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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 June Programs begins Monday, June 1.

Registration for July Programs begins Monday, June 22.

Read to the Rhythm!
Monday, June 8 through Friday, July 24.
Registration begins Monday, June 1.
Investigate great books and fun programs at the library when you join the Summer Reading Program. Read to the Rhythm!  is a reading club open to toddlers through incoming sixth graders which includes programs, reading incentives, prize drawings and more. Children will receive a reading log and the rules for their age level when registering. We also have a fun interactive program for parents and their babies.


Baby Play Group
Ages 6 to 23 months and their caregivers
Wednesdays, June 10 –July 15, 9:30-10:30am
Enhance your baby's sensory and social awareness with this interactive play group. Activities will focus on discovery play with sensory toys, games, music and of course, fun! D

Storytime Fun
Ages 2-5
Fridays, June 12-July 17, 9:30-10:00am
Drop-in and join us as we share our favorite books and songs! D

Songs to Books
Ages 3-5
Monday, June 15, 10:30-11:30am
From Wheels on the Bus to Old MacDonald, we will celebrate classic rhymes through stories, songs and treats. R

Little Wing Duet from the School of Rock
Ages 2-3 with a caregiver
Monday, June 22, 9:30-10:00am:
Little Wing teaches basic music concepts and gives young children the opportunity to play instruments and create music as part of a band! Little Wing students experience, explore, understand and enjoy music....real music! R

Little Wing from the School of Rock
Ages 3-5
Monday, June 22, 10:30-11:15am
Little Wing teaches basic music concepts and gives young children the opportunity to play instruments and create music as part of a band! Little Wing students experience, explore, understand and enjoy music....real music! R

Zumba® Kids Jr. presented by Rene’ Maragh
Children ages 4-6.
Wednesday, June 24, 11:00am-12:00pm
Perfect for the younger Zumba fans! Kids get the chance to socialize with friends and jam out to their favorite music. An activity and cultural exploration will also be part of this class. R

Preschool Dance Party!
Ages 3-5
Monday, July 6, 10:30-11:30am
Join us for a movin’ and groovin’ dance party where we’ll shimmy, shake and share stories – be sure to wear your dancing shoes! Juice and water will be provided. R

Under the age of 4 with a caregiver
Wednesday, July 8, 11:00-12:00pm
Come experience the magic of Zumba while bonding with your little one. The Zumbini program combines movement and world music to stimulate early learning while providing the ultimate bonding experience. In our 45 minutes together, you will explore, play, dance, sing and most of all, have fun, together!  R


Band Camp
Application deadline is Friday, June 29
Participants will love this pen-pal orientated program. Register for camp at the Youth Services desk. Once accepted, campers will be assigned to a cabin where they can concentrate on their chosen musical instruments with other bunkmates. Earn points by writing to one another and by completing fun assignments from your counselors.  The boy and girl with the most points will win special prizes.  Then, on Monday, July 20, say good-bye to your friends at our Camp Farewell Party from 7:00-8:00 pm.  R

Read to the Dogs
Monday, May 18, June 15 and July 20, 7:00-8:00pm
Readers are invited to stop by the library to read to a specially trained dog for 10 minutes. Dogs are great listeners no matter what your reading level! Advanced registration is not required, but you will need to stop by the youth services desk to reserve a time slot on the evening of the program. Reading time is a one-on-one experience, no parents or siblings allowed.

M&M® Bingo
Tuesdays, June 9 –July 14, 2:00 - 3:00pm
What would summer reading be without the rousing competition at M&M Bingo? Join the fun, have a chance to win great prizes and eat your bingo markers at the end of the hour. D

Rain Sticks- Music you Make! presented by Plentiful Programs
Grades K-3
Wednesday, June 10, 2:00-3:00pm
Enjoy the soothing rhythm of rain after creating your own rain stick. R

Zumba® Kids presented by Rene’ Maragh
Children ages 7-11
Tuesday, June 30, 11:00am-12:00pm
This class will feature kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba® choreography. An activity and cultural exploration will also be part of this class.

For Grades K-2nd

Sound Bingo
Thursday, June 18, 10:30-11:30am or 2:00 to 3:00pm
We’ve taken M&M BINGO up a notch! Test your listening skills by playing Sound BINGO. We’ll play various sound clips and you’ll guess what each sound is by finding the picture that matches on your BINGO card. R

Wind Chime Workshop
Thursday, June 25, 10:30-11:30am or 2:00-3:00pm
Let nature become the conductor after you hand craft your own wind chime for the garden. R

Calling all Detectives!
Thursday, July 9, 10:30-11:30am or 2:00-3:00pm
Are you a fan of A to Z Mysteries or 39 Clues? Use your detective skills to solve riddles while having fun! R

Curious George Party…You’re Invited!
Thursday, July 16, 10:30-11:30am or 2:00-3:00pm
Swing in for a Curious George Party! We’ll celebrate our favorite monkey by sharing stories, playing games and snacks! R

For Grades 3-6

Fifties Sock Hop
Monday, June 15, 2:00-3:00pm
Come and Shake, Rattle and Roll to some fabulous 5o’s music! We’ll learn some old-school dances, play party games and then top it off with ice cream sundaes. Come ready to dance!

