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 13, 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:
March 28 through May 3, 2016
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. from March 31 - May 5, 2016. 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.
Wiggles and Giggles programs are offered:
March 28 - May 5, 2016
Mondays at 10:45 a.m.
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Registration is required. Limit 10 children. This program is for children up to 35 months with a caregiver.









SPRING PROGRAM REGISTRATION
March 14, 2016

Registration for Story Time, Wiggles & Giggles, Special Needs Story Time and Music & Movement with Mary begins at 8:30 a.m on March 14, 2016. 
 
Wiggles & Giggles: welcomes children up to 35 months.
 
Music & Movement with Mary: for ages up to 5 with adult. Fee: $18 per family for 6 weeks due by 3/23/2016. 
 
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 March 14th, 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! 

MOTHER'S DAY MIRROR CARD
April 25 - May 8, 2016
Use markers or crayons and your imagination to decorate a Mother's Day card. Your mirrored card will make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift.                                                    
 
One per child while supplies last.
 

HONORING OUR HEROES
May 9, 2016

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.

MOTHER DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB
May 9, 2016
7:00 P.M.
Suggested  grades 3 - 5


Drizzle by K. D. Van Cleve

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 YS department.
No registration required.

READY, SET, GROW! - HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT HERB?
May 10, 2016
4:30 P.M.
Ages 7 - 13
Limit 16


Ready, Set, Grow!
Youth Gardening Workshop Series #4 - Have You Heard About Herb?

 
What plants make our foods so delicious and flavorful—herbs! Herbs and spices all come from plants. Come learn all about how they grow, what they smell like and take an herb plant home to grow!

Presentation by a Master Gardener from the University of Illinois Extension Services of Will County. 
  
Registration & $2 fee required. Supplies provided. 

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

CHESS CLUB
May 11, 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.

STORY EXPLORERS BOOK CLUB
May 11, 2016
7:00 P.M.
Suggested grades 3, 4, & 5


Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

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

BINGO
May 12, 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.

CRAFTERNOONS
May 17, 2016
4:30 P.M.
Ages 8 - 12
Limit 12

Baseball Pillow- Hey Batter….swing at this cute baseball  pillow...it’s sure to be a “Hit!”
Registration and $2 fee required.
Payment is due one week in advance of the event. Deadline for cancellation with refund is one week prior to the event. 

LEGO CLUB
May 18, 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.

TWEEN SCENE
May 19, 2016
4:30 - 5:30 P.M.
Grades 5 - 8


Do you enjoy hanging out at the library? Come to Tween Scene!

IT'S A SURPRISE! 
Do you like surprises? Join us for an hour of FUN!


Encouraging discovery and imagination through clever crafts, games, science and more!
 
Registration required. Limit 12.

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.

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