Skip to Main Content

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, October 23, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
This reading readiness program pairs young children with trained teen volunteers and uses hands-on activities to promote early literacy and cognitive development in young children. Please make every effort to be available for all four sessions. Registration begins Saturday, September 9. This program is made possible by a generous donation from The Friends of the Library and Chicago Software Ventures, Inc.
Max: 20
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM | Children's Department
Visit the Children's Department to enjoy some spooky Harry Potter themed games and activities. Drop in any time between 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Then join the Park District costume parade from Hodges Park to the Pickwick for the 7:00 p.m. Halloween concert by the Park Ridge Civic Orchestra. Drop in.
Friday, October 27, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a science project geared for little learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, October 14.
Max: 15
Friday, October 27, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a science project geared for little learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, October 14.
Max: 15
Saturday, October 28, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM | Children's Department
Families are invited to stop by during our drop-in sessions to explore our Mobile 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 4 - 12 and their families (siblings welcome). Drop in.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | All Day - All Day |
Stop in anytime all day! Show us your costume at each of the public desks to get a treat.
Friday, November 3, 2017 | 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.
Monday, November 6, 2017 | 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, November 7, 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.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Third Floor Meeting Room
Come talk about what you're reading, get great book recommendations and chow down on some pizza. Registration begins Saturday, October 28.
Max: 15
Wednesday, November 8, 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, November 8, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 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. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, November 9, 2017 | 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.
Friday, November 10, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for an art project geared for little learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, October 28.
Max: 15
Friday, November 10, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for an art project geared for little learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, October 28.
Max: 15
Friday, November 10, 2017 | 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, November 11, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75
Monday, November 13, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us to build a mini-catapult form everyday materials. Registration begins Saturday, October 28. .
Max: 12
Monday, November 13, 2017 | 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, November 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.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, November 15, 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, November 15, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Play Pokémon at the Library! Bring your own cards and meet up with fellow Pokémon fans. Drop in.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Wear your pjs and bring your favorite stuffed friend for a cozy bedtime storytime! Drop in.
Thursday, November 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, November 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
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 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. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 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.
Friday, November 17, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department. Drop in anytime between 4 and 5 p.m.
Monday, November 20, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
School's out so join us for a movie in the Library. Rating PG. Drop in.
Max: 90
Monday, November 20, 2017 | 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, November 20, 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, November 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, November 20, 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, November 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
Tuesday, November 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.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, November 22, 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, November 22, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Monday, November 27, 2017 | 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, November 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.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, November 29, 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, November 29, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 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. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 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.
Friday, December 1, 2017 | 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.
Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Ready for some art, science, and a touch of magic? Ben uses his bare hands and a few simple tools to create beautiful, humorous, and mind-boggling soap bubble sculptures. Tickets available beginning Saturday, November 18.
Monday, December 4, 2017 | 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 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.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Third Floor Meeting Room
Come talk about what you're reading, get great book recommendations and chow down on some pizza. Registration begins Saturday, October 28.
Max: 15
Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 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. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, December 7, 2017 | 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.
Friday, December 8, 2017 | 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a science project geared for little learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, November 25.
Max: 15
Friday, December 8, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a science project geared for little learners. Limit: one class. Registration begins Saturday, November 25.
Max: 15
Friday, December 8, 2017 | 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 9, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories and crafts for the whole family. Drop in.
Max: 75
Monday, December 11, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Make your own slime! Registration begins Saturday, November 25. 2.
Max: 1
Monday, December 11, 2017 | 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 12, 2017 | 11:00 AM - 11:35 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for a story, a song, and lots of playtime. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Tuesday, December 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, December 13, 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, December 13, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Stories, songs and fun for 3 year-olds. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Wednesday, December 13, 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, December 2.
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
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Wear your pjs and bring your favorite stuffed friend for a cozy bedtime storytime! Drop in.
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
Explore the science of ice, snowflakes, and more! Registration begins Saturday, December 2.
Max:24
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 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. Siblings welcome. Drop in.
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
Join us for storytime. No adults or siblings please. Drop in.
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 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.
Friday, December 15, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Children's Department
Come make a craft in the children's department. Drop in anytime between 4 and 5 p.m.
Monday, December 18, 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, December 2.
Max: 15

Winter Programs - 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | First Floor Meeting Room
School's out so join us for picture bingo! Learn new words and earn golden tickets for each bingo you receive! Golden tickets will be redeemable for a small prize. Drop in.

Spring Programs - 2018

More events to come. Please check back soon!

Summer Programs - 2018

More events to come. Please check back soon!
Close