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Winter Reading

Youth Winter Reading Challenge

Chicago Wolves Read to Succeed Winter Reading Club
Mon., Dec. 5 – Sat., Feb. 25
Brith to grade 8

This year the Library will participate in a reading program sponsored by the Chicago Wolves ice hockey team. Participants may win ticket vouchers for a game or other Wolves memorabilia. Pick up your reading log beginning Mon., Dec. 5.

Every year we choose a different not-for-profit organization to help out and teach kids the value of giving back to the world. This winter we are collecting donations to help care for the animals at the Big Run Wolf Ranch located in Lockport. Big Run Wolf Ranch is a non-profit, federally licensed, educational facility, which specializes in the education and conservation of North American wildlife.

Check out our highlighted programs for Kids and Tweens!

Up, Up, and Away…

Sat., Mar. 4
10:30 – 11:15 am
Grades 1 – 4
Meeting Room

Are paper airplanes just for fun? Can they really fly? Which design works the best? Join us and learn about the science of flight by designing a variety of paper airplanes. Test them out for distance, air time, and accuracy. Compare the different styles, or challenge your friends’ creations! Get ready for takeoff!!
Registration begins Feb. 18. Register now


Tue., Mar. 7, 14, 21, 28 & Apr. 4, 11
6:30 – 7 pm
Ages 4 – 6
Storytime Room

Come listen to stories, play yoga games, create a craft, and make friends while we learn about animals, the alphabet, and sign language.
Registration is required and begins Feb. 21 for the spring session. Registration is for a 6-week session. Learn more

Mini Mad Science Lab

Tue., Mar. 14 & Apr. 11
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Grades K – 2
Meeting Room

Discover awesome hands-on experiments and activities. We’ll focus on a different S.T.E.M. area each session. You’ll get to see just how cool science, technology, engineering, and math can be!

March 14: Weather Watchers
Make “rain” and find out all about different types of clouds and the water cycle.
Registration now.

April 11: Color Science
Experiment with a rainbow of colors. Can we turn a white flower blue, or mix “magic” colors from a black pen? Let’s find out together!
Registration begins Mar. 14.

Art Remix

Thu., Mar. 23 & Apr. 27
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Grades 4 – 8
Meeting Room

Learn about different forms of art, and then create your own in this art club program just for tweens!

March 23: Folk Art
We’ll look at some examples of folk art, then create our own embossed tin.
Registration begins Feb. 23.

April 27: Chihuly Sculptures
We’ll look at the sculptures of Chihuly, then make our own in his style.
Registration begins Mar. 23.


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