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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 November Storytimes and  Programs begins Monday, November 2.


Halloween Messy Art
Thursday, October 26, 3:45-4:45pm
Ages 3 and 4
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

Preschool Art Studio
Fridays, November 13 through December 18, 10:00am-12:00pm (There will be no Art Studio the week of Thanksgiving)
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

Fairy Tale Science
Ages 3-4: Thursday, November 12, 3:45-4:45pm
After reading the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff we will build a raft so the Billy goats can avoid the troll on the bridge. R

Holiday Messy Art
Monday, December 14, 3:45-4:45pm
Stop by and let your preschooler discover and create. Tables will be set up with various holiday-themed art projects. Stay for one or try them all. Dress to get messy!


Day of the Dead
Saturday, October 24, 2:00-4:00pm
Ages 7 and up
Come and learn about the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead. We will experience this unique celebration through storytelling, sugar skull making and more. R

Thursday,October 15,  November 5 and December 17, 3:45-4:45pm
Grades K and up
LEGO® enthusiasts are invited to meet and work individually or as a group. All supplies will be provided and your project will be on display until the next month. You only need to bring your imagination and creativity! D

Canvas Art
Monday, November 16, 3:45-4:45pm
Grades 4-6
Both budding artists and those who just like to paint will have fun creating a geometric masterpiece. Hang it in your room or give it away as a gift for the holidays. It’s sure to impress your friends and family!  R

Read to the Dogs
Monday, October 19,  November 16 and December 21, 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.

Fairy Tale Science
Grades K-2nd: Tuesday, November 17, 3:45-4:45pm
After reading the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff we will build a raft so the Billy goats can avoid the troll on the bridge. R

Holiday Cookie Workshop
Thursday, December 3, 3:45-4:45pm
Grades 3-6
learn some amazing cookie decorating techniques and tips from the pros. JoAnn Willians and Sue Liss will present a hands-on workshop in which participants will get to decorate and take home 12 cool holiday cookies of their own creation! This program is brought to you through the generous donations to the Tyler Duelm Memorial Fund. D



Tween programs are open to those in grades 5-8.  To register visit and click on Calendar of Events, or call Young Adult Services 708.215.3228 or Youth Services at 708.215.3210.

Babysitting Class
Monday, October 26, 4:00-6:30pm and Tuesday, October 27, 4:00-5:30pm
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. Register in-person at the Youth Services desk, class size is limited to 16. R

3-2-1 Rocket Science
Tuesday, Oct. 27, 3:45-5:15pm
Work like a NASA engineer assembling and testing a model rocket in preparation of a simulated launch.  This STEM program will expose participants to Raspberry Pi, Flora and Arduino minicomputers. Maximum of 10. R

“You’re SEW Special” Gift in a Jar
Monday, December 21, 3:45-4:45pm
Homemade gifts are the best! Come make a sewing kit for someone special.


Haunted House Contest
All ages.
Entries due by Friday, October 23.
Create a haunted house and enter this creepy competition. Work as a group or create your own individual house. Prizes will be awarded in many categories including funniest, scariest, and best house based on a book. All entries will be displayed at the library.

Build Day
Family ProgramSaturday,October 17, November 14 and December 12, 11:00am-2:00pm
October: Visit the library and paint a huge, spooky mural to celebrate the very creepy month of October!
November: Stop by the library with your family and friends and try your hand at creating with Strawbees, an amazing engineering toy that lets you turn straws into anything from bridges to castles.
December: Drop-in for our special holiday family craft event and create a candy house using sweet treats! Supplies will be provided; all you need to bring is creativity and a bit of holiday cheer. D

Incredible Bats
Family Program
Friday, October 16, 7:00-8:00pm
The folks from Incredible Bats will bring their live Egyptian Fruit Bats and African Straw-Colored Fruit Bats for an educational and memorable evening. A photo-op with the bats follows the presentation. This program is suitable for the entire family! D

Technology Showcase
Sunday, November 8, 2:00-4:00pm
Explore your inner geek at our technology showcase. Play with everything from Raspberry Pi for the beginning programmer to Makey Makeys for the young inventor. D

International Games Day @ Your Library
Saturday, November 21, 1:00-4:00pm
We will celebrate this ALA yearly event with games throughout the library for all ages. From card games to board games to Wii, the competition begins! Game on! D

Star Wars party…You’re Invited!
Saturday, December 5, 2:00-4:00pm
All ages
The release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is right around the corner and we are ready to celebrate. Drop in for related crafts and activities. There will be plenty of photo opportunities with Star Wars characters. D

Lightsaber Workshop
Saturday, December 5, 1:00-2:00pm
Ages 7 and up
The E.D.G.E. Theatre will hold a workshop to teach lightsaber stage combat. Space is limited so registration is a must!

Christmas Special presented by the Milliken Puppet Theatre National Touring Company
Saturday, December 5, 7:00-8:00pm
Join us the evening of LaGrange’s Hometown Holiday for this special two part show. Enjoy a holiday adaptation of the Brothers Grimm story of The Shoemaker and the Elves followed by the Christmas classic, The Night Before Christmas as you’ve never heard it told before. Following the performance children accompanied by an adult will be invited to meet and greet some of the puppet “stars” up close got a photo-op.