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Escape to Planet S.T.E.A.M.

Registration for Escape to Planet S.T.E.A.M. will begin on June 2, 2017.

Upon registration you will receive a bag that includes your book log, a calendar, and other fun goodies.  
Save your book log,  you will need it for prize day!

This year’s summer reading program is all about S.T.E.A.M., which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics!

We have many exciting events planned to celebrate our S.T.E.A.M. theme, including our “Blast off to Planet S.T.E.A.M.” activity days.

Slime experiments!Bubble experiments!A group of kids experiment with flour and a drum.A preview of a creation from Lego Day.

This year’s HPLD Nerd Con will be on June 3, 2017 from 12:00-5:00.
For more information check out facebook.com/hpldnerdcon.

(ages 4 and up)
A weekly program where younger readers are partnered with more experienced ones.

To be an older buddy you must been entering 5th grade or older. 

Older Buddy Guide


Join us at the Bath Satellite for stories, snacks, and crafts.

Bath Satellite
Village of Bath Community Center
205 East First Street
Bath, IL 62617



(all ages)
Join us at the Kilbourne Firehouse for stories, snacks, and crafts.

Kilbourne Firehouse
308 West Walnut St.
Kilbourne, IL 62655


Bring in your book log and show us what you read that week to get a prize!

If you have lost or filled your book log, come to the library! We have extra pages available at the front counter and children’s department desk.


(ages 0-3 yrs)
We ask that a caregiver stay present for this event.


(ages 3-6 yrs)
Join us for storytime and snacks!



(ages 7-12 yrs)
Join us for storytime and snacks!


(ages 14-20)
We watch the newest and best movies based on books.


Planet S.T.E.A.M. Days

(Kindergarten-8th grade) Join us on our adventure to Planet S.T.E.A.M.


June 8, 2017

We will be preparing to blast off into space as we learn how astronauts eat, explore, and even repair rocket ships! We will even be launching some of our own rockets.


June 22, 2017

Do you have what it takes to fly a rocket ship? 
We will be learning the basics of coding, including using the code to escape aliens that we meet during our journey!

July 6, 2017

Sure you can build a building on Earth, but do you know how to build a building on Planet S.T.E.A.M.?
We will be learning how to build on all sorts of different terrains, including one that look oddly like gelatin. We also might build a moon habitat!


July 20, 2017

Join us on a scavenger hunt on Planet S.T.E.A.M.


Craft Days

(school age and up) Learn how to make awesome crafts!


June 9, 2017

Decorate a rocket ship and then make it fly!


June 23, 2017

Build a robot with moving parts!


July 7, 2017

Captures stars in a jar for a cool night light!

July 21, 2017

Use recycled materials to make an awesome jet pack!

All programs are at the Havana Public Library (201 West Adams Street, Havana, IL 62644) unless otherwise noted.
All programming for Havana Public Library District is free to the public.