The Yorkville Public Library has announced the following upcoming youth programs.
Winter Reading Program: January 3 – February 28. Stop by the Youth Service office to collect your Winter Bingo Card. The card has different reading challenges. Check each box when completing the challenge. Every bingo game (5 in a row) will win 1 lottery ticket for the March 1st draw. Each participant can win a maximum of five lottery tickets.
Escape room adventure: Escape Adventure will be available in January. Use the clues to open the chests to get the recipe in time for the bread sale. Call the Youth Service Department to make an appointment at 630-553-4354 Ext. 108 or stop by.
3D printing (virtual): Leah English provides a step by step tutorial on how to use Tinkercad. Tinkercad is an easy to use 3D design tool, with which you can create an object that we can print on our 3D printer. Check out the library’s YouTube channel, and follow the steps to create your very own 3D printed piece. Prints cost $0.20 per gram. Send your creations to [email protected]
Bingo books: Wednesday, January 4th, 2 to 3 p.m. Join us for this fun family event. Each winner will select a gently used book of their choice. All materials will be provided. Register on the YPL website under the events calendar.
window art: January 3-6. Help us bring the library to life with window art. Come anytime/any day from January 3rd to 6th to create your artwork. Register on the site. Space is limited.
Reduced story time: Every Friday at 10:30 am this story takes place in the children’s area of the library. A Friends of the Library volunteer is a private reader.
3D printing (in person): January 7, 9:30-11:30 p.m. by appointment. 3D printing is back, the first Saturday of every month. Book a 30-minute appointment to learn about Tinkercad and how to create a 3D model. The model will be printed on the 3D printer. The cost is $0.20 per gram. Contact the youth service office for a while.
Book Club (from third to fifth grade): On Mondays, January 9th and 23rd, from 4:30 to 5pm in a two-course book club, participants will receive the book on January 9th to read at home. After that, it will be discussed in the next session on January 23. Register for both days on the YPL website.
Tots and toddlers: Thursday January 10th and Wednesday January 25th, 10:30am Join us for song, story and dance. Your child will have a craft to take home to complete. Register for this event on the YPL website under the events calendar.
Dungeons and Dragons: Tues, Jan. 10 – Mar. 14, 4-6pm for ages 14-18. This 8-week campaign will take place in the Yorkville Public Library restroom. No experience necessary, though experienced players are welcome. The facilitator, Dungeon Master Mike, will guide participants through the mechanics of character and game creation. Space is limited, register soon.
Spanish story time on Facebook: Wednesday, January 11th and 25th, 10am on YPL’s Facebook page. Join Señora Katalina on the Yorkville Public Library Facebook page for Story Time in Spanish. This is recorded for your convenience.
Pre-school area: Wednesday, January 11, 10:30am or 1:30pm Pick any time and join us for songs, rhymes, and books. This program is aimed at children of preschool age but is open to all young children. Register for this event on the YPL website under the events calendar.
Book Club (Grades 1 and 2): Wednesday, January 11 and 18, from 4:30 to 5 p.m. For our two-course book club, we’ll be reading an easy chapter book. Children will receive the book on January 11th. They will continue reading for discussion on January 18th. Register for both days on the YPL website.
Dungeons and Dragons: Thursday, January 12th – March 16th, 4-6pm, ages 11-13. This 8-week campaign will take place in the Yorkville Public Library restroom. No experience necessary, though experienced players are welcome. The facilitator, Dungeon Master Mike, will guide participants through the mechanics of character and game creation. Space is limited, register soon.
Literacy centers: Tuesday, January 17 – Thursday, January 19, 9am-6pm; Friday, January 20th, 9am-2pm for ages 3-6. Stop in to experience a parent-directed opportunity to get a literacy education. Literacy centers are designed to give children ample opportunity to practice very important skills such as listening, reading, writing and speaking.
Teen Movie at Yorkville Public Library: Tuesday, January 17th, from 3 to 5:30 p.m., we’re showing a free teen-only movie. See the YPL website for more information and to register.
4-H Science Explorers: Build Your Animal: Thursday, January 19th, 4:30-6pm for ages 5-7. Adaptations are the features of the body and habits of behavior that help an organism to survive and reproduce in its natural environment. Animals have adaptations that help them hunt and find food, explore, and move around. How do you design an animal? How does this animal find food and what does it eat? How does this animal adapt to its environment? Join us to create your own fantasy animal and learn more about animal adaptations. Direct subscription.
Read with paws: Saturday, January 21st, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Kids can come to the library, pick out a book, and read it to a furry friend. All therapy dogs and handlers are certified by an accrediting organization. This program was originally designed because children feel less pressure to read to a dog than adults do; So it was meant as a way to help struggling readers or even just encourage reading. It is open to all levels of readers and non-readers. Call the library at 630-553-4354 ext. 108 for a 15-minute time slot. Space is limited.
LEGO sets at YPL: January 23-27. Come to the library at any time during the week and we’ll provide you with a themed container of various LEGOs to use in the library. Using only the provided bricks and your creativity, make your build. Your creation will be added to the LEGO display in the library. Register on the YPL website.
YA Book Club: Tuesday, January 24, from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Mackenzie will lead the group in a discussion about this month’s book. The book is available for collection starting January 9 at the Youth Service Office. Registration required.
Pay college fees without going broke: Wednesday, January 25, 7 p.m. Yorkville Public Library is hosting “Paying for College Without Going Broke” live on Zoom. This webinar presents little-known financial strategies parents can use to reduce college costs, improve chances of admission, and increase scholarship opportunities. Register in advance at https://bit.ly/yorkvillelibrary14.
Harry Potter Book Club: Thursday, January 26th, 4:30-5:30pm Join Mackenzie each month for a magical discussion about each book in the series. Read “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” chapters 1 through 21 for the January 26th reunion. The group will discuss the book and engage in fun activities.
Teen card making: Tuesday, January 31st, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. We’re creating Valentine’s Day cards for local Veterans. Help us put a smile on someone else’s face while earning volunteer hours. All supplies will be provided. Register on the YPL website.
• The Yorkville Public Library is located at 902 Game Farm Road in Yorkville. The library now offers online registration at yorkville.lib.il.us/. Use online registration to enroll your child in the programmes. The Yorkville Public Library is introducing new regular hours. The library is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Curb service is available for those who do not wish to enter the library. For information, call the library at 630-553-4354, visit yorkville.lib.il.us or check out the library’s Facebook page or Twitter at Yorkvillekidsread.