Programs

You may register online, in person, or by calling (708) 352-0100.

Warm Up with a Good Book!

Story Times

Session runs from January 16-April 28

Registration for our 15-week Winter/Spring Story Time session begins on January 3. Register one time for the entire session. Register in person at the Children’s Desk, sign up online, or call us at (708) 352-0100.

Baby Story Time  

Ages 3-23 months with a caregiver

Mondays & Tuesdays at 10:15 am or 11:00 am

Babies ages 3-23 months and their caregivers will enjoy rhymes, books, and bubbles! Choose either Monday or Tuesday mornings at 10:15 am or 11:00 am. Attend either session on the day you are registered, depending on when baby is napping.

Toddler Time  

Ages 2-31/2 with a caregiver

Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10:15 am or 11:00 am

Toddler Time is for children ages 2 to 31/2 and their caregivers. Enjoy a variety of great stories from our collection and learn some new songs and fingerplays.

Preschool Story Time  

Ages 3-Kindergarten

Tuesdays at 1:30 pm or Fridays at 10:15 am

We will sing songs, learn new fingerplays, and read some wonderful stories from our collection. Caregivers wait nearby in the library while children attend. Ages 3-Kindergarten.

Family Story Time  

All Ages

Tuesdays at 6:30 pm

Bring the whole family each week to read stories and sing songs followed by an easy craft based on the books.

Bilingual Spanish Story Time

All Ages

Fourth Wednesday of the Month at 6:30pm                                                

Children and their families will enjoy a small introduction to the Spanish language and Latino cultures through stories, songs, poems, and rhymes!  January 25, February 22, March 22, and April 26.

Monday Kids’ Club at 4:00pm

Crafty Kids

Grades K-3

First Monday of the Month

Come in for an easy, make-and-take craft on the first Monday of every month. March 6, April 3 and May 1.

Modeling Mondays

Grades K-3

Second Monday of the Month

Do you like building and creating with your hands? Join us for Modeling Mondays and meander through many marvelous models including TinkerToys, Lincoln Logs, Kid K’Nex and more! March 13, April 10 and May 8.

Mad Science Mondays

Grades K-3

Third Monday of the Month

Calling all scientists! Come and conduct some spectacular experiments that prove science is fun!  March 20, April 17 and May 15.

Brick Builders

Grades K-3

Fourth Monday of the Month

Use our LEGOS® to build whatever you can imagine! At the end of the hour, we will collect your creations and put them on display until next month. March 27, April 24 and May 22.

 

Thursday Thinkers at 4:00pm

Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!

Grades 4-6

First and Third Thursday of the Month

Cool science experiments, technology fun, engineering challenges, awesome art projects, and math tricks! Grades 4-6. March 2 & 16, April 6 & 20 and May 4 & 18.

Talk It Up! Book Discussion

Grades 4-6

Second Thursday of the Month

Read great books, make new friends, eat snacks, and get a cool reading patch to keep! March 9, April 13 and May 11.

The Bookworms Book Club

Grades K-3

Fourth Thursday of the Month

Join us as we explore picture books and exciting crafts! Get the list of books for the month at the children’s desk and choose which one(s) you’d like to read. March 23, April 27 and May 25.

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Ages 3-12

Stuffed Animal Drop off: Friday, May 5 from 3:30-4:30 pm

Drop off your stuffed animal in the Children’s Department between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm on Friday, May 5. Overnight, while you are sleeping, your animals will get to play all over the library! Pick them up at 10:30 Saturday morning, May 6, stay for a picnic brunch, and watch a slide show of their adventures.

 

Make Your Own No-Sew Blanket!

Ages 8-12

Tuesday, May 16 at 4:00 pm

Create your own reversible super soft and fun fleece blanket! These no-sew blankets don’t use needle and thread, but scissors and knots. Just in time for picnic season!

 

Yoga Through Stories with Miss Cara

Long-time educator and children’s yoga instructor Cara Ross will guide participants through yoga using familiar stories. Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes; child-size yoga mats will be provided, but caregivers are asked to bring their own, if they choose to participate.

Mommy & Toddler Yoga

Ages 2-3 with a caregiver

Friday, April 21 at 11:30 am

Preschool Yoga

Ages 3-5

Friday, April 28 at 11:30 am

Mommy & Toddler Yoga

Ages 2-3 with a caregiver

Wednesday, May 3 at 10:15 am

Preschool Yoga

Ages 3-5

Wednesday, May 10 at 10:15 am

 

Toddler Play Date

Ages 3 months-3 years with a caregiver

Tuesdays, May 2-23 at 10:15 am

Enjoy our sensory toys, musical instruments, and board books while building social skills and engaging in creative play. Drop in for as little or as long as you like. No registration is necessary.

 

Toddler Dance Party

Ages 2-Kindergarten with a caregiver

Wednesday, May 17 at 10:30 am

Toddlers and Preschoolers are invited to come dance their sillies out! Bring a stuffed animal friend to dance with! Snacks will be served after the dancing stops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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