Youth Services Programs
Registration for July Programs begins Monday, June 23.
Monday, June 16 through Friday, July 25.
Registration begins Monday, June 9.
Investigate great books and fun programs at the library when you join the Summer Reading Program. Fizz, Boom, Read! is a reading club open to toddlers through incoming sixth graders which includes programs, reading incentives, prize drawings and more. Children will receive a reading log and the rules for their age level when registering. We also have a fun interactive program for parents and their babies.
Preschool to age 8
Thursday, July 17, 11:00am-12:00pm
Nominated for "best Chicago kids act of 2012" in Time Out Magazine, Chicago’s pop-sweetheart Laura Doherty performs songs from her new children's CD "In a Heartbeat", chock full of tunes that acoustically rock your kid's world with her signature breezy folk-pop sound! This upbeat program engages children in dancing, singing, puppets and more.
Ages 3 and 4
Monday, July 14, 10:30-11:30
We’re rockin’ in our summer shoes and wearing our four groovy buttons at this Pete the Cat party! We promise stories, activities, treats and fun for all! R
Application deadline is Friday, June 20
Participants will love this pen-pal orientated program. Register for camp at the Youth Services desk. Once accepted, campers will be assigned to a cabin where they can concentrate on their chosen branch of science with other bunkmates. Earn points by writing to one another and by completing fun assignments from your counselors. The boy and girl with the most points will win special prizes. Then, on Monday, July 21, say good-bye to your friends at our Camp Farewell Party from 7:00-8:00 pm.
Thursday, July 17, 2:00-3:00pm
Learn what an owl eats when you dissect a real owl pellet! What bones will you find? R
Monday, July 14, 2:00-3:00p.m.
Can you imagine a fort out of books large enough to stand in? Or a gigantic book domino maze? Join us for our book sculpture party and get creative as we use old books to make new things. R
Mondays, July 14, 1:00-3:30pm and July 21, 1:00-2:30pm
Instructor George Scukanec from the Willowbrook Park District will be your guide through this 4-hour, hands-on clinic, covering baby and child care, first aid, and babysitter training. If you attend both sessions, you will receive your official Babysitting Certification at the end of the second class! A fee of $20.00 is due at registration. Registration, in-person, is limited to 16. R
Mondays, June 16-July 21, 3:30-5:00pm
Stars needed! Bring classics to life using your voice and facial expressions. There are no scripts to memorize, just an opportunity to share in performing some great stories. Then join us for a cast party at summer’s end. R
Saturday, August 2, 2:30-4:00pm
Whether a novice, a pro, or somewhere in between, here is your chance to show off your skillz on the big screen. D
Thursday, June 26, 3:30-4:30pm
Whizz, whirr, ding! Build your own lo-tech pinball machine out of wood, nails, rubber bands, and recycled materials. Discover your own inner game-artist. Create a cool board complete with tunnels, traps, and bells. Play your friends. No quarters necessary. R
Fridays, June 20 through July 18, 2:00 pm
The La Grange Library’s "Movie Theater” will again open on Friday afternoons. Bring a pillow, a snack, and a friend or two and join us for a movie on the big screen. Check the movie marquee in Youth Services for that week’s feature or contact us at 708-215-3210.
Friday, July 25, 7:00-8:00pm
Magician and Balloon Artist Matthew Scherer, has entertained audiences in the Chicago area and Midwest for over twenty-five years. Mr. Scherer’s performances have been featured at the Brookfield Zoo’s Holiday Magic Festival, the Illinois State Fair and other special events throughout the region. Come join us as Magic Matt performs a collection of some of his favorite magic tricks followed by some great balloon artistry. Fun for the whole family! D