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.
September 30 - November 18, 2014
 
 
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
Oct. 1, 2014 @ 10 A.M. 
Oct. 8, 2014 @ 10 A.M. 
Oct. 15, 2014 @ 10 A.M. 
Oct. 22, 2014 @ 10 A.M. 
Oct. 29, 2014 @ 10 A.M.
Nov. 5, 2014  @10 A.M.
Nov. 12, 2014 @ 10 A.M.
Nov. 19, 2014 @ 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
October 1 - November 19, 2014
Wednesdays @ 11:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
and 12:30 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.



Registration for the new eight week session begins September 15, 2014.
 
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:  $24 for the full eight week session. Payment may be made through e-pay on the library website or in person at the library. Your registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the fee. No refunds after September 30, 2014.
 









REGISTRATION FOR PROGRAMS

September 15 , 2014

Registration for Wiggles & Giggles, Special Needs Story Time, Story Time, and Music & Movement with Mary begins at 8:30 a.m. 

See the library home page and click on the EVENTS tab for registration information. Registration forms for the above programs may be found on SEPTEMBER 15th. To register for other programs, please scroll to the date of the program for the registration form.  
 
Wiggles & Giggles: welcomes children up to 35 months.
 
Story Time: welcomes children ages 3, 4, and 5.

Music & Movement with Mary: for ages up to 5 with adult. Fee: $24 per family for 8 weeks due by 9/24/2014. 
 
Story Time, Polish/English Story Time, Special Needs Story Time, Music & Movement with Mary and Wiggles & Giggles sessions begin the week of September 29.

STORYWALK
August - December 2014
 


Visit the StoryWalk at Sendra Park, 14727 S. Green Brier Lane, Homer Glen, for a great family outdoor experience! A new book, Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson will put you in the mood for autumn. Library mascots, Libby and Barry, encourage you to move and groove along the StoryWalk trail!

WHOOO'S COOL AND READY FOR SCHOOL GUESSING JAR
September 1 - 14

Whooo-ever guesses closest to the number of things in the jar without going over wins!

One entry per child.

CHESS CLUB
September 10, 2014
5:00 P.M.

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

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

Registration recommended.

BOARD GAME CENTRAL

September 13, 2014   11:00 A.M.

All ages, under 6 with adult

Drop in for an hour of fun! Families and friends can enjoy playing board games together. 

No registration required.


FALL OWL CRAFT
September 15 - 28

Whoooo wants to craft a cute fall fowl? Fly in and create your ow feathered friend.

One per child while supplies last.

CRAFTERNOONS
September 16, 2014
4:00 P.M.

Ages 8 - 12

Limit 12

Braid a bold bracelet with popular Paracord!

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

LEGO CLUB
September 17, 2014
7:00 - 8:00 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.

TWEEN SCENE
September 18, 2014
4:30 P.M.

Grades 5 - 8

So you enjoy hanging out at the library? Come to Tween Scene! Encourage discovery and imagination through clever crafts, games, science and more!

No registration required.

SCREENINGS ON SATURDAY
September 20, 2014
12:00 P.M.

All ages, children under 3 with adult.

Limit 32

Join us for this fun children's film in the Family Activity Room. Please call the library at (708) 301-7908 for movie title.

Can you guess the film?

Clue- a small trash collecting robot falls in love with a fancy white robot and embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind.

No registration required.

BABYSITTING CLASS
September 27, 2014
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. 

FIRE SAFETY WEEK CRAFT
September 29 - October 12

Have fun creating and remember to be safe around fire.

One per child while supplies last.

STORY WALK CHALLENGE
September 29 - November 2

A new book, Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, has been installed at Sendra Park, 14727 S. Greenbrier Lane. Stop by the Youth Services desk to pick up your three question challenge sheet. Enjoy reading the book, answer the questions and return to the library for a prize and to be entered in the StoryWalk Challenge prize drawing!


LEGO CLUB
September 30, 2014
4:30 - 5:30 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.

POKEMON
October 1, 2014
6:30 - 8:30 P.M.

Grades K - 8

Limit 16

Calling all Pokemon enthusiasts! Bring your own cards to the library to battle, share ideas and trade.

Registration required.

DIY: MASON JAR TREASURES
October 2, 2014
7:00 P.M.

Ages 9 - 12

Limit 12

Enjoy creating simple and sweet treasures made from mason jars! Adding your personal touch will inspire you to look at these glass jars in a whole new light. Please wear clothes suitable for painting

Registration and $3 fee per person required.
Payment is due one week in advance. Deadline for cancellation with refund is one week prior to the event.

