Jul 12 2012 6:00 pm
Let 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.
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!
Registration is appreciated, as snacks are provided
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!
Aug 1 2013
Aug 31 2013
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.
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
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.
Oct 16 2013 4:00 pm
Oct 16 2013 5:00 pm
For 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!
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
Please call children's librarian Carol Hutchings at 815-942-6880 for more information.
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.
Jan 14 2014 9:30 am
Sing, Dance, and Giggle is a musical adventure for children ages 2-5 and their parent/caregiver. No registration, drop in during times listed below.
Toddlers-age 2-3 yrs: Tuesday or Wednesday mornings; January 14 or 15 (choose one), January 21 or 22 (choose one), January 28 or 29 (choose one) at 9:30 or 10:30 AM.
Children age 3-5 yrs: Tuesday or Wednesday mornings; January 14 or 15 (choose one), January 21 or 22 (choose one), January 28 or 29 (choose one) at 9:30 or 10:30 AM. or Thursday evenings; January 16, 23, 30 at 6:30 PM.
Choose one session each week!
Regular LapSit and StoryTimes will resume in February.