Programs for Kids


Youth Services

Spring Happenings

Registration starts

March 1, 2015

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 Register by calling (708) 447-0869, or at the YS Help Desk or click on a program title to register on the website!



Lapsit Storytime
For babies and toddlers with an adult. Songs, finger play, simple stories, rhythm sticks/shakers and group play.

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.:   Mar 5, 12, 19, 26; Apr 9, 16, 23, 30; May *6 (*Wednesday), 14.


Messy Mornings for Munchkins
For ages 2 and up with an adult. Enjoy short, active stories and messy fun in this very hands-on program! Each week will feature a different creative tactile experience. Space is limited; priority will be given to North Riverside residents.

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.:  Mar 3, 17, 24; Apr 7, 21, 28; May 5.


Tales & Treats!
For ages 2 through 5. Snack along to fun stories, then make a craft to take home!

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.:  Mar 14, 28; Apr 11, 25; May 9.


Pajama Storytime
For children of all ages with an adult. Meets at the fireplace on the main floor.

Mondays at 6:30 p.m.:  Mar 9; Apr 13; May 4.

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newKids In Motion
Jump! Shout! Let it all out! Kids ages 2 – 5 and their parent/caregiver will move to the groove in this exciting new program. Registration is requested.

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.:   Mar 10; Apr 14; May 12.


After-school Read Aloud Club
Practice reading aloud in a small group. Bring a book you’re currently reading to each session. *Space is limited – priority given to North Riverside residents.
Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. for 1st and 2nd grade

Mar 3, 10, 17, 24; Apr 7, 14, 21, 28.


Mad Scientists Club
For 1st grade and up. Hands-on (and often messy) exploration of science and matter.  Limited to 24.

Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

  • March 12 – Catapults
  • April 16 – Magnets


LEGOs Build-It Club

For 1st grade and up. Use the library’s LEGOs to build your version of the theme of the month.  Win a PRIZE for the most imaginative creation.

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.:  Mar 21, Apr 18.

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