Prairie Trails Public Library

8449 Moody Avenue, Burbank, IL 60459

Phone: 708.430.3688

Fax: 708.430.5596

Monday-Thursday: 9 AM - 9 PM

Friday-Saturday: 9 AM - 5 PM

 

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.

  • Lego Zone
    When: Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:00 AM
    Ends on: Saturday, August 24, 2019 11:45 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    No registration is required for this event, but space is limited.

    Join us for fun and imaginative LEGO-building! We will provide the LEGO’s and you can bring your creative design ideas! All materials must stay at the library, but parents may bring cameras to capture the child's creations.

    Any child age 5 and under must have caregiver present in the program room.

  • Read to Rover
    When: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 8:00 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a therapy dog. The dogs and handlers are from Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy. Children in grades K-6 can come and practice reading aloud to a licensed therapy dog and build the confidence needed to be successful readers. 

    This program is for children who already know how to read.

    Please sign up in person at the Youth Services desk for a 10 minute time slot.


     

  • 1000 Books Before Kindergarten
    When: Monday, September 02, 2019 12:00 AM
    Ends on: Monday, September 02, 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!

  • Family Board Game Night
    When: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 6:30 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 7:30 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    One slice of Pizza will be served per person!

    Registration is required for this event, please register the total number in the group.

    Have some family fun playing together with the library’s collection of board games such as Guess Who, Sorry, Trouble, Twister, Jenga, Yatzee, Clue and more!

    Any child age 8 and under must have caregiver present in the program room.


  • Lego Zone
    When: Saturday, September 07, 2019 11:00 AM
    Ends on: Saturday, September 07, 2019 11:45 AM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    No registration is required for this event, but space is limited.

    Join us for fun and imaginative LEGO-building! We will provide the LEGO’s and you can bring your creative design ideas! All materials must stay at the library, but parents may bring cameras to capture the child's creations.

  • Cartoon Monsters
    When: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:30 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:30 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    A total creative bonanza! Students will draw tons of crazy, unbelievable monsters. Weird blobby monsters! Scary pointy monsters! Funny hat-wearing monsters! And at the end, kids get to see their monsters come alive on the big screen and sneak up on poor unsuspecting Fuzzy Bunny!

    This workshop will be presented by Mark Anderson athttp://www.andertoons.com

  • Paint Your Favorite Movie Character
    When: Saturday, September 14, 2019 1:00 PM
    Ends on: Saturday, September 14, 2019 2:30 PM
    Where: Prairie Trails Public Library District at Amy Jarrett Room

    Practice drawing some of your favorite movie characters, like Trolls, Minions and Jack from The Incredibles. Then choose your favorite to draw on watercolor paper and paint using watercolor pencils under Christine’s guidance.

    The workshop is provided by Christine Thornton’s Art Studio!

    Ages 7-12 years

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