Programs for Kids (page 1 of 2)

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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.: Dec 6, 13, 20 (open play), 27 (open play); Jan 3 (open play), 10 (CANCELLED), 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 14, 21, 28. 

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.: Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 (open play), 29 (open play); Jan 5 (open play), 12, 19, 26; Feb 2, 9, 16, 23.


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 13; Jan 10; Feb 7.


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.:  Jan 7; Feb 4.


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.: Dec 1, 8, 15.

NEW DAY!  Wednesdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.:  Jan 11, 18, 25; Feb 1, 8, 15, 22.


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!

NEW DAY!  Fridays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.: Jan 13; Feb 10.



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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