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Registration is required for all programs unless otherwise noted. Children 8 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver 16 years of age or older. A Prairie Trails Library Card is required at time of signup and must be presented at time of program. An adult can sign up to three children on one adult library card.

  • Holiday Drop In Crafts
    When: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 3:45 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Every Wednesday in December there will be drop in holiday and seasonal crafts. Stop by any time between the times mentioned below to make a craft. Please be there at least 15 minutes before the end time.

    No registration is required, but space is limited.

    Children of all ages and their families.Any child age 5 or under must have caregiver present in the program room.

  • Holiday Drop In Crafts
    When: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 2:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Every Wednesday in December there will be drop in holiday and seasonal crafts. Stop by any time between the times mentioned below to make a craft. Please be there at least 15 minutes before the end time.

    No registration is required, but space is limited.

    Children of all ages and their families.Any child age 5 or under must have caregiver present in the program room.

  • Infinity War Party
    When: Saturday, December 29, 2018 11:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Join us at our special screening of Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) . Come dressed as your favorite Marvel hero or wear a Marvel themed shirt and try on our very own Infinity Gauntlet. 

    Snacks will be served. You do not want to miss out on this marvelous party!

    Grades: 4th -12th

  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
    When: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 12:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District

    Prairie Trails Public Library invites you to join the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten reading program.


    Sign up starts on Tuesday, January 1st and is open to Prairie Trails Public Library cardholders. To register bring your Prairie Trails Library card to the Youth Services Desk starting on January 1st or any day after. An adult may register up to 3 children on one adult library card.


    This program challenges you to read 1000 books with your child before they begin kindergarten. Reading aloud to your child and sharing in the reading experience is an excellent way to increase your child’s early literacy skills and prepares them for kindergarten. Completing this program builds a solid foundation for school readiness, brings you closer together as a family, and is just plain fun!


    Don’t let the number 1000 intimidate you, it’s not as large as it sounds. Did you know that if you read 3 stories a day for one year, you will achieve 1000 books very quickly?


    You will receive a book log upon registration to record the number of books you read together with your child. If you read a book more than once, count it more than once! Don’t forget to include books from any programs or storytimes you attend at the library as well. Children will receive recognition and prizes along the way as you complete your book log together. There is no end date for the challenge except for your child’s first day of kindergarten. There is no need to rush!

  • Junior Achievement presents, “Our Nation”
    When: Wednesday, January 02, 2019 1:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

     Grades: 3rd - 8th

    Snacks will be provided!

    Has your child explored their possible future career based on their interests and passions? Will they be prepared to create their own opportunities as a young adult? Junior Achievement of Chicago (JA) is the leading nonprofit infinancial literacy education. Our volunteer led programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills to help bridge the gap between classroom learning and future real world experiences.

    Junior Achievement presents, “Our Nation” an interactive hands on program with practical information that explores the Nation’s free market system and how it serves as an economic engine for businesses and careers. After participating, your child will be able to define entrepreneurship and explore the process of innovation; understand that businesses need people with technical skills to support high-growth, high-demand jobs; compare career clusters; and explore how the United States ties to the global economy.

  • Three Kings Day Celebration
    When: Saturday, January 05, 2019 1:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Children of all ages and their families

    Come celebrate Three Kings Day with our very own Rosca de Reyes, crafts, and activities that will be fun for the whole family! Three Kings Day is a Christian holiday to commemorate the visit of the Three Wise Men to baby Jesus. Vengan a celebrar El Día de los Reyes con una Rosca de Reyes, artesanías, y actividades para toda la familia. El Día de los Reyes es una celebracion Cristiana de los tres Reyes Magos que visitaron al bebé Jesus.

     

  • Preschool Storytime
    When: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 10:30 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Children will have fun with engaging books, songs, and activities that will help build early literacy skills necessary for Kindergarten. 

    Children attend independently


  • Family Coloring Night
    When: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 6:30 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Coloring is all the rage with everyone from preschoolers to grandparents. Why not share the joy of coloring with those you love the most?  Crayons and colored pencils will be provided. Bring the whole family for a fun and relaxing time!


  • Tiny Tots Storytime Ages 6-23 months
    When: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 10:00 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    (20 minutes story time and 10 minutes optional play time)

    Join us for an interactive lap time, with songs, dancing, toys, and books! Along with bonding with your toddler, they will be exposed to early literacy and language skills!

    Ages 6-23 months with caregiver
  • Robot Banks
    When: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 3:45 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Grades: 2nd - 6th

    Come paint your very own ceramic robot bank that you can take home with you when you are done!

     


Photo Release Policy
The Prairie Trails Public Library District staff may take photographs of participants, individually or in groups, attending or taking part in library programs and activities. These photographs may appear in future library publications or videos of other patrons or staff without the permission of the person(s) being photographed. If a library patron does not wish himself/herself or he/her child to be photographed, the patron must notify the library staff to that effect, or consent will be assumed