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.

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.

Spring Story Time

 RMarch 6 – April 20 (no story time the week of March 27)

Registration is now open until each session is filled. 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. The month of February continues with the winter session.

Fabulous February Programs

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No School? How Cool!

Monday, February 20, from Noon to 4pm
Spend some time at the library playing Wii, crafting, visiting with friends, or even studying in one of our quiet study rooms.


See the Show! Become the Pro!

Saturday, February 25 at 10am
All ages. It’s the super hit, total-participation, interactive program where kids of ALL ages become the “Rock-Star” jugglers and balancers just like Pro Juggler Jason Kollum! The show will WOW all ages of kids and families, as spinning balls, clubs, rings, giant beanbag chairs, and much more will all be sent flying through the air leading up to the big balancing and juggling finale that will have everybody on the edge of their seats! Kids will participate and learn how cool it is to use their imagination, do their best, and try something brand new!
Click here to register

Marvelous March Programs


Brains Before Beauty

Monday, March 13 at 4pm
Grade 2 and up. Celebrate the release of the new Beauty and the Beast movie with hands on brainy experiments, team building games, and movie ticket door prizes.
Click here to register

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St. Patrick’s Day Drop In Story Time

Friday, March 17 at 10am



Piggie & Elephant Party

Saturday, March 18 at 10am
All ages. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the release of the very first Piggie & Elephant book by Mo Willems with us! We’ll have games, stories, and a special appearance by our favorite Piggie and Elephant! Don’t forget your cameras!
Click here to register


Be Our Guest…

Friday, March 24 at 3:30pm
Pre K to 1st Grade. Register for our very first Beauty and the Beast themed library program! Preschool-1st grades are invited to our very own ball room to play games, practice the waltz, and have fun! Costumes are welcomed.
Click here to register


Alphabet Animals Drawing Class

Tuesday, March 28 at 10am – Ages 5 to 8
Click here to register


Creative Cartooning

Tuesday, March 28 at 1pm – Ages 8 to 12
Cartoonist Mark Anderson will instruct kids in a hands-on, engaging program that will have them asking for more drawing paper at home! Eight year olds can register for the morning or afternoon class, and can join the other class if space is available on the day of the program.
Click here to register


Peep into Science

Wednesday, March 29 at 10am – Grades K – 2
Wednesday, March 29 at 1pm – Grades 3 – 5
Holiday peeps are for more than your Easter basket! Kids will love this hands-on, scientific program using colorful holiday Peeps.
Click here to register for Grades K - 2
Click here to register for Grades 3 - 5


Bake, Make, & Take

Thursday, March 30 at Noon
Ages K and up. Kids will get a little messy, practice measuring and pouring, compare the transformation of ingredients from cold to cooked, and finally take home their yummy treat! Or for the less patient, eat it all up!
Click here to register


Don’t Be Afraid of a Clown!

Friday, March 31 at 10am
All ages. Our guest performer Suzi will share information about clowns as entertainers who want to make people laugh, demonstrate how to apply make-up, and finish with a silly clown magic show. The perfect introduction for kids!
Click here to register

Monthly Programs


After School Club

Wednesdays at 4pm
Grades 1 to 3. Enjoy stories, activities, crafts, snacks, or giveaways at this monthly program, based on popular book series.
February 22Squish by Jennnifer Holm
March 22Geronimo Stilton by Geronimo Stilton
Click here to register for February 22
Click here to register for March 22

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Pokémon & Shopkins

Mondays, February 27 & March 27 at 5:30pm
All ages. Kids can bring their own collections to show, share, and trade with others. Monthly giveaways from the library!

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Pizza & Pages

Thursday March 2 at 6pm
All ages. Everyone is invited to this casual book discussion group to share thoughts on whatever they are reading. We’ll provide hot pizza, and lots of book recommendations!

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Pajamarama Story Time

Wednesday, March 8 at 7 pm (Note New Time)
All ages are invited to this drop in evening of relaxing stories and crafts to send you off to dream land. Pajamas are encouraged.



Thursdays at 6pm
Ages 3 and up.
March 9 - Beastly Brush Bots

Click here to register for March 9


Smart Art

Tuesdays at 4pm
Grades K to 4. Kids will use a variety of media to create their very own works of art.
March 14 - Stick Painting

Click here to register for March 14

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Wednesday, March 15 at 7pm
Kids can join us for a friendly game or 2 of chess. Perfect your skill level by playing against, and getting tips from, our teen volunteers.



Thursday, March 16 at 6pm
Grades 4 and up. This fun group meets every other month to sample 1 or 2 recipes from a popular book or cookbook. This month will focus on the American League and National League Ballpark Cookbooks. Make and taste recipes that are actually sold at a few different ballparks.
Click here to register

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Lego Builders

Sunday, December 18 at 2pm
Ages 3 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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