Programs for Kids (page 1 of 2)

Youth Services
Summer Reading Program 2018

Registration June 1 through June 30 IN PERSON at the YS Help Desk!

Register for non-SRP programs 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!  Register in person for SRP.



Select Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.   

June 9, 23; July 7, 21; August 4, 18

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


Saturday Stories & Snacks

Select Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.   

June 16, 30; July 14, 28; August 11

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

Sponsored by Kuratko Nosek Funeral Home

SRP = Summer Reading registrants only!

Open Play Drop-In

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.    

June 5, 7; July 3, 5;  August 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

Ages 2 through 5 with an adult are welcome. Enjoy toys, puzzles and instruments. 


Pizza & Games Nights

Select Mondays at 6 p.m.   

June 11 & July 16

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

Sponsored by Ernest Di Monte & Associates, LLC


Stories & Play

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.   

June 14, 21, 28; July 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9

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


Bilingual Storytime

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.   

July 11, 18, 25; August 8, 15, 22, 29

SRP Bilingual stories for kids ages 2 and up.


Book Treks

Select Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

June 21; July 19, 26; August 2

SRP Let stories lead you to new reading adventures!  For kids entering kindergarten and older. 


Story Walk

Select Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

June 14 and July 12

SRP A unique outdoor reading adventure for kids ages 1 through 10; ages 1 through 5 must be with a parent/guardian. 

Sponsored by Joe Rizza Ford of Orland Park


Mystery of the Missing Manners!

Select Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m.

June 26 and July 17

SRP For kids in kindergarten and up.  If you can spot the missing manners, you will WIN!



Select Fridays at 3:30 p.m.

June 15 and July 13

SRP kids in 1st grade (fall) and above.  Have fun–and maybe win prizes–with amazing LEGO building challenges! Please DO NOT bring your own LEGOs!



Select Fridays at 4:00 p.m.

June 29; July 27; August 10

SRP + family  Have fun playing both traditional games:  Bingo, played with numbers, and Loteria, played with pictures.  Prizes, prizes, prizes for all ages!



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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