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

Preschool Valentine Dance & Story Time

Join us for the library’s 2nd annual Preschool Valentine Dance and Story Time!

Thursday, February 11th

10:00-10:45 AM

Kids ages 5 and under (including babies) and their care givers are invited to a Valentine story time, Disney dance party, and cookie decorating at Underwood Public Library (88 Lincoln Ave.). Children and adults can dress “fancy”/ as their favorite Disney character for this event!

For more information call the library: 442-3441

Family Lego and Game Night

The Underwood Public Library is hosting a family Lego & board game night. Kids of all ages, their friends & family members are invited to play the library’s games or bring their favorite ones from home!

Tuesday, January 12th 4:00-6:30PM in the Underwood City Hall Council Room

Help choose the theme from the poll below:


December Library Board Meeting

The Underwood Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday, December 22nd at 6:00pm at the library. This is an open meeting.


Approve minutes of last meeting

Review Financial Statement

Old Business

  1. Strategic Planning: review mission and vision statement
  2. Past Events: Hunger Games Trivia Night, Christmas Carol Play & Story time
  3. Upcoming Events: Lego Night Jan.12th, Story Time (Valentine Dance Party),
  4. Personnel Update

New Business

  1. Summer Reading Plans: Olympics/sports theme
  2. Afterschool Summit- Need for formal afterschool tutoring/activities?
  3. Adult Programming- ND Humanities Council Grant Opportunity
  4. Library Board VacancyNew Business