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Wilmette Public Library Upcoming Kids Events

  • Calling All Kindergarteners!

    When: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make the Library your first stop in your exciting journey to elementary school! Kids will have a storytime and craft while adults get a special tour of resources for kindergarteners. This is the perfect time to register for a library card if you don’t already have one. Kids will go home with a bag of goodies to help them get ready for school. Grade K with an adult. Registration starts August 9 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents and August 16 for nonresidents.

  • Calling All Kindergarteners!

    When: Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make the Library your first stop in your exciting journey to elementary school! Kids will have a storytime and craft while adults get a special tour of resources for kindergarteners. This is the perfect time to register for a library card if you don’t already have one. Kids will go home with a bag of goodies to help them get ready for school. Grade K with an adult. Registration starts August 9 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents and August 16 for nonresidents.

  • Kids' Library Council

    When: Monday, September 08, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Do you love the Library? Do you have lots of ideas to make it even better? Join us for a meeting of our Kids’ Library Council to do fun activities and plan library spaces and programs for kids in 5th to 8th grades. Plus, design and make your own button pins. Snacks will be served. For grades 5-8. Registration starts August 25 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 1 for nonresidents.

  • Boys and Books

    When: Tuesday, September 09, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about The 13-Story Treehouse, by Andy Griffiths. For grades 3-4 with an adult. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Registration starts August 19 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; August 26 for nonresidents.

  • Mother-Daughter Book Club

    When: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream, by Jenny Han. For grades 3-4 with an adult. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Registration starts August 20 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; August 27 for nonresidents.

  • Hands-On Science: Magnets (Grades 3-5)

    When: Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Learn about magnets through fun, hands-on activities. For grades 3-5. Registration starts August 28 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 4 for nonresidents. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmette Library.

  • Super Stolie

    When: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    This captivating show will engage kids of all ages and get the whole family singing along. Get ready to sing, dance and freeze, hop and balance, and finish it all off with a "Rockstar Jump" and a high five! Free ticket required; pick up tickets starting at 9 a.m. the day of the show. Limit 8 tickets per family.

  • Youth Chess Drop-In

    When: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Want to play chess with other kids who love the game? Drop by for informal, fun competition supervised by parent volunteers. Bring chess sets and pieces, if possible. All levels of players are welcome, but prior knowledge of the pieces and how they move is helpful. Space is limited to the first 24 players to arrive.

  • Lego Club

    When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Your imagination is the limit as you build alone or with a friend at this fun monthly club. For grades K-4. Registration starts September 3 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 10 for nonresidents. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmette Library.

  • Weekend Rhymetime

    When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Bring your toddler on over for a special weekend edition of our story program geared to little movers and shakers, including songs, movement games, and fast-paced books. For ages 1-3 with an adult. Siblings welcome. No registration required.

  • Fall StoryWalk

    When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read our new fall story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the fall.

  • Fall StoryWalk

    When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 4:55 PM
    Where: Vattmann Park

    Enjoy the outdoors, read our new fall story with your librarians, and finish up with a treat. Can't make it today? Don't worry! Our StoryWalk will stay up throughout the fall.

  • Take-Apart Night

    When: Monday, September 22, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Have you always wanted to take apart your computer, but your parents won't let you? This is your lucky night! Take apart computer parts, printers, and other library machinery to see what's inside. No re-assembly required! For grades 5-8. Registration starts September 8 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 15 for nonresidents.

  • Pajama Storytime

    When: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Come in your PJs and bring your favorite blankie or lovie for bedtime stories, songs, and a craft. For ages 3 and up. No registration required.

  • Kids' Library Council

    When: Monday, October 06, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Do you love the Library? Do you have lots of ideas to make it even better? Join us for a meeting of our Kids’ Library Council to do fun activities and plan library spaces and programs for kids in 5th to 8th grades. Plus, get ready for winter by turning ordinary gloves into gloves that work with smart phones and iPods. For grades 5-8. Registration starts September 22 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 29 for nonresidents.

  • K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore

    When: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Department

    Sign up for a 15-minute slot to read some of your favorite stories to a trained therapy dog. For grades 1-5, Wilmette and Kenilworth residents only. K-9 Reading Buddies of the North Shore is a Therapy Dogs International Children Reading to Dogs Program. Registration starts September 24.

  • Heroes of Olympus Release Party

    When: Thursday, October 09, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: Auditorium

    Celebrate the release of The Blood of Olympus, by Rick Riordan, with games and activities inspired by Greek and Roman mythology. For grades 4-8. Registration starts September 25 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; October 2 for nonresidents.

  • Youth Chess Drop-In

    When: Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Want to play chess with other kids who love the game? Drop by for informal, fun competition supervised by parent volunteers. Bring chess sets and pieces, if possible. All levels of players are welcome, but prior knowledge of the pieces and how they move is helpful. Space is limited to the first 24 players to arrive.

  • Boys and Books

    When: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Enjoy snacks, activities, and discussion about Squids Will Be Squids, by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. For grades 3-4 with an adult. Copies of the books will be available for checkout at the Youth Services Desk. Registration starts September 23 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; September 30 for nonresidents.

  • Lego Club

    When: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Your imagination is the limit as you build alone or with a friend at this fun monthly club. For grades K-4. Registration starts October 1 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; October 8 for nonresidents. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmette Library.

  • Hands-On Science: Magnets (Grades K-2)

    When: Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Learn about magnets through fun, hands-on activities. For grades K-2. Registration starts October 2 for Wilmette and Kenilworth residents; October 9 for nonresidents. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wilmette Library.

  • Halloween Storytime

    When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Enjoy seasonal stories, songs, and a craft that are more silly than spooky. Costumes encouraged. For ages 3 and up. No registration required.

  • Halloween Storytime

    When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Ghosts and goblins and witches, oh my! Enjoy seasonal stories, songs, and a craft that are more silly than spooky. Costumes encouraged. For ages 3 and up. No registration required.

  • Fun with Science!

    When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: Auditorium

    Talk, sing, read, write, and play your way to science fun as you learn how to engage your youngster in scientific inquiry through hands-on activities. For ages 3 to 6 with an adult. No registration required.

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