Winter Reading

Winter Reading 2017

It’s the perfect time of year for snuggling up with a good book- or many good books! From January 7th through February 28th, the Library’s Winter Reading Program will be in session. For the Youth Department, it’s designed to be a fun little challenge for kids, babies though 8th grade, to complete a booklog to earn the reward of a […]


Cabin Fever Cures

Time to get outside and play in the snow to shake off that cabin fever! It’s a winter wonderland that’s pretty to look at and we have ideas to make the scenery even more exciting! Of course, there is the classic snowman or snow angel. But to make it even more thrilling, try some of these unique and colorful ideas […]


Technology Gift Ideas of Awesomeness

Shopping for a tech-loving kid? We have a list of techy toys for you! If you know us at the Library, then you probably already know that we love our Bee Bot, Makey-Makey, Snap Circuits, Ozobots, and Spheros. Those are sure bets for fun and learning that are family tested and Library approved. We have also consulted our youth services […]


Sphero Light Painting

In November 4th-8th graders joined Ms. Alison for a Sphero Light Painting program. The kids learned about how to take pictures of Sphero robots in the dark. Light painting is a photography trick that requires a slow shutter speed lasting at least a second to allow time to capture a light trail made from a moving light source. Sphero is a […]

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Preschool Information Night

Do you have a little one that is ready to enter preschool, but you’re not sure which one to choose? To help with that, we have a special event so you can meet and greet, ask questions, and learn about area preschools. With this event and our website’s list of local preschools, we hope to help point you in the […]


Winter Wonders

It’s going to be a winter wonderland soon! Whether you prefer staying cozy and warm indoors or bundling up to venture into the great outdoors, there is something to do during these chilly, snowy months for all. Take a look at some ideas we’ve come up with for you and your family and friends!  Winter Break Activities at the LibraryOur […]


Thanksgiving Fun and Food

It’s beginning to look a lot like Thanksgiving time! The leaves are crunching beneath our feet, the chill is in the air, and everyone is gearing up for upcoming festivities. We have just the activities to help spice things up. Read on for some special games, activities and yummy recipes. From our library family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!   Thanksgiving Madlibs If […]


Stuffed Animal Sleepover

As cute as it sounds! What a great way for your favorite stuffed animal to make friends and have a special time. Bears, bunnies and more, oh my! So many kiddos brought their favorite stuffed animals for an evening story time, and let them stay at the library for a sleepover. The plush pals enjoyed sitting in their kid’s lap […]


Early Learning Kits Are Here!

Early Learning Kits are a collection of educational materials for the little learners in your life. From preschool into the early elementary grades, we have kits that cover common curriculum topics. This is a great way to make a home connection with what your child is learning at school, a great resource for homeschooling families, or simply an easy way […]


Milk and Cookies Evening & Weekends

It’s been a busy day! Or week. Now what? Relax and enjoy some evening or weekend family time with a storytime, complete with milk and cookies. Yes, you read that right! Milk and Cookies Storytime is a storytime at the Algonquin Area Public Library on select Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings at the main Harnish location! If you’re interested in some cozy story […]