The Yorkville Public Library has announced the following upcoming youth programs.
Escape Room Adventure: An Escape Adventure will be available the month of January. Use the clues to unlock the boxes before the next group comes in; you only have 30 minutes. Contact the Youth Service Department for an appointment time at 630-553-4354 ext 108 or stop in.
3-D Printing (virtual): Leah English provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to use Tinkercad. Tinkercad is an easy to use 3D CAD design tool, where you can create an object that we can print on our 3D printer. Check out the library’s YouTube channel, follow the steps to create your own 3D printed piece. Prints cost $0.20 per gram. Submit creations to YPL3DPrint@gmail.com.
Drop In story time: Every Friday at 10:30 a.m. This story time is held in the children’s area of the library. A volunteer from The Friends of the Library is the special reader.
Winter Reading Challenge: Jan. 3 – Feb. 29. Stop by the Youth Service desk to pick up your Winter Reading Challenge sheet. Complete each challenge and mark it off. Return your sheet before March 5 to be entered into a drawing.
Window Art: Jan. 8-12. Help us liven up the library with window art. Can come in any time/any day Jan. 8-12 to create your artwork. Register for the event on the website. Space is limited.
Book Club (grades 3-5): 4:30 to 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 22. In this two session book club, the participants will receive the book the first day to read at home. Then it will be discussed at the following session. Register for both days on the YPL website.
Mommy and Me YOGA: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 9 and 23. Bond with your little one (ages 2-5) while exploring yoga, based on your favorite children’s books. This class includes simple breathing work, playful yoga poses, songs, games and story time. Participants will use their imaginations while increasing strength, flexibility and balance.
TAG-Teen Advisory Group: 3 p.m.., Tuesday, Jan. 9. Teens in grades 8-12 get together to share ideas about the teen area in the library and how to provide for Yorkville. 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.
Preschool Zone: 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 10. Join us for interactive and engaging books plus activities for you and your child. Register for one of the times on the website.
Spanish Story Time: 10 a.m., Wednesdays, Jan. 10 and 24, on the YPL Facebook Page. Join Señora Katalina on the Yorkville Public Library Facebook page for Story Time in Spanish. This is recorded for your convenience.
Tots and Toddlers: 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, and Wednesday, Jan. 24. Join us for songs, stories and dancing. Children will receive a take home craft to complete. Register for this event on the YPL website.
Book Club (grades 1-2): 4:30 to 5 p.m., Thursdays, Jan. 11 and 18. In this two session book club, we will read an easy reader chapter book. Register for both dates on the YPL website.
My College Planning: Paying for College without Going Broke (webinar): 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16. This newly revised workshop explores the increasingly complex world of need-based and merit based financial aid. Parents and students will learn the latest strategies for lowering college cost under the new FAFSA rules, and what they can do to find the best-fit college for their student at an affordable price. Register using the link found on the YPL Calendar of Events.
Literacy Centers: Tuesday, Jan. 16 to Friday, Jan. 19. Stop by any time Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to experience a parent/child 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.
Stuffie Sleepover Drop off: 4 to 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19. We are having a sleepover, and your stuffed animal is invited. At this special sleepover, your stuffed animal will make new friends, play games, read stories and have some fun after the library closes. Drop off your special stuffed friend on Friday between 4 and 5 p.m., then return Saturday morning between 9 and 11 a.m. to pick up and hear all about the overnight adventure our stuffed friends had.
LEGO kits: Jan. 22-26. Come by the library anytime during the week and we will provide you a themed container of various LEGOs to use in the library. Use only the bricks provided and your creativity to make your build. Your creation will be added to the LEGO display at the library.
Teens Cards for Kids: 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 23. Stop by the library to make greeting cards for hospitalized children. We will supply all the materials. This will count as service hours.
4-H Science Explorers (ages 6-8): 4:30 to 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25. Have fun with physics. Newton’s First Law of Motion states that an object will not change its motion unless acted on by an unbalanced force. Come join us to learn more about physics and experiment with the Law of Motion.
4-H Science Explorers (ages 9-12): 5 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 25. Have fun with physics. Newton’s First Law of Motion states that an object will not change its motion unless acted on by an unbalanced force. Come join us to learn more about physics and experiment with the Law of Motion.
Read with Paws: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. 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. Register for a 15-minute time slot on the YPL website. Space is limited.
• The Yorkville Public Library is located at 902 Game Farm Road in Yorkville. The library now offers online registration at yorkville.lib.il.us/. Use the online registration to register your child for programs. The library is open Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Curbside service is available for those not wishing to enter the Library. For information, call the library at 630-553-4354 or visit yorkville.lib.il.us.