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Summer Reading Program 2016

Register by visiting the YS Help Desk!

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


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 starts June 1 and ends July 11, at the YS Help Desk (lower level of the library).

What about the activities?

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



SRP kids age 4 to 8.  Children will be paired with volunteers who will listen to them read or read with them.  Scheduling details available at the YS Help Desk. 

Mondays, by appointment only.                                   

June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11, July 18, July 25, Aug 1


Stories & Play for Mini Olympians

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

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

 June 2 (open play), 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25 (open play); September 1 (open play)


Saturday Stories & Snacks   (register here or at the YS Help Desk)

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

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

June 11, 25; July 9, 23; August 6, 20


Olympic LEGOs

SRP kids in 1st grade (fall) and above.  Have fun – and maybe win prizes — making LEGO creations inspired by Olympic themes!   Please DO NOT bring your own LEGOs!

Saturday, June 4 at 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, July 2 at 10:30 a.m.

Friday, July 29 at 10:30 a.m.


Junior Olympians!  Crafts & Fun for Younger Kids 

SRP kids age 3 to 6 with an adult.

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.:

June 7:  Craft-a-Palooza #1                                        

June 14:  Cardboard Box Race Cars                          

June 21:  Button, Noodle & String                            

June 28:  Flag Fun

July 5:  Olympic Color-a-thon     

July 12:  Mini Murals 

July 19: Blizzard in July

July 26: Sports Ball & Mobile

August 2: Craft-a-Palooza #2


Mega Olympians! Crafts, Competitions & Crazy Science for Bigger Kids

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

Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

June 9:  Father’s Day Mugs

June 23: Summer Olympics Goes Mad (Science)

June 30: Bird Feeders

July 7: Memory Books

July 14: Murals

July 21:  DIY Jump Rope

August 4:  Craft Marathon


Pizza & Games Nights

SRP kids in 1st grade (fall) and above.  Play games, munch pizza, have fun!  For 1st grade and older.  Tickets will be distributed starting at 5 p.m. on the event day.  You must have a ticket to attend!

Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m:  June 14; June 28; July 19                                                    


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!

Thursday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.

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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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