Summer Reading

Reading By Design summer reading is here!

Summer Reading programs will begin on June 12 and end on July 21.

Weekly Programs for Children


BINGO  Tuesdays @ 2:00

Fun for the whole family!  Join us to play bingo and win fun prizes.


*Family Build It  Tuesdays @ 6:00

Bring your whole family to build with the supplies we provide.

June 20:  Deconstruction Build

June 27:  Paper Airplanes

July 11:  Cardboard Regatta

July 18:  Masterpiece Mural

*Registration requested


*Invention Lab  Fridays @ 2:00

Discover your inner creator!  A new lab project will be introduced every week

June 23:  Zoetrope

June 30:  CD Hovercraft

July 7:   Das Bottle

July 14:  Gami-Bot

*Registration requested


Preschool Playground  Every other Tuesday, June 13 & 27 @ 10:00

Grab you little one and some friends to come and enjoy playtime at the library.  There will be toys, music, books, and sensory activities.  You may even manage to have some grown-up conversation!  Intended for children 5 and under.


Inventor Movie  Wednesdays @ Noon

Bring a lunch or snack to the library and enjoy a movie featuring some of your favorite inventors!  Please see the newsletter for weekly movie titles.

June and July Summer Reading Storytimes

All Ages Storytime   Wednesdays @ 10:00

All ages welcome.


Northtrail Park Storytime  Fridays @ 10:00

Join us for a special outdoor storytime at Northtrail Park!  Books, bubbles, a parachute, and a playground.  What’s not to love?!


Down on the Farm Storytime with Barnyard Discoveries    Thursday, July 6 @ 10:00

Enjoy a storytime about farm animals and then stay for a visit from Barnyard Discoveries and their miniature farm animals!


Firetruck Storytime   Thursday, July 13 @ 10:00

Love firtrucks?  Come for a special storytime, meet the Dunlap firefighters, and explore a fire engine!


June  and July Programs for Children



Outdoor Sports & Lunch on the Lawn  Thursday, June 22 @ 2:00

Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn after joining in our outdoor activities!


Water Day!  Monday, June 26 @ 2:00

Join us for a day of outdoor water fun!  We will play games for all ages including, water balloon toss, Drip Drip Splash, and more.  Remember to bring your sunscreen and towel.


Robotics Round Up  Thursday, June 29 @ 1:00

Meet the Dunlap High School Robotics Team!  Get an up close look at the cool things involved in robotics and take part in some awesome activities.


Forest Park Nature Center   Monday, July 3 @ 2:00

Learn about animals local to our region when Forest  Park Nature Center visits the library!


Barnyard Discoveries    Thursday, July 6 @ 10:00

Barnyard Discoveries visits with their miniature animals!


*PAWS to Read     Saturday, July 8 @ 11:00

Read to the pups!  The Peoria Humane Society will bring their therapy dogs for you to read to.   *Registration requested


Coast Guard Visit     Monday, July 10 @ 2:00

The Coast Guard will visit the library to talk about water safety.  Get an up close look at a coast guard boat they will be bringing!


Dunlap Fire Department Visit    Thursday, July 13 @ 10:00

Love firetrucks?  Come for a special storytime, meet the Dunlap firefighters, and explore a fire engine!


Art Lessons with Chris McBrien    Monday, July 17 @ 2:00

How you view your world is all about the art of design.  Join us for a special, all ages art lesson from our friend Chris!







YA Summer Reading

YA programs are intended for patrons 8th grade – 12th grade

YA Weekly Programs


YA Creation Station  Mondays @ 6:00

Join us every week for some casual creating!

June 19:  Jewelry & Key Chains

June 26:  Smart Phone Inventions

July  3: Desk Top Garden

July 10:  Make It Mayhem

July 17:  Paint Bombing


Adulting 101   Thursdays @ 6:00

Adulting is hard!  Let us make it a little easier for you – come to our weekly series on the things you really need to know to be an adult.  We will discuss everything from finances, to cars, food, and how to sew on a button.

June 22:  Dot It Yourself

June 29:  Accounting

July 6:  Food for Thought

July 13:  Car Maintenance

July 20:  The Art of Organizing


YA June and July Programs



TAB Meeting  Thursday, June 8 @ 6:00




Outdoor Movie!  Friday, June 23 @ 8:30

Check out our newsletter for the movie title.


Volunteen Saturday      Saturday, July 15 9:00-4:00

Come in to get service hours while doing some relaxing craft prep.  Work for as little or as long as you would like, and help us get ready for the next month while you rack up some needed hours.