Exclusively for 6th graders. Grab some friends, read 10 Rebecca Caudill nominees, and show off your reading skills by answering the trickiest of trivia questions. Many teams will enter, but only one will be awarded the title of 2019 Champion. Register here.
Service Buddies: Project Help Our Furry Friends (grades 1-8)
5th-8th graders assist 1st-4th graders with a service project to create blankets and toys for cats and dogs waiting for their forever families at Heartland Animal Shelter. This is a great opportunity for younger patrons to earn service hours. 5th-8th graders need to arrive by 9:30 AM for a project overview.
Battle of the Books (grades 4-5)
Meets take place: January 14–March 7
Teams of four read the books and test their knowledge against other teams at the Library. Each team will participate in one meet. Learn more.
School’s Off Maker Zoo (suggested for ages 6+)
Friday, March 1, 2-4 PM • Youth Program Room
Stop by to see (and try!) different parts of the Library’s Mobile Makerspace during our high and low-tech petting zoo. PLEASE NOTE: There are no animals at this program. Just drop in.
Caudill Book Club (grades 6-8)
Offsite: Middle School Library Resource Centers
At Attea: Tuesdays, March 5 & 19, April 2 & 16, May 7 & 21
At Springman: Thursdays, February 14 & 28, March 14, April 11 & 25, May 9 & 23
Our fantastic School Services Librarian is making bimonthly, lunchtime visits to the LRTCs at Attea and Springman. Bring your lunch (we’ll handle dessert) and talk about the 2019 Caudill List. Attendees encouraged (but totally not required) to read nominated titles. See your LRTC Director for more details.
Homework Help Center (grades 1-8)
January 29–March 19 (No Session February 19)
6-7:30 PM • Youth Program Room
High school volunteers to the homework rescue! Thirty-minute sessions for homework, reading, and math skills provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Children may be grouped by subject and grade level. Just drop in.
Got STEAM? All workshops are developed and presented by the Glenbrook South Society of Women Engineers, whose mission is to inspire girls to develop confidence in STEAM fields and endeavors. No prior knowledge or experience required. Registration opens 2 weeks prior to program date. Space is limited.
Drop-In Chess (through grade 8)
Fridays, March 8, April 12 & May 3, 7-8:30 PM
Youth Program Room
Volunteer chess instructor Steve Levenson teaches fundamentals and strategy.
Art should be available to everyone. The North Shore YMCA Art Academy provides a monthly opportunity for school age children to create art. All artists will have their work displayed in the Library Lobby beginning the week of November 26 as part of the inaugural Young Artists Showcase.
Helping Hands for the Homeless (grades 5-8)
Fridays, March 15 & April 26, 3:30-5 PM • Youth Program Room
Enjoy snacks and earn service hours by creating plarn (plastic yarn) for an upcoming service project. Just drop in.
TAG: Tween Advisory Group (grades 5-8)
Wednesdays, March 20, April 17 & May 15, 4-5 PM • Youth Program Room
Join TAG and earn service hours for sharing your ideas with Library staff while also enjoying snacks, talking about books, and meeting new people. Just drop in.
Show off on the links this spring with new skills learned at this clinic. Glenview Park Golf Club teaching professional Michael Stone is offering a two-part group lesson at the Library. Limit 20.
Libraries = Strong Communities
National Library Week • Sunday, April 7—Saturday, April 13
During the week, stop by the Youth Services activity station to create a thank you note for a local community helper. Just drop in.
Graphic Novel Book Club (grades 3-5)
Tuesday, April 30, 4:15-5:15 PM OR Saturday, May 4, 2-3 PM • Youth Program Room
Love graphic novels? Come talk about this quarter’s title, CatStronauts: Mission Moonby Drew Brockington. Register at the Youth Services Desk and pick up your free copy. Open to GPL cardholders and students attending Glenview schools. In person registration required to receive the book.
Build a simple spool knitter, then learn how to use it to create fun gifts and accessories.
Sick Child at Home?
Call the Youth Services Department, tell us your child’s age, their favorite book and movie, and in 60 minutes we’ll have a selection of items waiting at our Drive-Up Window. So quick and easy, you don’t even have to get out of your car.
Museum Adventure Passes
Check out a museum pass with your Glenview Library card. Free admission to seventeen area museums.
Photo Policy: Attendance at Library programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for Glenview Public Library publicity purposes.
ADA accommodations are provided for all programs. Requests must be made when registering for a program. Advance notice of five days is required. Call 847-729-7500 x 7900 to make an ADA accommodation request.