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Mommy & Me (0-23 Months)

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
Namaste baby! During this storytime, you will be using yoga-inspired stories to bond and stretch with your baby.  No yoga experience necessary. Bring a blanket for your baby each week, but yoga mats will be provided.  If you prefer, you can bring your own yoga mat.

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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Toddler Tales (2-3 Years Old)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
Join us for stories, rhymes, music, sensory bins, process art, and other activities that you and your toddler can enjoy together. For children ages 2–3 years old and their caregivers.

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.
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Preschool Pals (4-5 Years Old in Preschool)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
During this independent storytime experience, your child will enjoy spending time with other preschoolers while listening to stories, learning songs and fingerplays, and playing games. For children ages 4–5 years old in preschool.

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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STEAM Kids: Journey to the Night Sky

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
Join us as we learn about the night sky and how to get there.

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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Retro Movie Fridays--The Fifth Element

2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Crete Public Library District
Audrey DeMuth Community Room
Watch a retro movie from the 80s, 90s or early 2000s every Friday. Movies rated "G" through "R" will be shown. It is the parent's responsibility to monitor their children's attendance and viewing habits.

March-May 2024 Movies

3/1: Beauty and the Beast-G
3/8: Dead Poets Society-PG
3/15: Raiders of the Lost Ark-PG
3/22: Tropic Thunder-R
3/29: Apollo 13-PG

4/5: Tremors-PG-13
4/12: Jumanji-PG
4/19: The Fifth Element-PG-13
4/26: The Iron Giant-PG

5/3: The Goonies-PG
5/10: Dodgeball-PG-13
5/17: Mrs. Doubtfire-PG-13
5/24: Transformers-PG-13
5/31:Footloose-PG
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Toddler Tales (2-3 Years Old)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
Join us for stories, rhymes, music, sensory bins, process art, and other activities that you and your toddler can enjoy together. For children ages 2–3 years old and their caregivers.

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.
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Preschool Pals (4-5 Years Old in Preschool)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
During this independent storytime experience, your child will enjoy spending time with other preschoolers while listening to stories, learning songs and fingerplays, and playing games. For children ages 4–5 years old in preschool.

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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STEAM Tots: Rocket Science

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
It’s not hard, it’s only rocket science! Join us as we learn about our solar system and some of the basic science that helps put astronauts in space through some fun interactive activities!

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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Retro Movie Fridays--The Iron Giant

2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Crete Public Library District
Audrey DeMuth Community Room
Watch a retro movie from the 80s, 90s or early 2000s every Friday. Movies rated "G" through "R" will be shown. It is the parent's responsibility to monitor their children's attendance and viewing habits.

March-May 2024 Movies

3/1: Beauty and the Beast-G
3/8: Dead Poets Society-PG
3/15: Raiders of the Lost Ark-PG
3/22: Tropic Thunder-R
3/29: Apollo 13-PG

4/5: Tremors-PG-13
4/12: Jumanji-PG
4/19: The Fifth Element-PG-13
4/26: The Iron Giant-PG

5/3: The Goonies-PG
5/10: Dodgeball-PG-13
5/17: Mrs. Doubtfire-PG-13
5/24: Transformers-PG-13
5/31:Footloose-PG
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Coding with Dash (3rd-5th Grade)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Join us once a month to learn the basics of coding and computer programming with Ms. Chambers. Each hour-long session will focus on a specific challenge to help students get an introduction to using block based programming and code with a focus on robotics.

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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LEGO WeDo Robotics: Space Exploration

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
We will design, build, and test a rover that can achieve one of the following missions when sent to planet Mars:
• Move in and out of a crater.   
• Collect a rock sample.
• Drill a hole in the ground.

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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Cancelled

Toddler Tales (2-3 Years Old)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
Join us for stories, rhymes, music, sensory bins, process art, and other activities that you and your toddler can enjoy together. For children ages 2–3 years old and their caregivers.

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.
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Let's LEGO: Treehouses

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
Let's LEGO on the first Wednesday of every month. Each month we'll have a new LEGO building challenge to complete and put on display in the library. This month we will build LEGO Treehouses.

No registration is require for this event!
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Cancelled

Preschool Pals (4-5 Years Old in Preschool)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
During this independent storytime experience, your child will enjoy spending time with other preschoolers while listening to stories, learning songs and fingerplays, and playing games. For children ages 4–5 years old in preschool.

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

Retro Movie Fridays--The Goonies

2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Crete Public Library District
Audrey DeMuth Community Room
Watch a retro movie from the 80s, 90s or early 2000s every Friday. Movies rated "G" through "R" will be shown. It is the parent's responsibility to monitor their children's attendance and viewing habits.

March-May 2024 Movies

3/1: Beauty and the Beast-G
3/8: Dead Poets Society-PG
3/15: Raiders of the Lost Ark-PG
3/22: Tropic Thunder-R
3/29: Apollo 13-PG

4/5: Tremors-PG-13
4/12: Jumanji-PG
4/19: The Fifth Element-PG-13
4/26: The Iron Giant-PG

5/3: The Goonies-PG
5/10: Dodgeball-PG-13
5/17: Mrs. Doubtfire-PG-13
5/24: Transformers-PG-13
5/31:Footloose-PG
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Muffins with a Mystery Reader

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Join us for this Saturday morning storytime for children of all ages & their parent/grown up. We’ll have muffins, a Mystery Reader from the community, & a whole bunch of fun!

This program will be held outdoors (weather pending) in our new outdoor Pavillion.
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Cancelled

Toddler Tales (2-3 Years Old)

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
Join us for stories, rhymes, music, sensory bins, process art, and other activities that you and your toddler can enjoy together. For children ages 2–3 years old and their caregivers.

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.
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Cancelled

Preschool Pals (4-5 Years Old in Preschool)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Acorn Room
During this independent storytime experience, your child will enjoy spending time with other preschoolers while listening to stories, learning songs and fingerplays, and playing games. For children ages 4–5 years old in preschool.

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

Retro Movie Fridays--Dodgeball

2:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Crete Public Library District
Audrey DeMuth Community Room
Watch a retro movie from the 80s, 90s or early 2000s every Friday. Movies rated "G" through "R" will be shown. It is the parent's responsibility to monitor their children's attendance and viewing habits.

March-May 2024 Movies

3/1: Beauty and the Beast-G
3/8: Dead Poets Society-PG
3/15: Raiders of the Lost Ark-PG
3/22: Tropic Thunder-R
3/29: Apollo 13-PG

4/5: Tremors-PG-13
4/12: Jumanji-PG
4/19: The Fifth Element-PG-13
4/26: The Iron Giant-PG

5/3: The Goonies-PG
5/10: Dodgeball-PG-13
5/17: Mrs. Doubtfire-PG-13
5/24: Transformers-PG-13
5/31:Footloose-PG
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Life-Sized Candyland

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Join us for a game of Life-Size Candyland!
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Life-Sized Candy Land

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Large Room
Join us for a game of Life-Size Candyland!
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