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Indoor StoryWalk: I Want to Be in a Scary Story

Saturday, October 30, 2021
Crete Public Library District
Take a stroll down INSIDE the library for this indoor StoryWalk!
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Outdoor StoryWalk: We're Going on a Pumpkin Hunt

Saturday, October 30, 2021
Crete Public Library District
Take a stroll and get a little exercise on the path outside the library while you read the book We're Going on a Pumpkin Hunt by Goldie Hawk. Make sure to do the activities, too!
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Pumpkin Decorating Contest: Voting

Sunday, October 31, 2021
Crete Public Library District
Come into the library and vote for your favorite pumpkin.  Winners will be announced after Oct. 31.
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Dino Book Nook Contest: Turn in for Voting by Nov. 15

Monday, November 15, 2021
Crete Public Library District
Design a dinosaur-themed Book Nook for Dinovember.  Turn in for voting by Nov 15.  Winners will be announced after Nov. 30.  Make sure to turn in the registration form with your Book Nook. Registration forms can be found on our website or in the Youth Services Department. 
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Dinovember

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Crete Public Library District
It's BACK!  Come to the library during the month of November for a Dinosaur-themed StoryWalk, a Dino Hunt, I-Spy, and simple floor activities to do while you browse for books.
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StoryWalk: How Do Dinosaurs Show Good Manners?

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Crete Public Library District

Take a stroll down our StoryWalk to enjoy an outdoor story experience! The reading path is located on the north side of the building.


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Dino Book Nook Contest: Voting

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Crete Public Library District
Come into the library and vote for your favorite Dino Book Nooks.  Winners will be announced after Nov. 30.
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Take & Make Kits: Creepy Crafts

All Day
Crete Public Library District
Looking for a fun activity to do? Pick up a Take & Make Kit to bring home and start creating! Take & Make Kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kits will be located at the Youth Services Reference Desk.
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Take & Make Kits: T-Rex Puppets

All Day
Crete Public Library District
Looking for a fun activity to do? Pick up a Take & Make Kit to bring home and start creating! Take & Make Kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kits will be located at the Youth Services Reference Desk.
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Dino Book Nook Contest: Sign Up to Reserve a Book Nook

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Crete Public Library District
Sign up to reserve a Book Nook kit.  Design a dinosaur-themed Book Nook for Dinovember.  Turn it in for voting by November 15.  Winners will be announced after November 30.  

Didn't sign up in time to get a Book Nook?  You can still enter the contest by creating and bringing in your own. 

Make sure to turn in the registration form with your Book Nook. Registration forms can be found on our website or in the Youth Services Department. 
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Just for Fun: Dinosaur Eggs

9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District

Design beautiful dinosaur eggs to celebrate Dinovember! This kit includes clay and decorations to create your own unique dinosaur egg. Register to reserve your kit!


This kit is for children in grades Kindergarten-5th.

Kit must be picked up within 7 days. Failure to do so may result in kit being given to the next person on the waiting list.


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Toddler Time

9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District

Foster your toddler’s early literacy development with kits designed just for them! Ms. Rebecca’s Toddler Time Kits include hands-on activities, rhymes, and a themed book list all designed to nurture skills such as communication, alphabetic knowledge, and fine motor skills. Register to reserve your kit. Make sure to register for new classes each month!


This kit is for children ages 2-3.

Kit must be picked up within 7 days. Failure to do so may result in kit being given to the next person on the waiting list.


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Preschool Art Play

9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District

Develop school-readiness skills while stimulating creativity, learning art concepts, and having fun! Ms. Bethann’s Preschool Art Play Kits cultivate important skills such as vocabulary use, fine motor skills, and sequential thinking. Kits include an art activity, fingerplays, and a themed booklist for your preschooler. Register to reserve your kit. Make sure to register for new classes each month!


This kit is for children ages 4-5 in preschool.

Kit must be picked up within 7 days. Failure to do so may result in kit being given to the next person on the waiting list.


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Babies & Books

9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District

Early literacy activities for babies help to promote language development, problem-solving skills, comprehension, and more! Ms. Kathy’s Babies & Books Kits include an interactive activity and resources to guide parents in supporting their baby’s early literacy development. Register to reserve your kit. Make sure to register for new classes each month!


This kit is for children ages 0-23 months.

Kit must be picked up within 7 days. Failure to do so may result in kit being given to the next person on the waiting list.


