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U of I Extension to offer 4-H summer library programs

Programs will be available in Bureau, Putnam, Marshall and La Salle Counties

The University of Illinois Extension offices will be offering free 4-H summer library programs across Bureau, Putnam, Marshall and La Salle counties. There will be three programs offered to participants.

The first summer program will be From Farm Field to Ball Field and will teach youth about how America’s pastime would not be possible without local farmers.

Participants will explore baseball foods and items that are made from agricultural products and create a baseball mobile.

The program will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at the Ohio Public Library, 112 Main St., and from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the McNabb Public Library, 322 W. Main St. Contact the libraries to register.

The Camping 101 program will teach youth how to pack a backpack for camping. Participants will learn about healthy snacks, staying hydrated and basic first-aid skills to have a fun, safe and healthy outdoor adventure.

Children will participate in activities and receive supplies to pack their backpack.

The program will be offered at the following times:

  • 1 to 3 p.m. June 7, 8 and 9 at Washington Park in Peru at the West Street shelter. Call the La Salle County Extension Office at 815-433-0707 or visit https://go.illinois.edu/lccamp22 to register.
  • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 22 at the Tiskilwa Public Library. Call the library or visit go.illinois.edu/tlcamp to register.
  • 10 to 11 a.m. June 24 at the Granville Public Library. Call the library or visit go.illinois.edu/glcamp to register.
  • 10 to 11 a.m. June 28 at the Selby Public Library in Depue. Call the library to register.
  • 2 to 3 p.m. June 29 at the Ohio Public Library. Call the library to register.
  • 2 to 2:45 p.m. for grades 1-4 and 4 to 4:45 p.m. for grades 5-8 on July 12 at the Graves-Hume Public Library in Mendota. Call the library to register.
  • 4 to 5 p.m. July 26 at the Magnolia Public Library. Call the library to register.

The final program will be Find your Spark with 4-H. In this event, participants will explore two of 4-H’s favorite topics: animal science and nature art. The program will give youth an opportunity to explore 4-H lessons and projects.

Participants will learn about pet care and training and then create a nature project with wood, seeds and grains.

Find your Spark with 4-H will be from 10 to 11 a.m. July 6 at the Granville Public Library and 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Magnolia Public Library. Call the libraries to register.

The University of Illinois Extension offices provide practical education to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. It provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

For information, visit https://extension.illinois.edu/blmp or call the University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit office at 815-224-0889.