EBOOKS AND ONLINE RESOURCES

TUMBLE BOOK CLOUD JUNIOR

Access TumbleBook here.

TumbleBookCloud Junior, for grades 3-6, contains early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audio books and new National Geographic videos. TumbleBooks' one-of-a-kind Read-Along format combines the flexibility of an ebook with full-length professional narration and sentence-by-sentence highlighting so kids can follow along.   


EBOOKS FOR KIDS

Access ebooks for kids here.

Download children’s ebooks and audiobooks from home.


NOVELIST K-8

 

 Access NoveList K-8 here.
NoveList K-8 helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Search for reading suggestions based on authors, books, or plots you like.

WORLD BOOK ONLINE FOR KIDS

Access World Book Online here.

World Book Online for Kids is a great general reference site developed especially for children. The site offers simple navigation, easy-to-read articles, multimedia, and lots of games, interactive tools, and activities.


SPECIAL NEEDS STORY TIME
Tuesdays   10:45-11:30 A.M.
January 27 - March 3, 2015
 
 
This program may be enjoyed by children ages 1 to 3 years old but is especially designed for children with special needs challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and  activities. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of the library’s other story times, this inclusive program may be just what you are looking for! Children must attend with a parent or caregiver.                  

Registration required.


SIMPLY STORIES
Jan. 28, 2015 @ 10 A.M. 
Feb.   4, 2015 @ 10 A.M. 
Feb. 11, 2015 @ 10 A.M. 
Feb. 18, 2015 @ 10 A.M. 
Feb. 25, 2015 @ 10 A.M.
Mar.   4, 2015  @10 A.M.
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Apr.   1, 2015 @ 10 A.M. 
Apr.   8, 2015 @ 10 A.M.
Apr. 15, 2015 @ 10 A.M.
Apr. 22, 2015 @ 10 A.M. 
Apr. 29, 2015 @ 10 A.M.
May   6, 2015 @ 10 A.M.

 
Stop in for some terrific tales, rhymes, action verses and songs.
 
Join the fun! Stop in to share stories, rhymes, and songs. 
Everyone is welcome but children 3 and under must attend with an adult.
                     
No registration is required.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT WITH MARY @ HOMER LIBRARY
January 28 - March 4, 2015
Wednesdays @ 11:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
and 12:30 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.



Registration for the new six week session begins January 12, 2015.
 
This class, for ages 0-5 years, offers creative music and movement activities to develop and stimulate an early love of music. The classes are limited to 10 children with a parent or caregiver who must attend.

Fee:  $18 per family for the full six week session. Registration and fee are due one week in advance of the class. 

Deadline for cancellation with refund is one week prior to the event. Payment may be made through e-pay on the library website or in person at the library. No refunds after January 28, 2015.
 

STORYTIME
For children ages 3, 4 and 5. Introduces children to books and reading with stories and crafts that help develop early literacy and listening skills.
 
Classes are offered on:
 
Monday at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 
Tuesday at 9:30 and 1:00 p.m. 
 
Registration is required. Children must be 3 years old at the time of registration.
 
Polish-English Storytime is offered on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Registration is required. Children must be 3 years old at the time of registration.

Wiggles and Giggles
 
This early literacy program is designed to enhance the parent-child relationship through shared enjoyment of play! Each half hour themed session will be a time of simple stories, fingerplays, bouncing rhymes, music and movement to stimulate your child's growth.
 
This program is for children up to 35 months and a caregiver.
 
Wiggles and Giggles classes are offered on:
 
Mondays at 10:45 a.m.
Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
 
Registration is required.









REGISTRATION FOR PROGRAMS

June 8 , 2015

Registration for Shake, Rattle and Roll (Wiggles & Giggles) and Music & Movement with Mary begins at 8:30 a.m on June 8, 2015. 

See the library home page and click on the EVENTS tab for registration information. Registration forms for the above programs may be found on June 8th. To register for other programs, please scroll to the date of the program for the registration form.  
 
Shake, Rattle and Roll (Wiggles & Giggles): welcomes children up to 35 months.

Music & Movement with Mary: for ages up to 5 with adult. Fee: $9 per family for 3 weeks due by 6/10/2015. 
 
