1 FALL Programs For Kids for Sept. Nov new lenox public library on the commons
2 Mondays Movers & Shakers Mon., Sept. 12, 19, 26, & Oct. 3, 10 (no class Sept. 5) Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, & Dec. 5 10:30 11 am For ages 3 23 months Stories, music, action rhymes, and toy time for on-the-move babies with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. No registration is required. Sign up on the Storytime Room door. New Out-of-the-Box Stay & Play Mon., Sept. 12, 19, 26, & Oct. 3, 10 (no class Sept. 5) Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, & Dec :30 am For ages 3 months 3 years Stay after storytime for more toy time, or jump in and join us! There will be a unique out-of-the-box spin every week. No registration is required. Sign up on the Storytime Room door. New Book Nook Mon., Sept. 12, 19, 26, & Oct. 3, 10 (no class Sept. 5) Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28, & Dec :30 pm For ages 3½ 6 Join us weekly for a song and stories! We'll pick from our favorite new books, and maybe throw in a few oldies, too. No registration is required. Sign up on the Storytime Room door. The Art Club Mon., Sept. 19, Oct. 17, & Nov. 21 For grades 1 4 Calling all creative kids! Come create some awesome art and more. September 19: Sandpaper Art Make beautiful art with sandpaper. Registration begins Aug. 22. October 17: Halloween Painting Paint your own Halloween picture on canvas. Registration begins Sept. 19. November 21: Candle Holder Mod Podge a one-of-a-kind battery-operated tea light candle holder. Registration begins Oct. 17.
3 Mondays The Science Club Mon., Sept. 12, Oct. 10, & Nov. 14 For grades 3 6 Participate in cool experiments and learn a little something along the way. September 12: Terrific Terrariums Come learn about plants and build a terrarium! Registration begins Aug. 15. October 10: Oh, No! Oil Spills Learn about how oil spills effect the environment and how they are cleaned up. Registration begins Sept. 12. November 14: Bouncy Ball Bonanza Learn about mixing substances as we create bouncy balls! Registration begins Oct. 10. Paper Bag Puppet Party Mon., Oct :45 pm For ages 4 12 Come hang out, listen to stories, make your own vampire puppet, and play some fun games. Registration begins Sept. 16. Holiday Bingo Mon., Oct. 3 & Nov. 7 6:30 7:15 pm For all ages Come play holiday-themed Bingo for your chance to win cool prizes! Dress up in your Halloween costume for October, and celebrate Thanksgiving in November. No registration is required. Drive-In Movie Mon., Nov :45 pm For ages 4 8 Decorate your own car with us! Then park it and watch a movie on our big screen. Everyone will be able to visit our concession stand for snacks to enjoy during the film. Registration begins Oct. 31.
4 Tuesdays New Itsy Bitsy Toddler Tue, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, & Oct. 4, 11 Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Dec. 6 10:30 11 am For ages 1½ - 2½ Stories, music, and fun for the growing toddler with a caregiver. Siblings are welcome. No registration is required. Sign up on the Storytime Room door. Mini Mad Science Lab Tue., Sept. 13, Oct. 11, & Nov. 8 For grades K 2 Sense-ational Storytime Tue., Sept. 6, 20 & Oct. 4, 18 & Nov. 1, :30 pm For ages 4 7 Come read and play at this inclusive storytime, designed for children on the spectrum and families who are looking for a more sensory-sensitive environment. Register in person at the Library. Please register for each individual program. Registration begins Aug. 23 for Sept. 6; Sept. 6 for Sept. 20; Sept. 20 for Oct. 4; Oct. 4 for Oct. 18; Oct. 18 for Nov. 1; and Nov. 1 for Nov. 15. 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! September 13: Goop vs. Slime We'll mix-up our own creations and discover what makes them different. Registration begins Aug. 15. October 11: Dinosaurs Explore the world of fossils and dinosaurs. You can even make your own fossil! Registration begins Sept. 13. November 8: Robotics Experiment with Cubelet robot blocks, and Snap Circuits, and build a "mechanical" hand. Registration begins Oct. 11. The LEGO Club Tue., Sept. 27, Oct. 25, & Nov. 22 For grades K 4 We supply the bricks; you bring the ideas! Come build your own creation with friends, or make a vehicle to race down a track. We ll display your creations for everyone to see! Registration begins Aug. 23 for Sept. 27; Sept. 27 for Oct. 25; and Oct. 25 for Nov. 22.
