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, September 13 at 6pm

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

Lego Builders

legosSaturday, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Super September Programs

Guess How Many…

All Month
We’re in back-to-school mode, so use your best estimation skills to guess how many mini erasers are in the container and you could win them all!

Library Card Sign Up Month

All Month
Show us your library card and we’ll make you into your very own “READ” mini-poster!

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I Survived…

Thursday, September 7 at 4pm
Grade 4 and up. Could you survive the sinking of the Titanic? Or the Bombing of Pearl Harbor? Come find out with us and test your own physical and mental endurance as we explore the popular “I Survived…” series by Lauren Tarshis.
Click here to register

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Grandparents’ Breakfast

Friday, September 8 at 10am
Grandparents play an important role in a child’s life and we want to honor that with endearing stories, special photo ops and breakfast treats
Click here to register

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Smart Art

Monday, September 11 at 4pm
Grades 4 and up. Back to school with duct tape creations!
Click here to register

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Cook-A-Book, The Food of Mexico

Thursday, September 14 at 6pm
Register for this tasty exploration and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with us!
Click here to register

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Teen Scene: Melted Crayons Service Project

Tuesday, September 19 at 6pm
Help break, unwrap and melt old crayons into fun new shapes which will be donated to Operation Christmas Child and sent to children in need around the world.
Click here to register

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Explore Tutor.com

Wednesday, September 20 at 6pm
All ages. All you need is a PHPL card to access this FREE online resource that includes practice tests and LIVE tutor help. Youth, teens and parents are all invited to drop in and learn more about this excellent resource.
Click here to register

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Story Time in Arabic

Saturday, September 23 at 10am
All are welcomed to listen to stories read by bilingual Arabic teacher Ms. Cooper from Palos School District 118. Kids will make a fun takehome craft as well.
Click here to register

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Science Fair Success

Wednesday, September 27 at 6pm
Youth & Parents. Learn some helpful tips for researching and presenting a successful science fair experiment. Where to start? What to write?
Click here to register

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Early Einsteins

Thursday, September 28 at 4pm
Ages 3 and up. 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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Tall Tales with Terry Lynch

Saturday, September 30 at 10am
All ages. You know them, you love them and they’re the wonderful folk tales of American history and literature: Pecos Bill, Davy Crockett, Johnny Appleseed and more! Come watch this one man, interactive performance on the people and events that make up our history and culture.
Click here to register

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