MOTHER/DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB
October 6, 2014
7 P.M.

Grades 3, 4 & 5

Girls in grades 3-5 and their mothers or other significant women in their lives are welcome to share the love of reading together in this inspiring club. Discuss an assigned book and create a simple craft.  Book available in YS department after Sept. 8.

Registration required.

CHESS CLUB
October 8, 2014
5:00 P.M.

Chess players: Grade 1 & up
Checker players: Age 5 and up

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

Registration Recommended.

STORY EXPLORERS BOOK CLUB
October 8, 2014
7 P.M.

Grades 3, 4 & 5 with adult

Calling all boys and girls, 3rd thru 5th grade, with an adult friend. Come and explore books filled with humor, adventure, mystery and more.  Book available in YS department after Sept. 8.

Registration required.

SUPER FAB LAB
October 9, 2014
4 - 5:30 P.M.

Grades 4 - 6

Limit 16

Megan Walsh returns from U of I bringing a series of three fun science activities.

Session # 1- Build and blast off a rocket!

Registration and fee of $2 per session or $5 for all three sessions required. 
Payment is due one week in advance. Deadline for cancellation with refund is one week prior to the event. 

DIETARY & MASSAGE TECHNIQUES TO AID DIGESTION FOR KIDS
October 9, 2014
7:00 P.M.

Adult with child

Limit 15

Does your baby or child suffer from constipation, reflux, gas or poor digestion? Valerie Miller, PT, and Cindy Kedzierski, dietician, will be providing infant massage techniques and dietary suggestions to help with these issues. Parents/Caregivers, please attend with your child so massage techniques can be practiced.

Registration Required.

BOARD GAME CENTRAL

October 11, 2014

11:00 A.M.

All ages, under 6 with adult

Drop in for an hour of fun! Families and friends can enjoy playing board games together. 

No registration required.


FIRE SAFETY DAY AT THE LIBRARY
October 13, 2014

Learn about fire safety! Come along for some crafting and other fun, fire safety activities too!

No Registration Required.

IT'S A BOOK HAUNT!
October 13 - 31, 2014

All ages

It's so easy to do, it's spooky! Pick up a reading long, complete and return it to the library by October 31 for a frightfully fun prize!

CRAFTERNOONS
October 14, 2014
4:00 P.M.

Ages 8 - 12

Limit 12

Paint and create wonderful wooden pumpkins!

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


LEGO CLUB
October 15, 2014
7:00 - 8:00 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.

TWEEN SCENE
October 16, 2014
4:30 P.M.

Grades 5 - 8

So you enjoy hanging out at the library? Come to Tween Scene! Encourage discovery and imagination through clever crafts, games, science and more!

No registration required.

INCREDIBLE BATS SHOW!
October 21, 2014
7:00 P.M.

All ages - to be presented in the KidZone.

Homer Library is going batty! Get ready for a not so spooky show learning about bats.  If you are really good, you may even get to pet one!

Sponsored by Illinois American Water.

No Registration required. 

CAPED CRUSADER COSTUME PARTY!
October 23, 2014
4:00 - 5:00 P.M.

Ages 4 - 8

Limit 15

Come step out of the shadows to celebrate Batman's 75th anniversary.  Dress up as your favorite Super Hero.  Create your own comic, make a mask, have a super snack and more!

Registration required.

SCREENINGS ON SATURDAY

October 25, 2014
12:00 P.M.

All ages, children under 3 with adult.

Limit 32

Join us for this fun children's film in the Family Activity Room. Please call the library at (708) 301-7908 for movie title.

Can you guess the film?

Clue- a deceased dachshund, a science lab, and a lightening bolt spark up this not so spooky animated feature!
  
No registration required.

FIND THE ASTEROID
October 27 - Nov. 9

Search the galaxy far and wide for the hidden asteroid.  Find it and return to the Youth Services desk for an out of this world reward!

LEGO CLUB
October 28, 2014
4:30 - 5:30 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.

TRICK OR TREAT
October 31, 2014
10:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Wear your costume to the library on Halloween and collect a sweet treat!

STORY EXPLORERS BOOK CLUB
November 5, 2014
7 P.M.

Grades 3, 4 & 5 with adult

Calling all boys and girls, 3rd thru 5th grade, with an adult friend. Come and explore books filled with humor, adventure, mystery and more.  Book available in YS department.

