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The Youth Department’s Guide to Children’s Programs

Welcome! We are pleased to be able to offer a variety of programs for children from 6 months and older throughout the year. Children’s programs at the library not only introduce children to books, they also enrich their vocabulary, develop listening skills, introduce group interaction, encourage the use of their imagination, and develop the ability to follow instructions. Our programs include a wide variety of resources and activities, including books, flannel boards, rhymes, music, videos, crafts, and much more. We hope your family is able to participate in these exciting and fun programs.

Program Registration

To register for a program, register online on our website, call the library at (630) 773-1699, or register in person at the library. You should have a valid library card, the child’s name, his/her birth date, and phone number. All programs are on a first come first registered basis. A waiting list will be kept once the program has filled. Please let us know in advance of any special needs.

Program Guidelines

Registration and a valid library card are required for all programs unless otherwise noted. A child must be the correct age by the date of the first session for which he or she is registering. A parent or guardian must remain in the library at all times during programs for children under 8 years of age.

Caregivers can help by…

Arrive 5 minutes before the program begins to allow for name tags, announcements, and using the restroom prior to the beginning of the program.

Except for storytimes and special family programs, parents do not accompany their children into programs, so please prepare your child for this.

Please call if your child is unable to attend a registered program. We will then allow a child from the waiting list to take his/her place in the program.

For many children, programs in the library are their first experience with a group with a parent. Please do not hesitate to approach a librarian if it appears that your child is having difficulty with a program. Sharing stories should be a pleasant experience. If your child does not want to come or participate during a program, please do not force him or her to do so.