Welcome to the Kids Summer Reading Program 2014.

   Winter Reading 2017   
Upcoming Events
Title
Date
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description

Volunteers will read to your kids or listen to your kids read out loud. Kids get a good story -- and get to add points to their Read by Design summer reading log! Read To Me Team Volunteers are all certified to work directly with kids and many of them are former teachers. It takes a village to raise a reader -- come join in the fun!

Location
Children's Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Great books and engaging songs for children ages 3-5 years old and parent or caregiver every Wednesday morning.  Drop-in; no registration required.

Siblings of preschoolers always welcome, but parents and caregivers of infants, 1's and 2's are cordially invited to come to The Young and the Restless on Thursday at 9:30am.

Location
Garden Gates (Children's Room, First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Come and join us for stories and songs especially for newborns through 2 years old!
Library
Chicago Ave./Main St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description

Join us for some gaming fun. We'll be busting moves with Dance Party, burning rubber with Mario Kart, and battling it out with Super Smash Bros!  Ages 7 & up

Library
Chicago Ave./Main St.

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Bring your infant, 1 or 2 year old to this fun sing along storytime.
Location
Community Meeting Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Feeling crafty? Design and stitch your very own felt donut to take home!  Sewing experience helpful but not necessary.
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, June 30, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Preschool Storytime is 25-30 minutes long. Parents and caregivers of children ages 3-5 can expect an enjoyable time of stories, songs and additional activities. It is an excellent opportunity for children to hear good stories, learn and have fun.
Library
North Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 01, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Join a brilliant young inventor named Lewis as he sets off on a time-traveling journey to find the family he never knew. In the world of 2037, hip-hoppin' frogs and dogs that wear glasses are as common as talking dinosaurs. In an amazing twist, Lewis discovers that the fate of the future rests in his hands, but he can't save it alone. He meets the wacky Robinson family, who help him learn to keep moving forward and never stop believing in himself.  102 minutes, Rated G.
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 01, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Question: What do you get when you put a stack of cups, rubber bands and string together?
Answer: You end up with a fun and challenging activity to do with friends and family!

This is an activity that requires problem solving, team work, patience, and a love for having fun!

Ages 7 and up
Library
Chicago Ave./Main St.

Title
Date
Sunday, July 02, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Join a brilliant young inventor named Lewis as he sets off on a time-traveling journey to find the family he never knew. In the world of 2037, hip-hoppin' frogs and dogs that wear glasses are as common as talking dinosaurs. In an amazing twist, Lewis discovers that the fate of the future rests in his hands, but he can't save it alone. He meets the wacky Robinson family, who help him learn to keep moving forward and never stop believing in himself.  102 minutes, Rated G.
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 03, 2017
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Join us for a time of singing, reading, rhyming and playing. Book Babies is open to parents and caregivers with babies ages 0-2.
Library
North Branch

Title
Date
Monday, July 03, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Come for stories and songs especially for 2 years and up!
Library
Chicago Ave./Main St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Great books and engaging songs for children ages 3-5 years old and parent or caregiver every Wednesday morning.  Drop-in; no registration required.

Siblings of preschoolers always welcome, but parents and caregivers of infants, 1's and 2's are cordially invited to come to The Young and the Restless on Thursday at 9:30am.

Location
Garden Gates (Children's Room, First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Come and join us for stories and songs especially for newborns through 2 years old!
Library
Chicago Ave./Main St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description

Join us for some gaming fun. We'll be busting moves with Dance Party, burning rubber with Mario Kart, and battling it out with Super Smash Bros!  Ages 7 & up

Library
Chicago Ave./Main St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Take an up close look at insects in your favorite stories, then use our craft supplies to design your own bug.
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Develop a habitat for your favorite animal.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 06, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Bring your infant, 1 or 2 year old to this fun sing along storytime.
Location
Community Meeting Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 07, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Preschool Storytime is 25-30 minutes long. Parents and caregivers of children ages 3-5 can expect an enjoyable time of stories, songs and additional activities. It is an excellent opportunity for children to hear good stories, learn and have fun.
Library
North Branch

Title
Date
Sunday, July 09, 2017
Time
1:00 PM
Description
Children's Summer Program (tentative)
Location
Community Meeting Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Bring your one year old to this fast-paced, age-appropriate storytime full of songs, movement and fun! Older and younger siblings welcome with supervision. We will do Tick Tock, Round and Round the Village, Row, Row, Row Your Boat and lots more!
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Join us for a time of singing, reading, rhyming and playing. Book Babies is open to parents and caregivers with babies ages 0-2.
Library
North Branch

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Come for stories and songs especially for 2 years and up!
Library
Chicago Ave./Main St.

