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

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.

Register at any time during June or July for our summer reading program!

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!


(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!

A huge thank you to all of our donors for helping make Escape to Planet S.T.E.A.M. so great!

Armitage Collision Center

Bonnett Accounting: Leann Bonnett, CPA

Marty and Stan Balbinot

Cass Cable

Dollar General Literacy Foundation

Havana National Bank

Havana Health Care

Havana Outdoors

Havana Park District

Hurley Funeral Home

Kennedy-Sarff  Real Estate

LaCrosse  Lumber

Liberty Dental Inc. Aaron J. Blakely, DMD

Mary Layton & Family

Mason County Democrat

Mason District Hospital


Perbix & Morgan Attorneys at Law

Petefish, Skiles & Co. Bank

Pizza Hut

Redshaw Insurance Agency

Snedeker Risk Management

Spoon River College, Havana

The Stelter Family


Tall Timbers Marina

Triumph Community Bank

Wolters Drug Store

The Yellow Door

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.