Check schedule for dates of Music & Movement with Mary and Shake, Rattle and Roll (Wiggles & Giggles) sessions.

STORYWALK
April - August 2015
 

Visit the StoryWalk at Sendra Park, 14727 S. Green Brier Lane, Homer Glen, for a great family outdoor experience! A new book, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett has been installed. Library mascots, Libby and Barry, encourage you to move and groove along the StoryWalk trail!

BUTTERFLY LIFE CYCLE ACTIVITY

June 23 - July 3

All Ages                     

Check out the Monarch caterpillars and cocoons on display. Learn some fun facts, complete and turn in the Butterfly Life Cycle worksheet for a special treat.                        

No registration required.   

 


POLISH STORYTIME
June 25, 2015
1:30 P.M.

Ages 3, 4 & 5

Thematic tales, rhymes, songs and movement.

No registration required.

ART WORKSHOP: A VISUAL MUSIC EXPERIENCE
June 25, 2015
6:30 - 8 P.M.

Ages 8-13
Limit 25

As a variety of music plays, young artists make creative choices as they paint 3 musical notes. Children take home 3 mounted pieces of art.

Registration & $4 fee required.
Payment is due one week in advance of the event. Deadline for cancellation with refund is one week prior to the event.

YOUNG TEACHERS READ
June 26, 2015
10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Drop by and share stories with guest readers from Young School's teaching staff! Today's readers are Cheryl Neylon and Karen Kraynak.
  
No registration required.
Limit 30.

BABYSITTING CLASS
June 27, 2015
10:30 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.

Ages 10 & up
Limit 20

Learn basic first aid, diaper changing and how to assume the leadership role of a babysitter. Please bring a doll to class.

Registration and $20 fee required.
Payment is due one week in advance. Deadline for cancellation with refund is one week prior to the event.


STORYTIME - READ TO THE BEAT
June 29, 2015
9:30 A.M.

Ages 3, 4 & 5

Thematic tales, rhymes, songs and movement.

No registration required.

WIGGLES AND GIGGLES - SHAKE, RATTLE AND READ!
June 29, 2015
10:30 A.M.

Up to 35 mos. with adult
Limit 10

Designed to enhance the parent-child relationship through shared enjoyment of simple stories, finger-plays, bouncing rhymes, music and movement activities.

Registration required.


SIDEWALK ARTISTS
June 29, 2015
12:30 P.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Ages 4 & up

Limit 25

Show off your talent! Create chalk art drawings on the Library's sidewalks. Everyone will enjoy our outside art gallery.

Registration required.
Rain date: July 6th@12:30.


SHOES & SHIPS & SEALING WAX PUPPET SHOW
June 29, 2015
7:00 P.M.

All ages

Join us for a wonderful puppet show. Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax. Featured are stories of the Pied Piper, a comedy sketch by Edgar Allen Poe and Casey at the Bat.

No registration required.
Sponsored in memory of Joyce March.

LEGO CLUB
June 30, 2015
4:30 P.M.

Grades K  - 6

We supply the bricks-you bring your imagination. Your creations will be on display for everyone to see!

No registration required.


READ WITH ROVER
June 30, 2015
7:00 P.M.

Limit 8 per day. 
1 child per dog.

Spend 15 minutes with a sweet, friendly Therapy Dog. Children may practice their reading skills and increase confidence with the gentle, attentive, registered Therapy Dogs.
 
Registration required. Call 708-301-7908 or stop in to sign up.

STORYTIME - READ TO THE BEAT
July 1, 2015
10:00 A.M.

Ages 3, 4 & 5

Thematic tales, rhymes, songs and movement.

No registration required.

MUSIC & MOVEMENT
July 1, 2015
11:00 A.M.

Up to age 5, with adult
Limit 10 children

This class offers creative music and movement activities to develop and stimulate an early love of music.

Registration and $9 fee per family required for 3 weeks.

Payment is due one week in advance. Deadline for cancellation with refund is one week prior to the event.


Registration required.


WIGGLES AND GIGGLES - SHAKE, RATTLE AND READ!
July 2, 2015
10:30 A.M.

