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

March 16 , 2015

Registration for Wiggles & Giggles, Special Needs Story Time, Story Time, and Music & Movement with Mary begins at 8:30 a.m on March 16, 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 MARCH 16th. 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: $18 per family for 6 weeks due by 3/25/2015. 
 
Story Time, Polish/English Story Time, Special Needs Story Time, Music & Movement with Mary and Wiggles & Giggles sessions begin the week of March 30, 2015.

STORYWALK
December 2014- April 2015
 


Visit the StoryWalk at Sendra Park, 14727 S. Green Brier Lane, Homer Glen, for a great family outdoor experience! A new book, The Bear's Song by Benjamin Chaud takes you to the wilderness and the city of Paris. Library mascots, Libby and Barry, encourage you to move and groove along the StoryWalk trail!

THE SMART MONEY IS ON YOU!
April 6-26

Drop in to see a great display of money from around the world and other fun money activities. The Bank Guessing game, the Money Hog game, and a Price is Right game will challenge you to use your money smarts. Or you may want to take a careful look at coins using a magnifying glass to see all the details and learn what the images on the coins mean. Lots of Money Smart activities await you at the library. 

Sponsored by BMO Harris   

LEGO CLUB
April 28, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Grade K - 6

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

No registration required.

MOTHER'S DAY CRAFT
April 29-May 10

Make a fabulous, flower craft for mom! 
One per child while supplies last. 

POKEMON

April 29, 2015

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. 


STORY EXPLORERS BOOK CLUB
May 6, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Grades 3, 4, & 5

Calling all boys and girls, 3rd through 5th grades, with an adult friend. Come and explore books filled with humor, adventure, mystery and more. Books available in the KidZone department.

Registration required.

BINGO!
May 7, 2015
4:30 P.M.

All ages, under 6 with adult

A fun hour of everyone's favorite game and candy prizes!

No registration required. 

MOTHER'S DAY TREASURES
THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015
7:30 P.M.
Create a pretty post-it note cover and a beautiful, ribbon bookmark with a vintage flair! Bring home your treasures in a gift bag. 

Registration and $5.50 fee required. Limit 20. Ages 8 - 14.

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


BOARD GAME CENTRAL
May 9, 2015
11:00 a.m.

All ages, under age 6 with adult

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

No registration required.

HONORING OUR HEROES

May 11 - 23                        

Show your appreciation for the heroes in your life. Add your personal note to the flag in the Youth Services department to commemorate that special person. 

No registration required. 

One per child.


MOTHER/DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB
May 11, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Grades 3, 4, & 5

Girls 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. Books available in the KidZone department.

Registration required.

CHESS CLUB
May 13, 2015
5:00 p.m.

Chess players: Grade 1 & up
Checker 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.

CRAFTERNOONS
May 19, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Using chalkboard paint and a metal tray, create a cool memo board. Also, personalize a candle using your own artwork which you transfer with heat.  

Ages 8 - 12

Limit 12

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.

LEGO CLUB
May 20, 2015
7:00 p.m.

Grade 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
May 21, 2015
4:30 p.m.

Grades 5 - 8

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

Registration required.

CHILDREN'S CINEMA
May 23, 2015
12:00 p.m.

All ages, children under 3 with adult.

Limit 32

Join us for these fun children's films in the Family Activity Room.

No registration required.


TERRIFIC, TASTY TRICERATOPS!

May 26- June 6                  

Whoever guesses closest to the number of things in the piñata without going over, wins!

One entry per child.

 


LEGO CLUB
May 26, 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.

SUPER FAB LAB- GPS/GEOTRACKING
May 27, 2015
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Grades 4 - 6

Limit 16, minimum 5. 

The U of I Extension program offers the third in series of fun science activities.

How does the Garmin in your car work? How can your phone tell you where you took a picture? Learn about how the Global Positioning System and how the   satellites in the sky work together to pinpoint your location. We will also learn how you can use GPS devices to go on a treasure hunt.                                             

Registration and fee of $2 per session.

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


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