The Library’s Children’s Department will present Family Art Night


TOWNSHIP — The Children’s Department of the Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library presents “Reading Colors Your World: A Family Night of Art”. This in-person event will take place on Thursday, November 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. This program is designed for school-aged children, but younger ones can still attend.

Family Art Night will have three stations; Doodles, sculpture and painting. For the Doodles station, they will have paper, crayons or crayons, and How-to-Draw books available. Find a comfortable place in the library and draw whatever you like. They will have a poster board if you want to pin your artwork!

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For the sculpting station, they will have clay or plasticine and sculpting tools for you to create 3D works of art and take home.

Registration is required for painting sessions. They will take place every 30 minutes. Please register your family for 5:30 pm, 6 pm or 6:30 pm There is a limit of 12 families per painting session due to social distancing requirements and limited space in the program room. Please reserve only one time slot for your family. They will have a waiting list of up to three families, so please call the library if you cannot attend after registering.

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For customers who can’t make it to this event or feel uncomfortable attending in person, they will have packets to go the week of November 15-19. These packages will include a list of books, canvas, play dough, and how to draw pages.

This event is in conjunction with the Illinois State Library’s Family Reading Night program. There will be free books available for each child to take home, donated by the Spoon River College Family Literacy Grant.

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For more information or to register, call the library, 309-647-0328, or stop by and ask for Ms. Tiffany.


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