5 New Alphazooventure Tue, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27, & Oct. 4, 11 (late Fall) Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Dec. 6 6:30 7 pm For ages 4 6 Tuesdays 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 Aug. 23 for the Fall session and Oct. 18 for the late Fall session. Registration is for a 6-week session. Girls Rock Book Club Tue., Oct. 18 6:30 7:30 pm For girls in grades 4 8 Make funky crafts, have a snack, and talk about books with other girls. Pick up books at the Circulation desk. Costumes are encouraged for the Halloween party. October 18 Coraline by Neil Gaiman Registration begins Sept. 1. Paper Bag Puppet Party Tue., Nov :45 pm For ages 4 12 Come hang out, listen to stories, make your own turkey puppet, and play some fun games. Registration begins Oct. 31.
6 Wednesdays Music Makers Wed., Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, & Oct. 5, 12 (late Fall) Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Dec. 7 10:30 11 am For ages 3 months 6 years Dance around, listen to stories, sing songs, play with instruments, then move and groove with your friends during toy time. No registration is required. Sign up on the Meeting Room door. Whodunit Mystery Night Happy Books, Happy Cooks Wed., Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28, & Oct. 5, 12 (late Fall) Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 & Dec. 7 (no class Nov. 23) 7 7:30 pm For ages 3 7 with a caregiver Hear a story and make a simple snack. Please inform staff of any food allergies during registration. No older or younger siblings please. Registration is required and begins Aug. 24 for the Fall session and Oct. 19 for the late Fall session. Registration is for a 6-week session. Wed., Sept. 28 6:15-7:30 pm Grades 6-9 Someone has poisoned Gabriella, the traveling bard, and it is up to you to determine whodunit! Sign up now to join the festivities as you unravel this Medieval Murder Mystery. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team. Registration begins August 31.
7 Thursdays Wee Readers Thu., Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29 & Oct. 6, 13 Nov. 3, 10, 17, & Dec. 1, 8 (no class Nov. 24) 10:30 11 am & 11:15 11:45 am For ages 2 3½ Get ready for super stories, spectacular songs, and silly crafts. No registration is required. Sign up on the Storytime Room door. New Art Remix Thu., Sept. 29 & Oct. 27 For grades 4 8 Learn about different forms of art, and then create your own in this art club program just for tweens! September 29: Functional Art Learn about functional art and create your own tubular bowl. Registration begins Aug. 25. October 27: Wire Sculptures Learn about wire art sculpture and create your own creepy figure. Registration begins Sept. 29. Let s Play Thu., Oct. 20 & 27 10:30 11:30 am For ages 2 5 Come experience our play stations that encourage imagination and active play. We ll play make-believe, do sensory activities, create art, build, and much more. No registration is required. October 20: Falltopia October 27: Monster Mash (costumes encouraged)
8 Fridays T.A.G. (Teen Advisory Group) Fri., Sept. 9, Oct. 7, & Nov. 4 4:30-5:30 pm For grades 7-12 Leave Your Mark! Teen Advisory Group Calling all teens who are interested in being awesome and having a good time! At T.A.G., you can express your ideas for our Teen Scene and tween programs, talk about books, have a great time, learn about volunteer opportunities, and meet new friends. Snacks provided! Registration begins Aug. 5 for Sept. 9; Sept. 9 for Oct. 7; Oct. 7 for Nov. 4. The Scene Paper Bag Puppet Party Fri., Sept :45 pm For ages 4 12 Come hang out, listen to stories, make your own raccoon puppet, and play some fun games. Registration begins July 11. Fri., Sept. 16 & Oct. 14 For grades 4 8 Join us for a fun activity or project each month. Snacks provided! September 16: Life-Sized Candy Land Play a life-sized version of the classic board game Registration begins Aug. 12. October 14: The Scream Make your own creepy haunted house and play Halloween games. Registration begins Sept. 16.