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Take & Make Kits: Hatching Dino Eggs

All Day
Crete Public Library District
Looking for a fun activity to do? Pick up a Take & Make Kit to bring home and start creating! Take & Make Kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kits will be located at the Youth Services Reference Desk.
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Copycat Artists: The Great Wave

9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District

Learn the techniques and creations of famous artists with Ms. Bethann’s Copycat Art Kits! Not only will the kits include the supplies and directions to recreate famous works of art, they will also include resources to learn more about the artists. Register to reserve your kit!


This kit is for children in grades Kindergarten-5th.

Kit must be picked up within 7 days. Failure to do so may result in kit being given to the next person on the waiting list.

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Toddler Time

9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District

Foster your toddler’s early literacy development with kits designed just for them! Ms. Rebecca’s Toddler Time Kits include hands-on activities, rhymes, and a themed book list all designed to nurture skills such as communication, alphabetic knowledge, and fine motor skills. Register to reserve your kit. Make sure to register for new classes each month!


This kit is for children ages 2-3.

Kit must be picked up within 7 days. Failure to do so may result in kit being given to the next person on the waiting list.


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Preschool Art Play

9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District

Develop school-readiness skills while stimulating creativity, learning art concepts, and having fun! Ms. Bethann’s Preschool Art Play Kits cultivate important skills such as vocabulary use, fine motor skills, and sequential thinking. Kits include an art activity, fingerplays, and a themed booklist for your preschooler. Register to reserve your kit. Make sure to register for new classes each month!


This kit is for children ages 4-5 in preschool.

Kit must be picked up within 7 days. Failure to do so may result in kit being given to the next person on the waiting list.


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Babies & Books

9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District

Early literacy activities for babies help to promote language development, problem-solving skills, comprehension, and more! Ms. Kathy’s Babies & Books Kits include an interactive activity and resources to guide parents in supporting their baby’s early literacy development. Register to reserve your kit. Make sure to register for new classes each month!


This kit is for children ages 0-23 months.

Kit must be picked up within 7 days. Failure to do so may result in kit being given to the next person on the waiting list.


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Take & Make Kits: Triceratops Mask

All Day
Crete Public Library District
Looking for a fun activity to do? Pick up a Take & Make Kit to bring home and start creating! Take & Make Kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kits will be located at the Youth Services Reference Desk.
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Toddler Time

9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District

Foster your toddler’s early literacy development with kits designed just for them! Ms. Rebecca’s Toddler Time Kits include hands-on activities, rhymes, and a themed book list all designed to nurture skills such as communication, alphabetic knowledge, and fine motor skills. Register to reserve your kit. Make sure to register for new classes each month!


This kit is for children ages 2-3.

Kit must be picked up within 7 days. Failure to do so may result in kit being given to the next person on the waiting list.


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Registration is open

Preschool Art Play

9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District

Develop school-readiness skills while stimulating creativity, learning art concepts, and having fun! Ms. Bethann’s Preschool Art Play Kits cultivate important skills such as vocabulary use, fine motor skills, and sequential thinking. Kits include an art activity, fingerplays, and a themed booklist for your preschooler. Register to reserve your kit. Make sure to register for new classes each month!


This kit is for children ages 4-5 in preschool.

Kit must be picked up within 7 days. Failure to do so may result in kit being given to the next person on the waiting list.


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STEAM: Phases of the Moon

9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District

STEAM Kits combine science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics together in one dynamic project. These kits help develop creative problem-solving skills through fun, hands-on STEAM experiments. Register to reserve your kit!


This kit is for children in grades Kindergarten-5th.

Kit must be picked up within 7 days. Failure to do so may result in kit being given to the next person on the waiting list.

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Registration is open

Babies & Books

9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Crete Public Library District

Early literacy activities for babies help to promote language development, problem-solving skills, comprehension, and more! Ms. Kathy’s Babies & Books Kits include an interactive activity and resources to guide parents in supporting their baby’s early literacy development. Register to reserve your kit. Make sure to register for new classes each month!


This kit is for children ages 0-23 months.

Kit must be picked up within 7 days. Failure to do so may result in kit being given to the next person on the waiting list.


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Take & Make Kits: Flying Pterodactyls

All Day
Crete Public Library District
Looking for a fun activity to do? Pick up a Take & Make Kit to bring home and start creating! Take & Make Kits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Kits will be located at the Youth Services Reference Desk.
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