Cuba will be participating in the nationwide Screen Free Week, April 30 through May 4, as part of the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood.

Cuba will be participating in the nationwide Screen Free Week, April 30 through May 4, as part of the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood.


The goal of this week is to promote the joy of living beyond the screen. The community is invited to spend a few hours each week as they unplug from digital entertainment and connect with family and friends. The events are designed to foster a love of reading for all ages, create spaces for relationships to develop away from screens and consider the potential harmful impact digital entertainment can have.


Scheduled events include:
Monday, April 30 — 6 to 7 p.m., arts and crafts activities featuring arts and crafts led by the Cuba High School Art Club at Cuba High School


Tuesday, May 1 — 6 to 8 p.m., open house at the Spoon River Library and Senior Center featuring books, resources and local history displays


Wednesday, May 2 — 6 to 7:30 p.m., Literature Night with special guest speaker Knox College Psychology Professor Tim Kasser at the Cuba Elementary Library, featuring original readings from students of CUSD 3


Thursday, May 3 — 6 to 7:30 p.m., Screens and Kids discussion panel at the Cuba Elementary Library featuring local parents, students and educators (child care will be provided by by the Cuba High School FCCLA)


Friday, May 4 — 6 to 8 p.m., Family Game Night at the Cuba Elementary Library featuring board games, Pictionary and other activities to do with the family (attendees may bring their own snacks)