2021 Summer Reading Program

Join us on Sunday, May 16 to jump start this year’s Tails & Tales Summer Reading Program! The local 4H members will have their show animals in the city hall parking lot from 3:00-5:00 and will be doing a brief presentation at 4:00. Kids will be allowed to see, pet and ask questions about the animals. The library will be open from 2:30-5:30 and there will be a book sale going on as well! Kids who are wanting to participate in the program are asked to bring a picture of their pet or favorite animal with their name attached to display at the library. This year we are doing wristbands for the fair for each child that completes 5 age appropriate book reports. We are excited to keep the kids reading this summer!

COVID-19 Response

The Underwood Public Library is closed to the public but will arrange for curbside pick up. Please call the library or Message us through Facebook with any needs. Here is a list of new books that have arrived from the McLean Mercer Regional Library. April Book List

September Events

Farm Story Time: Tuesday, September 17th 2-2:45pm

All kids (including babies) and their care givers are invited to a time of singing, reading and a science activity led by the staff at Underwood Public Library (88 Lincoln Ave.). Children also will have time to check out books and movies.

Mango Languages Class: Thursday, September 19th, 6-7pm

Want to learn a new language or brush up on one you learned years ago? Come learn how to use the new FREE language learning program that you can use from HOME!

 

 

2019 Summer Reading Events

Space Camp -Summer Reading Kickoff- Friday, May 17th; 3:30-5:00pm Build like an engineer, explore like an astronomer and eat like an astronaut. Kids currently in grades K-6th. Register by Tuesday, May 14th.

Story & Activity Times- Tuesdays in June; 10-10:45am for kids ages birth to 6th grade and their care givers: June 4th– Rocket Day- Make & learn about rockets; June 11th– Moon Day- Check out real moon rocks from NASA & investigate what planets are made of like an astronomer; June 18th– Telescope Day- decorate a telescope and describe features of a planet; June 26– Stars & Constellations- Why stars twinkle experiment and constellation lacing cards

Free Fair Ride Bracelets- kids ages 3 years-entering 3rd grade in fall can earn one day of unlimited rides at the McLean County Fair. Check out 10 books from the library and complete our book reports by June 13th.

Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary Webcast- Monday, July 15th, 3:00-4:00pm- Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1st moon landing by watching this live webcast with the staff of the Underwood Public Library. The webcast will answer the questions: What was the sequence of this incredible mission? Where on the Moon did they land? And how did they return safely to Earth?

Galactic Bath Bombs- July -day TBD- students entering grades 4 and up will learn how bath bombs work and make one to take home. Limit 12 students.

Gummy Bear DNA Lab- date TBD- students entering grades 4 and up will make a double helix using gummy bears and tooth picks and learn about DNA.

2018 Story Times

All kids (including babies) and their care givers are invited to a time of singing and reading led by the staff at Underwood Public Library. Children also will have time to check out books and movies.

2018 Dates & Themes:

Every third Tuesday of the month from 10-10:45AM

September 18 (Farm Animals),  October 16 (Ocean Animals),

November 20 (Dessert Animals),  December 18 (Arctic Animals)

 

 

2017 Summer Reading Program Events

Join us as we explore how to “Build a Better World”!

Story and activity time– Mondays

10:00 – 10:45 AM for ages birth to 6th grade

June 12th– Architecture Day! (Leaning Tower of Pisa)

June 19th– Engineering Day (Build a catapult)

July 10th– Castle Building Day

July 17th — Solar Eclipse Preparation Day

 

Free Fair Ride Bracelets

  Kids ages 3 years—entering 3rd grade in fall can earn a one day             unlimited rides bracelet at the McLean County Fair. Check out 10 books from the library and complete our book reports by June 15th!

 

Create and Deconstruct

Activities for 4th-12th graders (snacks provided)

What’s inside night– Come take apart electronics (Printer, keyboard, TV) and learn about the components inside. Thursday, July 20th 5-7pm

Washi Tape Night– Join us for a crafting night featuring Washi tape! Tuesday, August 8th 5-7pm

Solar Eclipse Event

Monday, August 21st

11:00AM-noon

All ages invited! Free activities and eclipse viewing glasses provided by StarNet Libraries