Programs for Kids (page 1 of 2)

Youth Services
Spring Programs 2018

Registration begins March 1!  

Register 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!

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.  Please register.

*Open Play is drop-in only – adults must supervise children.

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.:    Feb 27; March 6, 13, 20, 27* (open play); April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15* (open play), 22* (open play), 29* (open play)


Lapsit Storytime

For babies and toddlers with an adult.  Songs, simple stories, finger play, rhythm sticks and group play.  Space is LIMITED, and priority will be given to North Riverside residents.

Registration is appreciated… No Drop-Ins please!    *Open Play is drop-in only – adults must supervise children.

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.:   Feb 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29* (open play); April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 9 (Wednesday), 10* (open play), 17* (open play), 24* (open play), 31 (*open play)


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 6; April 10; May 8


Tales & Treats

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

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.:  March 10; April 7; May 5

After School Book Club

Spring into the fantastical world of Narnia with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and experience the funny and powerful El Deafo, a graphic novel based on the author’s actual childhood.  Books will be provided.  Please join us for reading fun, activities and treats!   For kids in 2nd grade and up.

Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. March 1 through May 10



For kids in kindergarten & 1st grade who love to read or need to find that spark of enthusiasm for reading.  We will focus on stories, reading activities, and games that all support reading skills.

Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.:  March 17; April 14; May 12



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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