Graphic novels and comic books aren't just "dessert." They build valuable literacy skills. We'd like to share with you how graphic novels can make kids better readers, as well as some of our favorite graphic novels for kids! Learn more »
With the "Parachutes" STEAM Kit, build, launch, and experiment with parachutes! You’ll learn how and why parachutes allow skydivers to land safely. The kits are designed for ages 4-10 and are available while supplies last. Pick up the kits inside the library, or request contactless pickup with our online reservation form by writing "STEAM Kit" in the "Do you need special assistance?" field or calling Youth Services at 847-256-6945. (You may add a STEAM Kit to your existing reservation for books and other materials.)
To learn about and register for live virtual programs, view Upcoming Kids Events in the sidebar or visit our online calendar.
Our librarians present a variety of live storytimes via Zoom, geared toward children ages 0–7. Programs are also recorded to be viewed at your family's convenience.
Relax during lunchtime (or anytime!) as Librarian Sheri reads aloud from Sideways Stories from Wayside School, written by Louis Sachar.
Enjoy fun activities to help your little ones explore the great outdoors. These short videos will guide you.
Librarian and storyteller Sheri tells traditional tales from around the world, geared toward children in grades 2 and up.
Love science, math, technology, and art? These fun, easy projects can be accomplished with supplies and equipment you likely have around the house. You will also find tutorials that accompany our take-home STEAM Kits.
Simple crafts for complicated times. Together we'll do projects made from common household items, in the hopes of making pandemic life just a little more bearable.