Programs for Kids (page 2 of 2)


ALL SRP designated programs are for Summer Reading Program registrants ONLY!  Register at the YS Help Desk.

Tuesday Crafts

Tuesdays at 10:30 am  June 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23, 30

SRP kids age 3 and up.  Ages 3 – 6 with adult.


Thursday Stories & Play

Thursdays at 10:30 am  June 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 1

Songs, stories, and playtime. 

SRP Toddlers through age 5 with adult. 


Sight-Seeing in the Solar System

Thursdays at 3:30 pm  June 13, 20, 27; July 18, 25

Let’s explore Earth and our Solar System together!

SRP Grade 1 and up.


Story Walk

Select Fridays at 3:30 pm  June 21 and July 19

A unique outdoor reading adventure.

SRP  Kids ages 1 – 10; ages 1 – 5 must be with adult.


Construction Junction

Fridays at 4:00 pm  June 28; July 26; August 23

Have fun with all sorts of building challenges!

SRP Grade 1 and up; preschool & kindergarten may attend with adult. 


It’s Showtime at the Farm presented by Cook County Farm Bureau’s         

Agriculture in the Classroom

Thursday, July 11 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Participants will enjoy one hour of active learning to discover the origins of food from the farm to you!  SRP Ages 7-13 ONLY! 


Stuffed Animal Sleep Over & Breakfast Bash

Drop-off Friday, July 26 by 7 p.m.

Pick-up Saturday, July 27 at 11:00 am Breakfast Bash program

Stuffed pals will have a BLAST overnight at the library! You’ll see all their antics at the Breakfast Bash the next day. 

SRP Ages 3 and up with adult.


FAMILY Programs

Bingo / Loteria

Fridays at 4:30 pm

June 14; July 12; August 9

Share fun with the family!  Play Bingo (number cards) and Loteria (picture cards) and win prizes! 

SRP Ages 3 and up; under 7 must be with adult.


Frogs & Lizards & Tortoises, Oh My!

Presented by Crosstown Exotics

Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 pm

SRP registrants + family


Flying Fox Conservation Fund

Thursday, June 27 at 6:30 pm

Meet sloths and other exotic animals!

SRP registrants + family


Alligators & Snakes & Turtles, Oh My!    Presented by Crosstown Exotics

Tuesday, July 16 at 6:30 pm

SRP registrants + family


Big Run Wolf Ranch

Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 pm

Up-close and personal encounters with North American wildlife. 

SRP registrants + family


The Magic of Scott Piner

Tuesday, July 30 at 6:30 pm

Interactive, fun and exciting!   All attending will be taught a trick! 

SRP registrants + family


Enchanted Castle Celebration!

Friday, August 2 from 6:30 -9:30 pm

All completers will receive an invitation!

SRP completers + family



Wanted: Junior Book & Movie Reviews

Have you read an amazing book or watched an incredible movie recently?  Write a review!  Please email for more information.  Reviews are edited for content and may be published on our website.  Community services hours are given for your time… check out some examples here:   Please note, you must be a current volunteer.  Visit the YS Help Desk for a Volunteer form!



Junior Volunteers

4th and 5th grade residents.  See the YS Help Desk for a Volunteer form and training schedule.


Thank You to our 2018 Summer Volunteers…

…for donating 150+ hours this summer!thank you

Anisha Athmanathan, Paige Beggs, Sofia Belgin, Ella Bogdan, Miranda Bucio, Jocelyn Calderon, Lesly Duran, Nadia Duran, Sam Egan, Ruth Fangmann, Angelina Figueroa, Abril Garza, Gabriel Garza, Samira Giron, Amaya Gonzalez, Bella Gutierrez, Nicole Jacob, Karina Leanos, Itzel Mancilla, Marcela Modrusic, Ana Nava, Denise Navarro, Kayla Reum, Adriana Rios, Nathan Sotelo, Anna Swade, Eric Watson, Rachel Watson, Clark Williamson, Isabel Xie, and Lily Zhang.


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