Programs for Children

View the Online Library Program Calendar to find out more about upcoming events. You can view program descriptions, sort by audience and age, and sign up online for programs that require registration.

The River Forest Public Library offers targeted programs to meet community needs and interests as identified in our Strategic Plan. In planning and carrying out its sponsored programs, the Library aspires to meet the standards set forth in the Library Bill of Rights. The Library also recognizes that the resources available for the sponsorship of programs are limited and the selection, planning and implementation of Library sponsored programs ultimately rests in the discretion of the Library’s professional staff.

The library reserves the right to restrict program attendance. Programs may be cancelled, in advance or the day of, if minimum attendance is not met or due to unforeseeable circumstances.

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Story Times

Tuesday, 5/3-5/17, 10-11 AM, Mother Goose Café, Birth-18 months
Join us for coffee, stories, and play. Stories begin at 10:20 AM. Ages birth-18 months with parent/caregiver.

Thursday, 5/5-5/19, 10 AM, Toddler Time, 18 months-3 Years
Join us for stories, music, and movement. Ages 18 months-3 years with parent/caregiver.

Friday, 5/6-5/20, 9:30 AM, Family Story Time @ Whole Foods Market, Birth-6 Years
Story time for kids ages birth-6 years with a parent/caregiver.**Note: program is held at Whole Foods Market River Forest, 7245 Lake Street, River Forest, IL 60305, 708-366-1045.**

Monday, 5/9, 6:30 PM, PJ Story Time, 2-7 Years
Wear your pajamas and bring a stuffed friend to our special evening story time program! Ages 2-7 years with parent/caregiver.

 

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May Programs

Monday, 5/2, 3:30-4:15 PM, Stop Motion Animation, Grades K-7
Lights… Camera… Action! Join staff from Steve & Kate’s Camp at the Library for an afternoon of stop motion animation. Children will create characters, design sets, and film stop-motion masterpieces on custom-built, tabletop iPad stations. All materials are provided— just bring your imagination! Advanced registration is required. Grades K-7.

Monday, 5/2, 4:15-5 PM, Stop Motion Animation, Grades K-7
Lights… Camera… Action! Join staff from Steve & Kate’s Camp at the Library for an afternoon of stop motion animation. Children will create characters, design sets, and film stop-motion masterpieces on custom-built, tabletop iPad stations. All materials are provided— just bring your imagination! Advanced registration is required. Grades K-7.

Monday, 5/16, 3:30-4:15 PM, Stop Motion Animation, Grades K-7
Lights… Camera… Action! Join staff from Steve & Kate’s Camp at the Library for an afternoon of stop motion animation. Children will create characters, design sets, and film stop-motion masterpieces on custom-built, tabletop iPad stations. All materials are provided— just bring your imagination! Advanced registration is required. Grades K-7.

Monday, 5/16, 4:15-5 PM, Stop Motion Animation, Grades K-7
Lights… Camera… Action! Join staff from Steve & Kate’s Camp at the Library for an afternoon of stop motion animation. Children will create characters, design sets, and film stop-motion masterpieces on custom-built, tabletop iPad stations. All materials are provided— just bring your imagination! Advanced registration is required. Grades K-7.

Tuesday, 5/17, 3:45-4:45 PM, Crafternoon, Grades K-4
Make your own dreamcatchers at this fun after school crafting program for elementary schoolers. Grades K-4.

Thursday, 5/26, 10-10:30 AM, Parachute Play, Ages 2-5
Join us for fun with parachutes! Bounce, wiggle, and have fun as you play with our favorite prop. Ages 2-5 with parent/caregiver.

Saturday, 5/28, 10 AM-3 PM, DIY Vacation Activities, Children of All Ages
Going on a long car, plane, or train trip this summer? Stop by the Children’s Room to assemble some great DIY activities that you can take with you on your journeys. For children of all ages with parent/caregiver.

Saturday, 5/28, 2-3 PM, LEGO Club, Grades K-4
LEGO fans will be given a new LEGO building challenge each time we meet. LEGO bricks will be provided. Advanced registration required. Grades K-4.