Programs for Kids (page 1 of 2)

Youth Services
Summer Reading Program 2019

A Universe of Stories

Registration  is June 1 through June 29 …   IN PERSON at the YS Help Desk 

Programs for  ALL are Welcome can register ONLINE here or CALL us at 708-447-0869!

Register ONLINE (by clicking on a program title below or here)

ALL SRP designated programs are for Summer Reading Program registrants ONLY!  Register at the YS Help Desk.

 Hey Teens and Tweens!  Programs are on the Teen Page – Check it out here


Would you like to sign-up for text messages or emails about upcoming Children’s programs?

Sign up with REMIND!  Enter class code nrplinfant for ages 2 and under  OR  nrplchild for ages 3 to 5th grade.

ALL are Welcome!

Drop-In Open Play

Tuesdays at 10:30 am  June 4; July 2; August 6, 13, 20, 27

Thursdays at 10:30 am  June 6; August 8, 15, 22, 29

Stop by to enjoy free open-play with toys for tots and their friends – no registration needed.


NEW!!  Cada Niño un Lector/Every Child a Reader

Select Wednesdays at 4:00 pm  June 12, 26; July  10, 24

Learn to read Spanish or practice with us.  It’s easy when you know the syllables.  Meet new people and have fun!

Ages 6 and up; kindergarten may attend with adult.


Saturday Stories & Snacks

Select Saturdays at 10:30 am  June 15; July 20; August 17

Snack along to fun stories, and make a craft to take home.  Ages 2 through 5 with adult!

Please register to provide supplies!


NEW!!  SuperSTAR Mondays

Mondays at 4:00 pm  June 17; July 1, 15, 29

Read some stories and make a craft.

Grades kindergarten and up; parents welcome!


NEW!!  DIY Wrap Bracelet

Saturday, June 29 at 3:00 pm

Use our colored papers and/or bring in your own favorite candy wrappers to create a cool wrap bracelet for hot summer days!

Grades 4 and up.


Stuffed Animal Clinic

Saturday, July 27 at 11:30 am

Vets and library staff will do health assessments, consultations and minor surgeries/repairs. Your best pal will thank you!   All  creatures are



Books & Bingo!

Select Tuesdays at 6:30 pm  June 25; July 23; August 13

Listen to stories, then play bingo! It’s the    perfect combination! 

Ages 3 and up with adult.  ALL Welcome!

Project Next Generation classes are here!

Project Next Generation (PNG) is a program for Teens/Tweens in grades 5 through 12 who want hands-on experience with some amazing new technology. PNG strives to introduce new technologies and information in a tremendously fun and relaxed environment.  Funding for the project was awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office of the Secretary of State, Jesse White, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

All programs will be held in the old Computer Room on the Main Floor.  Here are the classes to choose from:


Fun with Photoshop
Learn the basics of Photo manipulation!
Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.​ – May 18, 25
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – May 21, 28

Coding Mania!

Code your own robots!

Saturdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm  June 8, 15

Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm   June 4, 11


Write a Story!

Create your own mini book!

Saturdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm  June 22, 29

Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm   June 18, 25


Silhouette Yourself!

Create your own stickers and cards!

Saturdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm  July 6, 13

Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm   July 2, 9


Virtual Reality!

Wear a headset and go places!

Saturday from 3:30 – 5:30 pm  July 20

Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm   July 16, 23, 30


Make a Mini Movie!

Produce your own movie!

Saturdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm  August 3, 10, 17

Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm   August 6, 13


Fun with Photoshop!

Learn the basics of Photo manipulation!

Saturdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm  August 24, 31

Tuesdays from 5:30 – 7:30 pm   August 20, 27



1000 Books Before Kindergarten

For newborn through age 5. A year-round, ongoing reading program based on research that has shown that the more books children from birth to age 5 have had read to them, the more prepared they will be to learn to read. Upon registration, you’ll receive a simple reading log, a list of recommended books and more. Limited to North Riverside residents. Visit the YS Help Desk to register your child today!


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