• Lap Sit

    There will be no Lap Sit on Friday, March 30th!

  • Lap Sit
    Lap Sit is a playgroup for kids up to five years old and their caregivers. It's a time to learn, to play and to socialize! Join us just about every Friday from 10:15-11:00AM for a fun time!

  • Spring Story Time
    The weather may not agree, but the calendar says that it is officially spring and we are ready for it to come! Help us welcome spring at Story Time on Wednesday, March 21st at 10AM or 3PM.

  • Full STEAM Ahead
    Due to a special delivery from the Illinois State Library, our Full STEAM Ahead group will be learning about Makey Makey this month! Makey Makey allows you to use everyday objects, even food, to tak the place of the space bar and arrow keys! Try playing the drums using celery and a paper clip! Join us on Friday, March 23rd at 3:30PM.
  • Science Story Time
    As Easter draws closer, we will use the egg-tra special, always popular plastic easter egg to learn about physics! When we roll an easter egg down a ramp, what will happen? What happens when we change the ramap? Mysteries will be revealed on Wednesday, March 28th at 10AM and 3PM!

Lap Sit

There will be no Lap Sit on Friday, March 30th!


Story Times for March

Make sure you join us every Wednesday at 10AM or 3PM for our Story Time sessions! On March 14th, we will read stories about St. Patrick's Day. On March 21st, we are going to look forward to warmer weather as we read books about spring time. On March 28th, we will have our Science Story Time where we will race easter eggs and see what effect different forces have on an egg.


Geeky Girls and Full STEAM Ahead

Makey Makey was created by two MIT students who were just having some fun making stuff. Then the idea caught on and the world has loved Makey Makey ever since! The only limitation is your imagination!

Makey Makey is a circuit board that makes the computer think that you are hitting
the space bar or arrow keys on the keyboard, when in reality you are using a banana or a paperclip or even another person! Join us to learn about this really cool gadget on Friday, March 16th with Geeky Girls or Friday, March 23rd with Full STEAM Ahead. Registration is required.

With help from the Illionois State Library, we were able to get several sets of Makey Makey's! Therefore, we will break from tradition and have both Geeky Girls and Full STEAM Ahead work on the same thing this month.

S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Thanks to a generous grant from the Jacksonville Children's Foundation, we are now able to offer ongoing S.T.E.A.M. programming that will include animation, electronics, 3D printing and more!

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Lap Sit

Early Years is back!

Lap Sit is our play group for kids 5 and under and the important people in their lives. This is a program that we run year round, every Friday at 10:15AM. We are happy to announce that the Early Years staff is back to help us out and is bringing some great ideas and cool toys! Join us for a time to play and learn!