Programs for Kids (page 1 of 2)

Youth Services
Summer Reading Programs 2017

Summer Reading Program registration begins June 1 – see the Summer Reading Info Poster for details!

Who can participate in the summer reading programs?

  • North Riverside residents (babies through high school), and non-resident Komarek students.

When and where can I join?

  • Sign up between June 1 and June 30 at the YS Help Desk in the lower level.

Will there be fun activities?

  • Absolutely!  Most activities are part of the summer reading programs, as indicated by SRP in the description.  Space may be limited, so sign up early at the YS Help Desk!


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

Drop-In Open Play:  Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.:  May 16, 23, 30

Drop-In Open Play:  Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.:  May 18, 25


Stories & Play

SRP toddlers through age 5, with an adult.  Songs, stories, playtime.  

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

 June 1 (open play), 8, 15, 22, 29; July 6,  13, 20, 27; August 3, 10, 17, 24 (open play), 31 (open play)


Saturday Stories & Snacks

For ages 2 through 5.  Snack along to fun stories, and make a craft to take home!  Note: Need not be registered in a North Riverside Summer Reading Program to participate – please sign-up for this program at the YS Help Desk or call 708-447-0869 or click on the program title to register online.

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

June 3, 17; July 1, 15; August 5, 19


NEW! Read Along with Ms. Nikki

SRP kids entering grades 2, 3, or 4 will earn reading time as they follow along with Ms. Nikki as she reads aloud from favorite chapter books, and then take turns reading aloud in small groups.  Limited to 12 participants; books will be provided.

Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20, 27;  Aug 3


LEGOs Master Builders!

SRP kids in 1st grade (fall) and above.  Have fun – and maybe win prizes – with amazing LEGO building challenges! Please DO NOT bring your own LEGOs!

Fridays at 3:30 p.m.

June 23; July 14; August 11


Family Bingo / Loteria Familia

SRP + family  Have fun playing both traditional games:  Bingo, played with numbers, and Loteria, played with pictures.  Prizes, prizes, prizes for all ages!

Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.: 

June 24; July 8; August 19


Junior BuildersCrafts & Building Fun for Younger Kids 

SRP kids age 3 to 6 with an adult.

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.:

Craft-a-Palooza – June 6    

Build It With Buttons! — June 13

Mini Mural — June 20

Salt Painting — June 27

DIY Airplanes — July 11

CD Wind Spinners — July 18

DIY Train Engineer’s Hat — July 25            

Build a Tube Tower! — August 1


Big Builders! Crafts & Crazy Building Challenges for Bigger Kids

SRP ages 7 and up, or ages 5 and 6 with an adult.

Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Build a Better Mural — June 7

Salt Painting — June 14

Build with Perler Beads — June 21

Wish & Peace Plaques — July 5

DIY Minecraft Selfie – July 12

3-D Paper House – July 19

Life-Size Building Blocks – August 2

DIY Wind Chimes – August 9


More programs on page two… click below!


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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