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Programs

Storytimes

We offer fun and dynamic storytimes for children from birth through kindergarten. Join us as we share books, songs and rhymes with you and your little ones to create a strong foundation on which to build a lifelong love of reading.

Programs

In addition to our regular storytimes, we offer a variety of programs for kids of all ages. From hands-on crafts and STEAM programs to live performances by musicians and magicians, we have something for everyone! 

Take a look at the schedule below for upcoming events.

Unless noted, sign-up on line, in person, or by phone at (847) 825-4527.

Fall Programs - 2017

Monday, September 26, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for the whole family. Drop in.
Monday, September 26, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Monday, September 26, 2016 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Make a terrarium! We will provide the supplies for your own mini-garden. Registration begins Saturday, September 17.
Max: 18
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for our storytime just for babies! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a playtime at the end! Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Drop in.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Wear your pj's and bring your favorite stuffed friend for a cozy bedtime storytime! Drop in.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in
Thursday, September 29, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, September 30, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for an art project geared for the youngest learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, September 17
Max: 15
Friday, September 30, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for an art project geared for the youngest learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, September 17

Max: 15
Monday, October 3, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Monday, October 3, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for the whole family. Drop in.

Winter Programs - 2017

Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.


Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in
Thursday, December 1, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Friday, December 2, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Children's Department
Join us in the children's department for self-guided exploration of science, technology, engineering, art, math and, of course, reading! Drop in.
Friday, December 2, 2016 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | Children's Department
We’ll provide the materials: you provide the curiosity in this self-guided exploration of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) concepts. Drop in.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM | Third Floor Meeting Room
Come talk about what you’re reading, get ideas for your next great read, and enjoy a morning snack of bagels and donuts! Drop in.
Sunday, December 4, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Come sing along to holiday favorites like Jingle Bells, Frosty the Snowman, and Winter Wonderland! Lepskaya’s School of Music will lead with piano and voices. All ages are welcome to join in this special intergenerational holiday event. Drop in. .
Max: 90
Monday, December 5, 2016 | 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for the whole family. Drop in.
Monday, December 5, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from 12 through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | 9:15 AM - 9:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for our storytime just for babies! Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and a playtime at the end! Doors open at 9:00 a.m. Drop in.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Wear your pjs and bring your favorite stuffed friend for a cozy bedtime storytime!
Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and songs specially chosen for 2 year-olds and an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in.


Thursday, December 8, 2016 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Spring Programs - 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a family music class for children with a parent/caregiver. Miss Patty will lead participants through song, dance, instrument play and just plain fun! Limit: one class per month. Registration begins Saturday, March 4.

There is a $3 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.



Max: 15
Monday, March 13, 2017 | 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a family music class for children with a parent/caregiver. Miss Patty will lead participants through song, dance, instrument play and just plain fun! Limit: one class per month. Registration begins Saturday, March 4.

There is a $3 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.

Max: 15
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Come meet a community hero! Listen to stories read aloud by a local Park Ridge Police Officer, and have a chance to hear about what it's like to work as a police officer. Drop in.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Come to the Library for these special monthly art classes taught by Brickton Art Center instructors. Registration begins Saturday, March 4.

There is a $3 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.

Max: 18
Monday, April 17, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a family music class for children with a parent/caregiver. Miss Patty will lead participants through song, dance, instrument play and just plain fun! Limit: one class per month. Registration begins Saturday, April 1.

There is a $3 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.
Max: 15
Monday, April 17, 2017 | 10:20 AM - 10:50 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a family music class for children with a parent/caregiver. Miss Patty will lead participants through song, dance, instrument play and just plain fun! Limit: one class per month. Registration begins Saturday, April 1.

There is a $3 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.
Max: 15
Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Come to the Library for these special monthly art classes taught by Brickton Art Center instructors. Registration begins Saturday, April 20.

There is a $3 fee per person for non-Park Ridge Library cardholders. Please visit the Library in person to register and pay by cash or check. There are no refunds for program fees.



Max: 18

Summer Programs - 2017

More events to come. Please check back soon!
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