Children's Library Laboratory
Classes & Events
Spring Semester 2017
Authors have birthdays, and birthdays are meant to be celebrated! So we're hosting some fun on our favorite authors' special days: JRR Tolkien (Lord of the Rings), AA Milne (Winnie the Pooh), Norman Bridwell (Clifford), Dr. Seuss, Maya Angelou and Shakespeare, and Star Wars! Click here for details.
Chicago is a buzz center for historical coolness! Come discover why. Toy-making, World Fair firsts and fun, gangster tales, sports mania, the story that grossed out a president, and more all await! (a STEAM event) Open to all ages. Advance registration required by April 19.
1:00pm or 4:15pm
Kids in grades K-5 discover the fun of learning in this semester’s investigation "Great Explorations," featuring the Vikings, Marco Polo, the Age of Exploration, and Capt. James Cook.
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1st Tuesdays @ 6pm
A time for parents and children to play and discover together. This semester's fun celebrates Valentine's Day, March Madness, detective crime solving victories, and Bookland adventures. Click here for details.
These year-round classes develop and promote social skills, listening comprehension, and foundations of early literacy through early literacy, letters, vocabulary, numbers, and sequencing. Classes are available for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Click here for details.
Read children's and young adult books for the chance to win a prize! Click here for details.
Learning comes to life with these fun-filled activities. Join us this semester for Bug Day and the Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt. Saturday @ the Library Laboratory is designed for preschool & elementary-aged children but is open to the whole family. Click here for details.
Join us as we take part in some fun community events,
including the Winter Carnival and the Friends of Animals Pet Fair!
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We've gone mad this spring break--and we're so excited about it! Join us for our Mad about Books Read-a-thon and Mad Science Week! Advance registration for Mad Science classes is required by Mar 15. Click here for details.
Design a bookmark for our Summer Reading Program. Entry forms will be available at the library beginning Feb 15 and must be returned by 6pm on Mar 31. Bookmark designs must meet guidelines to qualify. Click here for details.
Read-to-a-dog programs increase literacy skills for struggling readers. Tellin' Tails provides young people in grades 1-12 with 15 minutes of read-aloud time with certified therapy dog Chevelle. Advance registration is required. Reading sessions will be held at Library Corner and may be scheduled for 4:30-4:45, 4:45-5:00, or 5:00-5:15 on any of the following days:
Feb 1, 13, 27
Mar 6, 13, 27
Apr 3, 10, 17, 24