Back to School Bash!

August 6th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Anyone who thinks learning is boring should visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s Back to School Bash on Aug. 6! It’s a free day of games and crafts for children and helpful services for parents and caregivers as summer vacation begins to wind down.

Children get to play tee-ball, answer trivia questions and learn about electricity. They can make bookmarks that sprout native plants, see a police dog in action, explore a fire truck or ambulance and upcycle fabric into new items.

The bash is designed for parents, too! They can get free haircuts for the kids, learn about recreational opportunities at the YMCA and local parks, sign up for library services and get safety information from the FBI and National Weather Service.

The event takes place on Saturday, August 6, 2022 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Springfield’s Union Square Park (500 E. Madison Street, next to the Lincoln Presidential Museum). In case of rain, it will be held in the presidential library. Free parking is available in the ALPLM’s parking garage at Sixth and Madison.

Organizations planning to participate include the Springfield Fire Department, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, YMCA, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Springfield’s Lincoln Library, the University of Spa and Cosmetology Arts, Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office and many more.

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