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 WIGGLES & GIGGLES
Spring: March 28 - May 2, 2017
Tuesdays @ 10:45 A.M.
 
 
This program may be enjoyed by all children up to 35 months but is especially designed for children with special needs challenges. It combines books, songs, movement, and  activities to encourage reading readiness. 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.                  
Required registration begins on January 9, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m. for the winter sessions. Registration for the spring sessions begins on March 13, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.

SIMPLY STORIES
Spring 2017
March 29 @ 10:30 A.M.
April 5 
@ 10:30 A.M.
April 12 @ 10:30 A.M.
April 19 @ 10:30 A.M.
April 26 @ 10:30 A.M.
May 3 @ 10:30 A.M.
Join the fun! Stop in to share stories, rhymes and songs. We will sing, talk, read and play to nurture early literacy skills.
 

Everyone is welcome. Children 3 and under with adult.
No registration is required. Limit 30.

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT WITH MARY @ HOMER LIBRARY
Spring: March 29 - May 3, 2017
Wednesdays @ 11:30 A.M. or 12:30 P.M. 
 
 
 
Required registration begins on January 9, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m. for the winter sessions. Registration for the spring sessions begins on March 13, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.
 
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 $18 per family for the each 6 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:
Spring: March 27 - 
May 4, 2017
Mondays @ 9:30 A.M. & 1:00 P.M.
Tuesdays @ 9:30 A.M. & 1:00 P.M.

 
Registration is required. Limit 15. 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. Limit 15. Children must be 3 years old at the time of registration.

Required registration begins on January 9, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m. for the winter sessions. Registration for the spring sessions begins on March 13, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.

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 encourage reading readiness.
Wiggles and Giggles programs are offered:
Spring: March 27 - May 4, 2017
Mondays @ 10:45 A.M.
Wednesdays @ 9:30 A.M.
Thursdays @ 9:30 & 10:30 A.M.
 
Registration is required. Limit 10 children. This program is for children up to 35 months with a caregiver.

Required registration begins on January 9, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m. for the winter sessions. Registration for the spring sessions begins on March 13, 2017 @ 8:30 a.m.









SPRING PROGRAM BROCHURE FOR KIDS
There are lots of fun programs, shows and activities going on at the library this winter and spring. Here is the 2017 Spring Program Brochure for Kids.
SPRING PROGRAM REGISTRATION
March 13, 2017

Registration for Story Time, Polish Story Time, Wiggles & Giggles, Special Needs Story Time and Music & Movement with Mary begins at 8:30 a.m on March 13, 2017. 
 
Wiggles & Giggles: welcomes children up to 35 months with adult. Encourages reading readiness with simple stories, finger plays, rhymes and movement activities.
 
Music & Movement with Mary: for ages up to 5 with adult. Fee: $18 per family for 6 weeks due by 3/22/2017. 
 
Story Time welcomes children ages 3, 4 & 5 to share terrific tales and accompanying craft. Designed to develop essential early literacy skills and get children ready to read.

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 13th, 2017. To register for other programs, please scroll to the date of the program for the registration form. 

STORYWALK CHALLENGE
December 2016 - April 2017
 

Visit the StoryWalk trail at Sendra Park
(14727 S. Greenbrier Lane)
The new book is Winter is for Snow by Robert Neubecker. 

ART DISPLAY
March 1 - April 1, 2017

You are invited to a special exhibition of artwork created by Homer Junior High students. Featured are a selection of two and three dimensional art pieces.

STORY EXPLORERS BOOK CLUB
March 8, 2017
RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 15th

7:00 P.M.
Grades 3 - 5

Calling all boys and girls with an adult friend. Come and explore books filled with humor, adventure, mystery and more. Book available in YS department. 
Registration required.

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING PROGRAMS
March 13, 2017
8:30 A.M.

Registration for Story Time, Polish Story Time, Wiggles & Giggles, Special Needs Story Time and Music & Movement with Mary begins at 8:30 a.m on Monday, March 13, 2017.

STORY EXPLORERS BOOK CLUB
March 15, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Grades 3 - 5


Calling all boys and girls with an adult friend. Come and explore books filled with humor, adventure, mystery and more. Book available in YS department. 
Registration required.

