Single and Series Programs

2015 Programs

All programs require registration unless otherwise noted. Please call if unable to attend.

For the complete Summer 2015 newsletter, click here.

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Ongoing Program

The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten ongoing program encourages you to read 1,000 books to your child before he or she enters kindergarten. Just read three books a day for one year and it will add up to over 1,000 books! Stop by Youth Services to register your child and pick up a reading log! (R)

 

-MAY-

Free Comic Book Day (All Ages)

Saturday, May 2 • All Day (while supplies last)

Come in to the Youth Department and pick up a free comic book (limited selection) at the Youth Reference Desk in celebration of Free Comic Book Day. The free comics are sponsored by Dreamland Comics located in Libertyville. (NR)

 

Meet, Share, Play (Newborn to 18 months)

Tuesday, May 5 • 9:30 a.m.

Parents, caregivers, grandparents! This is a special time for you to come and meet other people and their babies. Share your concerns, ideas, tips and experiences. (NR)

 

Cinco de Mayo Storytime! Bilingual Program (Ages 3-6 / Edades 3-6)

Tuesday, May 5 • 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Your little one will have fun with stories, crafts, music and a snack! Celebracion del Cinco de Mayo. Los ninos se divertiran con cuentos, nmanualidades, musica y refrijerios. (R)

 

Mom Is Special / Mama es Especial (Ages 3-7 / Edades 3-7)

Thursday, May 7 • 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate your special mom by joining us for some sweet Mother's Day stories and a craft. Festeja a la mama, leyendo cuentos acerca de ellas y acompanados por una manualidad. (R)

 

Drop-In and Get Crafty: Mother's Day (All Ages)

Saturday, May 9 • 1:00 p.m.

Stop by and have fun making a craft to give to mom for Mother's Day. (NR)

 

Toddler Art: Art Without the Mess! (Ages 1-2)

Tuesday, May 12 • 11:30 a.m.

Swing by for hands-on crafts and fun! Each month has a different theme. (R)

 

The Write Idea: Youth Creative Writing Club (Ages 8-12)

Tuesday, May 12 • 4:00 p.m.

We'll have fun using our imaginations to come up with stories that will spark our creativity. There will be writing games and activities, so meet others who enjoy writing and have a nice snack! (R)

 

Flower Fun (Ages 5-8)

Wednesday, May 13 • 6:00 p.m.

There will be spring stories and a flower craft. (R)

 

Drop-In and Plant! (All Ages)

Saturday, May 16 • 11:00 a.m.

Stop by the Activity Room to plant some flowers to take home to mom, for the garden, yourself or the neighbor next door. Flowers are limited, so come early. Plants and materials are provided. (NR)

 

Meet, Share, Play (Newborn to 18 months)

Tuesday, May 19 • 9:30 a.m.

Parents, caregivers, grandparents! This is a special time for you to come and meet other people and their babies. Share your concerns, ideas, tips and experiences. (NR)

 

Kids Movie Night (All Ages)

Thursday, May 21 • 6:00 p.m.

Share a children's movie with the family for free! (NR)

 

 *Registration for June-August programs begins Saturday, May 30th.

-JUNE-

Meet, Share, Play (Newborn to 18 months)

Tuesday, June 2 • 9:30 a.m.

Parents, caregivers, grandparents! This is a special time for you to come and meet other people and their babies. Share your concerns, ideas, tips and experiences. (NR)

 

Drop-In and Get Crafty: Heroes (All Ages)

Saturday, June 6 • 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.

After signing up for the Summer Reading Club during its kick-off, celebrate by stopping in the Activity Room to create your own hero themed craft! (NR)

 

Toddler Art: Crazy Painting (Ages 1-2)

Tuesday, June 9 • 11:30 a.m.

Toddlers learn through all 5 senses! Bring your little one for fun hands-on, sensory activities to learn about and interact with the world around them. Each session will offer different art/craft activities. Please dress in clothing you don't mind getting a little messy! (R)

 

The Write Idea: Youth Creative Writing Club (Ages 8-12)

Tuesday, June 9 • 4:00 p.m.