Registration required.

SUPER FAB LAB
November 6, 2014
4 - 5:30 P.M.

Grades 4 - 6

Limit 16

Megan Walsh returns from U of I bringing a series of three fun science activities.

Session # 2- Engineer and design with marshmallows!

Registration and fee of $2 per session or $5 for all three sessions required.
Payment is due one week in advance. Deadline for cancellation with refund is one week prior to the event.

BABYSITTING CLASS
November 8, 2014
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. 

LEGO GUESSING JAR
November 10 - 23

Guess closest without going over to win an out of this world prize!

One entry per child.

MOTHER/DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB
November 10, 2014
7 P.M.

Grades 3, 4 & 5

Girls in grades 3-5 and their mothers or other significant women in their lives are welcome to share the love of reading together in this inspiring club. Discuss an assigned book and create a simple craft.  Book available in YS department.

Registration required.

HOW TO COOK A TURKEY ACCORDING TO KIDS
November 10 - 30, 2014

November means fall leaves, football, pilgrims, pumpkin pie and TURKEY!!! Come to the library and share your recipe to cook a turkey. Recipe sheets will be provided and displayed in the Family Activity Zone. Your little culinary genius may surprise you and give you some chuckles and inspiration for your next turkey dinner!

CHESS CLUB
November 12, 2014
5:00 P.M.

Chess players: Grade 1 & up
Checker players: Age 5 and up

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

Registration Recommended.

BOARD GAME CENTRAL

November 15, 2014

11:00 A.M.

All ages, under 6 with adult

Drop in for an hour of fun! Families and friends can enjoy playing board games together. 

No registration required.


CRAFTERNOONS
November 18, 2014

4:00 P.M.

Ages 8 - 12

Limit 12

Fashion a fabulous felt pennant!

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

LEGO CLUB
November 19, 2014
7:00 - 8:00 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.

TWEEN SCENE
November 20, 2014
4:30 P.M.

Grades 5 - 8

So you enjoy hanging out at the library? Come to Tween Scene! Encourage discovery and imagination through clever crafts, games, science and more!

No registration required.

FAMILY READING NIGHT P.J. PARTY
November 20, 2014
7:00 P.M.

Put on your pajamas for a Family Reading Night celebration at the library.  We will share some great stories and refreshments.

No registration required.

SCREENINGS ON SATURDAY
November 22, 2014
12:00 P.M.

All ages, children under 3 with adult.

Limit 32

Join us for this fun children's film in the Family Activity Room. Please call the library at (708) 301-7908 for movie title.

Can you guess the film?

Clue- the daughter of a Native American chief, falls in love with an English captain in this animated adventure story.

No registration required.

COLOR A GINGERBREAD HOUSE CRAFT
November 24 - December 7

Decorate your own sweet gingerbread house ornament to take home for the holidays. 

One per child while supplies last.

THANKSGIVING BREAK BONANZA!
November 24, 2014
10:00 - 10:45 A.M. 
and
1:30 - 2:15 P.M.

All ages

Come play BINGO in the Family Activity room!

No registration required. 

THANKSGIVING BREAK BONANZA!
November 25, 2014
1:30 P.M.

All ages

Limit 32

Enjoy a movie in the Family Activity room!

Can you guess what the film is? 

Clue- characters that are built from little colored blocks come to life in this animated feature!

No registration required.

LEGO CLUB
November 25, 2014
4:30 - 5:30 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.

THANKSGIVING BREAK BONANZA!
November 26, 2014
11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

All ages

Drop by to create a scarecrow or decorate an apple scratch craft. 

One per child while supplies last.

ELF ON THE SHELF AT THE LIBRARY
December 1 - 23

Our Elf comes straight from the North Pole, sent by Santa himself, to watch that all the children are being good! During Noel's stay at library he always has a lot of fun and finds a little mischief along the way! Visit every day to see what Noel is up to each day!


FAIRY TEA PARTY
December 2, 2014
7:00 P.M.

Ages 5 - 12

Dress in your finest fairy outfit then meet Jade, the Flightless Fairy! She will read her new books, sing and listen to your wishes while you have your picture taken. You may even buy her books for $15 each and have her autograph them! Enjoy a snack fit for a fairy princess along with other fabulous, fun activities. 

Registration required. 


STORY EXPLORERS BOOK CLUB
December 3, 2014
7 P.M.

