Youth Services Programs
 
 
We offer a variety of fun and educational programs for toddlers through sixth grade. We are always open to suggestions for the type of programs you would like to see at the library. Check out the Storytime Page for a weekly schedule of storytimes for children aged 6 months through second grade. Also, take a look at the Tyler's Time page for special programs. Go on the Calendar of Events for a full list of monthly programs.
 
You are now able to register for Youth Services' programs from your home computer in addition to in- person or by phone. Log onto the library website then click on the Calendar of Events tab. Find the first day of the program you wish to register for and click on the title of the program. Fill out the required lines on the registration form. If you need assistance registering online or would like to register by phone, contact Youth Services at 708.215.3210.

Youth Services Programs
Register by clicking here, or call Youth Services at 708-215-3210.
An "R" after the program means registration is required.
A "D" after the program mean it is drop-in and registration is not required.
  
Registration for January and February programs begins Monday, January 5.

PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Preschool Art Studio
Fridays, March 27 through May1, 10:00am-12:00pm
Stop by with your preschooler between 10:00-12:00 on Friday mornings for self-guided arts and craft time. Supplies will be available for that week’s art project. D
 
Engineering with the Three Little Pigs
Ages 3-5
Thursday, March 12, 3:45-4:45pm
Join us as we explore building techniques by recreating the story of the Three Little Pigs. We will then build model houses out of a variety of materials and see how they stand up to a variety of huffing and puffing. R

Spring Messy Art
Ages 2-5
Tuesday, April 21, 3:45-4:45pm
Stop by and let your preschooler discover and create.  Tables will be set up with various spring themed art projects. Stay for one or try them all. Dress to get messy! D
 
 
PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN

 

Read to the Dogs
Monday, March 16 and April 20, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Readers are invited to register to read to a specially trained dog for 15 minutes. Dogs are great listeners no matter what your reading level! To sign up for a time slot call or stop by the library on the day of the program. Reading time is a one-on-one experience, no parents or siblings allowed.  R

LEGO®Club
Thursday, March 19 and April 16, 3:45-4:45pm
Grades K and up
LEGO® enthusiasts are invited to meet and work individually or as a group on a different theme presented each month. All supplies will be provided. You only need to bring your imagination and creativity! D
 
Magical Room Corner
Ages 7 and up
Tuesday, March 17, 3:45-4:45pm
Transform a cardboard corner into an amazing mini-model or your ideal living space. Take inspiration from play rooms, cozy cottage porches, home movie theaters, fancy boudoirs, or state-of-the-art kitchens. R
 
Engineering with the Three Little Pigs
Grades K-3
Tuesday, April 7, 3:45-4:45pm
Join us as we explore building techniques by recreating the story of the Three Little Pigs. We will then build model houses out of a variety of materials and see how they stand up to a variety of huffing and puffing. R

 


PROGRAMS FOR TWEENS
Take Off with Paper Airplanes
Tuesday, March 24, 3:45-5:00 pm
Learn the science of airplane design then put your creation to the test in a flying competition. R
 
Being Green in the Big Blue World
Grades 5-8
Thursday, April 9, 3:45-4:45pm
Create an up-cycled sculpture from a variety of materials. R
  
PROGRAMS FOR EVERYONE
 
Stuart Little
Presented by the Children’s Theatre of Western Springs
Family Program
Saturday, February 28, 1:00- 2:00pm
Please join us for the Children’s Theatre of Western Springs’ production of Stuart Little, a play based on E.B. White’s classic childhood novel. Stuart Little is a mouse born into an ordinary New York family – come and see his adventures, big and small, brought to life! D