Welcome to Youth Services!
Patch Club is Back!
The Patch Reading Club for kids is back with a vengeance: new patches, new categories, and new rules! Open to kids from 3 years old to the 6th grade, the Patch Club encourages kids to read outside their comfort zone, while winning some cool prizes! For more information and sign-up, visit the Youth Services Desk.
New This Fall!
Our new evening story time is for siblings up to seven year olds. Dress in your jammies, bring your favorite stuffed animal, and snuggle down for some soothing stories and activities. Join us on one Tuesday each month at 6:45-7:15 pm. No registration is required for this program. Parental supervision required. For dates see the Activities page or check our calendar.
Bilingual Story Time
This new story time is for families with young children and siblings up to seven years of age. We will enjoy stories and songs featuring children's favorites in Spanish. You'll also get to do a craft at the end! Join us one Tuesday each month at 4:30-5:00 pm. No registration required, parental supervision required. For additional information see the Activities page or check our calendar.
Bricks 4 Kidz -- LEGO Bricks
Come join the fun! While working with a partner, this one-hour long program provides the participants with hands-on fun of model building, from concept to completion. STEM concepts covered.
Saturday, December 13, 10:30
Ages 6 -12
Registration is required.
Celebrating the release of Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
We will have wimpy activities and snacks! Join us Friday, November 7 at 5:00-6:30 pm. Online registration required. Limit 20.
The Parent/Child Book Discussion Group
Children from 3rd through 6th grade may register with at least one of their parents. Read and discuss engaging literature together. Limit of 15 families. This group meets at 7:00 pm on the first Thursday of each month from September through April.
Check out Miss Inma's Blog, featuring good reads for kids and her storyhour themes.
eBooks for Kids
Look for the OverDrive Advantage in our Media on Demand collection of eBooks.
When you seeon a book it means we've purchased extra copies of this title just for our our card-holders. Sign into your account to see our copies. For more information, call us at the Youth Services Desk, 708-798-0121 x 222.
Did You Know?
- We have Storyhours and Activities for kids of all ages.
- We have copies of text books from District 153 and St. Joseph in the youth reference area. They can be used in the library or you can make copies of the pages you need.
- Start here for your online research and homework help!
- Next time you're looking for something on the Web, try our search engine recommendations for kids.
- We have a list of award-winning children's books.
- You can find Lexile information
- You can check out these magazines for kids.
- Peek-a-Book, our interactive touchscreen system, has 6 titles that rotate frequently.
- We have an Outreach program that travels to local day care centers.
17917 Dixie Hwy | Homewood, IL 60430 | 708-798-0121
Mon-Thurs 9 - 9 | Fri-Sat 9 - 5 | Sun 1 - 5