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Yorkville Public Library youth programs

The Yorkville Public Library at 902 Game Farm Rd
The Yorkville Public Library at 902 Game Farm Rd

The Yorkville Public Library has announced the following upcoming youth programs. The library is located at 902 Game Farm Road in Yorkville. Yorkville Public Library now offers online registration. Use the online registration to register your child for programs.For more information, call the library at 630-553-4354, visit yorkville.lib.il.us, check out our Facebook page or our Twitter at Yorkvillekidsread. 

Drop In Story Time: Friday, March 1, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Stop by the library to listen to wonderful stories read by Ms. Katrina.

LEGO Duplo: Monday, March 4, 10:30 to 11 a.m. For ages 2 and older with a parent. This LEGO club is for the younger set with a parent. We provide the LEGOs. Children provide the creativity. Register online.

Panera Story Time: Tuesdays, March 5 and March 19, 10 to 10:30 a.m. We are back at the Yorkville Panera for Story Time. The Yorkville Panera will provide registered children with milk and cookies. All ages are welcome to attend. Registration available online.

Chess Club: Tuesdays, March 5 and March 19, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Brad Smith is available at each meeting to teach and answer questions. Chess sets are provided. This program is open to all ages and no registration is needed. Any questions, call 630-553-4354 x108.

Spanish Story Time: Wednesdays, March 6 and March 20, 6 to 6:30 p.m. Yorkville High School Spanish Club students will read stories in Spanish to the group. No need to register, simply join us for this wonderful opportunity.

Morning/ Afternoon Read: Thursday, March 7, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. or 1 to 1:30 p.m. For ages 3-5. Join us for a story and a fun craft. Morning and Afternoon Read have the same content. Register online.

Tots and Toddlers: Friday, March 8 and Thursday, March 21, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Parents, bring your little ones to listen to stories, rhymes and a complete a craft. Registration available online.

Book Club (Grades 3-5): Mondays, Feb. 25, March 11, March 25, and April 8, 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. This four session book club starts Feb. 25 with a new book. We are reading “Matlida” by Roald Dahl. Register online for all sessions. Enjoy a light snack and book discussion among peers.

Teen Game Day: Tuesday, March 12, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Hey teens, we are having a game day at Yorkville Library. Join us to hang out and play card games. 

Baby Lapsit: Wednesday, March 13, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. For ages birth-23 months. Parents sing, clap, and bounce to nursery rhymes and songs with your baby. The last 10 minutes of the program will be play time. Registration available online.

Beginning Readers: Thursday, March 14, 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. For ages 4-6. Give your child a head start in reading. We will focus on phonics through reading, writing, and games. Participants must know their alphabet. Register online. Light snack provided.

Literacy Centers: Thursday, March 14, 5 to 6:30 p.m. or Friday, March 15, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For ages 3-6. Stop by any time on Thursday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. or Friday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to experience a parent guided opportunity for hands on literacy instruction. Literacy Centers are designed to give children ample opportunity to practice the very important skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking.

LEGO Club: Saturday, March 16, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. For ages 5 and older. We will make unique creations to display in the children’s department. Register online.

Dave DiNaso Reptile Show: Saturday, March 16, 2 to 3:15 p.m. Dave DiNaso's Traveling World of Reptiles will be at the library, Saturday, March 16. Join us for this funny, educational, and interactive show. This is your chance to be up close to a python, lizard, alligator, iguana, tortoise, and other reptiles. Space is limited. Register today.

Craft with Andrea: ​Tuesday, March 19, 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. For grades Pre K- 5th. Hey crafters, we have a special program just for you. Join Ms. Andrea, the third Tuesday of the month for a special craft. This month's theme is Color Me Calm. Register online.

Book Club (Grades 1-2): Tuesdays, March 21 and 28, 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. This is a two session program where we will read an easy chapter book. A light snack will be provided. Register for both days online.

Read with Paws: Saturday, March 23, appointments start at 10:30 a.m. Contact the library at 630-553-4354 ext. 108 for a 15 minutes appointment time.Children can come to the library, select a book and read to a furry friend. All therapy dogs and handlers have been certified by an accredited organization. This program was designed originally because children feel less pressure to read to a dog than an adult; so it was meant to be a way to help struggling readers or even just encourage reading. It is open to all levels of readers and non-readers. Space is limited.

4-H DIY Making and Building: Monday, March 25, 10:30 to noon. For ages 8-18. Use your imagination to innovate in this interactive workshop. Youth will build skills and knowledge of: electricity basics, circuitry basics, computer programming, program development, and external hard-ware-software integration. Register at: go.illinois.edu/spring4Hdkk. There is a $5 cost per participant.

4-H Code Your World: Monday, March 25 , 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. For ages 8-18. Be a part of the 4-H National Youth Science Day activity, “Code Your World!”. Youth will learn introduction to coding, visual programming language basics, and computer programming using Scratch. Register at: go.illinois.edu/spring4Hdkk. There is a $5 cost per participant.

Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.): Tuesday, March 26, 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Teens in grades 8-12 get together to share ideas about the teen area in the library. They help create and plan programs. This group also has opportunities to earn volunteer hours. Great chance to meet new people and have some fun and laughs.

4-H Spark your Curiosity with Electricity: Wednesday, March 27, 11 a.m. to noon. For grades K-2. Kids learn the basics of electricity with hands-on activities. Sign up on the library’s online registration.

4-H Ag Innovators-Healthy Soils: Wednesday, March 27, 1 to 2:30 p.m. For grades 3-6. Through hands-on activities youth will learn about the importance of healthy soils. They will design, build, and test a no-till planter using hex bugs and other household supplies. Sign up on the library’s online registration.

Family Movie: Friday, March 29, 2 p.m. Looking for something to do on the day off of school? Join us at the library to watch a family friendly movie. You are welcome to bring snacks, popcorn will be available. Drinks need to have lids. Contact the library with questions.

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