Programs for Kids (page 1 of 2)

Youth Services

autumn borderFall Programs 2016

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

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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.

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.:  Sept 6 (open play), 13, 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 22 (open play), 29; Dec 6, 13, 20 (open play), 27 (open play). 


Lapsit Storytime

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

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.:  Sept 8 (open play), 15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17; Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 (open play), 29 (open play).


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.:  Sept 13; Oct 18; Nov 15; Dec 13.


Tales & Treats

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

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.: Sept 10; Oct 8; Nov 12.


LEGOs Club

For 1st grade and older; kids in kindergarten may attend WITH an adult.  Use the library’s LEGOs to build where your imagination leads you!  Please DO NOT bring your own LEGOs!

Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Sept 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17; Dec 1, 8, 15.


Crafts & Cookies

For 2nd grade and up; kids in kindergarten or 1st grade may attend WITH an adult.  Fun, seasonal crafts for different ages…and cookies!

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.:  Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19.



For 1st and 2nd grade.  Need some extra practice reading aloud?  Schedule a weekly, 30-minute session with a “buddy” — a teen volunteer or a staff member.  See the YS Help Desk for a scheduling request form.

North Riverside residents by appointment only.


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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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