Rock Painting
Monday, June 22, 2:00-3:00pm
Beat the summertime boredom blues by making a tic -tac –toe game with silly painted rocks. R

Wind Chime Workshop
Monday, July 6, 2:00-3:00pm
Let nature become the conductor after you hand craft your own wind chime for the garden. R

Rock-n-Roll Marble Run
Monday, July 13, 2:00-3:00pm
Take the rock-n-roll marble challenge! Unleash your inner engineer to create a marble run with anything from shoeboxes to LEGOs. Prove that you have what it takes to rock-n-roll! R



Tween programs are open to those in grades 5-8.  To register visit and click on Calendar of Events, or call Young Adult Services 708.215.3228 or Youth Services 708-215-3210.

Babysitting Class
Registration for the May session begins Monday, May 4.
Monday, May 18, 4:00-6:30pm and Tuesday, May 19, 4:00-5:30pm or
Mondays, June 22, 1:00-3:30pm and June 29, 1:00-2:30pm or
Monday, July 13, 1:00-3:30pm and Tuesday, July 14, 1:00-2:30pm
Ages 11-15
Instructor George Scukanec from the Willowbrook Park District will be your guide through this 4-hour, hands-on clinic, covering baby and child care, first aid, and babysitter training. If you attend both sessions, you will receive your official Babysitting Certification at the end of the second class! A fee of $20.00 is due at registration. Register in-person at the Youth Services desk, class size is limited to 16. R

Puppet Theater
Mondays, June 8-June 29, 3:30-5:00pm
Enter the wonderful world of puppetry. We will spend 4 weeks making puppets, designing scenery a, and choosing entertaining stories.  On the fourth week, the curtain will go up and you will put on a puppet show for friends and family.  Remember, without you, puppets are just piles of materials waiting to spring to life! R

Tween Zumba® Fitness presented by Rene’ Maragh
Thursday, June 11, 2:00-3:00pm
Take the "work" out of workout, by mixing low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you'll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. R
Paint Splatter Guitar Banners presented by Rachel Weaver Rivera
Tweens ages 10 to 15 are welcome.
Tuesday, June 16, 7:00-8:00pm
Listen to music as you draw a guitar from observation. Experiment with oil pastel, Sharpie, spray bottles, medicine droppers and sea salt to achieve a variety of dynamic color effects. Finish your banner by hanging it on an embellished rod for display.R

Gaming Underground
Tuesdays, June 16, June 23, July 7, July 14, 3:30-5:00pm
Whether a novice, a pro, or somewhere in between, here is your chance to show off your skillz on the big screen. D

Raspberry Pi Jam Session
Wednesdays, June 17 and 24,
Participants will explore basic computer programming using the small but powerful Raspberry Pi computer. The versatility of the Raspberry Pi will be revealed by loading a variety of programs which will change its operations and functions. R

Tween Book Discussion
Tuesday, June 30, 7:00-8:30pm
Let’s talk books!  Meet with other teen book lovers to discuss the good, bad and meh of young adult lit while focusing on a specific title. A copy of the book will be available for checkout when you register. R

Calling All Composers
Entries due by Friday, July 17.
Write a library theme song!  Submit an electronic entry or record it in the library’s new digital media lab, Studio 10 West.


Friday Afternoon at the Movies
Fridays, June 12 through July 17, 2:00 pm
The La Grange Library’s “Movie Theater” will again open on Friday afternoons. Bring a pillow, a snack, and a friend or two and join us for a movie on the big screen. Check the movie marquee in Youth Services for that week’s feature or contact us at 708-215-3210. D

Preschool Music Performance by Laura Doherty
Preschool to age 8
Monday June 8, 2:00-3:00pm
Nominated for "best Chicago kids act of 2012" in Time Out Magazine, Chicago’s pop-sweetheart Laura Doherty performs songs from her new children's CD "In a Heartbeat", chock full of tunes that acoustically rock your kid's world with her signature breezy folk-pop sound! This upbeat program engages children in dancing, singing, puppets and more. D

Music Around the World presented by Kidworks Touring Theatre Company
Family Program
Friday, June 12, 7:00-8:00pm
From the first musical instrument in Mesopotamia, to Ancient Egyptian belly dancing, West African Drum Circles, the Chinese Peking Opera, Classical Symphony Music, Native America Hip Hop dancing...Kidworks takes the audience on a world-wind tour of music history, with authentic instruments for all!!!  D


Me, Us and Them! performed by College of DuPage
Family program
Friday, July 10, 7:00-8:00pm
A script developed through improvisation, where triplets knock heads with three royals, three knights and a three-headed dragon. Discovering how to stand up, stick together and stand out in a crowd. For the entire family, actors encourage everyone to participate resulting in a lively ‘no-shushing’ experience!  D

Professor Marvel’s Amazing Flea Circus
Saturday, July 11, 2:00-3:00pm
Come witness well-trained fleas doing the impossible, including walking a tight rope, performing a high dive and being fired out of a cannon. Despite being “The Smallest Show on Earth,” this spectacle can be seen and appreciated by crowds of all sizes. Great entertainment for the entire family! D

The Great Scott’s Family Magic Show
Family program.
Friday, July 24, 7:00-8:00pm
A magic show in which a child will float in the air! Young and old will have serious fun with this show's broad mix of genuine laughs and surprising magic. Children sit mesmerized - except when they're supposed to participate, which is a large portion of the show. D