Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Miss Julia Infant Lapsit


Join Miss Julia as she guides parents of those little ones not yet walking through songs, finger plays, and more! Stop by the Youth Services desk or call (630) 368-7700 to register today! Sponsored by the Friends of OBPL. 




Saturday, October 14, 2017

Halloween Party

Goblins, ghouls, witches, & ghosts! Come dressed up (we will be!) and practice trick or treating around the library. Enjoy games, crafts, treats, and fun! A spooky good time is guaranteed! Stop by the Youth Services desk or call (630) 368-7700 to register today!



Mini Pumpkin Decorating!

We provide the mini pumpkins, you provide the creativity! Join us on Saturday, October 21 at 1pm as we  keep things spooky in the library! Stop by the Youth Services desk or call (630) 368-7700 to register today! 






Friday, October 13, 2017

FREE ACT Practice Test

Come take a FREE (yes, FREE!) ACT practice exam, sponsored by C2Education on Saturday, October 21 from 10-1:30pm. C2 offers a real world test environment, allowing students to better understand the testing process so please bring a calculator, some pencils & a snack. Stop by the Youth Services desk or call (630) 368-7700 to register today! Space is limited.




Saturday Morning DVD Stories



Come watch some classic stories in our Youth Room this Saturday at 11am! All ages welcome.



Thursday, October 12, 2017

October Books & Bites


   

Would you enjoy discussing a good book with friends while indulging in a tasty snack? This month we will be reading Night Gardener by Jonathan Alexander. Snacks provided! See the Circulation Desk for a copy of the book. Recommended for grades 4 & up.







October Lego League

Join us on October 19 from 6-7pm for a creative hour of building, teamwork & STEM skills. Legos provided & ages 5 & up welcome! Stop by the Youth Services desk or call (630) 368-7700 to register today! 



Friday, October 6, 2017

Saturday Morning DVD Stories



Come watch some classic stories in our Youth Room this Saturday at 11am! All ages welcome.



Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Miss Julia's Infant LapSit


Join Miss Julia as she guides parents of those little ones not yet walking through songs, finger plays, and more! Stop by the Youth Services desk or call (630) 368-7700 to register today! Sponsored by the Friends of OBPL. 




Sunday, October 1, 2017

Cartoon Monsters: Workshop for Kids

Are you interested in art, spooky monsters, and getting weird? Monsters will be brought to life on an iPad & students will see their creations sneak up on, scare, & maybe even eat something fuzzy!  This is the program for you! Stop by the Youth Services desk or call (630) 368-7700 to register today! Sponsored by Friends of OBPL.



Toddling 2s & 3s

Your 2 or 3 year old will surely enjoy this interactive story time presented by Miss Theresa. Activities include reading books, playing with flannel boards, enjoying music & a simple craft. Children must be age 2 by September 1, 2017. Parents accompany children in this program. Stop by the Youth Services desk or call (630) 368-7700 to register today! 



Monday, September 25, 2017

K - Storytime Arts & Crafts

Are you nuts about books & art? Join Miss Brigitte for this creative story time! We will read a story & create an art project inspired by the book. Stop by the Youth Services desk or call (630) 368-7700 to register today! 



Saturday, September 23, 2017

Perler Bead Emoji Madness!!


Join us in using small beads to create a variety of emojis on Saturday, September 30 at 1pm. Stop by or call (630) 368-7700 to register today!  



Friday, September 22, 2017

Saturday Morning DVD Stories



Come watch some classic stories in our Youth Room this Saturday at 11am! All ages welcome.



Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Miss Julia's Infant LapSit


Join Miss Julia as she guides parents of those little ones not yet walking through songs, finger plays, and more! Stop by the Youth Services desk or call (630) 368-7700 to register today! Sponsored by the Friends of OBPL. 




Wednesday, September 13, 2017

FREE SAT Practice Test

Come take a FREE (yes, FREE!) SAT practice exam, sponsored by C2Education on Saturday, September 23 from 10-1:30pm. C2 offers a real world test environment, allowing students to better understand the testing process so please bring a calculator, some pencils & a snack. Stop by the Youth Services desk or call (630) 368-7700 to register today! Space is limited.



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Teen Community Service Opportunities

Are you looking for ways to better serve your community? Do you need volunteer service hours? Do you just like helping people? Sign up to assist with programs and take part in events! Stop by the Youth Services desk or call (630) 368-7700 to sign up today!



