Programs for Kids (page 1 of 2)

Youth Services
Winter Programs 2017-2018

Registration begins December 1!  

Register online (by clicking on a program title below), in person at the YS Help Desk or call 708-447-0869

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

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!  Space is limited; priority will be given to North Riverside residents.

*Open Play is drop-in only – adults must supervise children.

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.:  Nov 28; Dec 5, 12, 19 (*open play), 26 (*open play); Jan 2 (*open play), 9, 16, 23, 30;  Feb 6, 13, 20, 27


Lapsit Storytime

For babies and toddlers with an adult.  Songs, simple stories, finger play, rhythm sticks and group play.  Space is LIMITED, and priority will be given to North Riverside residents.

Please register… No Drop-Ins!  *Open Play is drop-in only – adults must supervise children.

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.:  Nov 30; Dec 7, 14, 21 (*open play), 28 (*open play).  Jan 4 (*open play), 11, 18, 25; Feb 1, 8, 15, 22


Pajama Storytime

For children of all ages with an adult.  Meets at the fireplace on the main floor at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.:   Dec 12; Jan 9; Feb 13


Tales & Treats

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

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.:  Jan 13; Feb 10

After School Book Club

We are excited to announce that our book for January and February will be a story set in the Midwest during the 1800’s:

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Books will be provided.  Please join us for reading fun, activities and treats!  Registration opens December 1 and closes on January 25, 2018.  For kids in 2nd grade and up.

Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.:  January 11 through February 22



For kids in kindergarten & 1st grade who love to read or need to find that spark of enthusiasm for reading.  We will focus on stories, reading activities, and games that all support reading skills.

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.:  Jan 20; Feb 17


NEW!  Winter Reading Club!

Stay warm and toasty this winter by reading different types of books such as Fantasies, Fairy Tales, Mysteries, Adventures and Historical and Realistic fiction.  Keep track of your reading throughout the six-week program and receive prizes and raffle tickets for the Grand Prize.  Stop at the YS Help Desk to register and pick up your reading log!

Registration begins January 14th.    Program runs January 14th through February 24th, 2018.

For North Riverside residents in 1st grade and up.


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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