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Programs

Programs which require registration are limited to Warrenville Library cardholders until one week prior to the program when registration will be open to the general public. To register, visit the Information Desk, call 630/393-1171 x100 or register online.

Activities

Tech Club
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m., Ages 8 – 12
September 3, October 1, November 5
The Library is home to a host of cool devices and other tech toys that we can't wait to share with you. Each month, Tech Club will test out some of these as we explore a different theme. In September, we will try out the greenscreen, the selfie stick and the smartphone lenses for our Photo and Video theme. In October, our theme will be Making, and we'll build and invent with the Snap Circuits, the Little Bits and the Makey Makey. Finally, November's theme will be Tablet Fun, where our giant Nabi Dreamtab and Osmo set will transform tablets into collaborative tools for learning and fun. Sign up for one session or join us for all three. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Lego Time
Friday, September 25, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Ages 7 – 12
Monday, October 12, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Ages 7 – 12
We bring the Legos, you bring your imagination and maybe a friend or two! Come build with us for these two special school break Lego events. Registration is required. Click here to register.

  

Snap Circuits
Saturdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Ages 7 – 12
September 26, October 24
Lego fans will love Snap Circuits, a colorful building set that lets kids safely and easily experiment with electricity. From building simple machines like an electric light to more complex projects like a motion detector or an AM radio, the Snap Circuits program will strengthen basic physics concepts for your young engineer in a creative, hands-on environment. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Maker Fest
Monday, October 12, 2 – 3:30 p.m. , Ages 10 – 16
Tweens and teens are all invited to our special Columbus Day Maker Fest. Whether you prefer crafty pursuits like knitting and drawing or more high-tech building options like Little Bits and Makey Makey, you'll find a station to ignite your inner innovator. What will you create? Registration is required. Click here to register.

Reading & School

Nature-Telling
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m., Ages 2 –5
September 9, October 14, November 11
Children ages two to five, along with an adult caregiver, are invited to join a naturalist from the Lincoln Marsh to listen to a nature-themed story and participate in a related craft and/or activity. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Book Bunch
Thursdays, 4:30 - 5 p.m., Ages 6 – 8
September 10, October 8, November 12
Join us for activities including book talking, crafts and games. Bring your favorite books or explore new ones. Come read with us and share in the fun. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Paws for Tales
Saturdays, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Grades K – 2
September 12, October 10, November 14
​Young readers in Kindergarten through second grade build their confidence by reading aloud to a certified dog in a non-judgmental, supportive environment. Call 630/393-1171 x100 to sign up for a 15-minute session with a certified dog and volunteer team from the Naperville Area Humane Society. Bring your own books or choose from a wide variety of picture books and easy readers all about pets. Young readers will take home a host of goodies, including stickers, coloring pages and a new book that is theirs to keep.

 

Crafty Kids
Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Ages 2 – 5 
September 16, October 21, November 18 
Kids and parents are invited to join us for stories and a themed craft perfect for displaying on the fridge back home. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Story Styles
Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m., Ages 8 – 12 
September 17, October 15, November 19
More than just a book club, this new program will explore stories in many media, including short film, written fiction, games and more. Participants will celebrate their favorite kinds of stories through fun activities, share their personal favorites and gain a deeper understanding of how stories are constructed. Each month's program will center around a different genre: fantasy in September, scary stories in October and mystery in November. Come share your expert knowledge on your favorite type of story, or reach outside your usual and explore something new! Registration is required. Click here to register.

Storytimes

Family Storytime
Tuesdays, September 8 – November 17, 10 a.m., All ages
Drop in for a few stories, some rhymes, songs and finger plays.

 

Toddler Time
Thursdays, September 10 – November 19, 10 a.m., Ages 1½  – 3
Children ages 18-36 months enjoy singing, dancing, stories, finger plays and playtime.

 

Swingin’ Storytime
Mondays, September 14 – November 16, 6:30 p.m., All ages
Swing, sway, jump and dance to the beat of stories with a blend of rhythm and songs.

 

Pajama Jam Storytime
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., Ages  3 – 7
December 3, 10, 17
During the busy month of December, what could be better than to wind down and cuddle up in your jammies for a bedtime story and a song? Bring the whole family for this new good-night storytime.

Special Events

Superhero Training Camp
Saturday, August 29, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Ages 3 – 8
Calling all superheroes! Join us at our superhero training camp. We will leap over tall buildings, run an obstacle course, battle some villains and make superhero masks. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Where’s Waldo? Contest
September 1– 30, Grades K – 5
Waldo and his friends are wandering around the Juvenile Non-Fiction section. Can you find them? Entry forms will be available at the Information Desk. Turn in your completed form for a small prize.

 

Talk Like a Pirate Day
Saturday, September 19, 10:30 a.m. – noon, Ages 3 – 8
Join us in this celebration of Pirates. We will read a story, have some treats, make some crafts and parade around the Library. Twinkles, the friendly balloon artist, will be on hand to make you a parrot pal. Don’t forget to dress like a Pirate. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Fall Festival
Saturday, October 17, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., Ages 3 – 8
Welcome Fall with creative leaf designs and pumpkin crafts. Listen to stories about Fall fun. Enjoy donuts and apple juice. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

Trick or Treat
Saturday, October 31, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
All are welcome to come to the Library on Halloween to Trick or Treat. Non-candy choices are also provided.

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Friday, November 13, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Stuffed Animal Drop-off, Ages 3 – 8
Saturday, November 14, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Stuffed Animal Pick-Up
Find out what your stuffed animals do at a sleepover. Bring a teddy bear or other stuffed animal to the Library for a fun sleepover on Friday, November 13. Pick your stuffed friend up on Saturday, November 14 and receive a picture of what they did during their sleepover. Be sure to bring a stuffed friend that will not be missed for a night. Registration is required. Click here to register.

 

 

 

**If you need assistance in the library, ask us! We’re happy to help. If you require ADA accommodations for a Library program or event, please notify the Library office at least two weeks in advance at 630/393-1171 x118.

 

** Attendance at Library programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for Library publicity purposes.

 

 

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