Programs for Kids (page 2 of 2)


Registration begins Friday, December 1st!  (click on a program title to register online)

LEGOs Club Mega-Build Challenge!

Just how HUGE can you go?  Each month will feature a different challenge. For 1st grade and older; kids in kindergarten may attend WITH an adult.  You’ll be using the library’s LEGOs to build with, so please DO NOT bring your own!

Fridays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.:  Dec 8; Jan 12; Feb 9


Crafts & Cookies

For 2nd grade and up; kids in kindergarten or 1st grade may attend WITH an adult.  Fun, seasonal crafts for different ages…and cookies!

Fridays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.:  Jan 19; Feb 16


NEW!  Manners Class

For 1st grade and up.  Here’s your chance to make your manners shine while having fun!  Meeting, greeting, dining and many more social skills will be covered in this entertaining and highly interactive class.

Tuesdays from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.:  Jan 16, 23, 30


Family Bingo & Loteria Familia

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 can play Bingo (with number cards) and Loteria (with picture cards) and win prizes!

Saturday, January 6 at 2:00 p.m.


BBC Hollydays Gingerbread House Craft

Make a delicious and unique holiday centerpiece!  All materials and instruction provided.

Cash or check payment (per house) is required at registration.  Residents: $15 (library pays $20); non-residents: $35 (full price).

Registration deadline is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27 at the YS Help Desk in the lower level.  

Must be at least 6 years-old to participate; ages 6 to 11 must be with an adult.  Maximum of two people per house.

Saturday, December 2 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Frosty’s Winter Wonderland – Dave Herzog’s Marionettes PLUS a Visit from Santa Claus

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland is coming to town!  Join Dave Herzog and his wonderful marionettes for a fun-filled show featuring silly tales about Frosty and his friends.  Be sure to bring your camera to capture holiday memories as you visit Santa after the show!  ALL ages welcome!

Wednesday, Dec 6 at 6:30 p.m.


Stuffed Animal Sleepover & Breakfast Bash

Your stuffed animal can spend a fun-filled night at the library!  Drop off your stuffed pal on Thursday, Dec. 21 at the lower level Help Desk.   Come back on Friday, Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m. for breakfast and a slide show of all the animals’ wacky overnight adventures!   For kids ages 3 and up.

Drop off:  Thursday, Dec 21 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. at Help Desk.  Contact info required at drop off.

Pick up:  Friday, Dec 22 at 10:30 a.m. 


Read to a Dog

These dogs just love books! The PAWSitive Therapy Troupe returns with sweet, gentle dogs who want independent readers of all skill levels to read to them!  Sign up for one, two or three 15-minute time slots.  Pre-registration is a must!  Readers who sign up by January 29 and show up on time will receive a TREAT!

Saturday, February 3 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.



Junior Volunteers – 4th and 5th grade

North Riverside residents in 4th or 5th grade:  join the Junior Volunteers! Requirements:  attend a 20-minute training session to learn the basics of board book cleaning and shelf reading, and volunteer at least three times in the next six months.   Additional opportunities will be offered to “seasoned” Junior Volunteers.

Visit the YS Help Desk for details.

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 Summer Junior Volunteer form!

Tween / Teen Year-Round Volunteering for 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!)


Thank You to our 2017 Summer Volunteers…

…for donating 350+ hours this summer!thank you

Josiah Alexander, Alexa Arroyo, Paige Beggs, Ella Bogdan, Miranda Bucio, Jocelyn Calderon, Olivia Chavarin, Ava Connerty, Dominic Corgiat, Carli Delmonico, Gia Diaz, Brandon Elizondo, Jose Elizondo, Angelina Figueroa, Amaya Gonzalez, Bella Gutierrez, Alexa Herrera, Nicole Jacob, Marta Janas, Lauren Justus, Ayla Kohnke, Max Kowal, Thomas Kowal, Itzel Mancilla, Ashley Marasco, Liam McKenna, Migle Medelis, Carmen Meraz, Ana Nava, Denise Navarro, Nathaley Philemy, Antonio Ramirez, Jax Ramos, Rebekah Salas, Aiden Smith, Alexis Smith, Ana Santisteban, Anna Swade, Deirdre Tomasek, Samantha Villarreal, Eric Watson, Rachel Watson, Clark Williamson.


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