Kids Events

Crafternoon at the Library

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Grades 3-8, caregivers welcome
We'll supply the materials, you bring the creativity!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

A Play on Words performed by COD Theater Department

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
All ages
What is your favorite word? How do you use your words? Enjoy this 'no-shushing' hour of play. Held outdoors on the library's West Plaza, weather permitting.
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Children

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 10am

Thursday, July 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Thursday, July 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 11am

Thursday, July 13, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 11am

Thursday, July 13, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

STEAM Stories

Thursday, July 13, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:45am
Grades 3-6
Come for a story and stay for a STEAM activity right in our Tween Center!
Event Type: 
Children

Free Child Vision Screening

Friday, July 14, 2017 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Ages 6 months and up
Provided in partnership with the Wheaton Lions Club. Bring your child for an easy vision screening using the Spot Vision Screener, a handheld device designed to quickly and accurately detect vision issues in children as young as six months. Vision screening does not replace a complete eye exam by a doctor or optometrist.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Great Beginnings:10am

Friday, July 14, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Friday, July 14, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Great Beginnings:11am

Friday, July 14, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 11am

Friday, July 14, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Surprise Party for Miss Jennifer

Saturday, July 15, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
All ages
It's Miss Jennifer's birthday! Help her celebrate it in style with games, crafts, ice cream, and cake. Shhhhhh! It's a surprise! NO GIFTS PLEASE. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Great Beginnings:10am

Monday, July 17, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Monday, July 17, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Great Beginnings:11am

Monday, July 17, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 11am

Monday, July 17, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 2pm

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Scratch: Designers

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 -
3:00pm to 3:45pm
Grades 3-6
If you're familiar with Scratch but want to build a game from start to finish, this is the class for you. Please visit scratch.mit.edu prior to the program to create an account. Please register for only one Designers class.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 10am

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 11am

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 10am

Thursday, July 20, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Thursday, July 20, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 11am

Thursday, July 20, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 11am

Thursday, July 20, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Art with Christine Thornton

Thursday, July 20, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Grades K-2
Young artists learn how to draw some favorite animals in the style of Eric Carle using oil pastels.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Great Beginnings:10am

Friday, July 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Friday, July 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Great Beginnings:11am

Friday, July 21, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 11am

Friday, July 21, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Family STEAM Challenge

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Grades K-6 with adult(s)
Work together as a family to complete a STEAM challenge. Your creation is yours to take home. One registration per family per month.
Event Type: 
Children

Summer Yoga

Monday, July 24, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Grades 3-6
Relax over summer vacation with some library yoga taught by an instructor from NEXT Yoga in Wheaton. Please bring a mat (if you have one) and a water bottle.
Event Type: 
Children

If You Give a Kid a Cupcake

Monday, July 24, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:45am
Grades K-2
Calling all sweet tooths! Decorate cupcakes after reading some cupcake-related stories. Bring a container to take your sweet treats home.
Event Type: 
Children

Minecraft: Designers

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Grades 3-6
If you're familiar with Minecraft and love a challenge, this is for you! Join us for build battles and see what you can create! Each month will be a new challenge. One registration per month please.
Event Type: 
Children

Minecraft: Designers

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Grades 3-6
If you're familiar with Minecraft and love a challenge, this is for you! Join us for build battles and see what you can create! Each month will be a new challenge. One registration per month please.
Event Type: 
Children

Real Talk about Autism

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Parents and caregivers
Have questions about what Autism really looks like, how to talk about it, and how to help people on the spectrum? Find out more and engage in the discussion with representatives from Nexxus Solutions Group.
Event Type: 
Children

Scientists, Unite!: Kitchen Science

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Grades 3-6
Science class is back in session this summer! One registration per month.
Event Type: 
Children

Scientists, Unite!: Kitchen Science

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Grades 3-6
Science class is back in session this summer! One registration per month.
Event Type: 
Children

Early Literacy Workshop-Read!

Thursday, July 27, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:45am
Ages 3-5 with caregiver
Reading together, or shared reading, remains the single most effective way to help children become proficient readers. Learn many tips to make this a fun way to help your child get ready to read. One child per caregiver please.
Event Type: 
Children

Elephant and Piggie Party

Thursday, July 27, 2017 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Ages 2-6, caregivers welcome
Fans of the popular series will enjoy stories, crafts, games, and more.
Event Type: 
Children

Story Stones

Friday, July 28, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:45am
Grades K-2
Young writers can flex their imaginations by creating their own story stones!
Event Type: 
Children

Harry Potter Party

Monday, July 31, 2017 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
Grades 3-8, caregivers welcome
Harry Potter's birthday is July 31. Drop in anytime throughout the day to join in the celebration and feel free to dress up as your favorite character! From 10am-2:30pm, we'll have games, crafts, science, and more! From 2:30-5pm, join us for a Harry Potter movie screening!
Event Type: 
Children

Summertime Dance Party

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Preschoolers
Show us your hot dance moves and shake your sillies out!
Event Type: 
Children