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
A special storytime for children who are ready to attend a story program without parents and younger siblings. We'll share stories, songs and crafts for these "big kids in training." For children ages 3-5 years old. Please register your child for only one storytime session.
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 10, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Register your kids for the summer version of Family Storytime and Craft! We will listen to good books, sing some songs and make a craft together as a family. Register kids ages 3 - 7 but everyone is welcome. (craft appropriate for 3+)
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description

Volunteers will read to your kids or listen to your kids read out loud. Kids get a good story -- and get to add points to their Read by Design summer reading log! Read To Me Team Volunteers are all certified to work directly with kids and many of them are former teachers. It takes a village to raise a reader -- come join in the fun!

Location
Children's Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Learn new songs (and hear some stories) to delight your little one! Register your baby (under 1 year old) for this fun 4 week session. Respectful older sibs welcome.
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Great books and engaging songs for children ages 3-5 years old and parent or caregiver every Wednesday morning.  Drop-in; no registration required.

Siblings of preschoolers always welcome, but parents and caregivers of infants, 1's and 2's are cordially invited to come to The Young and the Restless on Thursday at 9:30am.

Location
Garden Gates (Children's Room, First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Come and join us for stories and songs especially for newborns through 2 years old!
Library
Chicago Ave./Main St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description

Join us for some gaming fun. We'll be busting moves with Dance Party, burning rubber with Mario Kart, and battling it out with Super Smash Bros!  Ages 7 & up

Library
Chicago Ave./Main St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Ever dream of designing your own bedroom? Putting new art on your walls? Here is a great place to start! Come to the library where we will design and make letter art for your bedroom or any wall you wish.
Ages 7 and up
Library
North Branch

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Decorate a car and create a landscape for it to travel through.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Bring your infant, 1 or 2 year old to this fun sing along storytime.
Location
Community Meeting Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
A special storytime for children who are ready to attend a story program without parents and younger siblings. We'll share stories, songs and crafts for these "big kids in training." For children ages 3-5 years old. Please register your child for only one storytime session.
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Rising 3rd - 5th graders are invited to register for this fun craft program! Everyone will make their own beeswax candle after we gather a little inspiration together. No heat is involved -- the beeswax sheets are rolled by hand. Smells good too! 
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 14, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Storytime filled with songs, picture books, puppets and rhymes for 24 to 36 months old with parent, grandparent or caregiver.
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 14, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Preschool Storytime is 25-30 minutes long. Parents and caregivers of children ages 3-5 can expect an enjoyable time of stories, songs and additional activities. It is an excellent opportunity for children to hear good stories, learn and have fun.
Library
North Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
Listen to the story Bloom, by Doreen Cronin and then build your very own fairy castle using recycled materials. This program will be most appealing for children in ages 5 and up.
Library
North Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
The shipwrecked Robinson family finds new life on a deserted island far from civilization.  126 Minutes, Rated G.
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Time
2:00 PM
Description
The shipwrecked Robinson family finds new life on a deserted island far from civilization.  126 Minutes, Rated G.
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Bring your one year old to this fast-paced, age-appropriate storytime full of songs, movement and fun! Older and younger siblings welcome with supervision. We will do Tick Tock, Round and Round the Village, Row, Row, Row Your Boat and lots more!
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Join us for a time of singing, reading, rhyming and playing. Book Babies is open to parents and caregivers with babies ages 0-2.
Library
North Branch

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Come for stories and songs especially for 2 years and up!
Library
Chicago Ave./Main St.

