1,000 Books B4 Kindergarten

kindergartenRead to your child before he or she starts school, and give your child a head start! Find out more about this family program - pick up a packet at the Youth Services desk today.

Youth Services Programs

Palos Heights’ residents may register for programs upon receipt of the PageTurner in your mail delivery. Others may register starting the first week of each month.

Programs marked with an " R" require registration in order to attend. Programs marked with a " D 2400px" are drop-in programs, so no registration is needed.

Please follow the link below each program description to register, or call or stop by the youth services desk.

January Programs

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DIY Snow Globes

Wednesday, January 9, 5 pm, Grades K-3
Create a scene or just fill your snow globe with different decorations. We will fill them with water and glitter for you to shake them up and enjoy.
Click here to register

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Books N’ Bites

Thursday, January 10, 4pm, Grades 3-5
Each month we will read a book from the Bluestem 2019 nominee list. Then we will make treats related to the food in the book. At each program you will get to choose next month’s book we will read.
Click here to register

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Lego Builders

Saturday, January 12, 11am, All Ages

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Toddler Art

Monday, January 14, 10am or 1pm, Ages 2-5
Get creative with your little ones with Toddler Art! Using a variety of materials, you and your child will create masterpieces worthy of the front of your refrigerator.
Click here to register for 10am
Click here to register for 1pm

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Furry Readers

Tuesday, January 15, 4pm, All Ages
All readers and dog lovers are invited to grab a book, ruffle some fur, and read to a dog. Register to practice reading out loud to a certified therapy dog from WAGS Animal Assisted Therapy organization.
Click here to register

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Hot Chocolate Creations

Wednesday, January 16, 4pm, K-3
Warm up at the library with our very own hot chocolate stations. We will make hot chocolate in a slow cooker, participate in a fun winter craft, and decide what should go into our chocolatey creation!
Click here to register

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The Big Balloon Show

Saturday, January 19, 10 am, All Ages
The Big Balloon Show is a one-of-a-kind vaudeville style stage production featuring magic, all-ages comedy, interactive storytelling and of course, Smarty’s award-winning, larger than life balloon props. Throughout the show, Smarty uses his humor and balloons to excite kids about reading books and exercising their imaginations.
Click here to register

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Movie: Christopher Robin

Monday, January 21, 11am, All Ages
Christopher Robin -- now a family man living in London -- receives a surprise visit from his old childhood pal, Winnie-the-Pooh. With Christopher's help, Pooh embarks on a journey to find his friends -- Tigger, Eeyore, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga and Roo. Once reunited, the lovable bear and the gang travel to the big city to help Christopher rediscover the joy of life. Rated PG.

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Winter Wonderland

Friday, January 25, 10am, Ages 2-5
Do you want to build a snowman? Drop in for games, crafts, and snow much fun!

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Puzzle Day!

Tuesday, January 29, 4 pm, K-3
Celebrate National Puzzle Day by creating your own mini jigsaw puzzle! Then start our celebration of community by being the first patrons to add your name to our large Youth and Teen Services puzzle. This puzzle will help show how we all fit together to become part of the bigger beautiful picture of our YTS library community.
Click here to register

Teen and Tween Corner, December-January

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Cookie Decorating

Tuesday, December 4, 4pm, Grades 6-12
Get ready for the holiday season with this fun program where we will be decorating different sizes and shapes of sugar cookies. Sprinkles, frosting, and other decorations will be supplied.
Click here to register

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Manga/Anime Club

Tuesday, December 11, 4pm, Grades 6-12
Come and join us at manga/anime club where we will create ornaments based on our favorite characters! We will also watch different anime with our Crunchyroll subscription!
Click here to register

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Gingerbread House Making

Wednesday, December 19, 4 pm, Grades 4-8
Gumdrops, lollipops, and peppermint candies! The sky is the limit for decorating your own gingerbread house. Bring your creativity and we’ll provide the supplies.
Click here to register

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DIY Lip Balm

Thursday, January 3, 6pm, Grades 4-8
Come to the library to create your own lip balm to fend off all that dry winter air.
Click here to register

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Manga/Anime Club

Tuesday, January 8, 4pm, Grades 6-12
Come and join us at manga/anime club where we will welcome the New Year with brand new publications and anime! We will also watch different anime with our Crunchyroll subscription!
Click here to register

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Tiny Food Party

Thursday, January 17 at 4 pm, Grades 6-12
Join us for a fun celebration of tiny food. We will make easy recipes of bite-sized munchies.
Click here to register

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Palos Heights Podcasters

Tuesday, January 22, 4pm, Grades 4-8
Stop by the library's Media Lab and you could be on a real podcast! Bring the title of your favorite book and a brief description of why it's your favorite. We will record your answer using the library's media equipment and send it into Book Club for Kids, a podcast that is recorded and listened to all over the country!
Click here to register

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