Sunday, September 10, 2017

K-2 Storytime Arts & Crafts

Are you nuts about books & art? Join Miss Brigitte for this creative story time! We will read a story & create an art project inspired by the book. Stop by the Youth Services desk or call (630) 368-7700 to register today! 



Saturday, September 9, 2017

Improv Playhouse Stone Soup


Let your child enjoy the magic of theater! Come enjoy a morning of laughs, music, and mime provided by the Improv Playhouse Saturday, September 16 at 11 am. Stop by the Youth Services Desk or call (630) 368-7700 to register today! Sponsored by Friends of OBPL. 


Friday, September 8, 2017

Saturday Morning DVD Stories



Come watch some classic stories in our Youth Room this Saturday at 11am! All ages welcome.



Thursday, September 7, 2017

September Books & Bites

   

Would you enjoy discussing a good book with friends while indulging in a tasty snack? This month we will be reading Slob by Ellen Potter. Snacks provided! See the Circulation Desk for a copy of the book. Recommended for grades 4 & up.




Lego League September

Join us on September 14 from 6-7pm for a creative hour of building, teamwork & STEM skills. Legos provided & ages 5 & up welcome! Stop by the Youth Services desk or call (630) 368-7700 to register today! 



Toddling 2s & 3s

Your 2 or 3 year old will surely enjoy this interactive story time presented by Miss Theresa. Activities include reading books, playing with flannel boards, enjoying music & a simple craft. Children must be age 2 by September 1, 2017. Parents accompany children in this program. Stop by the Youth Services desk or call (630) 368-7700 to register today! 



Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Miss Julia's Infant LapSit


Join Miss Julia as she guides parents of those little ones not yet walking through songs, finger plays, and more! Stop by the Youth Services desk or call (630) 368-7700 to register today! Sponsored by the Friends of OBPL. 




Friday, August 25, 2017

Oak Brook Library Youth Service Programs: Fall 2017


Falling leaves, cool weather, too many pumpkin spice-flavored things...you know it's that time of year again.

Access our fall brochure by clicking HERE.


To reserve a spot in our events, call: 1-(630)-368-7733

Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett

Summer Reading may be over, but that doesn't mean it's time to stop reading! Start off your school year with Chasing Vermeer! Join us for an open discussion about the book with snacks on Thursday, August 31st. We have copies of the book available at the circulation desk. 


Friday, August 11, 2017

Summer Bingo

Join us for the last session of Summer Bingo before school starts. Bingo starts at 3pm in the Friends Meeting Room. It is available for all ages and everyone walks away with a prize! 

Reading by Desgin End of Summer Celebration

Help us wrap up a successful summer with our 
End of Summer Celebration!

Saturday, August 12 1-2pm 
Friends Meeting Room

The button maker will make another appearance and everyone will have a chance to create their own buttons! There will also be temporary tattoos, book mark designing, and sugar cookie decorating with Pinstripes of Oak Brook!

We hope to see you there!! 

Registration Required.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Summer Reading Raffle Winners

Summer Reading has come to an end with over 250 participants!


Pictured here are the participation gears each child received for completing a level of 3 hours (or more!) during the summer. Each child had an opportunity to fill out up to five gears, or 15-20 hours of reading. Good job, everyone!


Once a child completed all 5 levels of the Summer Reading challenge they were entered into a raffle to win prizes. Congratulations to all of our raffle winners!












Friday, August 4, 2017

Summer Reading Ends Tomorrow!

Saturday, August 5th is the last day to turn in your logs for Summer Reading! 
Remember, you can pick up the prizes you earned and mark your place on our gear wall. Any completed logs will be considered for our Grand Prizes! 


Monday, July 31, 2017

Last Week of Summer Reading

Summer Reading ends this Saturday, August 5th! There is still a little time to finish up your reading log and turn it in before Summer Reading ends. When you turn in your log you will have a chance to collect any prizes that you have earned and add your gears to our wall. 


Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cat in the Hat Storytime

This is your chance to meet Cat in the Hat himself! This fun storytime will feature Dr. Suess favorites, crafts, and 
Cat in the Hat. 

Friday, July 28 at 11am
Please register. 


