Programs for Kids (page 1 of 2)

Youth Services

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Winter Programs 2015-2016

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

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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.: Dec 8, 15; Jan 12, 19, 26; Feb 9, 16, 23.

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.: Dec 3, 10, 17; Jan 7, 14, 21, 28; Feb 4, 11, 18, 25.

Pajama Storytime
For children of all ages with an adult. Meets at the fireplace on the main floor.
Mondays at 6:30 p.m.: Dec 7; Jan 11; Feb 8.

Tales & Treats
For ages 2 through 5. Snack along to fun stories, then make a craft to take home!
Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.: Dec 12; Jan 9, 23; Feb 13, 27.

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 is requested.
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Dec 1; Jan 5; Feb 2.

LEGOs Build-It Club  Lego
For 2nd grade and older. Use the library’s LEGOs to create something unique. New theme each month. Please DO NOT bring your own LEGOs!
Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.: Dec 19; Jan 16; Feb 20.

Creative Critters
For age 7 and up. Ages 5 and 6 may attend WITH an adult. Get crafty this fall! Fun and cool things YOU can make!
Saturdays at 2 p.m.: Dec 5; Jan 2 (Drop-In); Feb 6.

Mad Science & More  Science-symbol
For 2nd grade and older. A different, hands-on project each month. Some adventures may be messy; please dress accordingly!
Wednesdays at 3:45 p.m: Dec 16; Jan 13; Feb 18.

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 only!  By appointment only.

Holiday Open Play  open play
For ages 2 and up with an adult. Drop-In, no registration required.
Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.:  December 22, 29.



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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