If you are having trouble submitting these forms, please e-mail your information to Neal Schlein, Youth Services Librarian, at neal@mahometpubliclibrary.org or call us at 217-586-2611. 

Winter 2015 Storytimes

Starting January 6th

Registration Requested

Peek-A-Boo Time (Birth to 24 Months)
Tuesdays, 9:30 AM
A story time for our youngest patrons and their caregivers.  Featuring participatory songs, lap bounces, and action rhymes for children up to 24 months old; older siblings and friends are welcome to attend as well.

Toddler Storytime (24 months - 3.5 years)

Wednesdays, 9:30 AM
A storytime for toddlers, aged approximately 2 to 3.5 years old, and their caregivers.  Featuring songs, books, and action rhymes selected for children who are learning to sit still for brief periods. Younger and older family members are also welcome.

Preschool Storytime (3.5 years and up)

Tuesday OR Wednesday, 10:00 AM
Books, songs, crafts, dances, and more!  The materials in this storytime are longer and more complex and selected for children approximately 3.5 to 6 years old.  Younger siblings are welcome with adult supervision.

All Ages Storytime (Birth and up)
Thursday, 10:00 AM
Songs and books for children and their caregivers!  The precise materials used in this storytime will depend upon the audience

Winter and Spring 2015 Special Programs

Registration Required

Teen Fantasy Adventure Role Playing Game: A Murder in Mullhaven
Friday, February 27th 3:30-5:30
For ages 12-18, grades 7+
A villager has been murdered in Mullhaven! You and your fellow adventurers are tasked with bringing the killer to justice…but first you will need to discover who it is!  Are your swords, spells, and wits up to the task? 
No role-playing experience needed.  Registration is limited to 10 players. 

Saturday, March 14th 3:15 to 4:15 PM
For ages 5 to 11, grades K to 5th
Pi Day is upon us!  Join the Mahomet Public Library in celebrating the calendar date most closely approximating a certain circular number: 3.1415!  It always comes around, but this year is more accurate than most.  We'll have crafts, songs, and, of course, pie!  Registration required.

If you have any questions, please contact Neal Schlein, Youth Services Librarian, at neal@mahometpubliclibrary.org or 586-2611.

Beach Blanket Bingo

Date: Wednesday, March 25th
Time: 12:00-1:30
Age Range: K-5

Enjoy some Spring Break fun at the library!  You bring a lunch and the beach towel; we’ll provide beverages and a dessert!  After lunch is done, we’ll play Bingo for prizes.  Please register.

If you have any questions, please contact Neal Schlein, Youth Services Librarian, at 217-586-2611 or neal@mahometpubliclibrary.

TEEN Creative Writing Workshops
Sundays, April 12th, 19th, 26th from 3:00-4:30

Age Range: 12-19 (grades 7+)

NOTE: Registration is limited to 10.  Attendance at each workshop meeting is requested, but not required.

Are you hungry for adventure and new discoveries?  Unleash your creative writing power!

Beginning and experienced writers are all welcome to explore the craft of creative writing and discover their own voices as they respond to stimulating and challenging writing prompts under the direction of an experienced group facilitator.

Some writers discover that they are poets; others are novelists, lovers of journaling, playwrights, or even reporters (be it news, sports, or science).  All learn that creative writing is fun, artistic, and rewarding!

Join creative writing facilitator Rosalie Zachary in a Teens-Only program to explore the power of words and discover your inner writer. 

Participants are asked to:
Be willing to take risks.
Be willing to write...honestly.
Respect confidentiality.
Value their own voice and those of others.
Understand that every writer is free to share, or NOT share, their creative work at the workshop sessions.

About the presenter
Rosalie Zachary began to journal at the age of eight in a key-locked journal, and continues to this day.  She has facilitated numerous writing programs for adults and teens at libraries and schools, and believes everyone has the potential to be a creative writing genius.  Her workshops use a prompt-driven approach, allowing participants to explore various topics using their own unique perspective and preferred methods.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Neal Schlein, Youth Services Librarian, at neal@mahometpubliclibrary.org or (217) 586-2611.