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 new family program - pick up a packet at the Youth Services desk today.

Bedtime Math

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Wednesday, August 2 at 6pm

Little ones can listen to math-themed stories and play with counting, sorting, matching manipulatives to develop early math skills.

Lego Builders

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Ages 4 and up. You’re invited to make your Lego mess at the library and build, build, build! Creations will be displayed for one month at the library for all to enjoy.

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.

2017 Summer Reading Program for Youth & Teens

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Build a Better World

The Youth & Teens spent lots of time BUILDING A BETTER WORLD as part of our summer reading theme. They read countless minutes, constructed towers, taper towns, and bird houses. They learned about scientists saving the day, sent art to PLOWS, and enjoyed the beautiful outdoors at our Story Book Walk at Lake Katherine. They up-cycled junk into awesome pieces of art, discussed a variety of books, made their own iMovie, and carried books far and wide to share with others as part of our first Book Crossing.

Teens learned about Henna art, got book buzzed, constructed a play fort for kids, and were locked in, literally. Positively a fun, exciting, and educational summer for everyone! All youth and teen participants selected a paperback book to keep at the end of the program, and others were randomly selected to receive the items that were on display. Because of the generosity of local businesses, we are always able to offer a wide variety of things to choose from.

Many thanks to the following businesses for supporting the Summer Reading Program for the youth, teens, and adults at the Palos Heights Public Library:

  • Applebee's
  • Aurelio's Pizza
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Booza Ice Cream
  • Breadsmith
  • Capri Ristorante Italiano
  • Charter Fitness
  • Chicago Fire Soccer
  • Chicago History Museum
  • Cirque Italia Water Circus
  • Commissioner Sean Morrison - Brookfield Zoo Tickets
  • Doughs Guys
  • DuPage Children's Museum
  • Flying High
  • Golden Shoes
  • Harvest Room
  • Jimmy John's
  • Joe's Italian Villa
  • Lou Malnati's Pizza
  • Lumes Pancake House
  • Nick's Barbecue
  • Pop's Italian Beef & Sausage
  • Running for Kicks
  • Walgreen's

Superb Summer Programs

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Click here to register

Teen Lock-In

Friday, July 28 6-10pm
6th grade & up. Teens are invited to our annual after-hours event where we connect with authors and other teens around the country. We'll have delicious pizza, ice cream treats, and a new escape room where teens will solve puzzles in order to "get out" and survive impending doom! Registration and parent permission required.

Fall Story Times

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Registration is now open for Palos Heights Residents. Registration for non-residents opens on September 1. Our story times are fun and interactive experiences for children with stories, songs, finger plays, and flannel board fun. The 6 early literacy skills are touched upon in our programs: print motivation, letter knowledge, phonological awareness, print awareness, vocabulary, and narrative skills.

Amazing August Events

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Educators' Open House/Friends of the Library Book Sale

Saturday, August 5 from 10am to 4pm
Monday, August 7 from 10am to 4pm
Tuesday, August 8 from 10am to Noon

Teachers, home-schooling educators, preschool teachers are all invited to shop our book sale and visit the Youth & Teen Services Department to learn ways the library can help you. We’ll demonstrate some of the excellent online resources that are available, offer patterns and felt for you to make your own simple finger puppets and have our many die cuts available for you to use to prepare your classroom. We’ll also have book, poster and rubber stamp giveaways! Be sure to drop in!

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Andy Warhol Pop Art Paintings

Wednesday, August 9 at 2pm and 6pm
Ages 9 and up. Learn cool painting techniques from a college art student and take home your own version of a famous Andy Warhol classic. Paints and canvases provided.
Click here to register for 2pm
Click here to register for 6:30pm

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Ice Cream Story Time & Puffy Painting

Thursday, August 10 at 10am
Preschool. Enjoy yummy ice cream stories and songs, followed by puffy painting of ice cream cones led by a visiting college art student!
Click here to register

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Sensory Play

Monday, August 14 from 10am to 11:30am - Tiny Tots
Tuesday, August 15 from 10am to 11:30am - Terrific Twos

Sensory play is back by popular demand! Our littlest friends can explore with their senses in this safe, clean environment. Squishing, shaking, crawling, sniffing all teach your child something new!
Click here to register for Monday
Click here to register for Tuesday

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Explore Amazing Animals

Wednesday, August 16 at 6pm
Get ready for back to school season! Library staff will show you how to use our Amazing Animals online resource for school research or just fun exploring. Parents are welcomed to attend with or without their little ones to learn how to navigate this site.

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Zumba for Teens

Thursday, August 17 at 6pm
Ages 12 and up. Have you wondered what all the craze is about? Come check it out for yourself! Certified instructor Michelle Egan will guide you through this exciting, fun hour of movement with upbeat music and lots of encouragement. Call a friend and register for this free class today!

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Buttom Tree Canvas Art

Saturday, August 19 at 1pm
Ages 5 and up. Join us for one more fun, creative event before the school bell rings! Learn how to paint your own tree landscape and decorate it with colorful buttons.
Click here to register

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Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

Monday, August 21 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
All are welcomed for our solar eclipse science program! We’ll first demonstrate the out-of-this-world eclipse inside the library, create our own space project and then move outside for viewing with safety glasses.
Click here to register

Monthly Programs

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Bedtime Math

Wednesday, August 2 at 6pm
Little ones can listen to math-themed stories and play with counting, sorting, matching manipulatives to develop early math skills.

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Chess Club

Wednesday, August 16 at 6pm
Beginning players can drop in and play against teen volunteers to improve their game.

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Lego Builders

Saturday, August 26 at 2pm
Ages 4 and up. You’re invited to make your Lego mess at the library and build, build, build! Creations will be displayed for one month at the library for all to enjoy.

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Bedtime Math

Wednesday, September 6 at 6pm
Little ones can listen to math-themed stories and play with counting, sorting, matching manipulatives to develop early math skills.

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Chess Club

Wednesday, September 13 at 6pm
Beginning players can drop in and play against teen volunteers to improve their game.

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Lego Builders

Sunday, September 17 at 2pm
Ages 4 and up. You’re invited to make your Lego mess at the library and build, build, build! Creations will be displayed for one month at the library for all to enjoy.

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