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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.

Summer Programs - 2017

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Get ready to sing and dance with the Little Miss Ann guitar and fiddle duo! Ann Torralba teaches Wiggleworms at the Old Town School of Folk Music and has been called the "Best Local Kindie Act" by Time Out Chicago. Tickets available beginning Saturday, May 27. 5. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library.

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: 12
Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Children's Department
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75
Monday, June 12, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Have fun working in small groups to tackle an engineering challenge with LEGOS! Registration begins Saturday, June 3.
Max: 20
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | 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.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Children's Department
The Park Ridge Public Library has a new Mobile Makerspace! Families are invited to stop by during our drop-in sessions to explore our Makerspace and engage in fun and exciting STEAM activities. Activities may include experimenting with robots, Snap Circuits, K’NEX Model Building Set, Squishy Circuits, and more fun stuff to explore and make. This program is designed for kids ages 3 - 12 and their families (siblings welcome). Drop in.
Monday, June 19, 2017 | 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.
Monday, June 19, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Each week we will explore technology and engineering with hands-on activities. Learn how to make a flashlight powered by a battery you make yourself using pennies! Registration begins Saturday, June 10.
Max: 12
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department! Drop in anytime between 2 and 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 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.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Dogs from Rainbow Assisted Therapy want to hear you read! Sign up for a 15 minute session to cozy up and read to a canine companion. Bring your own book, or pick one out from the Library before your turn. This program is for Park Ridge Library card holders only. Registration for each event is separate and is by phone or in-person only. Registration begins Thursday, June 15. per session. Please limit one session per child for the summer.
Max: 12
Friday, June 23, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First 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! When weather permits, we will meet outside on the Library porch. Registration begins Saturday, June 10. .
Max: 15
Friday, June 23, 2017 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Children's Department
Do you like to find clues, solve puzzles, and race against the clock? Join us after hours at the Library on an exciting mission! Try to solve the mystery and unlock the box before time runs out! Registration begins Saturday, June 10.
Max: 15
Monday, June 26, 2017 | 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Design, build, play, and learn in this interactive program with hands-on activities exploring building and transportation! Registration begins Saturday, June 17. . Siblings welcome. Limit one session
Max: 24
Monday, June 26, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Design, build, play, and learn in this interactive program with hands-on activities exploring building and transportation! Registration begins Saturday, June 17. . Siblings welcome. Limit one session
Max: 24
Monday, June 26, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Each week we will explore technology and engineering with hands-on activities. Create a simple design using Tinkercad and then print your design on the Library's 3D printer! This program requires each participant to sign up for a free Tinkercad account prior to the program. Registration begins Saturday, June 17.
Max: 12
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | 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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Dogs from Rainbow Assisted Therapy want to hear you read! Sign up for a 15 minute session to cozy up and read to a canine companion. Bring your own book, or pick one out from the Library before your turn. This program is for Park Ridge Library card holders only. Registration for each event is separate and is by phone or in-person only. Registration begins Thursday, June 22. per session. Please limit one session per child for the summer.
Max: 12
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | 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.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Saturday, July 8, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75
Monday, July 10, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Each week we will explore technology and engineering with hands-on activities. Collaborate to build and engineer an awesome design with the fun building tool Strawbees! Registration begins Saturday, July 1.
Max: 12
Monday, July 10, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a morning of exploration, play, and sensory activities for our littlest patrons and their caregivers. Caregivers will come away with fun ideas for creating and playing at home. Drop in anytime between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Siblings welcome.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department! Drop in anytime between 2 and 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Play, build, and explore with cardboard boxes! There will be hands-on play activities and opportunities to contribute to cardboard box creations. Caregivers will come away with fun ideas for creating and playing at home. Drop in anytime between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. Siblings welcome.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Dogs from Rainbow Assisted Therapy want to hear you read! Sign up for a 15 minute session to cozy up and read to a canine companion. Bring your own book, or pick one out from the Library before your turn. This program is for Park Ridge Library card holders only. Registration for each event is separate and is by phone or in-person only. Registration begins Thursday, July 6 per session. Please limit one session per child for the summer.
Max: 12
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Friday, July 14, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
The audience participates in this awesome interactive movie experience! Play and sing along with Woody, Buzz, Little Bo Peep, and all of your favorite Toy Story characters! Rating: G. Drop in. .
Max: 90
Saturday, July 15, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Children's Department
The Park Ridge Public Library has a new Mobile Makerspace! Families are invited to stop by during our drop-in sessions to explore our Makerspace and engage in fun and exciting STEAM activities. Activities may include experimenting with robots, Snap Circuits, K’NEX Model Building Set, Squishy Circuits, and more fun stuff to explore and make. This program is designed for kids ages 3 - 12 and their families (siblings welcome). Drop in.
Monday, July 17, 2017 | 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.
Monday, July 17, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Each week we will explore technology and engineering with hands-on activities. Make a stop motion animation film using the LEGO Movie Maker app! Registration begins Saturday, July 8.
Max: 12
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | 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.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Dogs from Rainbow Assisted Therapy want to hear you read! Sign up for a 15 minute session to cozy up and read to a canine companion. Bring your own book, or pick one out from the Library before your turn. This program is for Park Ridge Library card holders only. Registration for each event is separate and is by phone or in-person only. Registration begins Thursday, July 13. per session. Please limit one session per child for the summer.
Max: 12
Friday, July 21, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First 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! When weather permits, we will meet outside on the Library porch. Registration begins Saturday, July 8. .
Max: 15
Monday, July 24, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Have fun working in small groups to tackle an engineering challenge with LEGOS! Registration begins Saturday, July 15.
Max: 20
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department! Drop in anytime between 2 and 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 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.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Children's Department
Gadget, our Summer Reading Mascot, invites kids of all ages and their families to a robot party! Join us for robot themed games, activities, and more! Drop in the Children’s Department anytime between 7 and 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Monday, July 31, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Prepare to be amazed (and amused) by The Great Scott during this comedic magic show! Siblings welcome. Tickets available beginning Saturday, July 22. 5. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library.

