Summer fun starts on June 1!

Bam Pow ReadRegistration starts on Monday, June 1 for our Summer Reading Program, Every Hero Has a Story. Sign up at the Children’s Desk for reading, prizes, stickers (lots of stickers) and fun! When you sign up, ask for a Summer of Numbers constellation chart, and you’ll be eligible for a special prize just for doing fun math problems on Bedtime Math’s website or their free app. It’s the perfect sidekick for Summer Reading!

The Story Times and activities for big kids all start the week of June 15. Download our summer program flyer for all the details.

Safe Sitter® Babysitter Training

Color logo without mottoThe purpose of the Babysitter’s Training course is to provide youth, ages 11-15, with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give care for children and infants. This training will help participants to develop leadership skills; learn how to develop a babysitting business, keep themselves and others safe and help children behave; and learn about basic child care and basic first aid.

Registration for all classes starts on June 1. The $35 class fee must be paid at the time of registration. Students must attend both classes in the same week to be certified. Get all the details and register in person at the Children’s Desk.

Planning a trip this summer?

Whether you’re traveling near or far, send us a postcard from your vacation destination! Or, take along our summer mascot, Stan Flatley, and send us a photo of him while you’re gone. When you return home, come to the Children’s Department to see your destination on our giant map, and we’ll give you a special prize. Remember, you can participate in the Summer Reading Program from anywhere in the world by logging onto our website to report your reading progress (starting June 15) and you can download more pages for your reading log and stickers here, too. The Children’s Services staff can give you all the details when you register.

  Wrap up your school year and get ready for exams with !


These last few months of the school year can be stressful as homework, projects and final exams pile up. GET YOUR HOMEWORK DONE with the help of a professional tutor, free with your La Grange Park Library Card! Professional tutors are available online through our website from 3:00 to 10:00 every day.

More and more students are turning to professional tutors for academic help. Tutors typically charge between $24 and $45 an hour,* which can add up fast! Fortunately, the La Grange Park Library can connect our patrons to professional tutors online, with! Students in grades K-12 can receive specialized one-to-one tutoring help in the areas of math, science, English, social studies and writing. This service is also available in Spanish. Professional tutors are available online, through our website, from 3:00 until 10:00 every day. And, it’s FREE with your La Grange Park Library card.  Watch the introductory video here, and then try it out!  Having trouble navigating the site? Download our how-to-do-it handout, or call the Children’s Desk for help.

If you’re accessing the service from outside of the library building, just enter your library card number on the login page to enter the site.

*See the Wall Street Journal’s article, “The Invasion of the Online Tutors,” for more on this.