program may be considered no shows, and denied access to the program. 

Groups and organizations must speak with the Youth Services Outreach Specialist to schedule a separate story time.

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