Niles District Library January programs

Published 6:27 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Niles District Library is offering a variety activities and events for children and teens in January.

January Library Programs for Kids

• Toddler Dance Party — A dance party for ages 18 months — 5 years old. Caregivers and toddlers are welcome to join us for music and dancing from 10:30-11 a.m. in the Storytime Room on the second Saturday of the month, Jan. 11.

• Storytime — Storytime will be held at 6:30 p.m. every second Tuesday evening, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday. Join us for the magic box, three stories, songs, poems, finger-plays, a hand stamp and a craft. The theme for January is “The Color Blue.”

• Squealers — Squealers is a baby lap-sit program, designed for birth to 18 months, and meets every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Join us for stories, nursery rhymes, songs, baby sign language, age appropriate toys, and bubbles.

• Squigglers — Squigglers is a lap-sit program, for ages 18 months to 3 years old, will be held at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. every Wednesday. Join us for stories, the calendar song, a zoo phonics character, marching band, and a coloring sheet to take home.

• Tween Book Club — Kids ages 8-12, join us for games, book discussion, and snacks from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the Classroom. Because of the winter holiday vacation, the group will be meeting on the first, second, and fourth Thursday of this month. On Jan. 2, we will be discussing “Wildwood” by Colin Meloy, and on Jan. 9, “Savvy” by Ingrid Law will be up for discussion. Then on Jan. 23, we will be discussing “A Tangle of Knots” by Lisa Graff. Stop by the Youth Services Desk to sign up and receive your copy of the book.

• Chess Club — Chess Club is for all ages and ability levels. Want to learn chess? We are willing to teach. Group meets on the first and third Saturday of every month at 10 a.m.

• Garden Club — Hands on learning about gardening at your library. Join us for a different topic each month. Garden Club meets on the second Saturday of the month at 1 p.m. The January topic is “Sprouting Seeds.” To participate in the club, please sign up at the Youth Services Desk, or call (269) 683-8545 ext. 106.

• Alice’s Un-Birthday Party — We will be celebrating everyone’s un-birthday at this Alice in Wonderland themed event. The event will be on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room. Registration is required for this event, so contact the Youth Services Department at 683-8545 ext. 106, or stop by the desk.

• Winter Reading BINGO — Starting Jan. 2, we will be kicking off our winter reading program. Stop in and see the Youth Services staff for your BINGO card. The more BINGO’s you get, the more prizes you win. The program will continue until the end of March.


January Library Programs for Teens

• Teen Game Night — Teens ages 12 to 18, come take a break from life and enjoy some games, every first Thursday evening from 4-6 p.m. We will provide Wii, Xbox, board games, and card games. Meet in the Classroom, located downstairs.

• Teen Craft Night — Come and take a break from school and life, and enjoy some fun crafts. We are meeting on the second Thursday of each month; located in the Classroom downstairs at 4 p.m.

• Teen Movie — Teens 12-18, join us for a movie and popcorn starting at 4 p.m. every third Thursday. Meet in the Classroom, located downstairs. Feel free to bring your own water, popcorn can make you thirsty. On Jan. 16, we will be showing “Toy Story.”

• Teen Book Club — The Teen Book Club for ages 13 to 18 will discuss books chosen from the YA collection. We will be meeting on the fourth Thursday of the month from 4-5 p.m. in the Classroom. We will be discussing David Levithan’s “Every Day.” Stop by the Youth Services Desk to sign up and receive your copy of the book.

• Fifth Thursday Surprise! — The fifth Thursday of the month is now going to be designated a surprise! Come on down to the library to find out what we are doing. Thursday, Jan. 30 from 4-6 p.m.

• Forever 90s — Saturday, Jan. 4 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m, we will be showing movies and television shows from the 90s. Popcorn will be served. Come any time during the event. Registration is required, so please stop by the Youth Services Desk or call 683-8545 ext. 106.

• Formal Dress Donations — The library is still accepting donations of formal wear. If you have bridesmaids dresses, prom formalwear, homecoming dance dresses etc. taking up space in your closet, we would love to give them a new home. We are accepting donations for our Prom Readiness event in April. This event is designed for teens that are not able to afford a dress, but still want to attend prom. Thank you for your generosity.