Thursday Programs

Thursday Programs

Thursday fun for all ages. Registration is required for all programs.

All programs are at the library unless otherwise stated.

Discovery Center Museum


Summer Reading Kick-off Event
Thursday, June 8 at 6 PM

Join us for this private event at the Discovery Center. Whether you enjoy outdoor play or hands-on activities, there is something for everyone! Youth and teens ages 2-18 must be signed up for the summer reading program in order to participate. Parents and babies are free! *The Discovery Center is located at 711 N. Main St. Rockford, IL

Rope WarriorThe Rope Warrior
June 15 at 2:30pm at CV Fire Station #2
Guinness World Record Holder David Fisher, a.k.a. The Rope Warrior, has jumped his way into books, TV shows, and countless live shows! David’s incredible jump rope tricks, stunts, extraordinary speed, and record-breaking jumps will amaze audiences of all ages. *This program is held at the Cherry Valley Fire Station #2 at 4919 Blackhawk Rd.

Exotic AnimalsWild Times Exotics
June 22 at 3 PM or 6 PM
There’s no better way of teaching your kids about the biology of animals than learning about them at the library. This program includes seven live
animals, including a kangaroo, galago, and ringtailed lemur! Sponsored by the Cherry Valley Area Men’s Association.

Lego Party


Block Party – LEGOs at the Library
June 29 from 1 PM to 7 PM
Do you like to build with LEGOs? Drop into the library between 1-7 PM to create animals, buildings, or different types of transportation. The possibilities are endless!

Carlson Ice Arena & Sapora PlayworldIce Skates
July 6 from 6 PM – 8 PM
Beat the heat and join the library for two hours of ice skating. Skate rental and entrance fee will be paid by the library. Sapora Playworld will also be open. Youth and teens ages 2-18 must be signed up for the summer reading program in order to participate.

Rules for Sapora Playworld are as follows:
– Parent/guardian supervision is required at all times
– Large play structure is for kids ages 12 and under
– Tiny Tots area is for kids ages 4 and under
– Socks are required at all times – no shoes or bare feet allowed in play structures
– Clothes must be free of drawstrings or anything restrictive
– Toys and sharp objects are not allowed in play structures

*Carlson Ice Arena is located at 4150 N. Perryville Rd, Loves Park, IL. Transportation is on your own.

Zack Percell


Zack Percell of TNZ Magic – Magic Show
July 13 at 1 PM or 6 PM
With 30 years of experience, Zack Percell is an energetic and enthusiastic stand-up comedy magician. His show is full of audience participation.

Absolute Science


Absolute Science
July 20 at 1 PM
Ages 5 and up – join us as we explore static electricity with the hair raising Van de Graaff Generator. Learn about the amazing science behind light with a refraction demonstration. See you there, scientists!

Mr. Steve


Mr. Steve’s Awesome Music & Comedy Show
July 27 at 1 PM
Come rock with Mr. Steve! With a funny grin and a contagious laugh, Steve Lundquist is not your run-of-the-mill entertainer. Join Mr. Steve for his original sidesplitting audience participation songs, his silly magic, and his wacky balloon creations. There’s no doubt that kids will enjoy this fast-paced, innovative show!