Up to 35 mo. with adult
Limit 10

Designed to enhance the parent-child relationship through shared enjoyment of simple stories, finger-plays, bouncing rhymes, music and movement activities.

Registration required.


POLISH STORYTIME
July 2, 2015
1:30 P.M.

Ages 3, 4, & 5

Thematic tales, rhymes, songs and movement.

No registration required.


ELECTRIC CREATIONS WORKSHOP
July 6, 2015
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Grades 3 - 5

Learn the basics of electricity & how to add light to your craft or building projects! Make an LED "throwie", electrified origami and light up play dough!

Registration & $2 fee required. 
Payment is due one week in advance. Deadline for cancellation with refund is one week prior to the event.
Sponsored by U. of I. Extension Services

U OF I 3D PRINTER
July 8 and 9 from 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
and July 10 from 10:30 - 1:00 P.M.

Age 11 - 14
Limit 15

Use new technologies to show off your creative side! At this 3 day camp,learn about 3-D printing and how it can be used to make almost anything! Use a paper cutter to create 3-D and 2-D designs. With materials found at home, learn how to make LED lights! Take home multiple creations during the week.

Cost: $30
Register on U of  I website at:
https://goo.gl/avo2c4

CHESS CLUB
July 8, 2015
5:00 P.M.

Chess: Grade 1 & up
Checkers: age 5 & up

Practice your chess or checkers skills! Come and join other kids for an hour of fun! Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join their children!

Registration recommended.

YOUNG TEACHERS READ
July 10, 2015
10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Drop by and share stories with guest readers from Young School's teaching staff! Today's readers are Cindy Bickelman and Jen Theissing.

No registration required.
Limit 30.

STORYTIME - READ TO THE BEAT
July 13, 2015
9:30 A.M.

Ages 3, 4, & 5

Thematic tales, rhymes, songs and movement.

No registration required.

WIGGLES AND GIGGLES - SHAKE, RATTLE AND READ!
July 13, 2015
10:30 A.M.

Up to 35 mos. with adult
Limit 10

Designed to enhance the parent-child relationship through shared enjoyment of simple stories, finger-plays, bouncing rhymes, music and movement activities.

Registration required.

TOTALLY COOL TOOL KIT
July 13, 2015
2:00 P.M.

Ages 5 - 12
Children under 8 with adult

Using glue, hammer, nails and paint, build a cool tool box of your own. Please bring a hammer.

Registration required.

RALPH'S WORLD - YOUNG SCHOOL
July 14, 2015
1:00 P.M.

All ages

Ralph's World is the mega-fun musical planet where kids rock-rock-rock and dance-dance-dance! Ralph Cover sings and plays solo acoustic guitar bringing lots of energy, a healthy dose of pure silliness and fun for all!

Location: Young School
Sponsored in honor of Mike & Peg Finnegan


STORYTIME - READ TO THE BEAT
July 15, 2015
10:00 A.M.

Ages 3, 4, & 5

Thematic tales, rhymes, songs and movement.

No registration required.

MUSIC & MOVEMENT
July 15, 2015
11:00 A.M.

Up to age 5 with adult
Limit 10 children

This class offers creative music and movement activities to develop and stimulate an early love of music.

Registration and $9 fee per family required for 3 weeks.

Payment is due one week in advance. Deadline for cancellation with refund is one week prior to the event.


LEGO CLUB
July 15, 2015
7:00 P.M.

Grades K-6

We supply the bricks-you bring your imagination. Your creations will be on display for everyone to see!

No registration required.

WIGGLES AND GIGGLES - SHAKE, RATTLE AND READ!
July 16, 2015
10:30 A.M.

Up to 35 mos. with adult
Limit 10

Designed to enhance the parent-child relationship through shared enjoyment of simple stories, finger-plays, bouncing rhymes, music and movement activities.

Registration required.


BAILY COOK'S REPTILES AND MORE
July 16, 2015
7 - 8 P.M.

Ages 7 - 12
Limit 20

Have you ever wanted to be able to identify some species from around the world? Meet some awesome creatures from geckos to skinks! Learn about their dies, habitats, anatomy and roles within their own unique ecosystem.

