Winter 2020–2021: Programs for Birth–PreK

Winter Storybook Walk: How to Catch a Yeti

All Ages
New Lenox Village Commons Circle

Have an outdoor reading adventure while you take a wintry walk around the Commons. Discover zany ways to catch a Yeti as you walk around the circle path and follow the lamppost signs that contain pages of the book How to Catch a Yeti by Adam Wallace. Look for a new Storybook Walk book every season.


February

February Craft Grab & Go

Ages 1 – 12
Monday, February 1, 8 & 22 starting at 10 am
Tuesday, February 16 starting at 10 am (Closed February 15 for Presidents Day)
Kit Pickup at Library

Call the YS Desk at 815-485-2605 and press 5 to request a craft kit for lobby pickup (mask required) or drop by the main YS desk and pick up a different craft every Monday beginning at 10 am. Everything you need is contained in the craft kit. Crafts are available while supplies last.

  • February 1: Color Your Own Mini Dinosaurs
  • February 8: V-Day Space Animal Ornament
  • February 16: 3-D Floating Foam Ship
  • February 22: Cherry Blossom Tree

Zoom Storytimes

We will be using the Zoom meeting platform for all of our weekly storytimes. Storytimes can be viewed on a PC, Mac, Smartphone or Tablet (using the Zoom Cloud Meeting App).

  • Registration is required so we can send you the Zoom link.
  • New to Zoom? Allow a few minutes for set up before joining a storytime for the first time.
  • To help stay secure with Zoom we ask that you do not share login information with others. Please direct them to our Event Calendar for registration.
  • The Zoom login information will be emailed to you before the class begins.

Families are encouraged to check in to storytime early, in order to allow time for check in. Your storytime host will let you in from the “waiting room.”

 Download the Zoom Cloud Meeting App on their website

(New!) Pajama Time

Ages 0 – 9 years
Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
Zoom Live Streaming Storytime

Throw on your jammies for a family slumber party! Grab your favorite stuffed animal and cuddle up for bedtime stories.

(New!) Snacks + Stories

Kindergarten – Grade 4
Thursdays at 3:30 pm
Zoom Live Streaming Storytime

It’s snack time! Grab your after school snack and get ready to relax and listen to some awesome stories read by Miss Liz O.

Music Makers

Ages 0 – 6 years
Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Zoom Live Streaming Storytime

Listen to a story then explore music while we dance around and sing songs.

Wee Readers

Ages 0 – 6 years
Thursdays at 10:30 am
Zoom Live Streaming Storytime

Get ready for super stories, spectacular songs, and silly rhymes.


January

January Craft Grab & Go

Ages 1 – 12
Monday, January 4, 11, 18 & 25
Kit Pickup at Library

Pick up a different winter themed craft every Monday in January. Pickup begins at 10 am and is available while supplies last. Everything you need is contained in the craft kit.

For curbside/lobby pickup only, please call 815.485.2605 and press 5. Tell us your name and we’ll place your grab & go bag in the lobby for pickup. When the library building is open, craft kits will be at the main Youth Services desk.

  • January 4: Silly Yeti Magnet
  • January 11: Winter Snowman Wish Box
  • January 18: Snow Queen Wand
  • January 25: Snowy Winter Tree Sign

Storytime with Skates

Ages 1 – 12
Tuesday, January 26 at 1 pm
Zoom Storytime

Join us for this special Storytime with Skates, the mascot for the Chicago Wolves Hockey Team! A Wolves staff member will read the book The Magic Hockey Stick by Peter Maloney before opening up the chat for a question and answer session with Skates! The Zoom meeting information will be given out in the reminder email the day before the event. Registration is required and begins Jan. 5.

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December

Zoom Storytimes

Movers & Shakers

Ages 3 months – 24 months
Mondays at 10:30 am
Zoom Live Streaming Storytime

Enjoy bouncing rhymes, music, fingerplays, and simple books for on-the-move babies.

Itsy Bitsy Toddler

Ages 1½ – 2½
Tuesdays at 10:30 am
Zoom Live Streaming Storytime

Have fun wiggling and rhyming with books, songs, and fingerplays designed for your growing toddler.

Music Makers

Ages 3 months – 6 years
Wednesdays at 10:30 am
Zoom Live Streaming Storytime

Listen to a story then explore music while we dance around and sing songs.

Wee Readers

Ages 2 – 3½
Thursdays at 10:30 am
Zoom Live Streaming Storytime

Get ready for super stories, spectacular songs, and silly rhymes.


December Craft Grab & Go

Ages 1 – 12
Mondays at 4:30 pm
November 30 & December 7, 12, 21, 28
DIY Video on NLPL Website, Facebook & YouTube

Drop by the main YS desk and pick up a different winter themed craft every Monday beginning at 10 am during December and January. Everything you need is contained in the craft kit. Crafts are available while supplies last.

  • November 30: Gingerbread Memory Box
  • December 7: Elf Hats
  • December 14: Color-Your-Own Tree Luminaries (need crayons/markers)
  • December 21: Reindeer Antlers
  • December 28: Happy New Year Party Glasses