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.


 

   
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 Storytimes and September Programs begins Tuesday, September 2.
Registration for October Programs begins Monday, September 22.
 
PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOLERS
Preschool Art Studio
Fridays, September 19-October 24, 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
 
Stop, Drop, and Roll! presented by the
La Grange Fire Department

Monday, September 22 11:00 am
Teach your preschooler this important lesson about fire safety during an interactive program with real firemen. The firemen will be here to show the preschoolers their firefighting equipment and teach them all about "stop, drop, and roll”. The kids will then go outside and not only see the fire truck but be able to climb aboard. D
 
Zumbini
Tuesday, October 28, 110:45-11:00am
Under the age of 4
Come experience the magic of Zumba while bonding with your little one. The Zumbini program combines movement and world music to stimulate early learning while providing the ultimate bonding experience. In our 45 minutes together, you will explore, play, dance, sing and most of all, have fun, together! Zumbini is enjoyment and learning all through the joy of music and dance! Join us for a musical wiggly, giggly good time! R

Halloween Messy Art
Ages 3 and 4
Thursday, October 23, 10:30-11:30am
Stop by and let your preschooler discover and create.  Tables will be set up with various Halloween 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, September 15 and October 20, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Readers are invited to stop by the library to read to a specially trained dog for 15 minutes. Dogs are great listeners no matter what your reading level! Advanced registration is not required, but you will need to stop by the youth services desk to reserve a time slot on the evening of the program. Reading time is a one- on -one experience, no parents or siblings allowed.

LEGO®Club
Grades K and up.
Thursday, September 18 and October 16, 3:45-4:45pm
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

Balloon Animal Workshop presented by Gary Kantor
Tuesday, September 16, 4:30-5:30pm
Ages 7 and up
Magician Gary Kantor will be here to teach kids the unique skill of creating balloon animals. You will then take home all your creations! This program is paid through the generous donations to the Tyler Duelm fund. R

After School Snacks presented by Chef Lisa Williams
Thursday, September 25, 3:45-4:45pm
Come and experience your inner chef with this class presented by Chef Lisa Williams. She will demonstrate some fun and satisfying snacks you can make on your own. R

Day of the Dead
Ages 7 and up
Saturday, October 25, 2:00-4:00pm
Come and learn about Day of the Dead. We will experience this unique celebration through storytelling, skull making and more. R

  
 
 
 
 
PROGRAMS FOR TWEENS
GRADES 5-8
 

Gaming Underground
Tuesdays, Sept. 9 and Oct. 7, 3:30-5:00pm
Whether a novice, a pro, or somewhere in between, here is your chance to show off your skillz on the big screen.
D

Squishy Circuits
Thursday, Sept. 11, 3:45-5:00
Hands-on fun using conductive and insulating dough to make electronic creations.
R

Minecraft Meet-Up
Fridays, Sept. 12, Sept. 26, Oct. 10, and Oct. 24
6:30-8:30pm
Creep on up to the Young Adult room and meet with other Minecraft players.  Bring your mobile device and play together.
D

Babysitting Class
Ages 11-15
Monday, October 20, 4-6:30pm and Monday, October 27, 4-5:30pm
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