Thanksgiving Break

District 300 and District 47 students have off from Saturday, November 17 until Sunday, November 25. Get them out of your house and into the library! Here is what can they do during the week FOR FREE. Besides checking out all of our awesome stuff, that is.

Monday, November 19

Babies and Beans is a drop-in program for first time [or expectant!] moms with their babies. It will be held at the Harnish Library’s Meeting Room from 10-11 am. No library card or registration is required. Coffee and snacks will be served while our toys will be out for the babies.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions, swap parenting tips, and share stories in an open and supportive environment! This week in particular, it could be a good break from holiday craziness.

Creative Connections is a story time run by a speech therapist from Elgin Pediatric Therapy.  This program will be in the Creation Center at the Harnish Library. No library card or registration is required.  This group is designed for children currently receiving therapy services or those who may benefit from therapeutic play, yet children with all abilities are welcome! Caregivers and parents will attend with the children.

Life Size Candy Land

 

We will be bring back Life Size Candy Land for kids between 5-13 years old. There are three sessions in the afternoon, although the first session at 2 pm is full. The second session is at 2:30 pm and the third is at 3:00 pm. No library card is required BUT kids must sign up so we know how many to expect! The game will be played in the Meeting Room at the Harnish Library.

 

Junior Master Gardeners

 

 

 

Junior Master Gardeners will be in the Creation Center from 4:30-5:30 pm. The program is for third graders and up. This month, kids will take a virtual hike in the woods and create a bird feeder with pine cones. Concerned environmentalists, worry not — we will not be using peanut butter!

 

Tuesday, November 20

Terrific Tales for 2s an 3s is our regularly scheduled story time from 9:30-10:00 am for toddlers. No library card is required BUT registration is, so be sure to sign your child up! Parents and children attend together. This story time is at the Harnish Library and will be held in the Meeting Room.

Preschool Story time is another one of our regularly scheduled story times but in this case, the preschoolers attend all by themselves. Preschool story time is from 10:30 – 11:00 am and registration is the same as for the toddlers. Library cards are not required but registration is. Sign them up here. This story time is at the Harnish Library and will be held in the Meeting Room.

Music and Movement is a program held at the Eastgate Library in the Miller Room from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm. No library card or registration is required. Children of all ages are invited to join us for a fun half hour full of singing and dancing. Singing is a fun and easy way for young children to learn about language. I repeat, this is at the Eastgate Library!

Super Smash Bros Tournament

 

 

We will have a Super Smash Brothers WiiU Tournament at the Harnish Library from 2:00 – 3:30 pm. The tournament is for 8-13 year olds. No library card is required BUT you do need to sign up – do it here. We do scoring like golf; the lower the score, the better. First place gets 1 point, second place gets 2 points, etc. Once you choose a character, that is your character for the entire tournament. The winner gets a $10 gift card to Game Stop, just in time for their Black Friday sales.

 

 

 

Milk & Cookies Story Time is our regular Tuesday night story time held from 6:30-7:00 pm for children under 6 and their parents. No library cards or registration is required. The story time will be located in the Program Room at the Harnish Library. And of course, children may enjoy a snack and drink!

Wednesday, November 21 *ALERT! AAPLD CLOSES EARLY AT 5PM TODAY*

Story Time!

Terrific Tales for 2s and 3s is our regularly scheduled story time from 9:30-10:00 am for toddlers. No library card is required BUT registration is, so be sure to sign your child up! Parents and children attend together. This story time is at the Harnish Library and will be held in the Meeting Room.

Preschool Story Time is another one of our regularly scheduled story times but in this case, preschoolers attend all by themselves. Preschool story time is from 10:30-11:00 am and registration is the same as for the toddlers. Library cards are not required but registration is. Sign them up here. This story time is at the Harnish Library and will be held in the Meeting Room.

 

Friday, November 23

Baby Storytime is from 10:00-10:30 am in the Meeting Room at the Harnish Library. Parents and babies under 24 months old attend together in a traditional lap-sit format. Library cards are not needed and registration is not required SOOO if you are out shopping in Algonquin and need a break from all that, stop right in!

We will be showing The Incredibles 2 in the Large Meeting Room at the Eastgate Library at 2:00 pm! Snacks will be served (or feel free to bring your own!). Library cards are not needed and registration is not required. Again, this will be held at the Eastgate Library! The Incredibles 2 is basically the family movie sensation of the year, so don’t miss out!

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