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The youth library offers a large collection of materials - from board books to chapter books, in addition to audio books and magazines.

Coming up this fall, we will again offer our popular Tales for Tots and Raising Readers storytimes, as well as Thursday Afterschool Family events once a month.

Tales for Tots
This program is for our youngest library patrons and takes place on Wednesday mornings at either 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. beginning September 13, and running through November 15. We'll share short stories, fingerplays, games, simple crafts, and the ever-popular Parachute time.  We welcome children ages 18 months - 3 years of age and their caregivers for this 30 - 45 minute gathering.

Raising Readers Preschool Storytime Programs
This program is for children who are ready for longer stories and activities. We'll be sure to include practice with letters, numbers, colors, and shapes along with fun stories, games, and crafts. We welcome children ages 3 - 5 and their caregivers at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday mornings beginning September 12 and running through  November 14.  Come join the fun!

Thursday Afterschool Family Programs
We invite the whole family to join us once per month for our afterschool family programs.  We'll enjoy crafts, games, and stories designed for wide range of ages.  All programs are scheduled from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Dates for the fall include:
September 21
October 26
November 16
December 14

In addition to the above activities for younger children, we are also pleased to offer older children an opportunity to volunteer.  Our young library volunteer program is for youth ages 11 - 14.  This program meets every Thursday afternoon from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. beginning September 14th. They help with basic library tasks and assist with preparing children's program activities.  These youth also work with younger children during our family event programs and the summer reading program.  No sign-up in necessary, just stop in!


 For more information on these programs, contact the Library's Youth Department at (815) 284-7261 ext. 3


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