Drop in and get crafty! We'll have all sorts of supplies on hand; you bring the creativity and imagination.
This class is designed for three and four-year-olds, to prepare for a school environment. Children are learning how to participate in groups and engage independently, while listening to longer books and more challenging concept games. Caregivers are encouraged to attend.
For children 3-5 years. Hands-on and age-appropriate pre-literacy activities for you to share with your child.
Reading Olympics Fall Competition for qualifying school teams.
Your table is reserved! Stop in while the library is open to find a quiet place to study through the end of finals week. Ask us for space!
Opportunities to de-stress and brain food will be periodically provided.
Conversation Cafe: Literacy Volunteers of Western Cook County
Drop-in family storytime. Children aged 2 to 6 and their caregiver attend at 10am for a big, lively storytime that is full of favorites. Children birth to 24 months attend Young & Restless at 11am with a caregiver for short books paired with songs and rhymes modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills.
Let's celebrate Poland, one of many cultures represented in the library's new Multicultural Collection.
Lajkonik Song and Dance Ensemble will share a vibrant and colorful performance of national and regional Polish dances, and then showcase Polish costumes and winter holiday traditions.
This class is designed for 1:1 interactions between caregivers and walkers up to 24 months. One-year-olds love to wander and listen while they explore, and caregivers can help them participate while on the move. Short books are paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills. Limit: 20. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.
This class is designed for one-on-one interactions between caregivers and children birth to 15 months. Short books are paired with songs and rhymes that are modeled to introduce pre-literacy skills. Babies learn to associate books with fun and shared moments with their favorite adults.
This class is designed for two- and three-year-olds with caregiver support. Two-year-olds are learning how to sit, listen and interact with the storyteller, and often still need assistance from caregivers to feel successful. Longer books and imaginative games are paired with more complex stories and rhymes to reinforce at home. Limit: 25. Oak Park Public Library card required at Main Library.
For babies up to 15 months, with a caregiver.
Kids and their caregivers are invited to the Oak Park Arms to hear stories and make snowflake crafts with seniors. Studies have shown that kids and older adults benefit from intergenerational connections, and it's fun for all! Best for ages 3+. Registration of children and caregivers necessary.
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