Programs For All Ages
Advanced registration is required to reserve your spot for these family-friendly activities.
Rummage Sale/Summer Fun 2019 Party
Saturday, June 8 from 9am-2pm
We’re combining two great events to kick off a super-fun summer at the library!
Shop: Shop ‘til you drop at our 9th annual Library Rummage Sale. Over 50 community vendors will be selling new and previously loved merchandise at bargain prices you can’t resist.
Play: While you shop, bring the kids to the free 3rd annual Summer Fun Party where they can learn about our upcoming programs and have fun in the bouncy house, riding ponies, making balloon art, shooting hoops and more.
Delicious treats will be available for purchase from Greater Funtimez Chicago Style Grill & Snacks. Do not miss this fun-filled family event!
Outta This World Movie Nights @ the Library
Tuesday nights: June 11, July 9, and August 13 from 6:30-9pm
Bring your lawn chairs and snacks and join us for extraterrestrial movie nights on the lawn at the library. Lawn chairs are necessary if you are viewing from the west parking lot. If it rains, we’ll move the fun indoors! All ages are welcome.
June 11 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (PG-13)
July 9 Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (PG)
August 13 Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13)
Catching Up with Dad
Saturday, June 15 from 10am-12pm
What better way to kick off Father’s Day than a fun-filled activity with Dad and the kids! Bring your fishing poles and bait to ‘catch and release’ fish in our pond. This is a great time to teach your kids about fishing. If fishing is not for you – that’s OK, bring your ball & mitt or pigskin and spend time playing a game of catch. Afterwards comes inside for light refreshments. All Ages.
Apollo Landing and Movie
Friday, July 19 from 2-4pm
We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing by viewing the movie “The Martian” and munching on some snacks. All ages.
Friday, July 26 from 6-9pm
Calling all performers and super-fans! Are you a fan of the Broadway smash hit, Hamilton? Register to perform in our “karaoke style” show (to sing or rap) or cheer on your favorite performer as part of our audience. We will provide the song lyric (and snacks), you provide the talent! Visit www.glpld.org and click on the Hamiltunes Registration link to sign up as a performer. Audience members may use the regular program registration. NOTE: Although this program is open to anyone, the lyrics of this Broadway does contain profanity.
Family Fun Campout
Friday, August 2 to Saturday, August 3 from 5pm-8am
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, 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 and camping chairs as well. No Pets. Limit 40.
National S’mores Day Celebration
Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 6-7 pm
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 campfire will be in the library’s backyard where we will provide s’mores and some outdoor fun!
Annual Back to School Ice Cream Social
Thursday, August 8 from 6-8pm
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.