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.


 
 
Registration for June Programs begins Monday, June 2.
Registration for July Programs begins Monday, June 23.
 
 
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.
 
 
 
  
PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)
Tuesday, April 29, 7:00-8:00pm
All Ages
Día emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. Join us for an evening of multicultural stories, activities, and treats. D
 
Bouncing Babies!
Mondays, June 16 and 23 and July 7 and 14, 9:30-10:00am
For children ages 6 to 23 months and their caregivers.
Drop-in for this interactive program that includes short stories, fingerplays, music, lap games, and bubbles. For bouncing babies and their caregivers only, no siblings allowed.   D
                                 
Storytime Lab
We'll blend stories, music, art, and science in this messy, hands-on program. Parents and caregivers can choose which storytime lab is appropriate for their 3 year old. The Lab planned for ages 2 and 3 have shorter stories and more songs. If your child is ready for longer stories then they are ready to move on to the Lab offered to 3-5 year olds. Register for a session in June and/or a session in July.  R
Toddler (ages 2-3)
9:45-10:15am
Tuesday, June 17 and 24 or Wednesday, June 18 and 25 or
Tuesday, July 8 and 15 or Wednesday, 9 and 16
Preschool (ages 3-5)
10:30-11:00am
Tuesday, June 17 and 18 or Wednesday, June 18 and 25 or
Tuesday, July 8 and 15 or Wednesday, 9 and 16

Summer Time Messy Art
Ages 3 and 4
Monday, June 23, 10:30-11:30am
Stop by and let your preschooler discover and create.  Tables will be set up with various summer themed art projects. Stay for one or try them all. Dress to get messy!  D
Pete the Cat Party
Ages 3 and 4
Monday, July 14, 10:30-11:30
We’re rockin’ in our summer shoes and wearing our four groovy buttons at this Pete the Cat party! We promise stories, activities, treats and fun for all! R
 
 
 
PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN
 
 
 
 
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PROGRAMS FOR TWEENS
GRADES 5-8 
 
Minecraft IRL
Thursday, April 3, 3:45-4:45pm
Take it to the next level and experience Minecraft in real life. We'll have crafts, food, and games at this Minecraft party. Register by January 20, 5:00pm. R
 
Gaming Underground
Saturdays, March 15 and April 19, 2:30-4:00pm
Whether a novice, a pro, or somewhere in between, here is your chance to show off your skillz on the big screen. D
 
 
PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS WHO WORK WITH CHILDREN
 
  

Happy Movie hosted by Parent Community Network

Thursday, March 20, 6:30-8:30pm

Through remarkable human stories and cutting edge science, this film leads us toward a deeper understanding of how we can pursue more fulfilling, healthier and happier lives. Join us for a showing of this uplifting movie and post-movie group discussion on some practical, simple happiness-focused activities that can easily be integrated into our daily lives.

 
Every Child Ready to Read® Community Workshop
Wednesday, March 19, 7:00-8:00-pm
Registration is encouraged.
This workshop is designed for anyone involved in planning for or delivering early literacy programs and services. Join us to learn the five simple practices that you can use to help children get ready to read: singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing. These practices are easily incorporated into everyday routine and are fun for both adults and children. We will end the evening highlighting our favorite picture books. D