13 06, 2022

Tween Grab & Go: UV Reactive Bead Lizard

By |June 13th, 2022|

This month's Tween Grab & Go craft is a lizard made out of UV Reactive Beads! Kits are available while supplies last outside in the green creation station and inside the Library in the Youth Services Department. Recommended grade level: incoming 3rd graders - 8th graders Materials: 2 eye beads

13 06, 2022

June Youth Grab & Go: Firefly

By |June 13th, 2022|

This month's Youth Grab and Go craft is a light-up firefly! Kits are available while supplies last inside the Library in the Youth Services Department. If you would like a kit brought outside to you, please call the Youth Desk at (847)580-8961. Warnings:  Please be aware of safety when

2 06, 2022

Read Beyond the Beaten Path: Summer Reading Program 2022

By |June 2nd, 2022|

Calling all children and teens! Challenge yourself this summer by participating in our Read Beyond the Beaten Path Summer Reading Program. Register online or at the Library any time starting Saturday, June 4. Track your reading and complete fun activities to enter weekly drawings and finish the program. All participants

1 06, 2022

Talking to Children About Difficult News

By |June 1st, 2022|

The news out of Texas last Tuesday was devastating. While it is nearly impossible to fathom the loss of such young and bright lives, for parents, it may also be difficult to consider talking to our children about the topic. In the Youth Services Department, we are here for you.

11 04, 2022

Grab and Go: April Showers Bring May Flowers

By |April 11th, 2022|

April’s Grab and Go craft kit celebrates April’s rainy weather AND the blooms that we look forward to next month. Your child can create an umbrella that flips to become a flower growing out of the ground! Kits are available outside at our green Creation Station or in Youth Services,

9 04, 2022

Parent Cafe: All Aboard the STEAM Train

By |April 9th, 2022|

Looking for easy, at-home STEAM activities? Find them here in our latest Parent Cafe video! STEAM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Want to encourage your child in these subjects? In this video, we'll talk about how you and your child can have

16 03, 2022

Tournament of Books 2022 Champions

By |March 16th, 2022|

The 9th annual Tournament of Books is over, and we are ready to crown these books champions! Picture Book Champion: The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak Early Reader Champion: the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems Chapter Book Champion: the Wings of Fire series by Tui

14 03, 2022

Youth and Tween Grab and Go Kits: Air-Dry Clay Crafts

By |March 14th, 2022|

This month, we are introducing new tween Grab & Go kits in addition to youth and teen ones! You can pick up either kit from the Creation Station outside the library or in the Youth Department, while supplies last. Here are the instructions for both the Tween and Youth crafts.

10 02, 2022

Preschool Pages: Newsletter from Youth Services

By |February 10th, 2022|

Have a preschool-aged child in your life? The brand new Preschool Pages newsletter is for you! Each month, Kary and Megan from Youth Services will share four book recommendations for you and your preschooler to enjoy! Preschool Pages will also offer early literacy tips and feature an author or illustrator,

2 02, 2022

9th Annual Tournament of Books

By |February 2nd, 2022|

Welcome to the 9th annual Tournament of Books!  Let’s do some math together:  6 brackets, with 32 books in each bracket, equals……..drum roll please….192 books! Out of those 192 books, there can only be six winners. Will your favorite titles make it to the Championship Round? You can vote for

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