Temporary Library Hours

Virtual Programs

We are currently offering virtual programming through videos and activities, and some in-person, outdoor programs. 


Virtual Storytime with Miss Coral Pick up a themed preschool craft while supplies last in the Youth Services area and watch our storytime online.  To pick up the craft from the drive-through, call the YS Department when you are on your way!


Virtual Preschool Explorers

Wed, Sept 9, 10:30-11 am


(Ages 2-5) Children will explore topics with hands-on activities in a live session. 

Virtual Nailed It! Competition

Thurs, Sept 17, 7-8 p.m.

(Grades 5-12) Come join us in creating a replica of a tasty treat. We will be the judge of who creates the best version of the original while being as creative as possible. Small prizes will be earned for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Program supplies will be available for pick-up starting September 14 in the Youth Services area. Gather your besties and let's have some fun!

BRB Library Petting Zoo

Sat, Sept 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


(All ages) Zoo to You is bringing some animal friends to the library. Pet a mini donkey, a lamb and maybe even a llama. Register for your time slot starting August 31. Spaces are limited due to social distancing. Please wear a mask! This event is sponsored by D'Arcy Motors.


Virtual Literary Legos

Tues, Sept 22, 4-4:45 p.m.


(Grades K-2) Join us on Zoom for a fun story, followed by time to create a Lego scene from the book! Please be sure to have some legos or other building materials nearby.


Virtual Animal Crossing Meetup

Tues, Sept 22, 4-4:45 p.m.


(Grades 7-12) Are you one of thousands who have accepted an Island Getaway package from one Mr. Tom Nook? Would you like to virtually meet up to discuss the happenings on your island and maybe even visit a few new ones? Then join us for a virtual hangout to discuss all things Animal Crossing while we play our own games! Any version of Animal Crossing that you'd like to kick back and play along with us is more than welcome!


Virtual Mind Games: The Science of Perception Deception

Wed, Sept 9, 7-8 p.m.



Our brain decides how we perceive everything around us. It finds patterns and solves problems efficiently, except for when it lies to us. In this engaging program, William Pack explores the real science of how our brains trick us into seeing and believing things that don’t exist. You’ll experience how optical illusions work, why people fall for scams, and how we make thousands of choices every day that are influenced subconsciously.



Virtual Tudor Architecture in Joliet

Mon, Sept 21, 6-8 p.m.


Join the Genealogy Club on a tour of the Tudor architecture of Joliet. Mary Beth Gannon will be our tour guide for this historic adventure.


Virtual Public Enemy: Dillinger in Chicago

Tues, Sept 22, 7-8 pm


 “I rob banks for a living; what do you do?” Bank robber John Dillinger was killed by federal agents on July 22, 1934 after exiting the Biograph Theater. Join us as presenter Clarence Goodman demystifies this gangster legend.


In-person @ Joliet Area Historical Museum Joliet Prison 40th Anniversary Trivia LIVE

Sat, Sept 26, 5-7 pm



Join us for the Joliet Prison Trivia Night presented by the Joliet Area Historical Museum. Come and get some of that fresh air you've been hearing all about and try and win some sweet prizes. This is a LIVE, in person event and seating will be limited due to Social Distancing guidelines so make sure to register now! Masks will be required for entry and must be worn unless eating or drinking. This event is 21 and over, and the event is free, but drinks are not. Trivia starts at 5 sharp so get there early for a good spot!



Craft Pickup: Hello Fall!

All month long! 

While supplies last!

Pick up a kit to make your own "Hello Fall" sign. Available at both buildings while supplies last. For Adults but other ages welcome.

Sign up now for next month's Program in a Bag offerings. Register anytime between the 1-24 of the month for the following month's bag. Pick-up will be from the 1-14 of each month at the library location you specified in your registration. Bags not picked up by the 14th will be given away on a first come, first served basis.


Program in a Bag: Kitchen Science

September 1-24 signup, October 1-14 pickup


(Grades 1-7) Explore the wonders of science by creating projects and experiments in your very own kitchen. 


Program in a Bag: Fall Sensory Kit

September 1-24 signup, October 1-14 pickup


(Ages 3-5) Bags will include a craft supplies, activities, and items that will engage preschoolers senses of sight, smell, hearing and touch, all with a Fall theme! 

Program in a Bag:Book Pumpkins

September 1-24 signup, October 1-14 pickup

(Grades 7-12) Get in the spooky spirit and create your very own pumpkin made from the pages of a book!


Archive: These are programs that we have done in past weeks that you can still check out! 




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