Programs for Kids (page 1 of 2)

Youth Services
Spring Programs 2017

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.

NEW!  On March 7 and 14, Music Together will present a mini-class before the messy fun!

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.:  March 7, 14, 21; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9

Drop-In Open Play:  Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.:  March 28; May 16, 23, 30



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.:  March 2, 9, 16, 23; April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 3*(Wednesday), 11

*Change due to Senior Fair at NR Village on May 4

Drop-In Open Play:  Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.:  March 30; May 18, 25


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.:  March 7; April 4; May 2


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.: March 4; April 1, 29


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!

Wednesdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.:  March 1, 8, 15, 22; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10


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!

Fridays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.: March 17; April 7; May 12



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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