Programs for Kids (page 1 of 2)

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Spring Happenings 2016

Register by calling (708) 447-0869, or visit the YS Help Desk or click on a program title to register on the website!

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

Messy Mornings for Munchkinscolor painted child hand
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.: March 8, 15, 22; April 12, 19, 26; May 10.


storytimeLapsit 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 3, 10, 17, 24; April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 4*(Wednesday), 12.
*Change due to Senior Fair at NR Village on May 5.

Pajama Storytime
For children of all ages with an adult. Meets at the fireplace on the main floor at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 9; Monday, April 4; Wednesday, May 11.

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 12, 26; April 9, 23; May 14.

Kids in Motion  Colored silhouettes of happy children playing
Jump! Shout! Let it all out! Kids ages 2 – 5 and their parent/caregiver will move to the groove in this fun, active program. Registration requested.
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.: March 1; April 5; May 3.

 NEW Day and Time!!!   LEGOs Club  Lego
For 1st grade and older. This popular program now meets weekly! Use the library’s LEGOs and see where your imagination leads you! Please DO NOT bring your own LEGOs!
Thursdays from 4 – 5 p.m. March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26.

Creative Critters
For age 7 and up. Ages 5 and 6 may attend WITH an adult. Make fun and cool crafts for spring!
Saturdays at 2 p.m.: March 5; April 2; May 7.

For 1st and 2nd grade. Need some extra practice reading aloud, or with your math flashcards? Schedule a 30-minute session with a “buddy” — a teen volunteer or a staff member. See the YS Help Desk to pick up a scheduling request form.             North Riverside residents by appointment only.


open play
Drop-In Open Play
For ages 2 and up with an adult. No registration required.
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.: March 29; May 24
Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.: March 31; May 26



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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