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, January 3
at 6pm

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

Chess Club

chess2Wednesday, December 13th at 6pm

Ages 6 and up. Play chess and get advice from our teen volunteers.

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.

Winter Story Times

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 RJanuary 15 - February 22

Registration is now open for Palos Heights Residents. Registration for non-residents opens on December 11. 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.

Delightful December Programs

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I Survived…

Thursday, December 7 at 4pm – Pearl Harbor
Could you survive a natural disaster or animal attack? 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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Drop In Holiday Story Time

Friday, December 15 at 10am
Ages 2 and up. Enjoy holiday stories, songs, crafts at this story time.
Click here to register

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What Was…?

Tuesday, December 19 at 4pm
Grades 2 and up. Join us for incredible stories of historical events from the What Was…? book series. Grab your favorite from the library’s collection or bring your own.
Click here to register

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Welcome Winter Dance Party

Thursday, December 21 at 10am
Ages 2 to 6. Let's rock, wiggle, bounce, and giggle with kids' performer Todd Downing at this super fun winter dance party.
Click here to register

Joyful January Programs

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NEW WEEKLY PROGRAM! Toddler Art

Wednesdays, January 17 – February 21 at 10am
Ages 2 to 5. Come join us with your little one for a story, songs, and an art project too! Smocks will be provided but please dress for a mess.
Click here to register

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Cook-a-Book

Thursday, January 18 at 6pm
Grades 4 and up. Join us this month in making delicious foods associated with fairy tales from the book Cook Me a Story.
Click here to register

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Preschool Fair

Saturday, January 20 from 10am – Noon
Our 3rd annual Preschool Fair is back by popular demand! Visit the library to talk with representatives from many local preschools in the area. Learn about their education and discipline philosophy, anticipated fees, and possibly win one of the many raffles offered by the businesses in attendance.
Click here to register

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Create Your Own Comic

Saturday, January 20 at 2pm
Ages 8 and up. Kids can learn from professional comic book artists as they guide them through the steps of creating your own comics through the steps of creating your own comics in this 90 minute workshop.
Click here to register

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Where Was….?

Tuesday, January 23 at 4pm
Grades 2 and up. Learn about incredible stories of statues, landmarks and historical places from the Where Was…? book series. Grab your favorite from the library collection or bring your own.
Click here to register

Monthly Programs

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Bedtime Math

Wednesday, December 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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Smart Art

Monday, December 11 at 4pm
Winter Tree Finger Painting. Grades K to 4.
Click here to register

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Chess

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

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Explore...

Wednesday, December 20 at 6pm - CultureGrams
All you need is a PHPL card to access these FREE online resources. Youth, teens, and parents are all invited to drop in and learn more about these excellent resources.

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Early Einsteins

Wednesday, December 27 at 10am - Make a parachute for Elf
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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Bedtime Math

Wednesday, January 3 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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Smart Art

Monday, January 8 at 4pm
Floating Chalk Art. Grades K to 4.
Click here to register

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Chess

Wednesday, January 10 at 6pm
Beginning players can drop in and play against teen volunteers to improve their game.

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Explore...

Wednesday, January 17 at 6pm - NoveList Plus
All you need is a PHPL card to access these FREE online resources. Youth, teens, and parents are all invited to drop in and learn more about these excellent resources.

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Legos Play Time

Sunday, January 21 at 2pm
All are welcomed to come build with Lego bricks and display one of your creations for a month.

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Early Einsteins

Wednesday, January 31 at 4pm - Symmetrical Snowflakes
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

Teen and Tween Corner

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Teen Scene - Season of Giving

Tuesday, December 5 at 4pm – Season of Giving
Grade 5 and up.
Click here to register

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Adulting 101

Wednesday, December 27 at 6pm
Grade 6 and up. Learn healthy life skills needed for adulthood including how to eat healthy on a budget, read nutrition labels, and cost-saving strategies to use at the grocery store. Healthy snacks will be provided.
Click here to register

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Nerdy Night at the Library

Tuesday, January 9 at 6pm
GGrade 6 and up. Fans of Star Wars, Anime and Harry Potter, this program is for you! Embrace your nerd-self and join us for a night of laughter with You-Tube videos, games, trivia, and of course, food! Costumes are welcomed!
Click here to register

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Teen Scene - Paint Night

Thursday, January 25 at 4pm
Grade 5 and up.
Click here to register

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