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.


 

Registration for July Programs begins Monday, June 23.
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.
Fizz, Boom, Read!
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.
PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOLERS

  
Preschool Music Performance by Laura Doherty
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.
  
Pete the Cat Party
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
 
 
 
PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN
  
 
 

Science Camp
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.

Grades K-2nd

 
Dissecting Owl Pellets
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
 

Grades 3-6

 
Book Sculpting
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
PROGRAMS FOR TWEENS
GRADES 5-8


Babysitting Class   
Mondays, July 14, 1:00-3:30pm and July 21, 1:00-2:30pm
Ages 11-15
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

Reader’s Theater
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

Gaming Underground
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

Pinball Wizards
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

 
 
 
 
 
PROGRAMS FOR EVERYONE
 
 
 
Friday Afternoon at the Movies
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.
 
Magic Matt's Family Fun Show
Family Program
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