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February Programs for Littles!

 Check out what programs we have for your littles next month!

If you want some cozy stories before bed, check out…

Fireside Storytime LIVE via Zoom
Wednesday evenings at 6p.m.
Resuming February 3rd


If you want to learn about our community helpers, check out…

People in Your Neighborhood Storytime LIVE via Zoom
Tuesday mornings at 9:30a.m.
Resuming February 2nd


If you love being crafty and silly, check out...

Silly Hat Celebration LIVE via Zoom
Tuesday, February 23rd at 6p.m.
*Make sure you watch the silly hat making tutorial and grab your supplies from the Kids & Teens desk so you can wear your silly hat during our celebration!
*This program is best suited for ages 3 - 6


If you like to dance and sing, check out...

Family Sing-a-Long LIVE via Zoom
Saturday, February 27th at 10a.m.
This month's sing-a-long theme is Disney! Don't miss out on the chance to dance and sing to all your favorite Disney classics.


If you are looking for some Valentine's Day fun, check out...

Valentine Storytime LIVE via Zoom
Saturday, February 13th at 10a.m.

DIY Valentines
Craft custom Valentines to share with family and friends using the provided art supplies.
Available starting February 1st. Get them in the Kids &Teens department while supplies last.
To request for pick up at our drive-up window, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-887-0718.

Disney Seek and Find
Some of your favorite Disney characters are hiding outside the library! Stop by to see if you can find them all and decode their special Valentine's Day message.
Available starting February 1st. Grab a clue sheet in the Kids & Teens department.
To request one for pick up at our drive-up window, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-887-0718.


January Programs for Littles!

Check out what programs we have for your littles in the new year!

If you want some cozy stories before bed, check out…

Fireside Storytime LIVE via Zoom
Wednesday evenings at 6p.m.
Starting Jan. 6th


If you want to learn about our community helpers, check out…

People in Your Neighborhood Storytime LIVE via Zoom
Tuesday mornings at 9:30a.m.
Starting Jan. 5th


If you like to dance and sing, check out...

Family Sing-a-Long LIVE via Zoom
Saturday, January 23rd at 10a.m.


If you want to grab and go, look for...

  • The Calendar Math activity set to help work on your early math skills. 
  • The Snowman Decorating Kit containing accessories to personalize your snowy creations this winter.

Both available starting Jan. 4. Get them in the Kids &Teens department while supplies last.
To request for pick up at our drive-up window, email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 630-887-0718.



Get A Kindergarten Readiness Packet!

Do you have a child who is getting ready to start Kindergarten? 
Sign up to receive one of our Kindergarten Readiness Packets.
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request a packet, personalized for your child, that is full of fun ways to practice the skills needed to start this next chapter.

Packets can be picked up through Curbside Service or at the Kids and Teens Ask Us desk.

Babies Need Words Every Day... so PLAY with them!

Children learn new words, letters, and sounds when you talk, read, sing, and write together. Play allows children to practice everything they've learned!

Here are some practical ways to PLAY with your baby:

  • Dance around with your little one! Singing and dancing to a familiar tune is a great way to bond with your child, plus it's a lot of fun!
  • Play Peek-a-boo with your baby. This simple game is great for amusing your child and helping them learn about the world around them.

Read more about how the Babies Need Words Every Day initiative from the Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC) is working to bridge the 30 Million Word Gap to support family literacy and learning across all backgrounds.



Babies Need Words Every Day... so WRITE with them!

Children learn new words, letters, and sounds when you talk, read, sing, and write together. Play allows children to practice everything they've learned!

Here are some practical ways to help your baby practice WRITING:

  • Scribbling, tracing, and finger painting lead to developing hand-eye coordination and strengthening hand muscles so your baby can learn to turn pages and hold crayons. Have your baby finger paint in the tub before a bath!
  • Letters are made of shapes. By learning different shapes, young children are on the fast track towards learning letters.

Read more about how the Babies Need Words Every Day initiative from the Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC) is working to bridge the 30 Million Word Gap to support family literacy and learning across all backgrounds.



Babies Need Words Every Day... so SING to them!

Children learn new words, letters, and sounds when you talk, read, sing, and write together. Play allows children to practice everything they've learned!

Here are some practical ways to SING to your baby:

  • Singing to your baby during every diaper change will help your baby learn individual sounds and prepare your child for reading.
    (Find some diaper changing song suggestions on our YouTube channel!)
  • Sing to your baby daily; it's ok if you're not a good singer! Your baby thinks your voice is the most beautiful sound in the world and they learn sounds from you.
Want more song suggestions?

We will teach you some of our favorite baby lap bounces, baby lifting songs, baby tickles, and baby body movement songs!

Read more about how the Babies Need Words Every Day initiative from the Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC) is working to bridge the 30 Million Word Gap to support family literacy and learning across all backgrounds.



Babies Need Words Every Day...so READ to them!

Children learn new words, letters, and sounds when you talk, read, sing, and write together. Play allows children to practice everything they've learned!

Here are some practical ways to READ to your baby:

  • Read or recite a rhyme aloud to your baby. Your baby learns words from the rich language.
  • Read to your child every day. It's okay if your baby gets restless. You can finish the book later.

Read more about how the Babies Need Words Every Day initiative from the Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC) is working to bridge the 30 Million Word Gap to support family literacy and learning across all backgrounds.


Online Program: Storytime Socials! Starting Thursday, April 30th

We have loved bringing storytime to you through our YouTube videos, but we miss seeing your faces! On Thursdays at 9:30a.m. from April 30th to May 28th, we will have a live, interactive storytime option to help us feel a little more like we are all together again. 

Register for each week you'd like to join us!
A valid email address is required to get the Zoom invite.

We look forward to being with you again!

Babies Need Words Every Day...so TALK to them!

Children learn new words, letters, and sounds when you talk, read, sing, and write together. Play allows children to practice everything they've learned!

Here are some practical ways to TALK to your baby:

  • When you walk from place to place with your child and talk about the things you see, your child learns new words.
  • Ask your baby lots of questions and respond to the answers yourself. The more words you use, the more words your child will know.

Read more about how the Babies Need Words Every Day initiative from the Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC) is working to bridge the 30 Million Word Gap to support family literacy and learning across all backgrounds.