Youth Events

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 6:00pm to 6:45pm

Children are invited to come dressed in their pajamas, bring their favorite plush pal and listen to bedtime stories The plush pals will spend two nights exploring the Library! Children will pick their animals up on Friday, August 1 along with a picture of the animals' night-time adventures.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Summer Tales for Tots

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 10:00am to 10:30am

For ages 2 to 3 with parent or caregiver.
Give your preschooler a head start with this program packed with great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and rhymes. Share this storytime together and build language and listening skills.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Summer Storytime Live!

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 1:30pm to 2:00pm

For ages 3 to 6.
Drop off your independent preschoolers or kindergartners for a special storytime! Let them enjoy great stories, puppets, flannel boards, music, and activities that foster pre-reading skills, broaden social skills, and encourage a love of books.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Summer First Steps

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 9:15am to 10:00am

For walking toddlers to 2 year olds with parent or caregiver.
Enjoy an interactive storytime with picture books, songs, fingerplays, puppets, and parachute play. Nurture your toddler's love of books and encourage him or her to learn numbers, colors, sounds, and new words. Each class will end with 1/2 hour of play and time to meet other parents, caregivers, and toddlers.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Summer First Steps

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 10:15am to 11:00am

For walking toddlers to 2 year olds with parent or caregiver.
Enjoy an interactive storytime with picture books, songs, fingerplays, puppets, and parachute play. Nurture your toddler's love of books and encourage him or her to learn numbers, colors, sounds, and new words. Each class will end with 1/2 hour of play and time to meet other parents, caregivers, and toddlers.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Drop-in Chess

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Join us any time during the session. There will be a chess expert there to help you whether you are a beginner or an advanced player.

Youth Services Dept, HP Library

Moon Over Higland Park

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Join us for an all-ages event presented by the Lake County Astronomical Society. LCAS volunteers will bring sophisticated telescopes to allow viewing of the moon and other objects in the sky. You are welcome to view at any time and stay as long as you want. Kids will receive glow bracelets and astronomy stickers. There will also be a kid friendly telescope.

If August 4th if rainy or cloudy, we will attempt to hold the event on August 5th. If the weather is still bad, we will cancel the event.

Summer First Steps

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 9:15am to 10:00am

For walking toddlers to 2 year olds with parent or caregiver.
Enjoy an interactive storytime with picture books, songs, fingerplays, puppets, and parachute play. Nurture your toddler's love of books and encourage him or her to learn numbers, colors, sounds, and new words. Each class will end with 1/2 hour of play and time to meet other parents, caregivers, and toddlers.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Summer First Steps

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 10:15am to 11:00am

For walking toddlers to 2 year olds with parent or caregiver.
Enjoy an interactive storytime with picture books, songs, fingerplays, puppets, and parachute play. Nurture your toddler's love of books and encourage him or her to learn numbers, colors, sounds, and new words. Each class will end with 1/2 hour of play and time to meet other parents, caregivers, and toddlers.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

Summer Baby Booktime

Friday, August 8, 2014 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Newborns to walkers with parent or caregiver.
Introduce your baby to the sounds and rhythms of language using stories, music, and rhymes. Delight and stimulate your baby's senses and build a foundation for a lifelong love of books and reading. Each class will end with 1/2 hour of play featuring age-appropriate toys and time for socialization.

Auditorium - Meeting Room, HP Library

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