LEGO CLUB
March 15, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Ages 5 - 12

We supply the bricks-you bring your imagination. Your creations will be on display for everyone to see!
No registration required.

BEAR GUESSING JAR
March 20, 2017
All ages

This bear is stuffed full of fun! Guess the number of items in the jar. The person with the closest guess will take home the jar.
One entry per person.

TWEEN TECH AND TINKER
March 20, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Grades 5 - 8
Limit 12

Sweet Science: experiment with candy!
Registration required for each session.

CRAFTERNOONS
March 21, 2017
4:30 P.M.
Age 8 - 12
Limit 12


Use string art to create your initial and add a decorative element to any room!
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.

DOC MCSTUFFINS
March 23, 2017
5:00 P.M.
Ages 3 - 7
Limit 12

The Doctor is in! Receive your doctor's certificate after successfully completing your Medical Training (games), Practicing Medical Skills (craft), Testing Prescriptions (snack).
Registration and $2 fee required.
Payment is due one week in advance of the event or child's registration will be removed. Deadline for cancellation, with refund, is one week prior to the event.

LEGO CLUB
March 28, 2017
4:30 P.M.
Ages 5 - 12

We supply the bricks-you bring your imagination. Your creations will be on display for everyone to see!
No registration required.

POKEMON
March 29, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 P.M.

Ages 6 - 13
Limit 20


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

SPRING SIGNPOST CRAFT
April 3 - 15, 2017
All ages

All roads lead to a springtime adventure! Have fun making a DIY springtime craft and use it to decorate year after year! 
One per child while supplies last.

DAVE HERZOG PRESENTS: CAPTAIN CRANKY & HIS CREW!
April 4, 2017
6:30 P.M.
All ages, children 5 and under w/adult.

Join Captain Cranky and his Crew for a musical, marionette variety show. The show was originally created for Navy Pier where it played for over 500 performances. The show is 45 minutes followed by meet and greet with the audience.
No registration.

YOUTH HORTICULTURE WORKSHOP
April 10, 2017
4:30 - 5:30 P.M.
Ages 7 -13
Limit 16, minimum 5

Pollinator Power!
Just what is the yellow powder in every flower? Pollen! Pollination is amazing and it is the reason we have most of the plants on earth and the food we eat. Come join the Will County Master Gardeners for a fun, hands on program to learn all about pollination and the animals that make it possible. Everyone will make and take a pollinator hotel for their garden at home.
Registration & fee of $2 per session required.
Payment is due one week in advance of the event or child's registration will be removed. Deadline for cancellation with refund is one week prior to the event. 

MOTHER/DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB
April 10, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Suggested 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. Book available in YS department.
Registration required.

CHESS CLUB
April 12, 2017
5:00 P.M. 
Chess players: Ages 6 & up
Checker players: Ages 5 & up

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

Registration recommended.

STORY EXPLORERS BOOK CLUB
April 12, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Grades 3 - 5

Calling all boys and girls with an adult friend. Come and explore books filled with humor, adventure, mystery and more. Book available in YS department.
Registration required.

BINGO
April 13, 2017
4:30 P.M. 
All ages under 6 w/adult

A fun hour of everyone's favorite game and candy prizes!
No registration.

CLUES FOR CLIFFORD
April 17 - 30, 2017
All ages

Clifford the Big Red Dog is taking over the Kidzone! Join the hunt to find hidden Clifford pictures and mystery clues. Solve the puzzle then enter your name for a chance to win the Clifford prize drawing. 
One entry per person.

TWEEN TECH AND TINKER
April 17, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Grades 5 - 8
Limit 12

Sphero: arcade play!

Registration required for each session.

LEGO CLUB
April 19, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Ages 5 -12

We supply the bricks- you bring your imagination. Your creations will be on display for everyone to see!
No registration required.