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: 12
Monday, July 31, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with a screening of the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! Butter beer and popcorn will be served. Dressing up is encouraged (but not required)! Rating: PG. . Registration begins Saturday, July 22.
Max: 75
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM |
Join us for some outdoor fun, play, and exploration on the lawn. We’ll have interactive activities, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and more! Drop in anytime between 10 and 11:30. Weather permitting.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM |
Join us for some outdoor fun, play, and exploration on the lawn. We’ll have interactive activities, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and more! Drop in anytime between 10 and 11:30. Weather permitting.

Fall Programs - 2017

More events to come. Please check back soon!

Winter Programs - 2018

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Get ready to sing and dance with the Little Miss Ann guitar and fiddle duo! Ann Torralba teaches Wiggleworms at the Old Town School of Folk Music and has been called the "Best Local Kindie Act" by Time Out Chicago. Tickets available beginning Saturday, May 27. 5. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library.

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: 12
Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Children's Department
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75
Monday, June 12, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Have fun working in small groups to tackle an engineering challenge with LEGOS! Registration begins Saturday, June 3.
Max: 20
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | 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.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Children's Department
The Park Ridge Public Library has a new Mobile Makerspace! Families are invited to stop by during our drop-in sessions to explore our Makerspace and engage in fun and exciting STEAM activities. Activities may include experimenting with robots, Snap Circuits, K’NEX Model Building Set, Squishy Circuits, and more fun stuff to explore and make. This program is designed for kids ages 3 - 12 and their families (siblings welcome). Drop in.
Monday, June 19, 2017 | 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.
Monday, June 19, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Each week we will explore technology and engineering with hands-on activities. Learn how to make a flashlight powered by a battery you make yourself using pennies! Registration begins Saturday, June 10.
Max: 12
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department! Drop in anytime between 2 and 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 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.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Thursday, June 22, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Dogs from Rainbow Assisted Therapy want to hear you read! Sign up for a 15 minute session to cozy up and read to a canine companion. Bring your own book, or pick one out from the Library before your turn. This program is for Park Ridge Library card holders only. Registration for each event is separate and is by phone or in-person only. Registration begins Thursday, June 15. per session. Please limit one session per child for the summer.
Max: 12
Friday, June 23, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First 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! When weather permits, we will meet outside on the Library porch. Registration begins Saturday, June 10. .
Max: 15
Friday, June 23, 2017 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Children's Department
Do you like to find clues, solve puzzles, and race against the clock? Join us after hours at the Library on an exciting mission! Try to solve the mystery and unlock the box before time runs out! Registration begins Saturday, June 10.
Max: 15
Monday, June 26, 2017 | 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Design, build, play, and learn in this interactive program with hands-on activities exploring building and transportation! Registration begins Saturday, June 17. . Siblings welcome. Limit one session
Max: 24
Monday, June 26, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Design, build, play, and learn in this interactive program with hands-on activities exploring building and transportation! Registration begins Saturday, June 17. . Siblings welcome. Limit one session
Max: 24
Monday, June 26, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Each week we will explore technology and engineering with hands-on activities. Create a simple design using Tinkercad and then print your design on the Library's 3D printer! This program requires each participant to sign up for a free Tinkercad account prior to the program. Registration begins Saturday, June 17.
Max: 12
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | 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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Dogs from Rainbow Assisted Therapy want to hear you read! Sign up for a 15 minute session to cozy up and read to a canine companion. Bring your own book, or pick one out from the Library before your turn. This program is for Park Ridge Library card holders only. Registration for each event is separate and is by phone or in-person only. Registration begins Thursday, June 22. per session. Please limit one session per child for the summer.
Max: 12
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | 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.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Saturday, July 8, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75
