Christmas in July Cupcake Decorating with Fondant for Adults

Jul 12 2012 6:00 pm

snowmanLet it Snow, let it snow, let it snow...on your cupcakes!

Looking for a way to cool down and beat the summer heat?  Try a little Christmas in July!  Learn to use fondant to add extra pizazz to your baked goods.

Register for a fun evening of holiday treats and make a take-home handmade craft by calling the library at 815-942-6880.

Teen Writers Coffee House

Feb 18 2015 4:00 pm

 For teens in grades 6-12  

Feb. 18 Teen Coffee House

SRP 2014 Teen Kickoff

Jun 13 2014 3:00 pm
Jun 13 2014 4:00 pm

Kick off the Summer Reading Program 2014: Paws to Read!

After a brief rundown of upcoming teen/young adult events for the summer, play some games and eat some snacks with your friends! 

  • Cat & Mouse Game
  • Paw Print ID Game
  • Bingo
  • Snacks

Registration is appreciated, as snacks are provided

Lunch Pail Social

Aug 14 2013 11:00 am
Aug 14 2013 12:30 pm

Kids entering kindergarten through 5th grades are invited to pack a lunch and come to the library for a lunch pail social!  Children's Librarian Carol Hutchings will show you how to make some tasty treats for your lunch box, and bring your own lunch to eat at noon.  Registration begins August 1 by visiting the library or calling 815-942-6880.  We hope to see you there!

"Elephant and Piggie"(c) Reading Club

Aug 1 2013
Aug 31 2013

Elephant and Piggie

Children entering first grade are encouraged to visit the library for this fun back-to-school reading club featuring Mo Willems' beloved characters!

Read any 2 pages of an "Elephant and Piggie" book to the children's department staff, get your picture taken with Elephant and Piggie, and win a prize!  Drop by between 9AM and 5PM Mondays through Fridays, August 1-31 to participate.

Applesauce 101 - Children's Early Dismissal Day Activity

Oct 2 2013 3:15 pm
Oct 2 2013 4:00 pm


Come join the fun! 

This event is part of the Library's Centennial Celebration all year long!

For children in grades 2nd - 5th

Meet at the Morris Area Public Library. We'll walk to the First United Methodist Church. Parents, please pick up your child at the church's parking lot door.

Register by calling 815-942-6880

Vintage Toy Craft- K through 5th grades

Mar 6 2013 3:30 pm

Update 2-28-13: Oops, we made a boo-boo!  The flyers that went out to the schools recently incorrectly state the time as 2:30-3:30.  The actual time is 3:30-4:30.  We apologize for the confusion.

Enjoy an afternoon of making old-fashioned toys such as a yarn doll, a humming noisemaker, and a whizgig toy!  This program is for children in kindergarten through fifth grades; children in K-3rd grades must be accompanied by an adult.

This program is free; please reserve your seat by calling us at 815-942-6880.

Fleece Quilt Making 101 for Children

Oct 16 2013 4:00 pm
Oct 16 2013 5:00 pm

fleece blanketFor Children in Grades 3rd - 5th.

Come to the library and learn how to make a fleece blanket. Two fleece blankets will be given to a local charity.

Space is limited, register today!

The Wizard of Oz Reading Club

Feb 1 2013 9:00 am

In honor of the Morris Community High School's spring musical, The Wizard of Oz, we have an Oz-themed winter reading club for kids!  Children in kindergarten through fifth grades can register for the five-week program by dropping into the library anytime we're open.  Each week participants complete a challenge, add a brick to our Yellow Brick Road, and enter to win a free ticket to the MCHS play.

Registration: February 1-9
Reading Club: February 10-March 16

Please call children's librarian Carol Hutchings at 815-942-6880 for more information.

The Wizard of Oz cover art

Geocaching for Teens!

Jul 9 2013 1:00 pm


On July 9 and July 16 at 1 p.m. on both days, the Morris Library will be having a geocaching program for teens.

What is geocaching?  It's a real-world outdoor high-tech scavenger hunt!  Geocaches can be found all over the world, even in Morris!  They may be at your local park, at historic landmarks, or at a nearby business.

So, how do you find the cache?  What is a cache?  Come to the library and find out what it's all about! 

This program is free and open to all teens participating in the Summer Reading Program.  Registration is required for each of the two unique hunts. 

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