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.


MUSIC AND MOVEMENT WITH MARY @ HOMER LIBRARY
June 22, 2016
June 29, 2016
July 13, 2016

Wednesdays @ 11:00 A.M. - 11:30 P.M. 
 
 
 
Registration for the new three week session begins June 6, 2016.
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.
Registration and fee of $9 per family for the full three week session required.  
Payment is due one week in advance of the class or child's registration will be removed. 
Deadline for cancellation, with refund, is one week prior to the event. 

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:
Monday, June 20, 27 & July 11 @ 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, June 22, 29 and July 13 @ 9:30 a.m.
 
No registration is required. Limit 30. Children must be 3 years old at the time of registration.
 
Polish-English Storytime is offered on Thursday, June 23, 30 and July7 at 1:30 p.m.  No registration is required. Limit 30. 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.
Wiggles and Giggles programs are offered:
March 28 - May 5, 2016
Monday, June 20, 27 and July 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 23, 30 and July 14 at 10:30 a.m.
 
Registration is required. Limit 10 children. This program is for children up to 35 months with a caregiver.









SUMMER PROGRAM REGISTRATION
June 13, 2016

Registration for Story Time, Wiggles & Giggles, Special Needs Story Time and Music & Movement with Mary begins at 8:30 a.m on June 13, 2016. 
 
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 6/15/2016. 
 
Story Time welcomes children ages 3, 4 & 5 to share terrific tales and accompanying craft.

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 13th, 2016. To register for other programs, please scroll to the date of the program for the registration form.  

STORYWALK CHALLENGE
April - August 2016
 

Visit the StoryWalk trail at Sendra Park (14727 S. Green Brier Lane). The new book is Dog Vs. Cat by Chris Gall. 
Take the StoryWalk Challenge!

Register for the Summer Reading program beginning June 13 through July 23 at the library. Questions pertaining to the StoryWalk will be on the reading log, visit the StoryWalk and answer the three questions! Return your completed StoryWalk Challenge questions to the library and earn an additional entry in the Summer Reading prize drawings! 

PATRIOTIC TURTLE CRAFT
May 23 - June 4, 2016
 
Wearing a patriotic top hat and shell covered in stars and stripes, you will love piecing together this craft! 
One per child. While supplies last. 

LEGO CLUB
May 31, 2016
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.

FATHER'S DAY TOOL CHEST CRAFT
June 6 - June 18, 2016
 
Show Dad that he is #1 with this awesome craft! 

“I made this little toolbox just for you. It’s to thank you for everything you do. On this special day, I just wanted to say, Happy Father’s Day, Dad! I love you!”

 
One per child. While supplies last.

CHESS CLUB
June 8, 2016
5:00 P.M.
Chess players: Grade 1 & up
Checker players: 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.

BINGO
June 9, 2016
4:30 P.M.


A fun hour of everyone's favorite game and candy prizes!
No registration required. All ages, under 6 with adult.

YOUNG SCHOOL TEACHERS READ!
June 10, 2016
10:30 A.M.
Limit 30


Drop by and share stories with a guest reader from Young School’s teaching staff!
No registration required. 

CRAFTERNOONS: SUMMER SMASH BOOK
June 14, 2016
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Ages 7-12
Limit 16

Kids will learn a quick way to gather memories, learn about journaling, organizing materials, and scrapbooking techniques.
Registration
and $2 fee required.
Payment is due one week in advance or child's registration will be removed. Deadline for cancellation, with refund, is one week prior to the event.

THE TORTISE AND THE HARE RACE AGAIN
June 15, 2016 
11:00 A.M.
All ages, under 5 with adult.


This production, by the Joliet Junior College Children's Theatre, retells the familiar tale of the Tortoise and the Hare with a contemporary twist.
 
Show lasts 40 minutes with Q & A to follow.
 
No registration required.

LEGO CLUB
June 15, 2016
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.

READ, LEAD, SUCCEED! PUPPET SHOW
June 16, 2016
1:00 P.M.
All ages, under 5 with adult.


Guaranteed to be the funniest race you have ever seen! Chris McBrien's famous ventriloquist characters will perform new skits and make you laugh until your sides hurt! The entire audience gets involved with word games, illusions and mime activities!
No registration required.

INSIDE THE LINES: COLORING FOR KIDS
June 16, 2016
7:00-8:00 P.M.

Ages 7-12
Limit 16


Do you enjoy coloring? We will supply the coloring pages, colored pencils and markers! Relax and enjoy the new coloring craze!
Registration required.

PAW PATROL PROGRAM
June 20, 2016
1:00 p.m.
Ages 3-7
Limit 18 
The Pups of Paw Patrol are all about helping their community! Lets learn some of these service skills and earn our Paw Patrol Badge.
Registration and $2 fee required.

 

YOUNG SCHOOL TEACHERS READ!
June 24, 2016
10:30 A.M.

Limit 30

Drop by and share stories with a guest reader from Young School’s teaching staff!
No registration required. 

YOUNG SCHOOL TEACHERS READ!
July 8, 2016
10:30 A.M.
Limit 30


Drop by and share stories with a guest reader from Young School’s teaching staff!
No registration required. 

INSIDE THE LINES: COLORING FOR KIDS
July 14, 2016
7:00-8:00 P.M.
Ages 7-12
Limit 16


Do you enjoy coloring? We will supply the coloring pages, colored pencils and markers! Relax and enjoy the new coloring craze!
Registration required.

YOUNG SCHOOL TEACHERS READ!
July 22, 2016
10:30 A.M.
Limit 30


Drop by and share stories with a guest reader from Young School’s teaching staff!
No registration required. 

LEGO CLUB
August 30, 2016
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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