Fridays, 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Grades 6 and up. Start off your weekend with some Wii and Xbox fun with friends.
Our story times are designed to develop literacy skills, promote language development and instill a life-long love of reading in our children. The 10 week fall session ends November 21st.
(Birth to 23 months with an adult)
Mondays at 10am
(Ages 24 to 35 months with an adult)
Tuesdays at 10am
(Ages 3 to 6)
Wednesdays & Thursdays at 10am & 1pm
Registration for all programs begins on November 1st.
Drop In Story Times
Ages 2 to 6. Hear stories about alligators and crocodiles and make a craft. No registration necessary. 10am & 1pm.
Monday, Decmeber 2 - Hibernation
Tuesday, December 10 - Reindeer
Wednesday, December 18 - Polor Express
After School Club
Tuesdays at 4pm
Grades 1 to 3. Enjoy stories, activities, crafts and snacks with your friends.
November 12 – Turkey Time
December 10 – Christmas Ornaments
Tuesdays at 4pm
Grades K to 4. Bring out your creative side with a fun craft!
November 19 –Pine Cone Crafts
December 17 – Swinging Santa
Friday Morning Fun
Ages 2 to 6. Drop in at the Library for some stories, music, treats and fun.
November 15 at 10am – Thank You Stories
December 20 at 10am – Jingle Bells
International Game Day
Saturday, November 2, 10am to 4pm
All ages. We’ll provide the board games, you bring the players!
Rainbow Bracelet Making
Tuesday, November 5 at 4pm
Grades 2 and up. Bring your rainbow loom to the library! Don’t have a loom? Learn how to make a bracelet without it.
Creative Writing Workshop
Saturday, November 9 at 10am
Grades 4 and up. Like to write? Trinity Professor Bill Boerman-Cornell will lead an hour-long creative writing workshop. Space is limited so please register early.
Holiday Etiquette for Kids
Saturday, November 23, 2pm to 3:30pm
Ages 7 to 12. Elbows off the table! Teachers from the Etiquette School of Chicago will teach children how to use their best dining and gift-receiving manners this holiday season. Space is limited so please register early.
Jingle All the Way Contest
December 1 through 20
Guess how many bells and win a copy of The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.
Wednesday, December 4 at 4pm
All ages. Create some delightful presents for the special people in your life.
Christmastime in Palos
Saturday, December 7, 9am to 1pm
All ages. Don’t forget to stop upstairs during Christmastime in Palos! Activities for kids including face painting, ornament making, and stories, plus a performance by a magician at 11:30am.
Holiday Stories with the Melikin Puppets
Sunday, December 8 at pm
All ages. The Melikin Puppets return to the library to present The Night Before Christmas and The Shoemaker and the Elves.
Thank You Notes
Thursday, December 26, 10am to 5pm
All ages. Did you get some great gifts this year? Stop by the Library to make some special thank you notes to send to friends and family.
Bonus Lego Builders
Friday, December 27, 10am to 11:30am
Ages 4 and up. Get creative with Legos during Winter Break.
Happy Noon Year Party
Monday, December 30 at 11am
Ages 3 and up. Say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one with stories, games and more as we countdown to the NOON year!
Read to the Dogs
Thursday, January 2 at 2pm
Ages 6 and up. Cuddle up and read with a trained therapy dog. Each child will get 15 minutes. Space is limited, so please register early.
Yo-Yo Man Show
Friday, January 3 at 10am
All ages. Yo-yo champion Barry North will amaze you with his yo-yo tricks!
Winners Announced December 9th at 5pm
Bells are the theme for the Library this year, so we are having a bell decorating contest! Beginning November 1st, patrons may pick a up a bell pattern at the Library or download.
Judging will be done by library patrons on Saturday December 7th and Sunday December 8th. You must have a library card number to vote. Winners will be posted in the Library at 5pm on Monday, December 9th. The bells will decorate the Library during the month of December, but may be picked up beginning December 20th for the entrant’s holiday enjoyment. The Library cannot be held responsible for any harm that may be done to the bell.
"Find a Book" Returns
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and Illinois School Superintendent Christopher Koch are urging libraries to promote “Find a Book,” a free online book search tool that allows children and their parents to quickly and easily select books that will match a child’s reading level and interests and find their selections at their local library.
Find a Book is located at www.lexile.com/findabook and is designed to make reading and libraries part of our children’s summertime fun. One review of the impact of summer reading loss found that children can lose up to 60 percent of their skills during a summer vacation. Children who read during the summer months, however, can sustain their reading gains and are better prepared when school resumes in the fall.
The Find a Book tool uses a child’s Lexile® measure, a measure of reading ability and text complexity derived from state standardized tests, including the ISAT. Information about Lexile® is also available at http://www.isbe.net/find-a-book/default.htm .
Families are also urged to participate in the Illinois Library Association’s iRead Summer Reading Program . This year’s iRead theme is “Have a Book — Will Travel.” Learn more at http://www.ireadprogram.org/ .