Registration required.

YOUNG TEACHERS READ
July 17, 2015
10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Drop by and share stories with guest readers from Young School's teaching staff! Today's readers are Val Olmstead, Megan Bailey and Carole Zurales.

No registration required.
Limit 30.

CHILDREN'S CINEMA
July 18, 2015
12:00 P.M.

All ages, under 3 with adult
Limit 32

Join us for a fun children's film in the Family Activity Zone Room.

Annie

No registration required.


STORYTIME - READ TO THE BEAT
July 20, 2015
9:30 A.M.

Ages 3, 4 & 5

Thematic tales, rhymes, songs and movement.

No registration required.


WIGGLES AND GIGGLES - SHAKE, RATTLE AND READ!
July 20, 2015
10:30 A.M.

Up to 35 mos. with adult

Designed to enhance the parent-child relationship through shared enjoyment of simple stories, finger-plays, bouncing rhymes, music and movement activities.

Registration required.


ELITE DANCE STUDIO: THE RHYTHM OF DANCE

July 21, 2015

11:00 a.m.

All Ages

Elite Dance Academy of Homer Glen presents an exciting dance performance followed by a class demonstration for kids (and caregivers too!). Through imagination, props, and storytelling we will see, hear, and feel the rhythm of dance. Come join us in our KidZone!


CRAFTERNOONS
July 21, 2015
4:30 P.M.

Ages 8 - 12
Limit 12

EAR BUD "RAP" - Keep your ear buds tangle-free and stylin'.

Registration & $2 fee per session required. 
Payment is due one week in advance. Deadline for cancellation with refund is one week prior to the event.

STORYTIME - READ TO THE BEAT
July 22, 2015
10:00 A.M.

Ages 3, 4 & 5

Thematic tales, rhymes, songs and movement.

No registration required.


YU-GI-OH
July 22, 2015
CANCELED

Grades K-8
Limit 16.

Calling all Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiasts! Bring your own cards to the library to battle, share ideas and trade.

YOUNG TEACHERS READ
July 24, 2015
10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Drop by and share stories with guest readers from Young School's teaching staff! Today's readers are Stephanie Wierenga and Jane Schultz.

No registration required.
Limit 30.

SPECIAL NEEDS STORY TIME
July 28, 2015
10:30 A.M.

Up to 35 mos. with adult
Limit 15 children

This program is designed for children with special needs challenges. It combines, books, songs, movement and music activities. If you child has difficulty sitting through one of the library's other story times, this program may be just what you are looking for.

Registration required.

LEGO CLUB
July 28, 2015
4:30 P.M.

Grades K - 6

We supply the bricks-you bring your imagination. Your creations will be on display for everyone to see!

No registration required.

SPECIAL NEEDS STORY TIME
August 4, 2015
10:30 A.M.

Up to 35 mos. with adult
Limit 15 children

This program is designed for children with special needs challenges. It combines books, songs, movement and music activities. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of the library's other story times, this program may be just what you are looking for!

Registration required.

SPECIAL NEEDS STORY TIME
August 11, 2015
10:30 A.M.

Up to 35 mos. with adult
Limit 15 children

This program is designed for children with special needs challenges. It combines books, songs, movement and music activities. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of the library's other story times, this program may be just what you are looking for!

Registration required.

CHESS CLUB
August 12, 2015
5:00 P.M.

Chess: Grade 1 & up
Checkers: Age 5 & up

Practice your chess or checkers skills! Come and join other kids for an hour of fun! Parents and caregivers are encouraged to join their children.

Registration recommended.

CHILDREN'S CINEMA
August 15, 2015
12:00 P.M.

All ages, under 3 with adult
Limit 32

Join us for a fun children's film in the Family Activity Zone Room.

Back to the Future 2

No registration required.


LEGO CLUB
August 19, 2015
7:00 P.M.

Grades K - 6

We supply the bricks-you bring your imagination. Your creations will be on display for everyone to see!

No registration required.

LEGO CLUB
August 25, 2015
4:30 P.M.

Grades K - 6

We supply the bricks-you bring your imagination. Your creations will be on display for everyone to see!

No registration required.


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