Welcome to the Youth Services Department

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News from the Youth Department


    Monday, September 11th: Kids ages 3-6 and a caregiver are invited to explore Life in a Pond with our friends from the Park District of Highland Park! The program starts @ 10:45am in the Library meeting room, no registration required!

    Thursday, September 14th: Children ages 3-6 are invited to stretch, breathe and move at their very own Yoga Time. Our friends from Banner Day Camp will be here to lead this introductory practice.  Yoga starts @ 1:30pm in the Library meeting room, no registration required!

    Friday, September 15th: Meet us at the Heller Nature Center for Autumn Fest! Miss Deena and Miss Marcia will be there with stories and a craft from 4-7pm. Don't miss out on all the fun. Visiting the Nature Center and doing crafts and stories with the Library is free. Other events at the Autumn Fest may require you to purchase tickets. 

    Saturday, September 16th: Our chess expert is back! Kids ages 7-14 are invited to come play in friendly chess matches from 10:30am-12pm on Saturdays in the Youth Services Department. 



New Book Reviews

Splinter by Sasha Dawn for 7th Grade through High Schoolers
Greetings From Witness Protection by Jake Burt for 5th Grade through 8th Grade
All's Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson for 3rd Grade through 6th Grade
Moto and Me: My Year as a WIldcat's Foster Mom by Suzi Eszterhas for 1st Grade through 5th Grade
Old MacDonald's Things That Go by Jane Clarke for Preschoolers through Kindergarteners
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce for 3rd Grade through 6th Grade