Each month there are free activities available to the public in Springfield and Jacksonville that many may not know about. Here are some highlights for this month and next month – be sure to check some of them out!
Saturday, February 9 from 2pm to close
The Barnes & Noble Kids’ Book Hangout in Springfield
Grades 1 to 6 discover your favorite book with 20% off all young reader titles
Enjoy fun games and activities and more surprises, FREE book swag and confetti cupcakes for a $1.
Lincoln Library, The Public Library of Springfield, IL
Spring story time with reading, writing, talking, singing, and play!
Toddler story time Mondays at 10.15am
Infant story time Mondays at 11am
Preschool Storytime Thursday at 10.30am
No registration required.
Tuesday, February 12
FREE admission to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum to celebrate Lincoln’s Birthday
10am to 2pm Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln will be on site
10am to 3pm games, crafts and history detective for kids
1pm to 2pm Navy Band Great Lakes Woodwind Quintet & Brass Quintet performance
Tuesday, February 12 7pm to 7.30pm at Jacksonville Public Library 201 W College Ave, Jacksonville, IL
Kids’ Corner: Stir It Up
This is a monthly cooking group for kids and their adults. In February the group is making snack mix squares and decorating recipe boxes.
Thursday, February 14
Senior Services of Central Illinois in Springfield
1950s and 1960s Valentine Fun Day from 11am to 1pm in the dining room.
There will be a twist contest, mashed potato contest, swim dance contest, green rivers, and cherry cokes.
Prom it Forward
The downtown YMCA in Springfield wants each girl to find the perfect prom dress, shoes, and accessories for their big night.
There are three different days where dresses and accessories will be available in exchange for a minimum donation to Strong Kids. Girls are welcome to shop on more than one occasion. Shop dates are:
February 24 from 1 to 3pm
March 24 from 1 to 3pm
April 28 from 1 to 3pm
For more information contact Allison Buzick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 30th from 1pm to 3pm at the downtown YMCA 701 S. 4th St
Junior Leagues Kids in the Kitchen
The Junior League of Springfield is inviting Springfield and surrounding area children and their families to participate in its 2019 Kids in the Kitchen event. Kids will learn about making healthy choices. The four activity stations will include healthy habits for eating, hand washing, exercising, and more. Ages five to 12. FREE admission.
Register online and obtain more details at Facebook.com/JLSIL
St Patrick’s Day craft class at Jacksonville Public Library Meeting Room
Wednesday, February 20
Contact Bridget on 217-243-5435 for more information