• Winter Reading Challenge: January 8 - February 29

    We challenge you to read this winter - for fun and for prizes - by joining our online Youth Winter Reading Challenge! 

  • Spring Story Times
    Spring Story Times

    Join us for Story Time this spring.  Registration is not required for these Story Times. 

  • Take It Tuesday
    Take It Tuesday

    First come, first serve!  Take It Tuesday activity bags will be available on a table in the vestibule of the library until supplies run out on the last Tuesday of the month from January - May.   

  • Tiny Tot Art

    Come with your tiny tot on March 6 at 10 a.m. for songs, a story and an art project.  For ages 15-36 months with an adult.

  • Preschool Art Story Time

    Join us on March 8 at 10 a.m. for a creative art story time!  We will read a story and then do a craft project inspired by the book.  

  • READ to the Dogs
    READ to the Dogs

    Join us in-person for Read to the Dogs on Thursday, March 7 between 6:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Little Builders

    Drop in for some block play on Thursday, March 7 at 10:30 a.m.  We'll have a variety of blocks such as Mega Bloks, jumbo blocks and more available for your little ones to build with.

  • Language Labs Presents Language Story Times

    Introduce your little one to a new language as we enjoy songs, stories, and a craft presented by teachers from The Language Labs.

  • Happy Leap Day!

    All day long anyone can leap over to the library to search for the hidden leaping animals in the Youth Department.  Hop on over for a special Story Time at 10:30 a.m. OR 4 p.m.

  • Oreo Cookie Day!

    Celebrate Oreo Cookie Day on March 6 at 4 p.m.  For students in grades 3-6.

  • Wags to Whiskers

    DuPage County Animal Services presents this program for students in grade K-3 on Monday, March 18 at 4 p.m.

  • Animal Crackers Day

    Celebrate Animal Crackers Day on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. with stories, activities and a craft.

  • Dance Classes Presented by Innovation Arts Connection

    Hippity Hoppers: Ages 5-8 on Friday, April 26  3:30 p.m.

    Discover Dance & Stories:  Walkers - 6 years old on Tuesday, May 7  10 a.m.

  • Plant Craft in the Garden

    Join us between 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the library's garden on May 18 (during The Friends of the Library Plant Sale) to decorate your own flowerpot! 


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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Clarendon Hills Library challenges newborns, toddlers, and preschoolers to read 1,000 books before kindergarten!

Reading aloud to a child is one of the best ways to help develop important early literacy skills which will prepare them for kindergarten.  It is also a great way to bond with your child and to encourage a love of reading!

Stop by the Youth Services desk to register and to pick up your child's reading challenge activity book.  Visit the Beanstack app or website to start logging the books read!  The activity book works hand-in-hand with the Beanstack software.

Create Beanstack Account and Register for the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge

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