Programs for Kids (page 2 of 2)


newFamily Bingobingo
North Riverside residents age 3 and older. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring the whole family for an hour of classic fun! All ages are invited to play, and prizes will be awarded to the lucky winners!
Saturdays from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.: March 19; April 16; May 21.


Poetry Month Poetry Hunt
poetry monthFor kids in preschool through fifth grade. Starting April 1, find the poetry hiding all around the children’s area. Pick up a Poetry Month Hunt form at the YS Help Desk, and start searching! If you can find most of it, you will win a prize. North Riverside residents only.
Friday, April 1 through Saturday, April 30


Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!  happybirthdayseuss-copy
Ages 2 and up with an adult. Celebrate the wonderful world of Seuss! Stories, party games and Seuss-y snacks! Please register; space is limited and residents will have priority.
Wednesday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m.


Read to a Dogread to a dog
If you like to read, you’ll love reading to a dog! Gentle, book-loving dogs from the PAWSitive Therapy Troupe will be ready and waiting to hear stories from you. Must be an independent reader; one reader to a dog. Sign-up for up to three 15-minute slots. Preregistration is a must, either online or at the YS Help Desk.
Wednesday, April 20 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm


RBHS Finals Study & Snacks

Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24 from 3:30 –7:30 p.m.

For high school students. Enjoy beverages and snacks while you take a break from studying for finals. In the main floor meeting room, right next to the Young Adult area.




Summer Reading 2016

This summer, get On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!  Easy reading goals, prizes, raffles, activities & crafts and great evening entertainment for the whole family. You’ll have a blast while keeping your reading skills sharp!

Sign up starts Wednesday, June 1. For North Riverside residents up to age 18, and non-resident Komarek students.

Summer Tween/Teen (6th – 12th) Volunteers

Summer means tons of opportunities to earn community service hours in fun ways. Stop by the YS Help Desk starting April 1 for an application. Training sessions will start in May.

Junior Volunteers – 4th and 5th grade

Junior Volunteers (North Riverside residents in 4th or 5th grade) are welcome! Opportunities include: cleaning board books, checking books for damage, straightening shelves, refreshing shelf-end displays, writing book reviews for the library’s website and more!
Visit the YS Help Desk for a Junior Volunteer application.


Tween / Teen Year-Round Volunteering – 6th — 12th grade

Looking for community service hours? We can help!
See the YS Help Desk for more information about our year-round volunteering opportunities, including the popular Adopt-A-Shelf program. You can even join our Teen Advisory Board, and help choose and run teen/tween programming. (Leadership roles look great on your college and job applications!)


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