9 Fridays Guys Read Fri., Sept. 23, Oct. 21, & Nov. 18 For guys in grades 4 8 Join us as we talk about books, have a snack, and do fun activities! Pick up books at the Circulation desk. September 23 Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman Registration begins July 22. October 21 A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin Registration begins Sept. 23. November 18 Pax by Sara Pennypacker Registration begins Oct. 21. New Gamer s Club Fri., Sept. 30 & Oct. 28 For ages 6 12 Join us to play your favorite board games! We'll have chess, classics, and some new games you've never seen before. Also, feel free to bring in your own game to challenge others. No registration is required. Look for New Lenox Public Library on Facebook for program photos & Library fun!
10 Saturdays Coding Club Sat., Sept. 3, Oct. 1, & Oct am 12 pm For grades 3-6 What are the basics of coding all about? Have fun on these S.T.E.M. Saturdays and find out! We'll start out with some awesome games to get us ready to code, make our own QR codes, code a robot, and explore the basics of computer game coding. September 3: Coding IRL (In Real Life) What is coding all about? We'll play coding games and have fun with skill building activities to get us ready to code. Registration begins Aug. 1. October 1: Makerspace Sneak Peek Test out some Makerspace items like Ozobots and Cubelet robot blocks. We'll program them to follow our instructions. Registration begins Sept. 3. October 29: Coding We'll break out the laptops and start coding on some kid-friendly sites like Scratch.org. Registration begins Oct. 1. The Great Pumpkin Party! Sat., Oct :30 11:30 am For all ages Wear your costumes, enjoy some treats and crafts, play some fun games, and watch It s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown on our big movie screen. Registration begins Oct. 8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Sat., Nov :30 11:15 am For ages 4 8 Cowabunga Dude! Come celebrate all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Test your strength and stamina with totally awesome Ninja challenges, practice your best Ninja Turtle pose, create a craft, and enjoy a tasty Turtle treat. Dress as your favorite Hero in a Half Shell if you'd like! Registration begins Oct. 29.
11 Ghouls and Golf Mini Golf Fundraiser Sun. Oct pm All Ages Held in the Library on the first and second floors! Join us for an afternoon of ghoulish fun! Play mini golf on our haunted course! A hole lot of fun, including raffles. Come dressed in costume! $3/Child (12 and under) $3/Senior 55+ $5/Adult *Tickets on sale in the Library starting September 6. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten 1,000 Books! Before Kindergarten This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before he/she enters school. One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop pre-reading skills that provide a good foundation for school and learning success. By reading just three stories a day, you and your child will have read over 1,000 books in one year! It s very easy to participate: «Register at the Library «Read together Starts Tuesday, Sept. 6 «Fill in the circles on your reading log. If you read a book more than once, you can record it each time. Books read to your child at Library programs, at daycare, or by others also count. «When you finish 100 books, bring your log to the Library and check in. «Check in at every 100 books to get a new log. At 200, 400, 600, 800, and 1,000 books, your child will receive a prize. If you need any reading suggestions, let us know! We d be happy to help.
12 Library Information 120 Veterans Parkway New Lenox, IL Visit us online Library Hours Mon. Mon. Thu. Thu. 10 am 10 am 8 pm 8 pm Fri. Fri. 10 am 10 am 6 pm 6 pm Sat. Sat. 10 am 10 am 4 pm 4 pm Sun. Sun. Closed Closed Contact Information Youth Services x 117 REGISTER FOR PROGRAMS ON OUR WEBSITE Step 1: Go to Step 2: Click on the Calendar calendar tab. Step 3: Find the program you are looking for in the calendar. the calendar. If it If has it an has R an next R next to the to program, you need to register. *Priority is given to New Lenox Library cardholders. cardholders. Cardholders from other libraries will be placed on a waiting a list. list.