Programs for Kids (page 1 of 2)

Youth Services
Fall Programs 2017

Registration begins September 1  

– online (by clicking on a program title below), in person at the YS Help Desk or call 708-447-0869


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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.

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.:  Sept 5 (open play), 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov 7, 14, 21 (open play), 28; Dec 5, 12, 19 (open play), 26 (open play). 


Lapsit Storytime

For babies and toddlers with an adult.  Songs, simple stories, finger play, rhythm sticks and group play. Limited Space.  Please register… No Drop-Ins!

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.:  Sept 7 (open play), 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 30; Dec 7, 14, 21 (open play), 28 (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.:  Sept 12; Oct 17; Nov 14; Dec 12.


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.: Sept 9; Oct 7; Nov 4.

After School Book Club

Calling all junior detectives!  Join our mystery-themed book club featuring:

The 100-Year-Old Secret by Tracy Barrett

Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol

Books will be provided.  Enjoy reading fun, super-sleuthing and cookies!

Registration is open to North Riverside residents in 2nd grade and up.

Thursdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.:  Sept 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 30.



For 1st and 2nd grade.  Need some extra practice reading aloud?  Reserve a 30-minute session with a “buddy” — a volunteer or a staff member.  See the YS Help Desk for more information.

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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