Winter 2020–2021: Programs for Kids & Tweens

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

LEGO Club Builder Challenge

Grades Kindergarten – 4
Tuesday, February 2 at 4:30 pm
DIY Facebook Challenge

Do you love creating with LEGOs? On the first Tuesday of the month, we will post a new building challenge on Facebook. Share your design in the comment section for your chance to win bricktastic bragging rights as the “Brick Builder Champ” of the month.

Go to facebook.com/newlenoxlibrary and “Like” the page.


Art Attack! Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe

Grades 4 – 8
Friday, February 5 at 4:30 pm
DIY Video on Facebook, NLPL website, & YouTube
Kit Pickup at the Library (Registration Required for Kit)

Your imagination mixes with art in this art club just for tweens. Follow along with the video to make some amazing art @ home. Participants will be emailed when art bags are ready. Registration is required for an art bag only. Viewing the video does not require registration.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we’ll be making a tic-tactoe game with wooden hearts. You can paint your hearts for a classic and simple look, or you can add candy heart messages for an additional touch of whimsy.

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Art Club: Polar Art

Grades 1 – 4
Monday, February 15 at 4:30 pm
DIY Video on Facebook, NLPL website, & YouTube

Calling all creative kids! Create some awesome art with a step-by-step video to help you create a masterpiece. Participants will be emailed when art bags are ready. Registration is required for an art bag only. Viewing the video does not require registration.

Enjoy winter while making a cool polar bear creation.

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Just for Tweens LEGO Club: Mini Air Hockey Table

Grades 4 – 8
Friday, February 19 at 4:30 pm
DIY Video on Facebook, NLPL website, & YouTube

Sign up, pick up your LEGO kit, and hop on YouTube for awesome LEGO building challenges. Pick up your LEGO kit at the main YS desk once you have registered. Please return kits within one week of the video date. Registration is required for a LEGO kit only. Viewing the video does not require registration.

Get ready to battle at home with your very own LEGO air hockey table.

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Mad Science Club: Jellyfish in a Bottle

Grades K – 6
Wednesday, February 24
Discover awesome hands-on experiments and activities that you can try at home. Participants will be emailed when science bags are ready. Registration is required for a science bag only. Viewing the video does not require registration.

What makes the jellyfish float in the water? Make a swimming jellyfish out of recycled items.

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January

January Craft Grab & Go

Ages 1 – 12
Monday, January 4, 11, 18 & 25
Kit Pickup in the 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 January 5.

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December

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

LEGO Club Builder Challenge

Grades K – 4
Tuesday, December 1, 4:30 pm
DIY Facebook Challenge

Do you love creating with LEGOs? On the first Tuesday of the month, we will post a new building challenge on Facebook. Share your design in the comment section for your chance to win bricktastic bragging rights as the “Brick Builder Champ” of the month.

Go to www.facebook.com/newlenoxlibrary and “Like” the page.


The Adventure Continues… Choose Your Own Adventure Story

The Adventure Continues... graphic with compass

Grades 3 – 5
Fridays at 3 pm
December 4, 11, 18
Read-Along Video on NLPL Website, Facebook & YouTube

Tune in to our Facebook page to follow along with a Choose Your Own Adventure story! Ms. Liz O. and Ms. Liz Y. will be sharing fun, interactive tales where YOU decide the story's outcome. Videos will also be posted on YouTube and on this page. Don’t miss out! No registration required.

 
Watch the playlist on YouTube

Art Attack! Shrinky Dinks® Ornaments

Grades 4 – 8
Thursday, December 10, 4:30 pm
DIY Video on NLPL Website, Facebook & YouTube

Your imagination mixes with art in this art club just for tweens. Follow along with the video to make some amazing art @ home.

Shrinky Dinks® Ornaments: Create a smiling Santa and a jolly snowman ornament with Shrinky Dinks® sheets.

Participants will be emailed when art bags are ready. Registration is required for an art bag only. Registration begins November 12. Viewing the video does not require registration.


Girls Rock Book Club: Guts by Raina Telgemeier (Cancelled)

Grades 4 – 8
Tuesday, December 15, 4:30 pm
Meeting Room

Come socially distance and make funky crafts, have a snack, and discuss the book-of-the-month with other girls. This month we’ll be doing a $5 gift exchange. Please bring a wrapped gift to participate. Pick up books at the Circulation desk. Masks are required in the library.


Just for Tweens LEGO Club

Grades 4 – 8
Friday, December 18, 4:30 pm
DIY Video on NLPL Website, Facebook & YouTube

Sign up, pick up your LEGO kit, and hop on YouTube for awesome LEGO building challenges. Pick up your LEGO kit at the main YS desk once you have registered. Please return kits within one week of the video date (December 23). The Library is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Registration is required for a LEGO kit only. Registration begins December 4. Viewing the video does not require registration.


Art Club: Winter Watercolor

Grades 1 – 4
Monday, December 21, 4:30 pm
DIY Video on NLPL Website, Facebook & YouTube

Calling all creative kids! Create some awesome art with a step-by-step video to help you create a masterpiece.

Winter Watercolor: Create a beautiful winter evergreen tree using watercolors.

Participants will be emailed when art bags are ready. Registration is required for an art bag only. Registration begins November 16. Viewing the video does not require registration.


Geek Out! Ugly Sweater (Cancelled)

Grades 4 – 8
Tuesday, December 22, 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Meeting Rooms

Follow your fandom and geek out over graphic novels, comics, manga, anime, and more. We’ll create fan art, make zines, talk comics, and hang out. Throw on your ugly sweater because we’ll make a tacky headband to match. We’ll also be watching a short Holiday anime, too. Registration is required and begins November 24.