We'll have fun using our imaginations to come up with stories that will spark our creativity. There will be writing games and activities, so meet others who enjoy writing and have a nice snack! (R)

 

Plant Pals (Ages 5 and up)

Wednesday, June 10 • 10:00 a.m.

Join us for our annual planting of flowers and seeds in the library courtyard. Everyone can take home one plant for their garden. Be ready to weed, plant and water our flower garden. Wear comfortable clothes and everyone should bring a small shovel or trowel. Meet at the Youth Reference Desk. (R)

 

Robin's Superhero Dog Stars (All Ages)

Wednesday, June 10 • 1:00 p.m.

Robin and her well-trained dogs will amaze us with their superhero antics. Families are invited! All Ages! (R)

 

Lego Robotics: Dancing Birds (Ages 9-14)

Wednesday, June 10 • 3:00 p.m.

With our WeDo LEGO Construction Sets and software, you will be able to build and program your project. In the Computer Room in Adult Services. Registration Required. (R)

 

Meet, Share, Play (Newborn to 18 months)

Tuesday, June 16 • 9:30 a.m.

Parents, caregivers, grandparents! This is a special time for you to come and meet other people and their babies. Share your concerns, ideas, tips and experiences. (NR)

 

Veggie Garden Time (Ages 5 and up)

Wednesday, June 17 • 10:00 a.m.

It's time to plant tomatoes, peppers, sunflowers, milkweed for butterflies and much more. Planting will be by the garden patch in front of the library (next to the courtyard stairs). Meet downstairs at the Youth Reference Desk. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a small trowel or shovel. Be part of this green program as we watch our garden grow! (R)

 

Firefighters' Storytime (Ages 4-7)

Wednesday, June 17 • 6:00 p.m.

We'll be celebrating these local heroes with stories and a craft. (R)

 

Superhero Training Camp (Ages 4-7)

Thursday, June 18 • 2:00 p.m.

We'll be celebrating these local heroes with stories and a craft. (R)

 

Kids Movie Night (All Ages)

Thursday, June 18 • 6:00 p.m.

Share a children's movie with the family for free! (NR)

 

Lego Robotics: Hungry Alligator (Ages 9-14)

Wednesday, June 24 • 3:00 p.m.

With our WeDo LEGO Construction Sets and software, you will be able to build and program your project. In the Computer Room in Adult Services. Registration Required. (R)

 

Kitten Shower (Ages 5-9)

Thursday, June 25 • 2:00 p.m.

Save-A-Pet needs our help. Bring in a jar of baby food, or a clean blanket or a cat toy to this cat/kitten storytime and meet some cute kittens from Save-A-Pet. (R)

 

Lego Club (Ages 5 and up)

Friday, June 26 • 2:00 p.m.

Use your imagination to build your own creation. We will display your project in the Youth Services Department. (R)

 

Incredible Bats (All Ages)

Saturday, June 27 • 1:00 p.m.

A bat program for families. Learn about these amazing super animals. Real bats will be here to see how incredible they really are and find out about the great jobs they do to help us. (R)

 

Frozen Party! (All Ages)

Tuesday, June 30 • 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate summer with Elsa, Anna, and Olaf! Join us to watch the movie Frozen, receive a treat, and make a craft to take home! You can come dressed as your favorite character! Don't miss this fun event that will be held in the Meeting Room. (R)

 

 -JULY-

Christine Thornton Presents: Drawing Superheroes (Ages 7 and up)

Wednesday, July 1 • 1:30 p.m.

Learn how to draw amazing super heroes with artist, Christine Thornton. (R)

 

Drop-In and Get Crafty: Independence Day (All Ages)

Friday, July 3 • 1:00 p.m. -3 p.m.

Stop by and get patriotic! Work on your own Independence Day craft to celebrate our great nation! No registration required. (NR)

 

Meet, Share, Play (Newborn to 18 months)

Tuesday, July 7  • 9:30 a.m.

Parents, caregivers, grandparents! This is a special time for you to come and meet other people and their babies. Share your concerns, ideas, tips and experiences. (NR)

 

Toddler Art: Silly Sculptures (Ages 1-2)

Tuesday, July 7 • 11:30 a.m.