TEACH KIDS TO SAVE - SAVVY SHOPPER
April 24, 2017
4:30 - 6:00 P.M.
Grades 4 - 6 & all Junior Girl Scouts
Limit 30

Like money? Love to shop? Let's get together to explore spending, saving, shopping tips and maybe stories about shopping disasters! Snacks and some surprises will be part of an afternoon of financial fun! Jr. Girl Scouts will complete all of the requirements to earn the Savvy Shopper Badge. Badge not included. 
Registration required.
Sponsored by Countryside Bank

CRAFTERNOONS
April 25, 2017
4:30 P.M.
Ages 8 - 12
Limit 12


Make decorative napkins for mom!

Registration & $2 fee per session 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.

STAR WARS ORIGAMI
April 26, 2017
6:30 - 7:30 P.M.  
Ages 6 - 13
Limit 12

May the folds be with you! Star Wars fans will create origami figures of iconic characters. No experience necessary. 
Registration required

MOTHER'S DAY MOBILE
May 1 - 14, 2017
All ages

This Mother's Day craft is a great way to show how much you appreciate your mom! Write down all the things you love about your mom and hang them on this special mobile. Color it for a great Mother's Day gift. 
One per child while supplies last.

MOTHER/DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB
May 8, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Suggested 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. Book available in YS department.
Registration required.

CHESS CLUB
May 10, 2017
5:00 P.M.
Chess players: ages 6 & up
Checker players: ages 5 & up

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

STORY EXPLORERS BOOK CLUB
May 10, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Grades 3 - 5

Calling all boys and girls with an adult friend. Come and explore books filled with humor, adventure, mystery and more. Book available in YS department.
Registration required.

BINGO
May 11, 2017
4:30 P.M. 
All ages, under 6 w/adult

A fun hour of everyone's favorite game and candy prizes!
No registration.

REMEMBERING OUR HEROES
May 15 - 27, 2017

Did you know that Memorial Day is a holiday to commemorate the heroes who gave their lives to defend our country?

We invite you to take a toy soldier as a reminder to think about them, those who are actively serving and those who have served.

The Memorial Day National Moment of Remembrance asks Americans everywhere to pause for a moment of silence at 3:00 p.m. 


One per child while supplies last.

YOUTH HORTICULTURE WORKSHOP
May 15, 2017
4:30 P.M.
Ages 7-13
Limit 16, minimum 5

Let's Grow a Pizza!

Pizza is one of everyone's favorite foods...but did you know that you can grow a pizza in a container? Join the Will County Master Gardeners for a fun, hands on pizza garden planting project. You will learn all about the ingredients that come from the garden and how they make it to your pizza. Each participant will make and take a contatiner garden that has all the vegetables to make a homemade pizza. Recipes will be provided. 
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.

TWEEN TECH AND TINKER
May 15, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Grades 5 - 8


Cubelets Robot Blocks: brilliantly build and transform with cubelets!

Registration required for each session.

CRAFTERNOONS
May 16, 2017
4:30 P.M.
Ages 8 - 12
Limit 12

No sew t-shirt tote bag.
 
Registration required. 
Payment is due one week in advance or child's registration will be removed. Deadline for cancellation, wtih refund, is one week prior to the event.

LEGO CLUB
May 17, 2017
7:00 P.M.
Ages 5 -12

We supply the bricks- you bring your imagination. Your creations will be on display for everyone to see!
No registration required.

PATRIOTIC KEY CHAIN CRAFT
May 23, 2017
4:30 P.M.
Ages 8 - 13
Limit 15

Show your patriotic spirit! Have a blast creating a red, white and blue key chain with beads and satin cording. Then wear your key chain to add some patriotic flair!
Registration 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.

POKEMON
May 24, 2017
6:30 - 8:30 P.M.
Grades K - 8
Limit 20

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

WORLDS STRONGEST DAD CRAFT
May 30 - June 10, 2017
All ages

Let your dad know how awesome he is! Make him a World's #1 Best Dad craft. 
One per child while supplies last. 

LEGO CLUB
May 30, 2017
4:30 P.M.
Ages 5 -12

We supply the bricks - you bring your imagination. Your creations will be on display for everyone to see!
No registration required.

HOLIDAY WIGGLES AND GIGGLES
December 7, 2017
10:30 A.M.
Children 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.

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