Programs for Kids (page 1 of 2)

Youth Services
Spring Programs 2019

Register now …   sign up 3 ways:

1)IN PERSON at the YS Help Desk, 2) ONLINE at,  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

Summer Reading Program registration is June 1 through June 29 – Stop by the Youth Services Help Desk to register!


Would you like to sign-up for text messages or emails about upcoming Children’s programs?

Sign up with REMIND!  Enter class code nrplinfant for ages 2 and under  OR  nrplchild for ages 3 to 5th grade.


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

Open Play:  May 14, 21, 28

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


Bilingual Storytime    Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

May 1, 8, 15, 22

Open Play:  May 29

Ages 2 to 5 with an adult. Stories and songs in Spanish and English.


Lapsit Storytime    Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Open Play:  May 16, 23, 30

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


Winter Reading Club

November 19, 2018 through February 2, 2019

With 47 participants in our Winter Reading Club, 28 finished the program!  Great job by all!

Congratulations to Grand Prize Raffle Winners:  Noah C., Maya G., and Brooklyn T.  They each won a gift card to Target!


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:


Get into Focus!
Learn the basics of digital cameras!
Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – May 4, 11
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – May 7, 14

Fun with Photoshop
Learn the basics of Photo manipulation!
Saturdays from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.​ – May 18, 25
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – May 21, 28



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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