The Yorkville Public Library has announced the following upcoming youth programs.
Crafts to Go: Every Monday in March. Stop by the library for a craft kit. These kits are available each Monday in the library foyer while supplies last. Weekly themes for craft kits include St. Patrick’s Day and more. Limit one kit per child.
Drop in Story Time (virtual): Every Friday on YPL Facebook. Each Friday morning, watch Ms. Jennette read a story on the Yorkville Public Library Facebook page.
Window art: Monday, March 1 – Thursday, March 4 by appointment at YPL. Help us liven up the library with window art. Due to restrictions, contact the Youth Service Department for an appointment time at 630-553-4354 ext 108. Space is limited.
YA Teen Book Club: Friday, March 5, 3 p.m. Leah English will lead the group in a discussion about this month’s book, “We are the Ants” by Shaun David Hutchinson. The book is available for pickup before March 5 at the Youth Service desk. Email Leah at email@example.com if you have questions. Face masks and social distancing are required.
Virtual 3D Printing: 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 to print on our 3D printer. Check out the library’s website to link to the YPL YouTube channel, follow the steps to create your own 3D printed piece. Prints cost $0.20 a gram.
TAG-Teen Advisory Group: Tuesdays, March 9 and 30, 2:45 p.m. This year our TAG members are focusing on “BE THE CHANGE” by giving back to the community. Teens in grades eight through 12 get together to share ideas about the teen area in the library. 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. Face masks and social distancing are required.
Brain Teaser Digital Escape Room: Monday, March 8. Visit the YPL website calendar and click on the link to begin. Test your ability to solve brain teasers with this digital escape room that is perfect for beginners.
Family Bingo on Zoom: Wednesday, March 10, 6 p.m. If you are interested in joining us to play bingo on Zoom, email Jennette at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive a Zoom invitation. Each player will need four Bingo cards.
Spanish Story Time on Facebook: Wednesdays, March 10 and 24, 10 a.m. Join Jazmin Filippi on the Yorkville Public Library Facebook page for Story Time in Spanish.
STEM at Home: Thursdays, March 11 and 25. Follow along with Ms. Jennette to create projects using common household items. Check out Facebook and the YPL YouTube channel for the instructional video.
Book Club (grades 1 and 2): Thursdays, Feb. 11 and 18, 4:30 p.m. In this two-session book club, we will read “Ugly Cat and Pablo” by Isabel Quintero. Register for both days on the YPL website. Face masks and social distancing are required.
Drop in Story Time (at YPL): Fridays, March 12 and 26, 10:30 a.m. Join us at YPL for Drop In Story Time with Ms. Jennette. This story time will be in the Michelle Pfister Room. Face masks and social distancing are required.
Book Club (grades 3 to 5): Tuesdays, March 16 and 30, 4:30 p.m. In this two session book club, the participants will receive the book on March 16. Then it will be discussed at the next session on March 30. Register for both days on the YPL website. Face masks and social distancing are required.
Spy Apprentice Adventure Digital Escape Room: Monday, March 22 on YPL website. Visit the YPL website calendar and click on the link to begin. Looking for a challenge: Try it without hints. Travel the world as a Spy Apprentice, solving clues and mysteries. As the clues are a bit difficult, this escape room would be more appropriate for teens or adults looking for tricky problems to work on.
4-H STEM Challenge “Mars Base Camp” (ages 5-7): Tuesday, March 23, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Your child will experience a hands-on activity that simulates landing on Mars and surveying the land. This activity allows children to develop quantitative, observational, and critical thinking skills while they have fun making discoveries and designing solutions that are out of this world! Space is limited. Register on the YPL website at Calendar of Events. Masks and social distancing are required.
4-H STEM Challenge “Mars Base Camp” (ages 8 and older): Tuesday, March 23, 1 to 2 p.m. Your child will experience a hands-on activity that simulates landing on Mars and surveying the land, and they will learn about agriculture on Mars through an interactive game. Space is limited. Register on the YPL website at Calendar of Events. Masks and social distancing are required.
• The Yorkville Public Library is 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 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Face coverings must be worn in the building. Curbside service is available for those not wishing to enter the library. For information, call the library at 630-553-4354, visit yorkville.lib.il.us or check out the library Facebook page or Twitter at Yorkvillekidsread.