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
A special storytime for children who are ready to attend a story program without parents and younger siblings. We'll share stories, songs and crafts for these "big kids in training." For children ages 3-5 years old. Please register your child for only one storytime session.
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Join us as we partner with The Talking Farm, which operates an urban farm in Skokie , for a two-part program. In this fun and interactive program, we will learn about the unique design of an urban farm, how to grow food in a small area, how to compost, what are good and bad pests, and who are the "friends" of the farm. We will also have an on-site visit to the Talking Farm on Saturday, July 29 at 10:30 am.

Library
North Branch

Title
Date
Monday, July 17, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Register your kids for the summer version of Family Storytime and Craft! We will listen to good books, sing some songs and make a craft together as a family. Register kids ages 3 - 7 but everyone is welcome. (craft appropriate for 3+)
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description

Volunteers will read to your kids or listen to your kids read out loud. Kids get a good story -- and get to add points to their Read by Design summer reading log! Read To Me Team Volunteers are all certified to work directly with kids and many of them are former teachers. It takes a village to raise a reader -- come join in the fun!

Location
Children's Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Learn new songs (and hear some stories) to delight your little one! Register your baby (under 1 year old) for this fun 4 week session. Respectful older sibs welcome.
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Great books and engaging songs for children ages 3-5 years old and parent or caregiver every Wednesday morning.  Drop-in; no registration required.

Siblings of preschoolers always welcome, but parents and caregivers of infants, 1's and 2's are cordially invited to come to The Young and the Restless on Thursday at 9:30am.

Location
Garden Gates (Children's Room, First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Come and join us for stories and songs especially for newborns through 2 years old!
Library
Chicago Ave./Main St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description

Join us for some gaming fun. We'll be busting moves with Dance Party, burning rubber with Mario Kart, and battling it out with Super Smash Bros!  Ages 7 & up

Library
Chicago Ave./Main St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time
3:30 PM
Description
Hello rising Kindergartners to 2nd graders, come hear stories about characters building their own houses, and then draw and/or build your own dream home! 
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
You love graphic novels, now come talk about them!
Our July discussion will be about Victoria Jamieson's Roller Girl. Stop by the children's desk to check out a copy.
For grades 3-5. Registration required.
Location
Children's Public Conference Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
12:00 AM
Description
Design an outfit or costume for paper puppets.
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Bring your infant, 1 or 2 year old to this fun sing along storytime.
Location
Community Meeting Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
1:30 PM
Description
A special storytime for children who are ready to attend a story program without parents and younger siblings. We'll share stories, songs and crafts for these "big kids in training." For children ages 3-5 years old. Please register your child for only one storytime session.
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
You love graphic novels, now come talk about them!
Our July discussion will be about Victoria Jamieson's Roller Girl. Stop by the children's desk to check out a copy.
For grades 3-5. Registration required.
Location
Children's Public Conference Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time
7:00 PM
Description
Children ages 2 to 9 come to the library in their jammies and listen to stories, sing songs, and have fun!
Location
Garden Gates (Children's Room, First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 21, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Storytime filled with songs, picture books, puppets and rhymes for 24 to 36 months old with parent, grandparent or caregiver.
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Friday, July 21, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Preschool Storytime is 25-30 minutes long. Parents and caregivers of children ages 3-5 can expect an enjoyable time of stories, songs and additional activities. It is an excellent opportunity for children to hear good stories, learn and have fun.
Library
North Branch

Title
Date
Friday, July 21, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Make you very own Didley Bow.what is that? It's a slide guitar that you will build and play using a string, a board, a can and yourself! Let's form the first library branch band.
Ages 7 and up
Library
North Branch

Title
Date
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Have a broken action figure? Fear not! We can make it into something new. Or take some of the spare parts we have and create something new.  Space is limited Registration required. 
Library
Chicago Ave./Main St.