Monday, July 10, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Each week we will explore technology and engineering with hands-on activities. Collaborate to build and engineer an awesome design with the fun building tool Strawbees! Registration begins Saturday, July 1.
Max: 12
Monday, July 10, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a morning of exploration, play, and sensory activities for our littlest patrons and their caregivers. Caregivers will come away with fun ideas for creating and playing at home. Drop in anytime between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Siblings welcome.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department! Drop in anytime between 2 and 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Play, build, and explore with cardboard boxes! There will be hands-on play activities and opportunities to contribute to cardboard box creations. Caregivers will come away with fun ideas for creating and playing at home. Drop in anytime between 2:00 and 3:30 p.m. Siblings welcome.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Dogs from Rainbow Assisted Therapy want to hear you read! Sign up for a 15 minute session to cozy up and read to a canine companion. Bring your own book, or pick one out from the Library before your turn. This program is for Park Ridge Library card holders only. Registration for each event is separate and is by phone or in-person only. Registration begins Thursday, July 6 per session. Please limit one session per child for the summer.
Max: 12
Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Friday, July 14, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
The audience participates in this awesome interactive movie experience! Play and sing along with Woody, Buzz, Little Bo Peep, and all of your favorite Toy Story characters! Rating: G. Drop in. .
Max: 90
Saturday, July 15, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Children's Department
The Park Ridge Public Library has a new Mobile Makerspace! Families are invited to stop by during our drop-in sessions to explore our Makerspace and engage in fun and exciting STEAM activities. Activities may include experimenting with robots, Snap Circuits, K’NEX Model Building Set, Squishy Circuits, and more fun stuff to explore and make. This program is designed for kids ages 3 - 12 and their families (siblings welcome). Drop in.
Monday, July 17, 2017 | 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.
Monday, July 17, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Each week we will explore technology and engineering with hands-on activities. Make a stop motion animation film using the LEGO Movie Maker app! Registration begins Saturday, July 8.
Max: 12
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | 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.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Thursday, July 20, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Dogs from Rainbow Assisted Therapy want to hear you read! Sign up for a 15 minute session to cozy up and read to a canine companion. Bring your own book, or pick one out from the Library before your turn. This program is for Park Ridge Library card holders only. Registration for each event is separate and is by phone or in-person only. Registration begins Thursday, July 13. per session. Please limit one session per child for the summer.
Max: 12
Friday, July 21, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First 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! When weather permits, we will meet outside on the Library porch. Registration begins Saturday, July 8. .
Max: 15
Monday, July 24, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Have fun working in small groups to tackle an engineering challenge with LEGOS! Registration begins Saturday, July 15.
Max: 20
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department! Drop in anytime between 2 and 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:05 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fingerplays for children from birth through 24 months with an adult. Siblings welcome. Drop in

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 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.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | Children's Department
Gadget, our Summer Reading Mascot, invites kids of all ages and their families to a robot party! Join us for robot themed games, activities, and more! Drop in the Children’s Department anytime between 7 and 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.

Monday, July 31, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Prepare to be amazed (and amused) by The Great Scott during this comedic magic show! Siblings welcome. Tickets available beginning Saturday, July 22. 5. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library.

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: 12
Monday, July 31, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday with a screening of the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone! Butter beer and popcorn will be served. Dressing up is encouraged (but not required)! Rating: PG. . Registration begins Saturday, July 22.
Max: 75
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM |
Join us for some outdoor fun, play, and exploration on the lawn. We’ll have interactive activities, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and more! Drop in anytime between 10 and 11:30. Weather permitting.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM |
Join us for some outdoor fun, play, and exploration on the lawn. We’ll have interactive activities, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and more! Drop in anytime between 10 and 11:30. Weather permitting.

Spring Programs - 2018

More events to come. Please check back soon!
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