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 1242 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette, Illinois 60091  •  847-256-5025

Mon - Fri: 9 am - 9 pm

Sat:  9 am - 5 pm

Sun:  1 pm - 9 pm

Tweens

tweensThe Wilmette Public Library offers programs for kids in grades 5–8. The Kids’ Library Council meets regularly to do art, technology, and book-related activities and also to plan events and spaces for the Library. We also offer technology programs and occasional special interest activities.

Got an idea for a program for grades 5–8? Contact us!

Upcoming Tween Events

  • Kids' Library Council

    When: Monday, April 28, 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 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. Snacks will be served. Also this month, make a stop-motion animation movie! Registration starts April 14 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents, April 21 for nonresidents.

  • Babysitting Basics

    When: Saturday, May 03, 2014 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Do you want to get started as a babysitter? Come learn the ABCs of caring for and entertaining young children, as well as some tips on marketing yourself and ensuring your own safety. Grades 5-8. Registration starts April 19 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents and April 26 for nonresidents.

  • Kids’ Library Council

    When: Monday, May 12, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Make a stop-motion animation video, plus help plan library spaces and programs for kids in grades 5-8. Snacks will be served. Registration starts April 28 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents and May 5 for nonresidents.

  • Book Buddies

    When: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Older children pair up with younger ones to share books, crafts, and fun. Older buddies should be entering grades 6 and up; younger buddies should be ages 4 to 7. Registration begins each Monday morning and continues until that week’s program is full.

  • Book Buddies

    When: Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Older children pair up with younger ones to share books, crafts, and fun. Older buddies should be entering grades 6 and up; younger buddies should be ages 4 to 7. Registration begins each Monday morning and continues until that week’s program is full.

  • Paws to Write

    When: Monday, June 30, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Let your imagination run wild! Create stories, poems, comics, and more for this year’s Youth Literary Magazine. Participants must attend at least two meetings. Grades 4-9. Registration begins June 16 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents and June 23 for nonresidents.

  • Paws to Write

    When: Monday, July 07, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Let your imagination run wild! Create stories, poems, comics, and more for this year’s Youth Literary Magazine. Participants must attend at least two meetings. Grades 4-9. Registration begins June 16 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents and June 23 for nonresidents.

  • Book Buddies

    When: Thursday, July 10, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Older children pair up with younger ones to share books, crafts, and fun. Older buddies should be entering grades 6 and up; younger buddies should be ages 4 to 7. Registration begins each Monday morning and continues until that week’s program is full.

  • Paws to Write

    When: Monday, July 14, 2014 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Let your imagination run wild! Create stories, poems, comics, and more for this year’s Youth Literary Magazine. Participants must attend at least two meetings. Grades 4-9. Registration begins June 16 for Wilmette & Kenilworth residents and June 23 for nonresidents.

  • Book Buddies

    When: Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where: Youth Program Room

    Older children pair up with younger ones to share books, crafts, and fun. Older buddies should be entering grades 6 and up; younger buddies should be ages 4 to 7. Registration begins each Monday morning and continues until that week’s program is full.