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.

Early Einsteins

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Wednesday, May 30 at 4pm: Radiant Rainbow

Ages 3 to 6. Science can be FUN, especially when it involves messy, exploding, overflowing, or melting ingredients!

Legos Play Time

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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.

Awesome April Programs

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National Library Week

April 8-14
This year’s theme is Libraries Lead. Visit the library’s website for daily activities.
National Library Week

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Wendy & DB Celebrate Earth Day!

Friday, April 20 at 10am
All ages. Children will be engaged with melodic, interactive and contagious songs that even adults will love! This high-energy, entertaining duo will have everyone celebrating Earth Day like never before.
Click here to register

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The Dot Kane Show

Saturday, April 21 at 10am
All ages. Join storyteller Dot Kane for her “stand-up comedy for kids” with a funny, smart and interactive program full of short classic stories and original tales using props, comedy, costumes and plenty of madcap antics.
Click here to register

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Spring into Bingo!

Tuesday, April 24 at 4pm
Grades K to 3. Welcome spring and celebrate with blooming rounds of bingo.
Click here to register

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Board Games Galore!

Thursday, April 26 at 4pm
Grades K to 3. We will provide games and snacks. Just bring your friends for a fun time!
Click here to register

Monthly Programs

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Early Einsteins: Play with Physics

Wednesday, March 28 at 4pm
Ages 3 to 6. Science can be FUN, especially when it involves messy, exploding, overflowing, or melting ingredients! Register for this hands- on exploration of different science concepts every month!
Click here to register

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Craft & Create

Visit the library anytime to create a masterpiece at our craft station or participate in a fun activity. No need to register for this ongoing program.

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Toddler Art: Bubble Wrap Creations

Wednesday, April 4 at 10am or 1pm
Ages 2 to 5.
Click here to register

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Smart Art: Dog Man Art

Tuesday, April 10 at 4pm
Grades K to 4.
Click here to register

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Legos Play Time

Sunday, April 15 at 2pm
All are welcome to come play with Lego bricks and display one of your creations for a month.

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Early Einsteins: Earth Day Fun!

Wednesday, April 18 at 4pm
Ages 3 to 6. Science can be FUN, especially when it involves messy, exploding, overflowing, or melting ingredients! Register for this handson exploration of different science concepts every month!
Click here to register

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Toddler Art: Sponge Painting

Wednesday, May 2 at 10am or 1pm
Ages 2 to 5.
Click here to register

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Smart Art: Abstract Art

Tuesday, May 8 at 4pm
Grades K to 4.
Click here to register

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Legos Play Time

Sunday, May 20 at 2pm
All are welcome to come play with Lego bricks and display one of your creations for a month.

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Early Einsteins: Radiant Rainbow

Wednesday, May 30 at 4pm
Ages 3 to 6. Science can be FUN, especially when it involves messy, exploding, overflowing, or melting ingredients! Register for this hands-on exploration of different science concepts every month!
Click here to register

Teen and Tween Corner

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Teen Advisory Board

Thursday, March 29 at 4pm
Grade 6 and up. Speak your mind! Teens come to our first TAB meeting to share ideas for programs you would like and what you would like to do for volunteering at the library.
Click here to register

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Wrinkle in Time Party

Wednesday, April 11 at 4pm
Grades 4 to 6. Tesser your way to the library to celebrate the recent release of the film adaptation of A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle. Activities and crafts will be based around themes found in the popular science fiction title and everyone will leave with their very own pair of Mrs. Who glasses (magical abilities not included).
Click here to register

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Book Art

Thursday, April 12 at 4pm
Grades 6 to 12. Calling all teens! Help us make our book ends into works of art. Participation in this program will also count as a volunteer opportunity.
Click here to register

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13 Reasons Why We Like Smoothies

Wednesday, April 25 at 4pm
Grades 6 to 12. Learn how to make 13 different smoothies! We will vote for the best and the worst. Come to the library and let’s blend some noise.
Click here to register

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Teen Advisory Board

Thursday, May 3 at 4pm
Grades 6 to 12. This month we are celebrating the end of school with a pizza party. Attending this TAB meeting will also count as volunteer orientation.
Click here to register

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Stress Busters

May 22 – 25
Grades 6 -12. Studying for finals can be stressful. Stop by for a variety of stress busters to help you chill out, relax and recover. Use our space to study with friends, watch a movie, have snacks or participate in activities to wipe your stress away.

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Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, May 22 at 4pm
Thursday, May 31 at 6pm
Saturday, June 2 at 10am or 1pm

Calling all 6 – 12 graders looking to volunteer at the library! If you want to volunteer for summer reading you will need to fill out the volunteer summer application and attend one of the mandatory volunteer orientations. At the orientation we will go over what we expect from you, possible opportunities and this will count as one service hour. Plus teens who attend the orientation get to pick the date of the end of summer pizza party for teen volunteers!
Click here to register

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