Toddlers learn through all 5 senses! Bring your little one for fun hands-on, sensory activities to learn about and interact with the world around them. Each session will offer different art/craft activities. Please dress in clothing you don't mind getting a little messy! (R)

 

Lego Robotics: Smart Spinner (Ages 9-14)

Wednesday, July 8 • 3:00 p.m.

With our WeDo LEGO Construction Sets and software, you will be able to build and program your project. In the Computer Room in Adult Services. Registration Required. (R)

 

S-U-P-E-R Bingo (Ages 4 and up)

Saturday, July 11 • 1:00 p.m.

Play BINGO with your favorite heroes and villians. Have some fun playing for a chance to win prizes. Registration required. (R)

 

The Write Idea: Youth Creative Writing Club (Ages 8-12)

Tuesday, July 14 • 1:00 p.m.

We'll have fun using our imaginations to come up with stories that will spark our creativity. There will be writing games and activities, so meet others who enjoy writing and have a nice snack! (R)

 

If You Give a Kid a Party... (Ages 4-7)

Tuesday, July 14 • 4:00 p.m.

Come celebrate Children's Author Laura Numeroff's birthday. She is known for famous titles such as If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Dog a Donut! We will celebrate with stories and a special birthday treat! (R)

 

Fish Fun (Ages 3-6)

Wednesday, July 15 • 6:00 p.m.

Swim on in to this storytime. There will be fish stories and a craft. (R)

 

Chat and Chew Book Club (Ages 8-11)

Thursday, July 16 • 4:00 p.m.

Join us for a lively discussion about a great book. All who register can pick up the book that we will be discussing at the Youth Services Reference Desk beginning June 15th. Registration required. (R)

 

Kids Movie Night (All Ages)

Thursday, July 16 • 6:00 p.m.

Share a children's movie with the family for free! (NR)

 

Meet, Share, Play (Newborn to 18 months)

Tuesday, July 21  • 9:30 a.m.

Parents, caregivers, grandparents! This is a special time for you to come and meet other people and their babies. Share your concerns, ideas, tips and experiences. (NR)

 

Lego Robotics: Roaring Lion (Ages 9-14)

Wednesday, July 22 • 3:00 p.m.

With our WeDo LEGO Construction Sets and software, you will be able to build and program your project. In the Computer Room in Adult Services. Registration Required. (R)

 

Dave Rudolf Superhero Music Show (All Ages)

Friday, July 31 • 1:00 p.m.

Dave Rudolf presents interactive fun and comedy with music featuring a superheroes theme. Hosted by Youth Services to celebrate the end of our Summer Reading Club. (R)

 

Lego Club (Ages 5 and up)

Friday, July 31 • 2:00 p.m.

Use your imagination to build your own creation. We will display your project in the Youth Services Department. (R)

 

 -AUGUST-

 

Meet, Share, Play (Newborn to 18 months)

Tuesday, August 4 • 9:30 a.m.

Parents, caregivers, grandparents! This is a special time for you to come and meet other people and their babies. Share your concerns, ideas, tips and experiences. (NR)

 

The Write Idea: Youth Creative Writing Club (Ages 8-12)

Tuesday, August 11 • 4:00 p.m.

We'll have fun using our imaginations to come up with stories that will spark our creativity. There will be writing games and activities, so meet others who enjoy writing and have a nice snack! (R)

 

Pokemon Night (All Ages)

Thursday, August 13 • 6:00 p.m.

Come in to watch a movie. While you are here, bring your DS, 2DS, or 3DS to play your Pokemon games against others or even bring in your Pokemon cards to play or showoff. No registration required. (NR)

 

Meet, Share, Play (Newborn to 18 months)

Tuesday, August 18 • 9:30 a.m.

Parents, caregivers, grandparents! This is a special time for you to come and meet other people and their babies. Share your concerns, ideas, tips and experiences. (NR)

 

Kids Movie Night (All Ages)

Thursday, August 20 • 6:00 p.m.

Share a children's movie with the family for free! (NR)

 

 

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