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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 - 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | Off-site Location
Special Location: Oberweis, 101 S. Northwest Highway
Meet us at Oberweis to talk about what you are reading, get great book recommendations, and enjoy a delicious ice cream treat on us! Registration begins Saturday, October 6. .
Max: 12
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Children's Department
Come and make a craft in the Children's Department! Drop in anytime between 4 and 5pm.
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM | Children's Department
Do you like to role play and solve mysteries? Join us after hours in the Library for a murder mystery party!Registration begins Saturday, September 8. .
Max 20
Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Children's Department
Families are invited to stop by during our drop-in sessions in the Children's Department to explore our Makerspace and engage in STEAM activities - including experimenting with robots, Snap Circuits, K'NEX Model Building Set, Squishy Circuits, and more. This program is designed for kids ages 4-12 and their families (siblings welcome). Drop in.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | All Day - All Day | Children's Department
Stop in anytime all day! Show us your costume at each of the public desks to get a treat.
Monday, November 12, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | Off-site Location
Special Location: Oberweis, 101 S. Northwest Highway
Meet us at Oberweis to talk about what you are reading, get great book recommendations, and enjoy a single scoop of ice cream or a hot chocolate on us! Registration begins Saturday, November 3. .
Max: 12
Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM | Off-site Location
Special Location: Maine Park Leisure Center 2701 W. Sibley Avenue.
We invite young readers, Grades 4-8, along with one or more adults to read this book together and share their experiences. Pizza will be served. Visit the Children's Services Department to check out your copy of the book. Registration begins November 3. kids with adults.
Max: 10
Monday, December 10, 2018 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | Off-site Location
Special Location: Oberweis, 101 S. Northwest Highway
Meet us at Oberweis to talk about what you are reading, get great book recommendations, and enjoy a single scoop of ice cream or hot chocolate on us! Registration begins Saturday, November 17. .
Max: 12
Thursday, December 13, 2018 | 6:30 PM - 7:15 PM |
Special Location:Maine Park Leisure Center 2701 W. Sibley Avenue.
We invite young readers, Grades 1-3, along with one or more adults to read this book together and share their experiences. Pizza will be served. Visit the Children's Services Department to check out your copy of the book. Registration begins November 3. kids with adults.
Max: 10

Winter Programs - 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | First Floor Meeting Room
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Spring Programs - 2019

More events to come. Please check back soon!

Summer Programs - 2019

More events to come. Please check back soon!
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