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Gingerbread House Contest

Date: 
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 12:00am
The holidays are a time to do things that celebrate and create traditions. We all have cherished memories of creating something beautiful to mark this special time of year. We think decorating a gingerbread house is a perfect way to craft new memories, and we’re hoping you’ll join us in celebrating the sweet traditions and beauty of the holiday season by entering our gingerbread house decorating contest!

To enter, pick up a rules/entry form with recipes at the Urbana Regional Library Children's Desk. The gingerbread houses will be judged by friendly library staff.

Countdown to "Noon" Year's Eve

Date: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 11:30am to 12:15pm
It's the last day of 2014, and we're hosting a special celebration for anyone who can't stay awake until midnight. We'll countdown to noon with our party hats and confetti, play a game, and make a special craft.

Starlight Family Storytime

Date: 
Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:30pm to 7:00pm
Bring the whole family for an evening of storytime fun. We’ll read, move, and rhyme with a different theme each week. Nurture a love of reading through books, music, activities, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) elements. Almost bedtime? Feel free to wear your pajamas.

READ to a New Dog Friend

Date: 
Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog! The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program improves children's reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a dog. But not just any dog. R.E.A.D. dogs are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team, going to schools, libraries and many other settings as reading companions for children. Allergy alert: the dogs are live animals.

READ to a New Dog Friend

Date: 
Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog! The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) program improves children's reading and communication skills by employing a powerful method: reading to a dog. But not just any dog. R.E.A.D. dogs are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team, going to schools, libraries and many other settings as reading companions for children. Allergy alert: the dogs are live animals.

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