Grades 3, 4 & 5 with adult

Calling all boys and girls, 3rd thru 5th grade, with an adult friend. Come and explore books filled with humor, adventure, mystery and more.  Book available in YS department.

Registration required.

BELIEVE IN THE MAGIC
December 4, 2014
10:00 A.M.

Up to 35 months with adult

Limit 12 children

Friends and families, join us for some terrific tales to get you in the holiday spirit!

Registration required. 

BOARD GAME CENTRAL

December 6, 2014

11:00 A.M.

All ages, under 6 with adult

Drop in for an hour of fun! Families and friends can enjoy playing board games together. 

No registration required.


SCREENINGS ON SATURDAY
December 6, 2014
12:00 P.M.

All ages, children under 3 with adult.

Limit 32

Join us for this fun children's film in the Family Activity Room. Please call the library at (708) 301-7908 for movie title.

Can you guess the film?

Clue- a boy, a train, a magical bell and Santa!

No registration required.

HAPPY HOLIDAY PRIZE DRAWING

December 8 - 21

Enter the drawing for a chance to take home the sensational, seasonal, prize filled tote! 

One entry per child.


MOTHER/DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB
December 8, 2014
7 P.M.

Grades 3, 4 & 5

Girls in grades 3-5 and their mothers or other significant women in their lives are welcome to share the love of reading together in this inspiring club. Discuss an assigned book and create a simple craft.  Book available in YS department.

Registration required.

HOLLY JOLLY STORY TIME
December 9, 2014
1:00 P.M. 
and
7:00 P.M.

All ages, children under 3 with adult

Limit 15 children

Jingle all the way to the library for some festive tales and a snowy craft that will set the mood for a white Christmas!

Registration required.

CHESS CLUB
December 10, 2014
5:00 P.M.

Chess players: Grade 1 & up
Checker players: Age 5 and up

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

Registration Recommended.

LEGO CLUB
December 10, 2014
7:00 - 8:00 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.

SUPER FAB LAB
December 11, 2014
4 - 5:30 P.M.

Grades 4 - 6

Limit 16

Megan Walsh returns from U of I bringing a series of three fun science activities. 

Session #3 - Crime Scene Investigation!

Registration and fee of $2 per session or $5 for all three sessions required.
Payment is due one week in advance. Deadline for cancellation with refund is one week prior to the event. 


HOLIDAY SHOW- THE MELIKIN PUPPETS
December 13, 2014
11:00 A.M.

All ages

Start a family holiday tradition! Join us for two wonderful stories: The Shoemaker and the Elves and The Night Before Christmas presented by the talented Melikin Puppet theatrical company.

Sponsored in memory of Joyce March.

No registration required.


CRAFTERNOONS
December 16, 2014
4:00 P.M.

Ages 8 - 12

Limit 12

Craft a trio of terrific ornaments!

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

POLISH CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS
December 17, 2014
6:30 P.M.

Grades K - 5

Limit 14

Presented in Polish and English, come learn Polish traditions, make decorations, try a Christmas delicacy, and sing Polish carols. 

Registration required. 

TWEEN SCENE
December 18, 2014
4:30 P.M.

Grades 5 - 8

So you enjoy hanging out at the library? Come to Tween Scene! Encourage discovery and imagination through clever crafts, games, science and more!

No registration required.

SCREENINGS ON SATURDAY
December 20, 2014
12:00 P.M.

All ages, children under 3 with adult.

Limit 32

Join us for this fun children's film in the Family Activity Room. Please call the library at (708) 301-7908 for movie title.

Can you guess the film?

Clue- When the "Man in the Red Suit" falls down their chimney, an 8-reindeer sleigh and a suit with instructions to put it on if he's involved in an accident is all that is left. The dad puts on the suit and the sleigh takes him to the North Pole where he is informed that he is now Santa.

No registration required.

COWBOY SNOWMAN CRAFT
December 22 - January 4

All ages

Yee haw! Drop by and create your own cool cowboy snowman. 

One per child while supplies last. 

SEARCH FOR THE MYSTERY BOOK

August 18 - 30, 2014

The Mystery of the Missing Pets book is hidden somewhere in the KidZone. Find it and bring it to the Youth Services desk for a reward!


LEGOS

August 20, 2014

7:00 - 8:00 P.M.

Drop in and make a fun Lego creation for display at the library.

No registration required.


LEGOS

August 26, 2014

4:30 - 5:30 P.M.

Drop in and make a fun Lego creation for display at the library.

No registration required.


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