• Summer Story Times
    Summer Story Times

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

  • Farmer's Market Story Times
    Farmer's Market Story Times

    The Second Thursday of Each Month    11:30 a.m.       

    June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10

    Come visit us select Thursday mornings at the Clarendon Hills Farmer’s Market!  Grab a treat at the market, bring a blanket to sit on, and listen to some fun stories, songs and rhymes.

  • Summer Reading Challenge: June 3 - July 31
    Summer Reading Challenge: June 3 - July 31

    Reading is Timeless Library Summer Reading Challenge.  Keep track of the days that you read this summer for prizes!  

  • Reading Buddies
    Reading Buddies

    Big Reading Buddies are students entering 5th grade and up who help Little Reading Buddies entering grades 1-2 learn to love reading.  Registration for Reading Buddies is between May 27 - June 5.

  • 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.   

  • Preschool Art Story Time
    Preschool Art Story Time

    Join us on June 14 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.  

  • Tiny Tot Art
    Tiny Tot Art

    Come with your tiny tot on June 5 at 10 a.m. for songs, a story and an art project.  For ages 15-36 months with an adult.

  • Little Builders
    Little Builders

    Drop in for some block play on Thursday, June 6 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.

  • READ to the Dogs
    READ to the Dogs

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

  • SCARCE presents the 3R's
    SCARCE presents the 3R's

    Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle presentation on June 11 at 1 pm.

  • Sand Art
    Sand Art

    Sign up for a 30-minute time slot to make your own sand art creations on June 17 between 2-4:30 pm.

  • Talewise/Science Heroes Presents Adventure of the Lost Treasure
    Talewise/Science Heroes Presents Adventure of the Lost Treasure

    Don’t miss this exciting and interactive STEM learning adventure on June 20 at 4 p.m. 

  • Build a Seahorse
    Build a Seahorse
  • The Spoon Man
    The Spoon Man

    A spoonful of family fun with the Spoon Man on June 25 at 4 p.m.

  • Teddy Bear Picnic Day
    Teddy Bear Picnic Day

    Bring your favorite teddy bear and a blanket on July 10 at 10 am for a special story time on the back lawn of the library.

  • Stuffed Animal Sleepover
    Stuffed Animal Sleepover

    Bring your stuffed animal for stories and activities on July 18 at 7 pm.  Let them spend the night at the library and then pick up your friend the next day.

  • Crosstown Exotics Bug and Reptile Show
    Crosstown Exotics Bug and Reptile Show

    Fun show for the whole family on July 25 at 7 pm.

  • Nerf Party
    Nerf Party

    Nerf Party on July 27 from 10 am - 12 pm for ages 10-14.

  • Let the Games Begin!  The Origins of Sports
    Let the Games Begin! The Origins of Sports

    Histories for Kids presents this history of sports program on July 30 at 11 am.


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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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