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 March and April programs begins Monday, March 3
 
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.
 
 
 
  
PROGRAMS FOR PRESCHOOLERS

  
Linda Robertson from Wiggleworms
Preschool through 2nd grade
Thursday, March 6, 3:45-4:45pm
Children will sing and dance and jump and clap to old favorites and the original songs of Linda Robertson from the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. Linda's music, energy, and joy are contagious! This program is paid for through the generous donations to the Tyler Duelm fund. D 
 
Foreign Language Storytimes presented by Language Stars®
Recommended for ages 1-6, but all ages are welcome.
March 4/Spanish, March 5/French, March 6/Mandarin, 11:00-11:30am
Attend a storytime in French, Mandarin, or Spanish! Native speakers from Language Stars® will provide a 30-minute interactive FunImmersion® program with books, songs and activities conducted entirely in their native language. No registration required.
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Spring Messy Art
Ages 2-5
Thursday, April 10, 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


Dia de los Niños/Dia de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day)
Tuesday, April 29, 7:00-8:00pm
All Ages
Día emphasizes the importance of literacy for all children from all backgrounds. Join us for an evening of multicultural stories, activities, and treats. D

 
PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN
 
BOOK DISCUSSIONS
First Grade Super Readers
Grade 1
Tuesday, April 15, 3:45-4:45pm
Book Sleuths
Grades 2-3
Tuesday, April 1, 3:45-4:45pm
Page Turners
Grades 4-6
Tuesday, April 8, 3:45-4:45pm
 
Read to the Dogs

Monday,
March 17 and April 21, 7:00-8:00pm
Readers in grades K-6 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 beginning at 6:45pm 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, Drop-in program
Thursday,
March 20 and April 17  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!
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Kids Read
Similar to the Big Read for Adults, La Grange kids are again invited to partake in a community wide literary event for young people.   We will be reading Go, Go America by Dan Yaccarino.  Stop by the library for the Resource Guide listing all the programs offered at participating libraries.  Patrons are welcome to attend any program. The following programs are offered in LaGrange:

  • America’s Favorite Ice Cream
    Thursday, March 13, 7:00-8:30pm
    Ages 7 and up
    Join Chef Lisa Williams of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts and learn how to take ice cream from the bowl to fun and fancy desserts. This class is hands on, so come ready to create a masterpiece! R
  • Souvenir Suitcase
    Tuesday, March 18, 3:45-4:45pm
    Ages 7 and up
    Transform a simple brown box into a magical little suitcase holding the treasures of your travels. Make a beaded handle for your valise and decorate the exterior with hand-designed "state” stickers. For the inside, you will create a tourist attraction key ring and a fancy postcard to your folks. R
 
 
 
PROGRAMS FOR TWEENS
GRADES 5-8 
 
Minecraft IRL
Thursday, April 3, 3:45-4:45pm
Take it to the next level and experience Minecraft in real life. We'll have crafts, food, and games at this Minecraft party. Register by January 20, 5:00pm. R
 
Gaming Underground
Saturdays, March 15 and April 19, 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
 
 
PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS WHO WORK WITH CHILDREN
 
  

Happy Movie hosted by Parent Community Network

Thursday, March 20, 6:30-8:30pm

Through remarkable human stories and cutting edge science, this film leads us toward a deeper understanding of how we can pursue more fulfilling, healthier and happier lives. Join us for a showing of this uplifting movie and post-movie group discussion on some practical, simple happiness-focused activities that can easily be integrated into our daily lives.

 
Every Child Ready to Read® Community Workshop
Wednesday, March 19, 7:00-8:00-pm
Registration is encouraged.
This workshop is designed for anyone involved in planning for or delivering early literacy programs and services. Join us to learn the five simple practices that you can use to help children get ready to read: singing, talking, reading, writing, and playing. These practices are easily incorporated into everyday routine and are fun for both adults and children. We will end the evening highlighting our favorite picture books. D