Programs for Kids (page 2)

Continued Summer Reading Programs

Busy Bodies! Crafts & More for Younger Kids
Ages 3 to 6 with an adult. SRP
Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.:

June 9: Craft-a-Palooza I
June 16: Make Your Own Bookmark
June 30: Happy Birthday, Heroes!
July 7: Super Hero Masks
July 21: Button Stringing
August 4: Mini Murals
August 11: Craft-a-Palooza II

Hands-On Heroes! Crafts for Bigger Kids
Ages 7 and up. Ages 5 and 6 may attend WITH an adult. SRP

Wednesday June 10 at 3:30 p.m.: Make Your Own Super Villain
Tuesday June 23 at 2:00 p.m.: Tissue Paper Jars
Thursday July 16 at 3:30 p.m.: Tie Dye Shirts
Tuesday July 21 at 2:00 p.m.: Windsocks
Tuesday July 28 at 2:00 p.m.: Keepsake Boxes
Wednesday August 5 at 3:30 p.m.: Mural

Super Stuff for Bigger Kids
Ages 8 and up. SRP

Thursday June 18 at 3:30 p.m.: Percy Jackson Hero Bash
Wednesday July 1 at 3:30 p.m.: Dork Diaries vs. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Wednesday July 8 at 3:30 p.m.: Superhero Summer Olympics

Pizza & Games Nights
Play games, munch pizza, have fun! For 1st grade and older. Limited to 25; tickets will be distributed starting at 5 p.m. on the event day. Must have ticket to attend. SRP

Thursday June 11 at 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday June 30 at 6:00 p.m
Tuesday July 14 at 6:00 p.m.
Thursday July 30 at 6:00 p.m.

Family Programs

Wednesday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m. Magic Storyteller, Chris McBrien presents SUPER KIDS and the Hall of Reading! Join us for this fun, interactive and Super-Powered program! Will Dewey Duck learn to fly by the power of books? (Or, will he quack up trying?) Plus — find out what YOUR Super Power is at the Library! SRP + family members

Thursday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. The NUBS Squad Returns! No Unwanted Birds has a new, exciting adventure to share. Guest appearances by feathered friends for the story of “Remy,” whose inspiring tale sheds light on bird rescue and rehabilitation. Certain animals may be handled and petted, while others will demonstrate various behaviors of “tricks.” SRP + family members

Thursday, July 9 at 6:30 p.m. Dave Herzog’s Marionettes presents ZORK! Blasting through outer space to save the cosmos comes Zork! Zork and all his super powered friends will perform death-defying feats of spectacular super powered entertainment in this exciting marionette variety show! SRP + family members

Tuesday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m. Magical Balloon Dude, Dale Obrochta. It’s the Art of Inflation! See how a balloon can be magical and fun for the whole family. SRP + family members

Wednesday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles. You won’t believe the exotic and intriguing creatures Dave will bring in…and some are even pettable! SRP + family members.


More information ….

TIME LOGS DUESaturday, August 1 at 4:00 p.m. 


Celebrate at Enchanted Castle in Lombard! Pizza, pop, games, raffles, fun! SRP completer (and family members) and Teen/Tween Volunteer by invitation.

Friday, August 7 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.


Last Call for Read to Feed Hours! For every Read to Feed Hour turned in, the Friends of the Library will make a donation to the Riverside Township Food Bank!

Saturday, August 29 at 4:00 p.m.


1000 bks1,000 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.



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