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.

Toddler Art

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Monday, October 15, 10 am & 1 pm, Ages 2-5

Get creative with your little ones! You and your child will create masterpieces worthy of the front of your refrigerator.

Lego Builders

legosSaturday, October 13 at 11am

All are welcome to come build with Lego bricks and display one of your creations for a month.

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.

Story Times

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Let’s Go to the Beach!

Tuesday, August 7, Ages 2-6 years, 10 am
Join us at this story time all about the beach and the animals that live there! We will sing songs, read stories and make a craft.
Click here to register

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Messy Story Time

Wednesday, August 15, 10 am, Ages 2-5
Get ready for a mess with this exciting story time. We will read books, sing songs and make a fun craft all about being messy. Please dress accordingly.
Click here to register

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Yoga Story Time

Wednesday, August 29, 10 am, Ages 3-5
Join us for a special interactive story time that will include basic yoga poses and techniques. Simplified for our youngest friends, this story time will have kids posing like their favorite animals, moving with their own creativity, and performing basic calming techniques to create mindfulness and fun!
Click here to register

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Tales for Twos

Tuesdays, September 4 - September 25, 10 am or 11 am
Toddle in for stories, songs, rhymes, and activities designed to introduce pre-reading skills to children aged 24 to 35 months, with their parent or caregiver. Register once for the 4 week session.
Click here to register for the 10 am session
Click here to register for the 11 am session

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Little Wigglers

Wednesdays, September 5 – September 26, 10 am or 11 am
An introduction to story time for infants to 23-month-olds, this 30-minute interactive program will include stories, flannel board tales, songs and finger plays. Register once for the 4 week session.
Click here to register for the 10 am session
Click here to register for the 11 am session

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Kindergarten Ready!

Thursdays, September 6 – September 27, 10 am or 1 pm
This story time is designed to help your preschooler prepare to make the transition into kindergarten. Children ages 3-5 years old will listen to stories, sing songs, and engage in learning activities about letters, numbers, and more. Register your child once for this 4 week session.
Click here to register for the 10 am session
Click here to register for the 1 pm session

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Elephant Story Time

Friday, September 21, 11 am, Ages 3-5
Celebrate all things elephant for Elephant Appreciation Day! We will read books with elephants, make elephant crafts, and pretend that we are the gentle giants of the Savannah.
Click here to register

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Farmer's Market Story Times

Wednesdays, August 1 & 15 at 10 am
Enjoy outdoor stories at the Palos Heights Farmer's Market, located at 12217 Harlem Ave.

September Programs

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Curiosity Zone

Tuesdays, September 4 - September 25, 5pm, Grades K-3
Have you ever seen something at the library that you have been dying to try? Want to show off a new game that you learned at school? Want to just come and hang out with your friends at the library? Curiosity Zone is the place for you! Register once for this 4 week session.
Click here to register

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Toddler Art

Monday, September 10, 10 am & 1 pm, 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 10 am
Click here to register for 1 pm

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Books N’ Bites

Thursday, September 13, 4 pm, 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. This month we will make celery moths. At each program you will get to choose next month’s book we will read. The first month we will read City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau.
Click here to register

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Autumn Art

Thursday, September 20, 4 pm, Grades K-3
We will use leaves to make leaf rubbings and leaf stamping! Once the masterpieces are complete, enjoy some tasty treats.
Click here to register

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Apples to Applesauce

Wednesday, September 26, 4 pm, Grades K-3
We will learn about apples and how to mash them into applesauce! We will add ingredients and then make an apple craft while we wait for our yummy treat to warm up!
Click here to register

Teen and Tween Corner

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Wonka Games

Thursday, July 26 at 2pm
Grades 4 to 5. We will have fizzy lifting drinks, trivia to test your knowledge of the chocolate factory and candy games galore.
Click here to register

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National Teen Lock-In

Friday, July 27 from 6 to 9pm
Grades 6 to 12. This year, the library has invited wizard rock band, Tonks & the Aurors to play live music about Harry Potter! The band, created and fronted by Steph Anderson, has traveled throughout North America and Europe and has agreed to put on a special performance at the library. Registration and parent permission is required. The Friends of the Library has generously helped sponsor this program.
Click here to register

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Black Out Poetry

Thursday, August 9, 4pm, Grades 4-5
Come to this program to create poetry without the stress of finding your own words! We will supply the book pages and the thick black markers, you supply your imagination and creative spirit.
Click here to register

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Book Art

Wednesday, August 22, 4pm, Grades 6-12
This program will allow us to recycle the old books from the YA room into brand new, beautiful art!
Click here to register

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DIY Comic Book

Thursday, August 23, 4pm, Grades 4-5
Boom! Pow! Wham! Create your own comic book or comic strip in the Activity Room! Make a new super hero, recycle an old one, or just put yourself into the action at this fun program.
Click here to register

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The Greatest Showman Karaoke

Wednesday, September 5, 4 pm, Grades 4-8
Ladies and gents, this is the moment you’ve waited for… We’re joining the big show at the library with a karaoke sing-along to the music of The Greatest Showman. No need to sing like Zendaya and Zac to join. All kids in grade 4-8 are welcome to come show their stuff. This is where you want to be!
Click here to register

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Deck Out Your Locker

Thursday, September 6, Grades 6-12, 5 pm
Learn a few cool practical ways to deck out your locker and give it a personalized touch.
Click here to register

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Tie-Dye Fun

Wednesday, September 12, 5 pm Grades 6-12
Do you have any white t-shirts that you just want to add some color to? Bring them in and create your own patterns by tying and dying!
Click here to register

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Mini Drone Obstacle Course

Tuesday, September 18, 4 pm, Grades 6-12
Come test your skills with this mini drone obstacle course! Can you navigate the twists and turns? Can you do flips and move through obstacles? Come find out! Drones will be provided by the library and there will be a training session to teach participants the controls before attempting the course.
Click here to register

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Nacho Time

Wednesday, September 19, 4 pm Grades 4-8
Learn how to make your own homemade guacamole! Following the short cooking lesson, there will be an open nacho bar with all of the good stuff needed to make your own plate full of loaded nachos!
Click here to register

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Comic Book 101: Building the Body

Saturday, September 22, Grades 4-8, 10 am
In need of a superhero? Learn how to draw the amazing physiques of a superhero man and woman! You’ll also see how you can pose the body in any super position such as jumping, running, or even flying. Once you know the tricks to drawing super bodies, your characters will look very heroic!
Click here to register

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Are You Smarter Than a Librarian?

Thursday, September 27, 4pm, Grades 6-12
Think you’re smarter than our YTS staff? Yeah right! Come and pit your knowledge of pop culture, video games, and, of course, YA novels against that of our staff. Audience participants will be chosen at random to face our staff.
Click here to register

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