2019 Summer Reading Events

Space Camp -Summer Reading Kickoff- Friday, May 17th; 3:30-5:00pm Build like an engineer, explore like an astronomer and eat like an astronaut. Kids currently in grades K-6th. Register by Tuesday, May 14th.

Story & Activity Times- Tuesdays in June; 10-10:45am for kids ages birth to 6th grade and their care givers: June 4th– Rocket Day- Make & learn about rockets; June 11th– Moon Day- Check out real moon rocks from NASA & investigate what planets are made of like an astronomer; June 18th– Telescope Day- decorate a telescope and describe features of a planet; June 26– Stars & Constellations- Why stars twinkle experiment and constellation lacing cards

Free Fair Ride Bracelets- kids ages 3 years-entering 3rd grade in fall can earn one day of unlimited rides at the McLean County Fair. Check out 10 books from the library and complete our book reports by June 13th.

Apollo 11’s 50th Anniversary Webcast- Monday, July 15th, 3:00-4:00pm- Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1st moon landing by watching this live webcast with the staff of the Underwood Public Library. The webcast will answer the questions: What was the sequence of this incredible mission? Where on the Moon did they land? And how did they return safely to Earth?

Galactic Bath Bombs- July -day TBD- students entering grades 4 and up will learn how bath bombs work and make one to take home. Limit 12 students.

Gummy Bear DNA Lab- date TBD- students entering grades 4 and up will make a double helix using gummy bears and tooth picks and learn about DNA.

2018 Story Times

All kids (including babies) and their care givers are invited to a time of singing and reading led by the staff at Underwood Public Library. Children also will have time to check out books and movies.

2018 Dates & Themes:

Every third Tuesday of the month from 10-10:45AM

September 18 (Farm Animals),  October 16 (Ocean Animals),

November 20 (Dessert Animals),  December 18 (Arctic Animals)



2017 Summer Reading Program Events

Join us as we explore how to “Build a Better World”!

Story and activity time– Mondays

10:00 – 10:45 AM for ages birth to 6th grade

June 12th– Architecture Day! (Leaning Tower of Pisa)

June 19th– Engineering Day (Build a catapult)

July 10th– Castle Building Day

July 17th — Solar Eclipse Preparation Day


Free Fair Ride Bracelets

  Kids ages 3 years—entering 3rd grade in fall can earn a one day             unlimited rides bracelet at the McLean County Fair. Check out 10 books from the library and complete our book reports by June 15th!


Create and Deconstruct

Activities for 4th-12th graders (snacks provided)

What’s inside night– Come take apart electronics (Printer, keyboard, TV) and learn about the components inside. Thursday, July 20th 5-7pm

Washi Tape Night– Join us for a crafting night featuring Washi tape! Tuesday, August 8th 5-7pm

Solar Eclipse Event

Monday, August 21st


All ages invited! Free activities and eclipse viewing glasses provided by StarNet Libraries



August Eclipse Details!!!

Mark your calendars!!! The Underwood Public Library is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the STAR Library Education Network and retired Underwood High School Astronomy teacher, Roger Britton, to provide an educational program and viewing of the solar eclipse this August. Mr. Britton will offer a short teaching and activity at 11:00am Monday, August 21st (two days before school starts) with the eclipse to start around 11:30am. Underwood will only see a partial eclipse of the sun, but it will be the coolest place to view the eclipse with NASA provided viewing glasses!

2016 Summer Reading Programs!

This year’s Summer Reading theme is: On your mark, get set…READ! We will be focusing on healthy and active lifestyle with the following programs…

Story and Activity Times- Tuesdays June 14-28th


  • June 14th- Bowling Day (Including Human Bowling in an inflatable Hamster Ball)
  • June 21st- Bike Safety/Bike Derby (with special guests from McLean Co. Sheriff’s Dept. and Underwood Clinic) -Kids encouraged to bring their bikes (with helmet) for an obstacle course!
  • June 28th- Soccer Camp!


Family Movie Day

July 12th, 11:00-1:00PM

  • FREE Pizza and a movie! Stuart Little 2


Book Club, Pizza and Pool Party

Thursday, August 1st, 6:00-8:30PM

4th-6th graders will read Melvin Beederman, Superhero: Curse of the Bologna Sandwich by Greg Trine

Click here for a summary!

7th-9th graders will read Lucky Cap by Patrick Jennings

Click here for a summary

Sign up at the library by June 9 and we will buy you a copy!

Free Fair Ride Bracelets

Kids ages 3 years- entering 3rd grade can earn a one-day unlimited rides bracelet for the McLean County Fair in Underwood. Check out 10 books from the library and complete our book reports -due June 16!

Representative Cramer’s Mobile Office Hours

A staff member from Congressman Cramer’s Office will be available at the Underwood Public Library to assist individuals who are having difficulties with federal government programs.

Wednesday, May 25th


Questions may include:

  • Veterans Services
  • Social Services
  • Medicare Billing
  • Immigration Issues
  • Military Records or Medals
  • Assistance with other Federal Agencies