Youth Services Programs
We offer a variety of fun and educational programs for toddlers through sixth grade. We are always open to suggestions for the type of programs you would like to see at the library. Check out the Storytime Page for a weekly schedule of storytimes for children aged 6 months through second grade. Also, take a look at the Tyler's Time page for special programs. Go on the Calendar of Events for a full list of monthly programs.
You are now able to register for Youth Services' programs from your home computer in addition to in- person or by phone. Log onto the library website then click on the Calendar of Events tab. Find the first day of the program you wish to register for and click on the title of the program. Fill out the required lines on the registration form. If you need assistance registering online or would like to register by phone, contact Youth Services at 708.215.3210.

Youth Services Programs
Register by clicking here, or call Youth Services at 708-215-3210.
An "R" after the program means registration is required.
A "D" after the program mean it is drop-in and registration is not required.
Registration for January and February programs begins Monday, January 5.


Preschool Art Studio
Fridays, January 30 through March 6, 10:00am-12:00pm
Stop by with your preschooler between 10:00-12:00 on Friday mornings for self-guided arts and craft time. Supplies will be available for that week’s art project. D

Valentine Messy Art
Thursday, February 12, 3:45-4:45pm
Ages 3 and 4
Stop by and let your preschooler discover and create.  Tables will be set up with various Valentine themed art projects. Stay for one or try them all. Dress to get messy!  D

BINGO! Winter Reading Program
Readers can participate in the Winter Reading Program from January 5 through February 2. Chase the winter doldrums away by picking up a bingo card at the Youth Services Desk to play for fun and prizes.

Read to the Dogs
Monday, January 19 and February 23, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Readers are invited to register to read to a specially trained dog for 15 minutes. Dogs are great listeners no matter what your reading level! To sign up for a time slot call or stop by the library on the day of the program. Reading time is a one-on-one experience, no parents or siblings allowed.  R

Thursday, January 15 and February 19, 3:45-4:45pm
Grades K and up
LEGO® enthusiasts are invited to meet and work individually or as a group on a different theme presented each month. All supplies will be provided. You only need to bring your imagination and creativity! D

Walloping Weather presented by Mad Science
Monday, January 19, 2:00-3:00pm
Ages 7 and up
Uncover the reason for seasons. Create three-day weather forecasts. Stage a statically-charged indoor storm. Spot the sun’s invisible UV rays with the Sun Beads kit. You will become weather-wise after attending this workshop! This program is paid for through the generous donations to the Tyler Duelm Activity Fund.

Valentine Workshop
Grades K – 2
Friday, February 6th, 3:45- 4:45
Grades 3 - 5
Thursday, February 5th, 3:45 -4:45
Come make some cool homemade Valentines to share with friends and family. We’ll have everything from googly eyes and glitter glue to ribbons and craft punches – let your creativity run wild this Valentine’s Day!  R


Squishy Circuits II: Electric Boogaloo
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 3:45-5:00
Get your hands dirty by making doughy creations powered by electricity.

Birdseed Cakes presented by Plentiful Programs
Tuesday, February 10, 3:45-4:45pm
Show your love for nature this Valentine’s Day by creating a heart- shaped, handcrafted birdseed feeder

Stuart Little
Presented by the Children’s Theatre of Western Springs
Family Program
Saturday, February 28, 1:00- 2:00pm
Please join us for the Children’s Theatre of Western Springs’ production of Stuart Little, a play based on E.B. White’s classic childhood novel. Stuart Little is a mouse born into an ordinary New York family – come and see his adventures, big and small, brought to life! D