Monday, July 24, 2017

Magyk by Angie Sage

Get Ready to Discuss!
This month we are discussing Magyk by Angie Sage! If you haven't picked up a copy yet, they are available at the circulation desk. Our open discussion with snacks will be this Thursday, at 4pm.


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dupage Children's Museum

The Dupage Childrens Museum is bringing the Museum to the library!! This interactive program will allow children to play, learn, discover, and so much more.


Thursday, July 20 
10-11am or 11-12pm
Geared towards ages 0-5
Please register

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Lego League July

Everyone who participated in the July Lego League had a great time! Some choice builds this month were Adam's fire truck environment as well as Lalida's house! Check out all of the cool builds here & in person in our lobby. See everyone next month on August 17 at 6:30pm! (Please register.)  








STEM: Build It

Friday, July 14
10:30-11:30
Ages 4 & Up

This program is focused on design and creativity. It allows children to build their fine motor skills while being engineers themselves. We will have Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, and K'nex available. 

We hope to see you there! Please register. 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Summer Reading

There is still about 1 month left of Summer Reading! If you haven't signed up already, stop by the Youth Services desk to sign up and pick up your log sheet. Participants are free to choose their own books and are accountable for the time they spend reading. They will earn prizes along the way!


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

As part of the Youth Services new “Make It Your Own” program, A.J.  Smith is our inaugural participant! He wanted to share his love of the Geronimo Stilton series with fellow patrons of OBPL! Come & check out his display & to see how YOU can Make It Your Own at the Youth Services desk! 



Monday, July 3, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Youth Bingo

Spend you're Friday afternoon with us at Youth Bingo!
June 30 at 3pm
Friends Meeting Room

We have a huge variety of prizes and everyone walks away a winner! We'll see you there!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Make It Your Own

Special thanks to our friends for setting up our new display in youth services.

This team's theme: Fantasy.


Thank you for your awesome service.

If you or your friends want to make a book display for youth or teen services, please give us a call at 1(630)-368-7733. Tell us your idea, and we look forward to your future display.


Wonder by RJ Palacio

Have you read Wonder
Whether you loved it or not, join us for an open discussion and snacks. If you haven't read it yet, stop by the Circulation desk to pick up a copy today. 

June 29 at 4pm
#ChooseKind

 
Remember, the movie comes out this Fall! 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Reading

There is still plenty of time to sign up and take part in our Summer Reading Program!
Summer Reading helps prevent Summer Slide, where students lose some of their academic achievement gains throughout the summer. 

Our summer reading programs allows participants to choose the books they want to read and keeps track of the time spent reading throughout the summer. As additional incentive, there are prizes they can earn along the way! 

Not sure what books to read this summer? Ask our Youth Services Librarians for help finding the right book for your reader! 


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Exotic Wildlife Santuary

June 9th @ 2pm
Friends Meeting Room


This interactive wildlife program will feature animals from all over the world! Participants will learn about the important role these animals play in the world, conservation, and the importance of preservation while seeing the animals up close and personal.

Register today! 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Sign Up for Summer Reading Today!

Summer Reading starts today! 
Stop in right after school lets out to sign up, get your log, and learn about the fun prizes you can earn along the way. Summer Reading is open for Pre-K through 12th Grade! 


Friday, May 26, 2017

Library Closed

The Library will be closed Sunday, May 28 and 
Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. 



This also marks the start of our summer hours. We will be closed every Sunday through Labor Day. Please contact the Youth Services desk for any questions, or visit the library website for more information. 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Summer Programs

The Summer Programs Brochure is now available in the Program Brochures tab, on the OBPL website, and at the Youth Services Desk.

Over the next week, Miss Theresa will be visiting every class at Brook Forest, and each student will be given a program brochure as well, be sure to check their backpack! 
Call the Youth desk or stop in to sign up for programs, all summer long. 

Summer Reading starts on June 5th! We will be Reading by Design all summer long, so look forward to Maker programs, Coding, STEM, Storytimes, Chess, the Dupage Children's Museum, and much more! 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Volunteer Times Posted!

Our Teen Volunteer page has been updated with Summer Volunteer times. Volunteering can start for those entering 6th Grade & Up!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Window Art

We are getting ready for 

Summer Reading!


This weekend 14 kids painted the windows in our Youth area as part of our Maker Madness program. The artwork is all themed around reading in the summer and our theme Reading By Design. We love their creativity! Come see all the different windows done by these budding artists!