Programs For All Ages

Save the Date!

Rummage Sale/Summer Fun Library Party

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Stop by the Library to shop for bargains from neighborhood resident, purchase some delicious bargains and hear all about the fun we have planned for you this summer! We’ll have a bouncy house, pony rides, free treats and lots of fun for the kids. Do not miss this fun-filled family event!

Ravinia Words and Music Tickets Available
July – August

Stop by the Reference Desk and pick up free tickets to Ravinia concerts all summer long. Sponsored by the Ravinia Words & Music Program, tickets for Chicago Symphony Orchestra and other classical music events are available on a first come first serve basis.

5th Annual Multi-Library Geocaching
Monday, June 5 through Saturday August 5

Join us for the 5th-Annual ATLAS Multi-Library Geocaching Event! Beginning Monday, June 5th, library patrons are invited to use clues and geographic coordinates to find hidden “geocaches” at participating area libraries. For each cache you find at a participating library, you earn a prize drawing ticket for a chance to win a $25 VISA Gift Card. To be eligible for the prize drawing, your library card must be in good standing. All ages welcome! Register and obtain your official clue card at the library starting June 5th.  

Red, White, and Zoo!
Saturday, July 1

For families who want to get a jump-start on their holiday celebration, we will be throwing a 4th of July picnic on July 1st for an early Independence Day Celebration! Join us at the library for a picnic style lunch and crafts. Then you and your crew can listen, learn and touch unique zoo animals that will be visiting the library. Hotdogs and chips will be provided.

July 4th Parade and Festival
Tuesday, July 4

March with the library in the Village of Glenwood’s “We The People” July 4th Parade! Join the Library and Bookmobile staff as we march down Main Street and pass out treats to community residents. We’ll meet in the Brookwood Jr. High School parking lot at 2:30pm and end at the Glenwoodie Golf Club Complex at 4pm. The fun continues at the festival and fireworks display. All are welcome! Advance registration required.

Six Flags Great America Day TripCANCELLED
Tuesday, August 1 

Join us as we travel to Six Flags Great America. The fee covers transportation, admission into the park, a lunch voucher, chaperones, and lots of fun. Enjoy the thrill of great rides and attractions that make this park a great way to spend a summer day. Kids whose parents do not go with will be paired with a library chaperone. Everyone should bring extra money for snacks, dinner, and souvenirs.  Ages 10 and up. Children (ages 10-14, limit 16 children) attending without parents will be supervised by library staff Cost is $55 per person (includes admission, transportation, and lunch voucher). Limited to 50. Registration deadline is July 15th.

This is No Yolk! Chicks are Hatching at the Library!
August – September

Come to the library to explore and discover many interesting facts about the life cycle of a chicken. On August 1st, the Library will have an incubator and fertilized chicken eggs on display. The incubator will warm and turn the eggs just like a mother hen. It will take 21 days from the beginning of the incubation period for the eggs to hatch, so make sure you make repeated visits to the library from the beginning of August to the beginning of September to see the progress of the chicks.

Family Fun Campout
Friday, August 4 – Saturday August 5

Join us for a campout designed especially for families! Pitch your tent on the lawn and get ready for a night filled with fun. Visit hands-on activity stations, dinner over the campfire, scavenger hunt, campfire stories, and stargazing. When you get sleepy, retire to your cozy tent and peacefully snooze the night away. In the morning, wake to the sound of birds singing; then enjoy a light breakfast.

Tents are not provided, so please bring your own tent. Restrooms will be accessible all night. For your safety, staff will stay on site overnight. Light dinner, snacks and light breakfast included. Consider bringing your own snacks as well. Advance registration required. Limit 40.

National S’mores Day Celebration
Thursday, August 10

August 10th is National S’mores Day and there is no need to be a Scout or even a kid to celebrate. Everyone is welcome to toast a marshmallow and make a gooey sandwich with graham crackers and chocolate at the library. Our family friendly

Build a Bee Condo
Wednesday, August 16

Celebrate National Bee Day and give native bees a helping hand by installing a homemade nesting block in your home landscape. Affectionately called “bee condos,” a little wood, some glue, and a drill with various bit sizes is all it takes to invite nature’s best pollinators to call your garden home. Children must be 8 older and accompanied by an adult. Advance registration required.

Back to School Ice Cream Social
Thursday, August 24

The school year can be a hectic time for both parents and kids, so before you get down to business come to the library and have an ice cream break. While you’re enjoying your ice cream, get to know some new people, relax, and have fun at your library! Provided by the Friends of the Library.