Programs for Kids (page 1 of 2)

Youth Services
Fall Programs 2018

Registration begins September 1… sign up 3 ways:

1)IN PERSON at the YS Help Desk, 2) ONLINE at www.northriversidelibrary.org,  3) CALL us at 708-447-0869!

Register ONLINE (by clicking on a program title below)

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

 

Messy Mornings for Munchkins    Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Sept 4 (open play), 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 6, 13, 20 (open play), 27; Dec 4, 11, 18 (open play)

Ages 2 through 5 with an adult. Active stories and messy fun!

 

Pajama Storytime    Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Holiday Special: Dec 11

For kids of all ages with an adult.  Meets at the main floor fireplace.

 

Bilingual Storytime    Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Sept 19, 26; Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec 5, 12, 19 Ages 2 to 5 with an adult. Stories and songs in Spanish and English.

 

Lapsit Storytime    Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Sept 6 (open play), 20, 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 29; Dec 6, 13, 20 & 27 (open plays)

Toddlers through age 5 with an adult.  Songs, stories, playtime

 

Tales & Treats   Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.

Sept 8; Oct 13; Nov 10; Dec 8

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

 

LOVE2READ   Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.

Sept 22; Oct 6, 20; Nov 3, 17; Dec 1, 15

Stories! Fun reading activities! Word games! And so much more!  For kindergarten and 1st grade.

 

STEM-tastic FUN   Thursdays at 3:45 p.m.

Sept 20; Oct 18; Nov 15; Dec 6

Kindergarten and up.  Explore and create using science, math & more!

 

LEGOs   Fridays at 4:00 p.m.

Sept 21; Oct 19; Nov 16; Dec 14

1st grade and up.  Have fun–and maybe win prizes–with amazing LEGO building challenges! Please DO NOT bring your own LEGOs!

 

Winter Reading Club

November 19, 2018 through February 2, 2019

Discover your Super Power: READ!  Drop-in Super Hero Crafts on December 29.  Register and pick up your reading log at the Help Desk beginning on November 19!

 

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:

Ozobot Mania!
Learn how to code your own robot!
Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – December 1, 8
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – December 4, 11

Racing Robots!
Take coding to the next level!
Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – December 15, 22, 29
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – December 18

Silhouette Yourself!
Create 2-D decal artwork!
Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – January 5, 12
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – January 8

3-D Madness
Use 3-D Pens to create structures!
Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – January 19, 26
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – January​ 15, 22, 29

Get into Focus!
Learn the basics of digital cameras!
Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. February 2, 9
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. February 5, 12

Fun with Photoshop
Learn the basics of Photo manipulation!
Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.​ February 16, 23
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. February 19, 26

 

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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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