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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 November Storytimes and  Programs begins Monday, January 4.


Preschool Art Studio
January 22 through February 25, 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

Holiday Messy Art
Monday, December 14, 3:45-4:45pm
Stop by and let your preschooler discover and create. Tables will be set up with various holiday-themed art projects. Stay for one or try them all. Dress to get messy!

Downward Dog Yoga with Miss Cara
Ages 3-5.
Tuesday, January 26, 3:45-4:45pm
Calm and captivate children through yoga and a story! Children will act out stories through various animal themed yoga poses. It is sure to stretch the children's bodies and imaginations! R

Puterbugs, presented by Log on 2 Learning, Inc.
Ages 3-5
Thursday, January 28, 3:45-4:45pm
Our kids are born into a digital era and as technology unfolds, Technology Education is a new and necessary part of core curriculum. Puterbugs teaches children ages 3-5 how to apply technology in a safe, age appropriate environment while learning essential school readiness skills. Your child will learn how to respect technology as a learning tool, rather than a toy in isolation! This program is brought to you through the generous donations to the Tyler Duelm Memorial Fund. R

Valentine Workshop
Ages 3-5
Thursday, February 11, 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!  D


Thursday, December 17, January 21 and February 18, 3:45-4:45pm
Grades K and up
LEGO® enthusiasts are invited to meet and work individually or as a group. All supplies will be provided and your project will be on display until the next month. You only need to bring your imagination and creativity! D

Read to the Dogs
Monday, December 21, January 18 and February 22, 7:00 - 8:00pm
Readers are invited to stop by the library to read to a specially trained dog for 15 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.

Field Day
Ages K-2nd
Monday, January 11, 3:45-4:45pm
Need to get some energy out now that the weather has turned cold? Join us for library Field Day and play a variety of games, try different challenges, and more!

Fairy Tale Science
Grades K-2nd
Thursday, January 14, 3:45-4:45pm
After reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears, we will build a working latch so the Three Bears no longer have to worry about Goldilocks eating their porridge. R

Downward Dog Yoga with Miss Cara
Ages K-2nd.
Monday, January 18, 1:00-2:00pm
Warm up and get moving with some fun kids yoga poses! Children will act out stories through various animal themed yoga poses, learn partner poses, and play fun yoga games. It is sure to stretch the children's bodies and imaginations! Children should wear comfortable clothing that will allow for lots of bending, stretching, and moving. R

Art Club: Perler Bead Magnets
Monday, February 1, 3:45-4:45pm
Grades 4-6
Design your own magnet using Perler beads. Perler beads are tiny beads that come in a variety of colors that you place on a small peg board and then iron to melt them together. We’ll iron them for you on the spot and you’ll get to take home your creation on the same day. Be creative and make your own design or copy off of some of the ideas we’ll have available.  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 at 708.215.3210.

Raspberry Pi
Grades 5-8
Tuesday, January 19, 3:45-4:45pm
Register for this class that is an introductory program with an overview of Raspberry Pi computing that includes animation programming with Scratch, music making with Sonic, gaming with Minecraft and more. R

Electronic Wearables
Grades 5-8
Tuesday, February 16, 3:45-5:00?
Build circuits into clothing and take home an accessory that lights up when you wear it. R


Build Day:Family program
Saturday, January 16 and February13, 11:00am-2:00pm
January: Building Blocks
Show us what you’ve got using every block (and that’s a lot!) in the library.
February: Make and Take for Valentine’s Day
Make something special this Valentine’s Day for your favorite person…mom! Dads and kids are invited to stop by the library and make a gift to take home. Supplies are provided. D

Gooney Bird Greene and her True Life Adventures
presented by Children’s Theatre of Western Springs
Family program
Saturday, February 27, 2:00-3:00pm
Join us for the Children's Theatre of Western Springs' production of Gooney Bird Greene and her True Life Adventures. Summer has ended and kids are reluctantly back in school. Suddenly, the classroom door bursts open and there, wearing pajamas and cowboy boots, stands red-headed Gooney Bird Greene! Class is never the same again. D