Title
Date
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description
Have you ever wondered how electricity works? Did you love playing with play dough when you were little? Join us as we learn how electrical circuits work in a fun, hands-on way using special conductive play dough, lights, motors and your imagination!
Ages 6-8
Library
North Branch

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Bring your one year old to this fast-paced, age-appropriate storytime full of songs, movement and fun! Older and younger siblings welcome with supervision. We will do Tick Tock, Round and Round the Village, Row, Row, Row Your Boat and lots more!
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
10:15 AM
Description
Join us for a time of singing, reading, rhyming and playing. Book Babies is open to parents and caregivers with babies ages 0-2.
Library
North Branch

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Come for stories and songs especially for 2 years and up!
Library
Chicago Ave./Main St.

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
11:00 AM
Description
A special storytime for children who are ready to attend a story program without parents and younger siblings. We'll share stories, songs and crafts for these "big kids in training." For children ages 3-5 years old. Please register your child for only one storytime session.
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description

Join us as we partner with The Talking Farm, which operates an urban farm in Skokie , for a two-part program. In this fun and interactive program, we will learn about the unique design of an urban farm, how to grow food in a small area, how to compost, what are good and bad pests, and who are the "friends" of the farm. We will also have an on-site visit to the Talking Farm on Saturday, July 29 at 10:30 am.

Library
Chicago Ave./Main St.

Title
Date
Monday, July 24, 2017
Time
6:30 PM
Description
Register your kids for the summer version of Family Storytime and Craft! We will listen to good books, sing some songs and make a craft together as a family. Register kids ages 3 - 7 but everyone is welcome. (craft appropriate for 3+)
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
10:00 AM
Description
Prepare for the eclipse on August 21 by stopping by the library to make your own viewer!  It's not safe to stare directly at the eclipse, but with this viewer you can watch the eclipse happen without hurting your eyes.  All are welcome!
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description

Volunteers will read to your kids or listen to your kids read out loud. Kids get a good story -- and get to add points to their Read by Design summer reading log! Read To Me Team Volunteers are all certified to work directly with kids and many of them are former teachers. It takes a village to raise a reader -- come join in the fun!

Location
Children's Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time
9:30 AM
Description
Learn new songs (and hear some stories) to delight your little one! Register your baby (under 1 year old) for this fun 4 week session. Respectful older sibs welcome.
Location
Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description

Great books and engaging songs for children ages 3-5 years old and parent or caregiver every Wednesday morning.  Drop-in; no registration required.

Siblings of preschoolers always welcome, but parents and caregivers of infants, 1's and 2's are cordially invited to come to The Young and the Restless on Thursday at 9:30am.

Location
Garden Gates (Children's Room, First Floor)
Library
Main Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time
10:30 AM
Description
Come and join us for stories and songs especially for newborns through 2 years old!
Library
Chicago Ave./Main St.

Title
Date
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time
3:00 PM
Description

Join us for some gaming fun. We'll be busting moves with Dance Party, burning rubber with Mario Kart, and battling it out with Super Smash Bros!  Ages 7 & up

Library
Chicago Ave./Main St.

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Important Messages
Create: Build Your Dream

This summer children ages 11 and younger can join our Summer Reading Program beginning June 1-July 31. They may register in person at any library location beginning on June 1. Participants will receive a log to record their summer reading and other creative activities. Check in three more times over the summer to receive some creative incentives and earn a free paperback book.

All Ages Kickoff Event

All ages are welcome to come and enjoy a creative musical event performed by Hoapali Music. Start the summer off right with the sounds of Hawaiian music. The performance will be held at the Main Library in the Community Meeting Room at 2 pm.

Many CREATE-ive Ways to participate

Family Create Nights will start on Wednesday, May 21 with a visit from children’s book author, Candace Fleming. Ms. Fleming has written over twenty books for children and is appearing thanks to our partnership with Foundation 65. Look for the rest of the Family Fun Nights on Thursdays from May 29-June 26 at 7 pm. We’ll have Lego Building Night, Drive-in Movie Night, Jammie Time and more.

An Art Glass Workshop will allow families with children ages 7-10 to design their own stained glass styled project to take home while learning about Frank Lloyd Wright’s art glass designs. This 90 minute workshop will be on Tuesday, July 8 from 6:30-8 pm.

Each week during the summer we will feature a drop-in Create Station with a variety of games, projects and other activities.